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The 5 best tours and excursions in Venice

Venice the city of the canals, the water, the gondolas, the churches, the bridges, the carnival or the Renaissance palaces. There are many adjectives for one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the most essential cities to visit in Europe. Although the best thing about excursions in Venice is forgetting the map and getting lost in its narrow and charming streets.

If you have a free day it is advisable to visit its neighboring and small islands of Burano, Murano, and Torcello by boat. And although all the places in the city you can visit for free, Venice is a city with so much history and curiosities that it is also advisable to do some tour or guided tour in Spanish in Venice.

Taking as our guided trip to Venice in 3 days, we leave you a selection of the 5 best tours and excursions in Venice in Spanish.

Best tours excursions in  Veniceexcursions in Venice

The best way to get around Venice is by foot, by vaporetto on the Grand Canal or by gondola through the narrowest canals. You can start the route by walking along the docks of the gondolas, with the basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background until you find the famous Bridge of Sighs. Nearby you will find San Marcos Square, one of the most beautiful in the world and where you can visit two of the wonders of Venice: the Basilica of San Marcos and the Doge’s Palace.

To have good views of the city, it is advisable to climb the Campanile of San Marcos, which is located in the same square. Once these visits are made, it is best to start strolling through Venice until you find places like the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, churches located in charming places and surprises on every corner. Read more: How to Make Your Business Card Designs Stand Out

And of course, you can not stop crossing the beautiful Rialto Bridge with magnificent views of the Grand Canal full of gondolas and vaporettos, with Renaissance palaces on both sides.

A good option to better know the history of the city and its anecdotes is by booking one of these tours with a guide in Spanish. Read more: Range Rover Sports P400e: the First plug-in hybrid of the brand with 404 hp and 51 km of electric range

Excursion to Burano, Murano and Torcello, one of the best excursions in Veniceexcursions in Venice

Taking a vaporetto or a boat to visit the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are one of the best things to do in Venice. You can take the vaporetto in various places in the city, but if you are looking for a central location, there is a stop near San Marcos Square called San Zaccaria.

You will take an hour to reach the island of Murano and during the journey, you will pass by the island Saint Michele, also known as the Island of the Dead, for its cemetery.

In Murano, you can see how their world-famous crystal works and stroll through little Venice to the lighthouse and from there board another vaporetto to Burano, where in 40 minutes you will enjoy what is our favorite island, in which its painted houses stand out of bright colors, the symbol of the island.

If you have time left after these visits, you can also take another vaporetto to Torcello, the oldest island, 5 minutes from Burano.

Another option to save time is to book a boat tour with a guide in Spanish.

Visit the Doge’s Palaceexcursions in Venice

The Ducal Palace located at one end of St. Mark’s Square is one of the places you have to see in Venice. This gothic building has impressive pink marble facades, which are spectacular.

Inside you can visit sites such as the Scala d’Oro, the Duke’s party, the armory, the Great Council Chamber and the Bridge of Sighs, in which the condemned gave their last breath of freedom before entering the prison. The visit ends in the dungeons, from which the famous Casanova escaped.

A good option to skip the long lines and make the visit with a Spanish guide is booking one of these tours:

Gondola rideexcursions in Venice

The Vaporetto will allow you to travel the Grand Canal and get closer to the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, although if you want to go through the narrowest channels you will have to choose the gondola.

The gondola ride is one of the most romantic and best tours of Venice since it allows you to enjoy the beautiful corners of Venice that are only accessible by this means of transport. Normally a walk of about 40 minutes can cost about 80 euros, a small whim that we loved.

To get a gondola, it is best to get away from the most touristic places since the gondoliers are hard negotiators and, depending on the demand, it is often better and cheaper to have the tour booked with one of these tours:

Visit the Basilica of San Marcosexcursions in Venice

One of the must-see places in Venice is the Basilica of San Marcos, the most important church in Venice. Of Byzantine architecture, this religious temple was built in 828 to keep the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist. The interior is dominated by gold and highlights the mosaics of the dome of the Ascension, the altarpiece the Pala d’Oro behind the altar, the treasure and the museum. In the museum, you can see the originals of the Horses of San Marcos since their copies are those that are located on the facade of the basilica.

The entrance to the basilica is free, although you have to pay to see the treasure, the museum or the Pala d’Oro. If you want to save the queue and learn more about the history of the basilica with a guide in Spanish you can book these interesting guided tours. 

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