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Palazzo Grassi: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rome: Day Trip to Venice by High-Speed Train

1. From Rome: Day Trip to Venice by High-Speed Train

Set off on a day trip from Rome to explore Venice, Europe’s most romantic city. Enjoy a relaxing ride on a high-speed train, see the iconic St. Mark's Square, and cross the Bridge of Sighs. Meet your tour leader at Rome's Termini train station and board a high-speed train to Venice. When you arrive in the city, get your one-way pass for Venice’s waterbus transportation. Follow your guide onto a Vaporetto (waterbus). As you ride, enjoy your first glimpse of this magical water city. Head to St. Mark’s Square, the heart and soul of Venice. From the waterfront, marvel at the magnificence of the western façade of St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy some free time to go shopping, sip a delicious Italian coffee, or get lost in the maze of insanely romantic alleys. Next, cross the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), which is among the city's most beloved and most Instagrammable locations. On the way back to the railway station, join your tour leader for a fantastic aperitivo, or Cicchetti, as the locals call it. Sit down for a mix of small savory side dishes, typically served in a bàcari, and wash it down with a Venetian Spritz. Return to Rome on the high-speed train with your guide.

Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

2. Venice: 1-Hour Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal with Guide

Take a tour of Venice from its waterways for the best and most breathtaking views of the city. This 1-hour tour is priced for a group of up to 5 persons. You’ll be steered in style by your own personal gondolier through centuries of history, along the iconic Grand Canal, one of the most elegant high streets in the world. Pass Ca Dario, Casanova’s home, Palazzo Grassi, Ca Rezzonico, Ca Bembo, Ca Pesaro, the Rialto Bridge, Campo Manin, and Mozart’s house. Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings and your expert guide entertains you with anecdotes about the city. Learn the history behind La Serenissima, pass by the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and pass under the Accademia Bridge. Hear tales behind the gondola itself as you near the majestic Rialto Bridge. Turning into one of Venice’s scenic side canals, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canal Grande and also be able to enjoy the quaint charm of the smaller, more residential areas. Your informative guide will tell you all about the gondola and its unique structure, and the traditions of Venetian gondoliers. This is an excellent way to combine an informative and stimulating guided tour with a romantic gondola ride.

Venice: My Special Venice City Card for 7 Attractions

3. Venice: My Special Venice City Card for 7 Attractions

Discover the cultural treasures of Venice with ease with the My Special Venice digital card. Valid for 365 days, the card offers one time access to 8 attractions as well as discounts and concessions at on-site bookshops and cafes. Enjoy access to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Querini Stampalia Foundation, La Fenice Theater, Cini Palace, the Vatican Chapels, and Teatro Verde on San Giorgio Island. Save time waiting in line and use your card to book advance admission to each of the attractions. Just follow the instructions in your email.

Venice: My Special Venice Art Patrons Card for 4 Attractions

4. Venice: My Special Venice Art Patrons Card for 4 Attractions

Discover the palaces of the main players in Venice's contemporary art scene with ease with the My Special Venice digital card. Valid for 365 days, the card offers one time access to 4 each of the 4 attractions as well as discounts and concessions at on-site bookshops and cafes. Enjoy access to Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Giorgio Cini Foundation. Save time waiting in line and use your card to book advance admission to each of the attractions. Just follow the instructions in your email.

Venice: Contemporary Art Private Tour with Gallery Entry

5. Venice: Contemporary Art Private Tour with Gallery Entry

Get in touch with the artistic side of Venice as you visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Palazzo Grassi with your own private guide. Learn about the notable works within each collection on a guided tour of both galleries. Meet in St. Mark's square and head first to Palazzo Grassi. Admire the majesty of the interior of Palazzo Grassi, the last palace built on the Grand Canal in the 18th century. Discover the latest exhibits focused on contemporary artists with temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. Next, discover the Peggy Guggenheim Collection at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Wander through the exhibits and discover art from various contemporary movements such as Cubism, Futurism, and Modernism. See some of the most famous works of the collection such as The Poet by Pablo Picasso and Au Vélodrome by Jean Metzinger, and Salvador Dalí's Birth of Liquid Desires.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Grassi

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 209 reviews

Everything was fulfilled as scheduled, the Rosella guide was excellent, who took us through the alleys to get to know Venice in depth, answered all the questions in several languages, 10 points

Veniceis a nice place we were gladwe were able to visit. Our tour guide Rosella is very good, helpful and guided us from start o finish. Kudos to her!

Tour guide was responsible. Instruction was clear. He even told me an authentic Venice sea food restaurant. Totally worth it.

It was a great tour. Highly recommend. Tour guide was very very helpful from start to finish. She was awesome!!

Loved the tour. The guide was excellent. Puntual? Organized. Spoke several languages