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

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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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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281 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great way to see the sights of Venice
Duncan_B
, May 2022
Sara was a fantastic guide; full of knowledge, historical, as well as fun facts. This tour is a fantastic way to enjoy the delights of Venice in one tour. Highly recommended! Great to break the morning from afternoon with a two hour lunch break!
star-5
So much history in one day
Sharon_R
, May 2022
As the description of the tour suggests, if you're in Venice for a short time and want to see the highlights in one day, this is an excellent tour. Roberta brought Venice to life as we walked through squares, over bridges and visited famous sites. Really enjoyable and full of history.
star-2
Too much yada yada from the tour guide
Susan_T
, May 2022
The tour guide liked to hear herself talk and went on and on and on about the things SHE liked. Stayed too long in one spot and when she did move she didn't worry about those who were slower at the end of the group.
star-5
Fantastic! Beautiful
Michael_K
, May 2022
Guide was fantastic. We saw everything with great explanations. Doge Palace was breathtaking. Guide explained everything
star-5
Living the Dream
Sharmili_L
, May 2022
We enjoyed every moment of this tour, the guide was amazing, entertaining and very informative. Here again we were overwhelmed with the history and amazing art work inside Basilica and Doges Palace. I would suggest anyone visiting Venice for first time to go on guided tour. I am sorry I forgot our guide's name, he was very helpful and provided us with extra information and was happy to answer any questions. We would go on a tour with him again S & D
star-5
Nicco's the best!!!
Eddie_H
, May 2022
Everywhere Nicco took us was beautiful, and his positive spirit and in depth knowledge was exceptional!! Thank-you Nicco... best tour we've had the whole three weeks of our cruise! A perfect tour!
star-5
Fascinating history, delightful guide.
JCM_T
, May 2022
The basilica is amazing. The guide Martina was delightful. My wife loved the gondola ride. Low key but loads of interesting historical information.
star-5
Great Experience You Want To Miss
Emily_H
, May 2022
We felt that this was a great experience! Our tour guide had a lot of knowledge not only about what is specified you’ll see but other interesting things around Venice. He also offered tourist tips.
star-5
Great tour
monton74hotmailcom
, May 2022
Great tour with a friendly and really knowledgeable guide. Definitely worth the money and a must do.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Ken_S
, May 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. It was a great walk and gondola ride through venice. The markets were fun, St marks and the doge were beautiful. The gondola ride was relaxing, our boat was beautiful. It was a long day but great!
star-5
Excellent tour
Erik_G
, May 2022
Martina was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor! I would not hesitate to recommend this tour! Bravisimo!
star-5
Stupefacente!
Kimberly_G
, May 2022
Seeing St. Mark's Cathedral for the first time! Walking through the farmer's and fish markets in Rialto. Our guide was attentive, informative, and entertaining!
star-5
Best trip to enjoy Venice.
cheryl_p
, May 2022
The description doesn't do this tour justice. Far better than described. A leasurely walk with head phones for full commentary of all sights. Time to enjoy the views and learn about area. Fabulous guide . Would really recommend this tour.
star-5
Must do - walking tour with gondola
Chantal_P
, May 2022
Fantastic tour worth the money. It is a walking tour with a 1/2 hour gondola ride. You see must see spots and get priority access to spots that the regular lines are so long that they wrap around buildings. We had the best guide.. a very knowledgeable , very fluent in English , blonde Italian woman. She had a sense of humour and also added valuable “super cool” facts about Venice. I recommend this tour. 💯
star-5
Mattie was an excellent...
Kimla_K
, May 2022
Mattie was an excellent guide - gave a great perspective and interesting cultural experience - not a “canned” presentation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Interesting walking tour
Linda_K
, May 2022
Very good way to get your bearings around the city. Queue jumping for St Mark's Basilica and The Doge's Palace was great. Excellent Guide and the day was not too rushed
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour of Venice
Richard_S
, May 2022
Giuliano was an excellent tour guide!! Very knowledgeable and also funny☺. He was very accommodating to everyone on the tour! Such a very unique and amazing city!
star-4
Venice in a day
George_G
, May 2022
Tour guide was very informative and full of useful tips. Would recommend maybe not suitable for elderly as a lot of walking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful at our!
Amanda_B
, May 2022
Thorough and wonderful highlight of key places in Venice. Tour guide was informative and engaging. Thanks
star-5
Highly recommend!
Lucy_O
, May 2022
Mat our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and despite a rainy day during the tour made it enjoyable and interesting. A great way to get to know Venice.

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