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Punta della Dogana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

1. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

2. Venice: Grand Canal by Gondola with Commentary

Explore the canals of Venice aboard a gondola. As your gondolier takes you down secluded ways and along the Grand Canal, enjoy live commentary from your guide. Learn about the city's palaces, churches, and attractions. Hear about local stories and the history of the gondola and gondoliers. During your journey, admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House. You'll also pass by the magnificent La Fenice Theatre and the “De le Ostreghe” Canal. Continue on to the most important canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Make your way towards the Salute Church, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run alongside the canal, like Ca'Dolfin, Ca'Loredan, Grimani Palace, and many others. You will also see Punta de la Dogana and Saint Mark’s basin before making your way back to Campo San Moisè. At the end of the tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the Middle Ages until the 18th century. With the shared option, enjoy a 20-minute walking tour from the meeting point as well as your 30-minute gondola ride. See the Biennale Cafe and the facade of San Moisè Church and learn about the history of the Venetian gondola tradition. You will also see Punta della Dogana and Grand Canal.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

3. Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Canal Grande in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal. Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola. Enjoy commentary on your mobile app as you discover the stories and secrets of the city.

Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif on the Lagoon

4. Venice: Panoramic Cruise and Sunset Aperitif on the Lagoon

Join this panoramic cruise and enjoy a typical Venetian aperitif in St. Mark's Basin. Take in a stunning sunset on board as you pass in front of Saint Mark's Square and see Venice's islands and its most romantic sights. Start your cruise in San Marco's square. After boarding, enjoy an aperitif as you sail through Venice. Cruise past Venice's islands and enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset and St. Mark's Square. After a romantic, colorful evening, return to your boarding board in St. Mark's Square.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

5. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map which escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. Make your way along the Grand Canal aboard a traditional gondola with a professional gondolier. Pass the house where Mozart lived at Ca' Falletti and admire the beautiful exterior of Teatro La Fenice. Drift past the modern art museum of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the beautiful Palazzo Dario and the impressive church of Santa Maria della Salute. Continue to the Punta della Dogana in the old Sea Customs House and end at St. Mark's Square with its amazing Byzantine basilica.  Then, stroll through the heart of the city with a guide in your chosen language. Explore the Rialto and St Mark's area and the network of canals and narrow streets. Arrive at the Rialto Bridge and see the historical market before you cross over the Grand Canal. Listen to tales about the district and learn more about some of the historical figures who lived there, such as Marco Polo.

Venice and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

6. Venice and Murano: Panoramic Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the highlights of Venice and the island of Murano with an eco-friendly boat tour. Embark and disembark at San Marco and Murano and learn facinating stories behind attractions using your audio guide. Observe local craftsmen at work with a demonstration at a glassworks factory. Download your audio tour onto your smartphone device and board the ship at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia. Enjoy panoramic views from the wide windows on the covered boat. Admire the beauty of the Giudecca Canal and its palaces and churches. Take in views of the the Molino Stucky hotel, the Italian Baroque architecture Gesuati Church, the  Renaissance  Redentore Church and the Punta della Dogana art museum. Get off at St. Mark's Square and discover iconic sites, monuments, history, and legends from the Serenissima Republic with your audio guide. Depart from San Marco and reach the island of Murano where you will have the opportunity to see a master glassmaker work with a glassblowing furnace. Listen to commentary created by the Authorized Tourist Guide Cooperative of Venice and by the Venetian storyteller Alberto Toso Fei. Get access to five audio guide itineraries in the San Marco area and one in the Murano area. Finish your tour at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

Venice: My Special Venice City Card for 7 Attractions

7. 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

8. 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.

Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

9. Saint Mark and Rialto Self-Guided Tour

See the best of Venice, day or night, on a self-guided tour of the San Marco and Rialto areas. This mobile app includes a map which guides you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Take in the 31 attractions on the route, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge with its local markets and the majestic Accademia Bridge. Enjoy commentary on the audio guide that takes you through the thousand-year-old history of St. Mark’s Square. Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the maze of streets. Visit the many intriguing corners of Venice at your own pace. The itinerary: - Rialto and San Marco areas - Jewish Ghetto and Canareggio area - Arsenale and Castello area, where Venice’s myth was built - From the imposing Frari Basilica to the Rialto Bridge and S. Croce Area - Dorsoduro area and Punta della Dogana The mobile app has a map which guides you anytime, letting you decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic highlights. On the device see the text of the description under the picture of the attractions.

2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

10. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Canal and stroll through the ancient Rialto market. Afterwards you will visit the historical Panoramic Terrace of Fontego dei Tedeschi, now the residence of some of the most famous brand shops, where you can enjoy the best view of Venice. Then have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel to end day one of your trip.  On the second day, you will meet with your guide at 9:00 AM in front of the hotel and head to the vaporetto station. There you will board a boat in the direction of the extraordinary Santa Maria della Salute, located at Punta della Dogana between the Canale Grande and Giudecca. During the short trip, you can admire the Grand Canal and its breathtaking view from the sea. Upon arrival, you will visit the 17th-century Basilica built in Baroque style and here you can take some remarkable photos. Afterwards, you will head to the Accademia Bridge, where you can admire a different panoramic view of the Grand Canal. After lunch, you will go to the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, the hidden treasure of Venice, a staircase characterized by a style between Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine. Then you will be satisfied with the wonderful views of the city thanks to a traditional gondola ride that will show you the best of the Venice canal. After your gondola ride, you will board a vaporetto and return to your hotel. Take your bags and go to the train station where you catch the train at 4:35 PM back to Rome.

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What people are saying about Punta della Dogana

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4.0 / 5

based on 6,294 reviews

The walking tour was around ~30min and was informative. The guide was very friendly and accommodating to both English and Spanish speakers in the group. The gondola ride was, despite other reviewer's experiences, a full 30 minutes! The gondolier was friendly and it was entertaining to hear him banter with the other gondoliers in the canals. However, you won't be getting the gondola to yourself (we shared with a Spanish couple). Overall, extremely worth it for its price.

An excellent tour, combining a short walk and guided commentary about Venice, together with a short (30 minutes) gondola ride. To do it at least once in a lifetime. Our guide Alessandra was particularly knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. Recommended!

We had a visit with Alexandra. A very interesting moment, a humorous person, we learned a lot. Alexandra is an awesome guide. Thanks to her.

Great tour and one of the best tourist spots in Venice. Because they have so many options, I found this one to be the best organized.

La breve introduzione iniziale molto interessante. La guida, Alessandra, particolarmente simpatica e preparata.