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Venice Full-Day Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride

by Walks of Italy
per adult Price is $153
Duration: 7h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English, Italian Offered in: English, Italian

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour exploring history & top sights of Venice

  • Skip-the-Line access at Doge's Palace

  • Iconic gondola ride along the Grand Canal with 6 people

  • Gape at the incredible works of art at St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Small group of 18 people or fewer & expert local guide

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour exploring history & top sights of Venice

  • Skip-the-Line access at Doge's Palace

  • Iconic gondola ride along the Grand Canal with 6 people

  • Gape at the incredible works of art at St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Small group of 18 people or fewer & expert local guide

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08:30 AM, Tour in Italian

Duration 7h 30m

Live commentary in Italian. Live Commentary in italian.

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Total price is $152.03, taxes included

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 7h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Venice Full-Day Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride

Activity Location

Venice

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).

    Campo San Giacomo di Rialto

    Venezia 30125


Description

Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety:

-Group size may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations

  • St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be ammended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience avaiable.

  • Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

Get a sense of the history, art, and culture of Venice on this full-day tour combining all the best experiences into one day. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, take to the water on a gondola ride, and explore famous piazzas and hidden backstreets on a walking tour.

Your tour starts at ground level with a guided walking tour of the city's most famous and most interesting sights. See the Rialto Bridge and learn about Venice's food culture at the Rialto Fish Market.

Along the way hear tales of famous Venetians like Marco Polo as well as how Venice came to be—and how it survived against the odds. As your walking tour ends, take a gondola ride and cruise along the Grand Canal and into the quieter back canals of the city with a maximum of 6 people per vessel.

After a break for lunch, reconvene at St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica to explore its stunning history, architecture, and art with your guide. Get up close to the beautiful gold mosaics with special first-floor access and enjoy the best views over the square from the first-floor balcony.

Then it's on to Venice's other top sight—the Doge's Palace. Skip the line with pre-reserved tickets and enjoy the benefit of having an expert local guide as you navigate council rooms, audience halls, and masterpieces by Veronese and Tintoretto.


Inclusions

  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide

  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace

  • Gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headsets when necessary

  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking section


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Lunch

  • Transportation in between the tours


Know Before You Book

  • Children younger than 2 are complimentary.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part. This activity is not wheelchair accessible.This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers.

  • Maximum group size of 18 people per guide.

  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions. It is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

  • Gondolas can hold up to 6 passengers. Shared gondolas comprise a mixed group of tour participants.

  • The gondola ride does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternate date is offered.

  • The Doge's Palace is subject to unforeseen closures due to high tides or festivities; when this occurs, an alternate date is offered.

  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. If St. Mark's Basilica is closed, an extended tour of the outside of the basilica and of St. Mark's Square will be given instead.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Venice Full-Day Tour: St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride ratings based on 86 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 Nov 26, 2019

The walking tour and our guide, Sabrina, were excellent! Fun and educational tour. The gondola ride part was very ordinary. I would have liked for the gondola to go to Rialto bridge or take us in the smaller canals..

5/5 Nov 21, 2019

Super. Our tour guide Martina was a true local Venetian and taught us more about Venice in 1 hour than we would have gleaned in one weekend by ourselves. She was energetic, charismatic, and full of insight. Her English was superb. I recommend this tour 100%.

Shelby J

United States