Best Of Venice Tour With St Mark’s Basilica And Grand Canal Boat Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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    Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
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    Returns to original departure point
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See all the highlights of the magical Venice with this combination of the walking tour of Venice's narrow streets and a boat tour on the Grand Canal. From Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) to the Rialto Bridge, your informative guide will offer historical perspectives on this fascinating medieval city. Plus, you will also skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica there's no need to waste time waiting in lines when you are on vacation!


  • Skip the line
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Your comprehensive introduction to Venice begins near St Marks Square with a two-hour guided walking tour highlighting the city's important monuments.

Follow your guide to the famous piazza and learn the history behind its landmarks, including the Byzantine architectural heritage of St Mark's Basilica and the adjoining prisons of Doge's Palace.

Visit the famed basilica of St Mark's with skip-the-line admission, without having to stand in long queues! At the Scuola di San Marco, learn about the medieval trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations for the great mercantile empire of Venice.

Leaving the crowds behind, enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys and meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges as you further explore the enchanting city with your guide.

Explore the lively Campo Santa maria formosa with its outstanding Gothic palaces, and view Marco polo's house as well as an old merchant's warehouse and the citys most beautiful wellhead.

Complete your walking tour near the Rialto Bridge, and enjoy free time before your boat tour of the Grand canal begins. (Depending on the season, your boat tour will start between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Your guide will provide details of the exact meeting location and time after the walking tour.)

Next, enjoy a relaxing one-hour cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice via water taxi. Along the way, you will learn the history of the stunning palaces and churches that line the famous canal, as well as hear anecdotes about the famous people who have resided on Venice's most important street. During the second half of your boat tour, discover the minor canals of Venice and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

Please note: St Mark's Basilica is free of charge to enter and we guarantee that you will skip any long lines as part of this tour. Venice is subject to flash floods and occasionally the Basilica is closed to the public (without notice) because of high water or festivities.


Professional guide

Walking tour (2 hours)

Grand Canal boat tour by motor-launch (1-hour)

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Zaccaria



Hotel pickup or drop-off

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

In case of high water, St Marks Basilica Skip the line entrance will remain closed.

Occasionally the basilica will be closed to the public (without notice) because of festivities or high water.

It is possible to take the walking tour and boat tour separately (over a couple of days). Please specify the date for each tour at the time of booking.

Tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties as passengers are required to step down onto the boat when boarding. The variation of the level of tides can make the vessel unstable.

Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

Skip the line tickets to St Marks basilica are valid from 1st April until 31st October From 1st November to 31st March due to less affluence to St Marks Basilica, this service is not provided by the church to all operators and individual travelers.

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  • 31-Dec-2019

    our guide Christina, knew everything about her city and was really enthusiastic giving us all the information
    Also the boat tour was great
    However the price was rather high

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Very boring tour. Guide was not informative and stood outside St. Mark's for a long time in the heat with boring explanations. Boat tour was ok but not great.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Great experience! I had a good time! Staff was very nice and friendly! I will book again! I really like Venice!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    1.- First part "Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica" was average.
    2.- "Grand Canal Boat tour" was excellent, lady acting as a tour guide was very enthusiast, she knows Venice very well, explained us every detail clearly. My wife and I were there on September 27th 2019 in the afternoon tour. I wrote the name of the woman, but lost the paper, the only thing I remember is that she live around and looks like an actress some kind of Jennifer Aniston.
    3.- You need a Sign that let your client to locate you easy. It was very stressful to find you, I was in the place 1 hour before.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Very good tours. Great information during walking tour. Walking tour and boat tour separated by 3 hours with walking tour ending about 15 minutes from boat tour location. It would have been helpful to know that in advance. Guide on boat tour was a bit hard to understand. Heavy Italian accent and not a great sound system.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Our Tour Guide was excellent. She moved at a steady pace - we weren't rushed nor bored. It was good to have a few hours between the walking tour and the boat ride. Would highly recommend.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This tour was very interesting. We had a different guide for the walking tour than the grand canal tour, but both guides were good.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Tour guide was comprehensive and knowledgeable of the history and informative facts of the church and area.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We had a great guide for our walking tour, and afterwards went on the boat trip......AMAZING! Would definitely recommend

  • 11-Oct-2019

    This was a very good tour for a first, one day overview of Venice. The tour guide was very enjoyable and informed. Would have enjoyed touring more of the cathedral. The walking tour portion of the tour was great for exploring some of the smaller streets and alleys of the city. The 1 hour boat tour of the Grand Canal was wonderful with only 8 people on the boat!

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