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Dorsoduro Tours and Activities

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Most visitors to Venice head directly to the San Marco district, but if you want to enjoy the quieter side of the city, don’t miss Dorsoduro. Home to important art collections, excellent restaurants, beautiful churches, and impressive architecture, the neighborhood has it all—with a fraction of the crowds.

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Sestiere di Dorsoduro, Venezia, Italy, 30100
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Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour

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Discover Venice’s hidden gems on a 2-hour cruise through the city’s secret canals. Watch scenes of daily Venetian life as you glide through the lesser-known neighborhoods of Cannaregio, Dorsoduro and the Jewish Ghetto. A guide will share insight into the city’s history, architecture and local legends. For a grand finale, head out into the wider waters of the Grand Canal and float beneath the iconic Rialto Bridge. Numbers are limited to nine people on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.75
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$135.75
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Sips of Venice - Evening Wine & Food tour
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Sips of Venice - Evening Wine & Food tour

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Escape the crowds in Venice and discover some of the city’s delicious typical foods on an evening food and walking tour. Head to the Dorsoduro district, known to locals for its great bacaris (old bars) and tasty selection of ‘cicchetti’—appetizers that often feature fresh fish. Sample several small dishes accompanied by a glass of wine, and learn about the culture and history of Venice along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.14
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$112.14

Watercolors in Venice: painting class with famous artist
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Watercolors in Venice: painting class with famous artist

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Take a break from the usual sightseeing and snapping photos in Venice with this special experience that allows you to be an artist for the day. A local Venetian artist takes you to find the ideal corner of the city to paint, where you can create your own artwork with watercolors.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.31
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$94.31

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Venice

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in Venice

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Avoid the hassle of pestering strangers to take your vacation photos and the disappointment of coming home with low-quality snaps by booking your own professional photographer. Customize your route through Venice to ensure that you get the images you want and receive the images within five days later.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.15
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$225.15
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A Venetian Aperitif on The Lagoon

A Venetian Aperitif on The Lagoon

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Take a break from walking the streets of Venice and board a traditional topa boat for a more relaxing experience. Soak up the views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its islands as you sip a glass of prosecco, beer, or wine and snack on Venetian-style tapas.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.02
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$59.02

Private Two Hours Venice Photo Walk

Private Two Hours Venice Photo Walk

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Touring a new city can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be quite an adventure if you are unsure of which places to visit and how. Language barrier may also represent a curious obstacle but it can also be frustrating. We offer an innovative and unforgettable Photographic Tours to welcome you in some of the most fascinating and romantic places in the world. We will guide you in an exclusive tour through the most interesting landmarks and monuments. A 2 hours one-to-one photo walk discovering hidden and secluded parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks, while taking great shots and with a one-to-one tuition to improve your photography skills! The tour is one-to-one so there will be just you or accompanied by your family/friends. The Tour can be tailor-made based on your interests and expectations, can be more Photography workshop vs Venice less touristy Tour:
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.24
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$106.24
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Venice

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Venice

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Venice and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Venice, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
per group
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$299.00
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Venice

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Venice

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Venice and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Venice, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$549.00
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$549.00
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Secret Gardens of Venice Walking Tour
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Secret Gardens of Venice Walking Tour

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Discover the gardens and greenery of Venice on a group walking tour. Taking place in the late afternoon, the tour showcases another side to Venice, away from the main sights and crowds. Explore areas such as Dorsoduro and San Barbara, and check out some of the city’s hideaway treasures including enchanting gardens, courtyards, and open spaces.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.95
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$295.95
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Private tour of the Peggy Guggenheim collection and Dorsoduro

Private tour of the Peggy Guggenheim collection and Dorsoduro

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most modern art museums in Italy. You can enjoy a much richer experience visiting the collection with this private tour. After exploring the Dorsoduro district, your Venetian art historian will take you to the museum to see works by Picasso, Mirò, Max Ernst, Dali, and more, and learn all about Guggenheim's life.
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  • 2 hours
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$234.90
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$234.90
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Small Group Tour in Venice departing from Padua

Small Group Tour in Venice departing from Padua

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We will take you through the narrow and quiet Venetian streets between the Cannaregio district and the Ancient Jewish Ghetto, the wonderful antiques shop windows and traditional Jewish shops. We will be able to stop for an excellent espresso in the small roastery of the city that has been using the same recipe for almost a century. We can then head towards the beating heart of Venice in the San Polo and San Marco districts. We will not fail to cross the Rialto Bridge and take a tour of the Rialto Market. We will visit a panoramic terrace from which to appreciate a completely exclusive view of the Grand Canal. For lunch, an ancient bacaro hides among the narrow and intricate calli of Venice where you can enjoy excellent traditional Venetian cicchetti. We will reach Piazza San Marco, surrounded by its main buildings and we will arrive at the Bridge of Sighs; finally we will visit the Basilica of San Marco. Afterwards, we will be able to discover the Sesteri di Dorsoduro and Santa Croce.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.63
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$82.63

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Venice

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Venice

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Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Venice, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$279.15
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$279.15
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Venice Tour of the Main Highlights from Milan with a Local Top-rated Guide

Venice Tour of the Main Highlights from Milan with a Local Top-rated Guide

Are you spending your  Italian Holidays in Milan  and do you wish to get lost in the mystery  and history of The City Of Bridges? Great!Catch the first fast  train leaving from Milan in the early morning and enjoy your trip to Venice! Lose yourself in a 4 hour walking tour in this magic city! Let’s start  discovering  Cannaregio district and Jewish Ghetto with you expert local guide, along the way  up to San Marco Square  you will pass by  Campo Santa Maria Formosa and Campo San Giovanni e Paolo and  you will find out the Marco Polo’s House . Diving into the majesty of San Marco Square while your guide will involve you in its fascinating history. Strolling  through the calli and bridges you will admire La Fenice Theatre, San Panthalon Church and much more getting back to Santa Lucia train station!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$303.54
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$303.54
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Gondola Ride with violinist and champagne

Gondola Ride with violinist and champagne

Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with its palace-lined canals and warren of twisting lanes. Take the romance to the next level with this private gondola ride through the picturesque canals of Dorsoduro district. Float through the heart of the city to take in the views while enjoying a violin serenade and sipping champagne.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,011.78
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$1,011.78
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Guildes and Trades extenal gondola lab

Guildes and Trades extenal gondola lab

A different approach to Venice, not by its monuments and worldwide known highlights, but discovering its daily present and past life aspects.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.33
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$135.33
Price varies by group size

Guided Historical Walking Tour in Venice from Abano Terme

Guided Historical Walking Tour in Venice from Abano Terme

We will take you through the narrow and quiet Venetian streets between the Cannaregio district and the Ancient Jewish Ghetto, the wonderful antiques shop windows and traditional Jewish shops. We will be able to stop for an excellent espresso in the small roastery of the city that has been using the same recipe for almost a century. We can then head towards the beating heart of Venice in the San Polo and San Marco districts. We will not fail to cross the Rialto Bridge and take a tour of the Rialto Market. We will visit a panoramic terrace from which to appreciate a completely exclusive view of the Grand Canal. For lunch, an ancient bacaro hides among the narrow and intricate calli of Venice where you can enjoy excellent traditional Venetian cicchetti. We will reach Piazza San Marco, surrounded by its main buildings and we will arrive at the Bridge of Sighs; finally we will visit the Basilica of San Marco. Afterwards, we will be able to discover the Sesteri di Dorsoduro and Santa Croce.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.82
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$70.82

Accademia Gallery and Sestiere Dorsoduro private tour
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Accademia Gallery and Sestiere Dorsoduro private tour

Enjoy a private tour to visit the most important and famous museum in Venice, the Accademia Galleries. Inside, you'll see the extraordinary collection of Venetian paintings created between the 14th and 18th centuries by great masters who made the history of European painting. You can admire works belonging to the Byzantine art, to the Gothic period, until you meet the Renaissance artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Carpaccio and the 1600 "landscape artists" such as Longhi, Canaletto, Guardi. The Galleries of the Accademia also host the "Vitruvian Man", the famous pencil drawing made by Leonardo da Vinci at the end of the 15th century. Because of its inestimable value, the work is exhibited only on rare occasions. At the end of the tour, you'll have the chance to walk, with your guide, around the "artistic" Dorsoduro district "Sestiere Dorsoduro". There, you'll see the most representative spots such as Campo Santa Margherita, Fondamenta Zattere and Campo San Barnaba.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.35
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$159.35
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Walk around Venetian shipyards and traditional lagoon boats
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Walk around Venetian shipyards and traditional lagoon boats

Discover the squeri, the shipyard where traditional lagoon boats are built in the city that has been built to be navigated around. Enter the world of Venetian squeri, small boatyards where expert craftsmen build and repair wooden boats. These activities are just as ancient as Venice itself, everything is still the way it used to be. Just a few steps away from the usual tourist routes, let’s meet the last master boat builders that pass on the art of building gondolas and all other typical lagoon boats. A city born on water implies another logical consequence: the use of the "forcola" the venetian oarlock used for rowing in the venetian way. Be enchanted by the care and patience characterizing these professions carrying on such an ancient tradition. Walk around discovering lagoon boats moored on canal banks, ending up on a gondola ferry experiencing it is still a useful mean of transportation for local residents of this floating city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.93
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$62.93
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Friendinvenice Venice at sunset

Friendinvenice Venice at sunset

In the evening the city is finally for us. The hasty tourists who decide to visit it, for a few hours, are gone .. and we can finally discover it by mixing with the Venetians they love before going home to take a spritz with their friends .. so let's start with a spritz, maybe in a place where I can amaze you, a place you would never have found without me. Then we will continue with our walk. Visiting Venice means dedicating days to deepening its traditions and its culture; in reality it would take weeks to fully enjoy its atmosphere,. In the Dorsoduro district, one of the most fascinating districts in the city, full of beauty and opportunities; we can immerse ourselves in this atmosphere. Dorsoduro, once stood in a not very marshy area and therefore considered much more stable than the others. Come on, I hope I can make you feel real Venetians.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.53
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$134.53

Venice Private Photo Shoot

Venice Private Photo Shoot

Celebrate a special occasion or simply experience Venice in a unique way by capturing the authentic and beautiful surroundings, and your best angles, thanks to your personal photographer. Be guided to the best spots where you will create picture postcard scenes to take home on your SD card straight after your photo shoot.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$309.85
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$309.85
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Should I book Dorsoduro tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dorsoduro 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 Dorsoduro 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dorsoduro costs USD 59.02. Guided Dorsoduro tours start around USD 59.02 per person.
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What''s the best way to experience Dorsoduro?