Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace , Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    From 1st April to 31st October - the departure time of the first tour is at 9 am From 1st November to 31st March - the departure time of the first tour is at 10 am
  • Departure Details :
    Giardini Reali, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the highlights of Venice on a full-day sightseeing tour that combines three best-selling Venice tours at a discount of ten percent! The action-packed sightseeing experience includes a skip-the-line tour of the public rooms and Bridge of Sighs at Doge's Palace, a skip-the-line tour of St Marks Basilica with a walking tour of Venice and a motorboat cruise around the famous Grand Canal. Learn all about the different landmarks from an expert guide!

11.10am- 1.10pm Best Of venice & St Marks Basilica

2.30pm 4.30pm Doges Palace

5.00 pm 6.00 pm Grand canal boat tour

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

This Super Saver tour in Venice gives you two options for the length of your tour day. Both options include a Doge's palace tour that starts at 9 am, and then you can choose to have free time to enjoy the city or to go straight to your next tour to finish your day of touring an hour earlier

See the 'View additional info' link below for a map of the start point for your first tour.

Skip the Line: Doge's palace Tour (2 hours):
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Royal Gardens in Venice and stroll to Doge's Palace, the magnificent Venetian-Gothic building from where the leaders of the former Venetian Republic ruled until the late-18th century.

Head inside and explore the grandiose public chambers that the doges lavished with fine art and ornamentation. Masterpieces by Renaissance champions Tintoretto and Veronese adorn the walls and ceilings, framing the palaces grand staircases and arcade statues.

Learn about the doges as you walk around, and hear of the power and treachery that characterized their reign. Ruling the republic with iron fists, the doges established a network of prisons at the palace so they could keep a close eye on their foes. Wander across the Bridge of sighs, built to connect the palace to the prisons, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the palace. Your walking tour then finishes outside the palace.

Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Marks Basilica (2 hours):

Leave St Marks Square and set off on your walking tour to discover Venices highlights and its top attractions. Soak up the hustle and bustle of St Marks Square, and head inside St Marks Basilica to admire its interiors.

Marvel at the marble floors and ogle the gilded mosaics that blanket the walls and ceilings. The canopy over the high altar dazzles with gold and gems, and the treasury room holds an array of Crusader spoils plundered from the ancient city of Constantinople.

Head out of the basilica and discover the canal walkways and pretty bridges that typify the city. Learn of legendary Venetians such as Marco polo with his globe-trotting adventures and other famous landmarks. After two hours, your tour finishes near Rialto bridge.

Venice Grand canal Boat Tour (1 hour):
Hop aboard your small motorboat at the water's edge near St Marks Square, and then cruise around Venices impressive Grand canal. The busiest stretch of water is also the city's most photogenic, and the Baroque churches and gondola stations that line the water provide elegant photo opportunities.

As you cruise through the Grand Canal, learn about the city, its beautiful architecture, and buildings from your guide. Pass Gothic palaces and churches, hear stories about Rialto Bridge and medieval merchants warehouses, and explore the lesser-visited canals that comprise Venices atmospheric backstreets.

After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point.

Inclusions

Local English-speaking Professional guides

Guaranteed skip-the-line tickets to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

Radio Headsets for the walking tours when the group has more than 8 participants

Grand Canal boat tour by motor-launch (1-hour) max 8/9 people per boat!

Super Saver package: three separate tours in one booking

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Entry/Admission - Scala dei Giganti di Palazzo Ducale

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

A 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

Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed inside St Mark's Basilica

At certain times it may not be possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued. Guides will provide explanation from outside.

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

Best Of Venice operates at 11.10am - Doge's Palace tour operates at 2.30pm from entrance to the Royal Gardens

Grand Canal boat tour operates at 5.00pm from entrance to the royal gardens

Near public transportation

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

To ensure safety and well-being of our guests the itinerary of the tour has been amended to follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.

Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica is compulsory from April to October due to high number of visitors. St Marks Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods considered off peak season. No refund is due when skip-the-line reservation isn't required.

Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the Doges Palace and all related areas will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesn't apply to children less than 12 years old.

Emergency phone number : + 39 3400502444

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide Cristina was fantastic she gave us so much information and made our trip fun and exciting. I would recommend this tour for anyone.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Both our guides were excellent and took time to explain everything. Loved the walking tour, palace tour and the boat ride.

  • 28-Jul-2022

    I greatly enjoyed all the 3 tours. The tour guide, Sabrina, was incredible - very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining, and spoke excellent English! I had a lot of fun and learnt a lot! Would highly recommend this package to anyone including families with children as you get decent time for a lunch break in between tour 1&2. Small tip: Don't forget to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen - the guide will try to keep you in the shade as much as possible but you still burn pretty quickly especially on the boat.

  • 17-Jul-2022

    Loved all 3 tours! Great variety and all very interesting with a nice gap in between tours to enjoy a tasty lunch. Both guides were excellent.

  • 14-Jun-2022

    We were helped by Cristina and Ariana to see the Doges Palace as well as the Basilica and Walking Tour. Both were excellent guides who were extremely knowledgeable. They were really good at showing us the important sights but also making it personal and answering all of our questions.

  • 04-Jun-2022

    I'm so glad we did this first. Tour guide was awesomeness and kept things fun.loved it and we would do it again

  • 17-Aug-2020

    I booked this with Tripadvisor before leaving the UK. While I was on the way to Venice I was sent an email informing me that the Doge's Palace tour would not take place because there were not sufficient participants, also St Mark's Basilica was closed due to restoration work continuing from the floods the previous November. I would be refunded for the missing tour portion. By that time I had no way of amending my plans to fit in another trip to the Doge's Palace. The explanations of why the cancellations took place were no consolation, if I had known about the issues before I left I might have arranged to stay another day or two but with flights and other arrangements booked it was no longer viable. The remaining part of the walking tour was very good as was the Grand Canal Boat Tour. The guide for both of these was Kristina. Kristina is a born Venetian and is passionate about her city and its history. As seems to be the case with most Venetians she now lives outside the city and commutes in. Due to other missing elements of the walking tour Kristina had arranged for our group to visit the rooftop of the German Inn (Fondaco dei Tedeschi), which building is now a high class department store. The roof of the building provides a magnificent view looking out from the Rialto Bridge across Venice. Between the Walking Tour and the Grand Canal Boat Tour Kristina showed the group a reasonably priced place to get some lunch. The boat tour travelled a number of the smaller canals finishing off with the Grand Canal itself. Kristina again provided us with historical information about palaces, museums, Lord Byron swimming naked in the Grand Canal, George Clooney's wedding and reception (she didn't get to dance with him), Salma Hayek's wedding etc. The main thing that came through from Kristina was her passion for her city. The two parts of the tour that did take place were very good, I have to mark the tour down due to the missing parts of the tour.

  • 11-Aug-2020

    This was a fantastic tour! Cristina was very warm and welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable about the local area and the history of Venice. I was so glad to have her as a guide, as she pointed out so many things I would never have noticed by myself, and gave us lots of recommendations for things to explore ourselves after the tour as well. A great introduction to the city. Thank you for a lovely day!

  • 24-Feb-2020

    We enjoy the morning and afternoon tours very much. Our tour guides are brother and sister (Marco and Marina), they were very knowledgeable and full of history. The boat ride at the end was very relaxing. A good way to end the tour.🤗

  • 23-Feb-2020

    We enjoy the morning and afternoon tours very much. Our tour guides are brother & sister (Marco & Marina), they were very knowledgeable and full of history. The boat ride at the end was very relaxing. A good way to end the tour.🤗

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