Venice in a day with St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and gondola ride
Walking tours

Venice in a day with St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and gondola ride

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See all the tops sights in Venice in a single, unforgettable day
  • Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace and admire St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Relax on a 30 minute, all-inclusive gondola ride
What to expect

One day to see all the top attractions in Venice? Enjoy an intimate tour led by an expert, local Venetian guide and see all the top attractions including the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. To top it all off, enjoy a relaxing 30-minute Gondola ride!

Start your day early on the Rialto bridge before the crowds arrive. After meeting your local Venetian guide, you'll head to the Rialto Fish Market before setting off into the most authentic and atmospheric neighborhoods in Venice for an intimate walking tour. Along the way, you’ll see the childhood home of Marco Polo and discover how the “Church of Miracles” got its name – plus so much more! It’s not all walking though. Because Venice is as much in the sea as it is on the land you’ll step into a gondola (max 6 people per gondola) for a relaxing, all-inclusive ride through the world-famous canals.

After disembarking, it’s time for some serious historical and artistic exploration. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. You’ll see a side of Venice that few visitors ever get to experience.

Sites Visited:

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi (outside)
  • House of Marco Polo (outside)
  • Church of Miracles (outside)
  • Campo San Giovanni e Paolo
  • Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice’s main hospital (outside)
  • Bronze Equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verocchio
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • Arch of Paradise
  • Church of San Zulian (outside)
  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace (general access rooms)
  • New Prisons
  • Bridge of Sighs
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Venice small-group walking tour with a local Venetian guide
    • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
    • Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace
    • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
    • Headsets when necessary
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    • Transportation in between the tours
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 2-14)
    • Infants (ages 0-1): free
    Where

    Ruga dei Oresi, 72, Venezia, VE, Italia

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide 15 minutes prior to the start time at the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto) just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.

    What to remember
    • From 6 August 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
    • The maximum group size is 20 people
    • 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
    • This tour runs rain or shine. However, the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case, an alternative itinerary will be provided
    • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, you will visit it from the outside
    • 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
    • The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible so, unfortunately, guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
    • Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. You'll have time 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
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Walks of Italy
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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