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Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo)

Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) Tours and Activities

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Tucked down a Venice side street near the Grand Canal, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is worth a detour for its Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo). Named for the Venetian word for snail, this spiral staircase—the most famous in Venice—is housed in a cylindrical tower with open arches that climbs the facade, offering beautiful views over the city.

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Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, San Marco 4299, Venezia, Italy, 30124
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Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

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As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city’s darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice’s haunted history. Listen to your ghost-hunter guide spin tales about the sinister deeds and tragic ends of the figures who once walked the streets—some of whom are believed to still wander as restless spirits.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.86
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$34.86
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The 10 Tastings of Venice With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Venice With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Explore Venice without the hassle of researching or planning on a food tour with multiple food and alcoholic beverage tastings, from fresh mozzarella to prosecco. Booking a private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, who provides little-known facts about Venice’s history and robust food scene as well as recommendations for the duration of your visit. A range of departure times is available for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.38
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.30
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$180.30
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Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

Private Gondola Ride for Two in Venice

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Treat a loved one to the ultimate Venice experience with a private, 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller side canals. Pass elegant Venetian palaces, colorful facades, and some of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. This private gondola tour is perfect for capturing photos of your time in Venice, and both morning and evening departures are available.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.28
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$168.28
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Entrance ticket to Scala Contarini del Bovolo

Entrance ticket to Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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The purchase of the entrance ticket to Scala Contarini del Bovolo will allow you to immerse yourself in the most evocative and unique tower in Venice. Scala Contarini del Bovolo ("Bovolo" in Venetian dialect means "snail") is one of the most singular examples of Venetian architecture of transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance style (Ca. 1499). 26 meters high and connected to the adjacent building via three loggias, it leads to the noble floor where the two exhibition rooms are located and culminates, after 113 steps, in the domed Belvedere. From here you can admire a splendid and unusual view of all of Venice.
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  • 30 minutes
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$8.41
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Venice Combination Gondola and Walking Tour

Venice Combination Gondola and Walking Tour

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Experience the best of Venice by land and by sea on a 2-hour combo walking and gondola tour. Stroll through the city’s narrow alleyways and historic piazzas with a guide, stopping in front of iconic attractions like the Rialto Bridge, Teatro La Fenice opera house and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. Then, climb aboard a traditional Venetian gondola for a romantic ride through the city’s canals — a must-do activity when visiting ‘The Floating City!’
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.26
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$68.26
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Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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Enjoy a quintessentially Venetian experience with this 30-minute private gondola ride for up to 6 people. Travel through Venice's picturesque canals for great photo opportunities of palaces and a view of the city you can't get any other way.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.08
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$168.28
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$148.08
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$168.28
$20.20 savings
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Unusual Venice Walking Tour

Unusual Venice Walking Tour

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Venture beyond the major tourist spots to discover centuries of Venetian history and secrets. Stroll through the narrow backstreets and along quiet canals that run between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, stopping to hear the legends behind landmarks like Teatro Fenice and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. At just over an hour, it's a great way to get off the beaten path in Venice, even with limited time.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.44
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$26.44
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

Hidden Venice Walking Tour

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Get to know some of the canal city's secrets during this 1.5-hour walking tour of hidden Venice. Let an experienced local guide show you some of the city's more off-beat sights. Walk from the popular St. Mark's Square to the Rialto Bridge to find the hidden gems along the way. Enjoy seeing this unique city at a leisurely pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.05
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$30.05

Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Experience two of the most unique sides of Venice with a combination of a walking tour of hidden gems and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Join an experienced guide for the start of your 2-hour combined tour by exploring some less-visited parts of Venice on foot. See the famous La Fenice theater's facade and the elegant spiral stair of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Then enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and some side canals, during which you'll see the magical city from a whole new perspective. Get to know some of the unusual areas of Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.27
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$68.27
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Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola ride

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Come with me to discover the secrets of Venice with a different kind of tour that will make you feel like a true Venetian citizen and will help you to get the best of the city during your entire stay. In addition to the most famous places in Venice (such as San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge) I will guide you through the most hidden and non-touristic parts of the city where we can analyse its history and its construction. I will focus on architecture and its culture with amusing anecdotes and legendary discoveries. We will take a walk through alleys, bridges and small squares-like observing a part of the city that you probably would not see without getting lost in it. During the excursion we will also try a short ride with the gondola often used by Venetians to facilitate movements and I will share my experiences and curiosities to make you feel like home. You will be able to solve all the curiosities that you have in mind and do not let you sleep at night, I will take care of answering all your questions myself! *FOR PRIVATE TOURS PLEASE CONTACT ME*
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.90
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Welcome! Venice Sightseeing Tour with local guide, small group

Welcome! Venice Sightseeing Tour with local guide, small group

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We'll start our tour from the historical Rialto area, defined by historians "the Wall Street of Europe in the Middle Ages". We'll discover the secrets of the Rialto Market and I'll unveil the venetian point of view about the Rialto bridge and its spectacular view on the Grand Canal. We'll discover why masks and Carnival are so important in Venice and then away from the crowds, we will take a walk to discover the unique layout of the city: bridges, fancy private palaces, narrow alleyways, large and small campi(our squares), elaborate stone well heads. Finally we'll reach the most beautiful square of the world, Piazza San Marco, to see all the famous architectures (the Doges' Palace, Sansovino Library, the Bridge of Sighs, the Bell Tower, Procuratie) online outside. If you are a curious traveller and it's your first time in Venice for sure you'd like to have answers to all these questions: Why was Venice built on water? When was Venice built? Why does St. Mark's Church look so Oriental? Is Venice sinking? I will lead you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic. So, let's discover the past full of charm of this unique city and its intriguing present.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.09
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$54.09
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Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour of Venice

Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour of Venice

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Experience the dark side of Venice on a 1.5-hour evening walking tour, highlighting the 'Floating City's' ghosts and legends. Explore both the Castello and Cannaregio neighborhoods, meandering along dimly-lit alleyways and quiet canals while learning about Venice's more sinister side. Your guide will regale you with stories of the city's most notorious figures, from ancient times through present day, leaving you with a whole new 'appreciation' for this 'Bride of the Sea.'
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.66
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride - T45

Hidden Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride - T45

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Discover the magic and mysteries of Venice from two different perspectives on a combo gondola ride and walking tour. Climb aboard a traditional Venetian gondola for a voyage through the Grand Canal and some smaller, atmospheric canals, passing magnificent palazzos and churches along the way. Then, explore the historic area between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge on foot, following a guide through winding backstreets, squares, and marketplaces brimming with character to uncover the hidden stories of Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.70
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$63.70
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Venice Classic Gondola Ride

Venice Classic Gondola Ride

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Cruise through Venice’s canals on this 30-minute gondola ride. Admire the city and its beauty as you ride around in the comfort of a 6-person gondola. Your gondolier steers the way, and tells you all about the city’s history as you go. Start at the Grand Canal, and see spots such as Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia, as you make your way to the Fenice area.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.66
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$39.66
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Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

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Venture off the beaten track and see the secret side of Venice on this 1.15-hour walking tour. Stroll along the tranquil canal ways and get a glimpse of local life as you explore Venice’s vibrant neighborhoods. Along the way, stop to snap photos of the Rialto Bridge, admire the striking Bovolo Staircase and La Fenice Theater, and peek into lively bacaris (local bars).
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  • 1 hour 9 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.63
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Venice on the silver screen

Venice on the silver screen

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Back in the 80s some film historians found out that Venice had already appeared in more than 380.000 films: feature films, short documentaries, cult and blockbuster movies. Thanks to its special and unique urban landscape, the city is often woven into the thread of the story, being too distinctive to fade into the background. Its canals, alleyways, and unusual architecture make Venice extremely cinematic. This is the reason why several films have cast the city as one of the main characters. Discover the main film locations of one of the world’s most photogenic cities through the eyes of great film directors for a glimpse of Venice's celluloid charisma. Enjoy the atmosphere of some the most iconic movies shot here ("The Tourist", Everyone says I love you", "The talented Mr. Ripley", "Spiderman: far from home", "Indiana Jones and the last Crusade", "Othello", "Casanova", "Moonraker", "The Young Pope", and many others) walk with us to discover the most magnificent movie set in the world.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.90
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Grand Canal by Gondola and Secret Venice Tour

Grand Canal by Gondola and Secret Venice Tour

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Already ticked off the main sights? Then get ready to explore Venice’s insider-only locations during this off-the-beaten-track guided walking tour, which also includes a thirty-minute gondola ride. Listen to exclusive commentary on unique locations, like the world-renowned Teatro La Fenice and the Scala del Bovolo, as you discover hidden shops and little-known canals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.10
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$60.10
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In Venice for the first time

In Venice for the first time

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This tour will provide you with an orientation and introduction to the history of this magical city. The walk unfolds through the elegant Piazza San Marco, you will admire the heart of the city until you reach the Rialto Bridge accompanied by your Myvenicexperience guide who will tell you curious anecdotes and historical facts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.90
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$89.90

Afternoon in Venice Walking tour with Doge's Palace and Gondola Ride

Afternoon in Venice Walking tour with Doge's Palace and Gondola Ride

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Tick off the main attractions in Venice—and discover in-the-know local hotspots—during this in-depth walking tour, which includes a gondola ride down the iconic canals. Listen to enriching historical background on the famous Doge’s Palace from your own private guide, and cover all the top sights, from Rialto Bridge to the Fenice Theater. You’ll also wander the atmospheric back alleys for a slice of everyday life in Venice.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.41
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Public Tour: Beauties in Venice

Public Tour: Beauties in Venice

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Discover one of the most charming and historic parts of Venice on a walking tour of the winding maze between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Leave the crowds behind as a guide leads you through winding sidestreets and across foot bridges, stopping to hear the legends behind landmarks like the Teatro la Fenice opera house and the curious Scala del Bovolo staircase.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.65
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Discover Venice: City Center Walking Tour

Discover Venice: City Center Walking Tour

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Step off the well-trodden path in Venice for a peek into the real life of the city. During this walking tour, your in-the-know guide will show you some of the hidden corners of this famous city and teach you about what life is like for locals. Headsets are included to hear your guide clearly.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.65
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Private overview of Venice: 2-hour guided walking tour

Private overview of Venice: 2-hour guided walking tour

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Explore the hidden secrets of Venice by going on a guided walking tour. Opting for a private tour means you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention, and you’ll be able to ask questions along the way. The tour will take you away from the main tourist attractions, which means you’ll get a glimpse of local spots that you wouldn’t discover alone. Explore hidden alleyways, and see picturesque sites such as Opera house La Fenice, Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$310.11
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$310.11
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Venice Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Venice Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Leave your cruise ship at the port and see the sights of Venice with a private guide. The 3-hour shore excursion is tailored to you, so you decide what you want to see and when. Go off the well-trodden tourist track to visit the neighborhood of Cannaregio, or scout out the wares of Rialto fish market. Check out tucked-away churches, and then finish with a glass of wine and nibbles in a local bar. It’s a great way to see a side of Venice that many visitors miss.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.30
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Should I book Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) costs USD 8.41. Guided Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) tours start around USD 8.41 per person.
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