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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Full-day ‘Venice in One Day’ sightseeing tour
  • Witness local life on a walking tour of Venice’s colorful neighborhoods and the Rialto markets
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a romantic gondola ride
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and take in the views from the terrace
  • Explore the magnificent Doge’s Palace on a guided tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour combines a trio of essential Venice experiences with the intimacy of a small group.
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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
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Lunch
Transportation in between the tours
Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255 , Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).

8:30 AM
Metropolitan City of Venice , Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Square

  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride.
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What is the social distancing policy during Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride.

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  • "The tour is long, so come with comfortable shoes and after a good breakfast." See review
  • "Have lunch in St Mark’s Square during the break and people watch!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Venice to Remember
Robert_D
, Jul 2022
With limited time in Venice this was perfect. See many of the highlights with a guide that knows Venice. In our case born and raised in Venice. Even for an 8 hour tour the pace was not too tiring. The gondola ride and lunch break were perfect. The history and functioning of society information was excellent.
star-5
Wonderful Venizia in a day
Gerrit_R
, Jul 2022
The Guide was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The Doge Palace is very impressive and the walk through the small streets led by guliano our local guide was exelent. There was ample opportunity to use a toilet and the pace was fair.
star-4
Tour was ok
Christopher_K
, Jul 2022
Guide was a local which added some color to the tour, but also local politics. Gondola ride was interesting and not very personal. Several tour groups where at the embankment point.
star-4
A great way to see Venice highlights!
David_S
, Jun 2022
I would divide this tour into three parts with 3 different ratings. We started with a walking tour of the market area, then back across the Grand Canal, culminating in the gondola ride. That part was 5 stars. The Basilica was amazing, but was too short; we didn’t even get to go upstairs and outside. Only a 4. Needed more time there and less time at Doge’s palace which almost felt like our punishment by the time we were walking through the jail section (3 stars). Our guide was very good.
star-5
Informative and amusing guided tour of Venice
Alison_C
, Jun 2022
Earlyish start (8:30), lovely walk around the main parts of Venice and some back streets, with interesting and amusing stories. Our guide Guiliano was fantastic, easy pace walking, excellent commentary and stories. Tour of Basilica and Doges Palace was great. Thoroughly recommend it - good value, great way to see Venice.
star-5
We like it
Adriana_T
, Jun 2022
We had a great time and the tour guide explained everything, the ride in the gondola was amazing, and the city is beautiful 😀😀😀
star-5
Great Historic Tour!
VernChris_P
, Jun 2022
Grace was a phenomenal guide who really knows her city's history. Tour lasted 7.5 hrs and with the June heat, it was quite challenging to sustain the tour. She was very professional and pleasant the entire time despite the heat and all the walking. Tour is not for those with walking challenges. However, it is well worth the money!
star-5
The perfect tour for both San Marcos Basilica and Doge Palace
Andrew_F
, Jun 2022
This tour was the perfect way to tour San Marcos basilica and the Doge Palace. The guide was excellent and I was able to see the entirety of the two sites. There was no option to go up the San Marcos upper area to see the bronze horses (I didn't even know one could do that), so it would have been nice to be given that option. Nevertheless the tour guide was fully licensed and gave a spectacular description of what we were seeing. The Gondola ride was good but pretty fast.
star-5
VENICE
Stephanie_C
, Jun 2022
Martina was such a great tour guide. We really enjoyed our tour. She was very knowledgeable. A great tour if you want to see a lot in a day.
star-5
Amazing city on water
earnesta_g
, Jun 2022
Good information, the tour is long, but Pamela gave us breaks and time to ourselves. Got lots of pics. Appreciate Pamela's thoroughness.
star-5
Our tour guide Paula she...
Gretel_P
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Paula she made the tour really interesting she gave us so much on history I learned a lot from her. My favorite is the basilica san Marco beautiful church .just disappointed that we couldn't go to the terrace, Paula said it's not part of our tour. I would've loved to gone there. The gondola ride was ok . The dogs palace was a little overwhelming to me, so much information . But overall I love it.
star-5
Great tour, fantastic guide.
Negar_M
, Jun 2022
The Gondala tour was so good, I loved visiting Badilica and doge palace as well. Our tour guide was very nice.
star-5
Great experience
Travis_S
, Jun 2022
Susan was absolutely outstanding. Worth every single penny. The whole experience was amazing. The gondola ride was great as well. Really got to explore a lot of Venice!
star-5
Tour and guide (Martina) we’re awesome!
Michael_C
, Jun 2022
Our tour, and especially our guide Martina, we’re amazing. Venice was beautiful, it blew our minds. It is so beautiful and their history is amazing. Martina was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. I would highly recommend this tour. Wear comfortable shoes…
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day in Venice!
Maria_C
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was excellent and lived that the gondola ride was included! Really hits all the highlights and skipping the lines was truly worth every penny!
star-5
Excellent tour on many levels!
Raffaele_P
, Jun 2022
Moses our tour guide was organized informative upbeat and humorous. Highly recommend if you want to see much of Venice in one day.
star-5
Wonderful day in Venezia
Mitchell_K
, Jun 2022
History… art…architecture… sunshine…knowledgeable, passionate and friendly guide… Mose… made for a great experience.
star-5
Highlights of Venice in one day
Paul_W
, Jun 2022
A really interesting walking tour by the extremely entertaining and knowledgeable Maria (not sure of her full name but she was originally from Munich Germany). The gondola ride was also a highlight. Getting to also go into St Marks Basilica and the Doge's Palace made this tour really good value for money. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the highlights of Venice and then leave other days to wander and explore Venice.
star-5
Great Tour
Ravyn613
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Paula was delightful and full of lots of information. It was an enjoyable tour. Highly recommended
star-5
Great tour of Venice!
Karen_D
, Jun 2022
Great tour! We had an awesome host that showed us around. She was super knowledgeable, funny and had a lot of fun facts of the area. Definitely highlights the best parts of the area!

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