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Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) Tours and Tickets

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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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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
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$156.29
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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
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$172.37
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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
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$136.75
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$136.75
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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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$65.26
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit Torcello, Murano, and Burano—three islands in the Venetian Lagoon—on this tour from Venice by motorboat. With a guide, watch glass being blown at a Murano glass factory, see historical cathedrals on Torcello, and admire exquisite handmade lace on Burano. This is a great way to see more than just the central sights of Venice and enjoy a cruise on the water. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$22.98
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Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

Venice Marco Polo Airport Link Arrival Transfer

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Book a shared Venice Link arrival transfer from Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective boat transfer that’s available through the week.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.81
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.78
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Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride in Venice

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Explore Venice's famous canals on a guided gondola ride through the city. Meander beneath bridges and along quiet, peaceful stretches in a traditional Venetian boat, taking in sights such as the Rialto Bridge and Campo Manin as you go. Join up to five others—along with your expert gondolier—in enjoying one of Venice's most leisurely and original pastimes, and don't miss this chance to experience the Grand Canal from the water.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.62
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$35.62

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.14
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$103.14

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal and Palazzo Barberino.
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  • 30 minutes
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$43.67
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
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  • 2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.71
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$51.71

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.83
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.28
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$102.28

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
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$25.28
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$25.28

Private Gondola Ride in Venice

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
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$136.75
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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
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$28.73
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Small-Group The Secrets of Venice: introduction to the city & gondola crossing

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

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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
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$56.31
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$56.31

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
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$65.27
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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
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$51.71
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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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$32.18
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Venice Classic Gondola Ride

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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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$28.82
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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
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$60.91
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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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$28.33
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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 19.65. Guided Bovolo Staircase (Scala Contarini del Bovolo) tours start around USD 19.65 per person.
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