Venice In A Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola Ride

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

If you only have a short time to explore Venice this tour is your perfect all-inclusive ticket to the top attractions of the city. Follow one of the expert, English-speaking guides to St. Marks Basilica, the Doges Palace, the Rialto bridge and the Grand canal (by gondola).
Youll also get to explore Venice at ground level on an intimate walking tour and learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of the floating city.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Canal Grande, Veneto

Relax on a 30 minute, all-inclusive Gondola ride.


Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, Veneto

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Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Veneto

At St. Marks Basilica gape at the incredible works of art and architecture inside.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Doge's palace, Veneto

Skip the line at the Doges Palace and wander through the heart of the historic maritime empire while you hear the best stories of what went on inside the halls of power.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Veneto

Enjoy the sights from the Rialto bridge in the morning before the crowds descend.


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Casa di Marco polo, Veneto

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Stop At: Basilica dei santi giovanni e paolo (San Zanipolo), Veneto

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Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Santa maria dei miracoli, Veneto

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Pass By: Chiesa di Santa maria formosa, Veneto

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Stop At: Mercati di Rialto, Veneto

Stroll through the bustling aisles of the Rialto Fish Market and learn about the citys rich culinary history along with some tips on where to eat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Scuola grande di san marco, Veneto

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Pass By: T fondaco dei tedeschi, Veneto

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Inclusions

Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide

Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)

Small groups of 20 people or fewer for walking section

Headsets when necessary

Entry/Admission - Canal Grande

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Lunch

Transportation in between the tours

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.

Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. We have allowed time for you to eat lunch between the AM and PM tours. Your guide will give you recommendations and tell you where to meet after lunch but please be aware that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting point in time for your PM tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.

Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.

This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.

After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.

Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.

Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Dec-2022

    This was a great tour to see all the highlights! Our tour guide, Nico, was really good. It was very apparent that he loves his city very much and loves showing it off. We spent the morning walking the city and learning all sorts of history that we would not have otherwise learned. We took a 30 minute gondola ride through the canals, which was our favorite part. After a break of lunch, we met back up with him and toured St. Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace. The pace was perfect, we never felt rushed, and Nico was always more than happy to stop and answer questions. It was a great day of learning about the floating city!

  • 24-Dec-2022

    The tour was excellent. Our guide was vibrant knowledgeable easy to understand and and interesting. She hit the right spots in the city and we were never rushed. A great day.

  • 20-Dec-2022

    Matt was very knowledgeable of his history of Venice. Can ask him anything from the paintings in Doge's Palace to things around town. He is never short of answers having grown up in Venice and proud of it.

  • 19-Dec-2022

    Susa was knowledgeable and very nice tour guide. She gave a great historical background and kept the tour moving.

  • 10-Dec-2022

    It poured with rain the whole day but our guide, Susan was fantastic and went above and beyond to show us everything and try and keep us dry. She rearranged the the day around the rain. Her knowledge was amazing. The basilica park and doges palace were amazing. The rain stopped just long enough for us to ride the gondolas. It was a great day despite the weather.

  • 08-Dec-2022

    I really liked this tour. It showed me the highlights of Venice in a short amount of time. My favorite was the Gondola Ride. The views from all over the city were incredible! I also liked how we had a 2.5 hour break in the tour for people to eat and shop, then we meet up in St. Mark’s Square to resume the tour. If you want to see the main points of Venice but don’t have a lot of time, this tour is the tour for you!

  • 08-Dec-2022

    Great tour and informative guide! Learned many interesting facts and stories! The guide was engaging and being a local was insightful on venetian culture. The tour was well organized and all done on schedule. Overall, highly recommend of your first visit to venice. The break in-between the morning and afternoon tour was a good feature, it allowed us the flexibility to eat lunch/shop/take a nap etc. I suggest you choose a hotel close to st. Marks square or rialto bridge to allow you this comfort and flexibility during the 2hr 30min break. We stayed within 5min walk from both areas and it was perfect.

  • 08-Dec-2022

    The one tour you cannot afford to miss ! Most informative and well paced. The walking tours covered most of the main attractions and the Gondola ride was a nice experience.

  • 03-Dec-2022

    Iole was a great local Tour Guide who added a great value to my trip to Venice. She is Knowledgeable, kind, patient and she knows her stuff. Highly recommended to those who wants to visit as much as possible and get a feel to the city. I recommend this tour to everyone on the 1st day after their arrival, since it started at 08:30 and finished at 16:00 with a 2 hours lunch break (12:30-14:30).

  • 28-Nov-2022

    We were visiting from the US. We only had one full day in Venice. We did not want to spend it standing in line and figuring out where to go and we felt like we hit all the main sights in this tour. Our tour guide was Mark. He was a local that was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

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