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Why this tour?

Venice in a day tour is a combination city tour, of 4 of our most popular tours taken in Venice and the best way to spend your time in Venice.
The tour is composed of 4 parts and allows you to discover all of Venice’s most important places including the main highlights of the city with a walking tour in the morning, followed with the skip-the-line entrance into the Doge's Palace and the Saint Mark's Basilica, after a small lunch break enjoy a 30 min gondola ride.

Starting in Saint Mark’s square, this atmospheric walking tour will then whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area.
A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture, and life in current day Venice.
The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights.
Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys - “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares - “campi”.
Discover campo Santa Maria Formosa and campo San Giovanni & Paolo with its Basilica the place where the doges of Venice were buried.
The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran theatre are also part of the itinerary.
At the end of your walking tour, come back with your local guide in Saint Mark's square passing through the Mercerie, the shopping connection street between Rialto and San Marco.

The tour then continues with the guided visit inside the Doge's Palace.
Be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and enter with your skip the line ticket into the Doge’s Palace, crossing the Bridge of Sighs and visiting its prisons cells.
The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, in the heart of Venice.
Once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city, and his counsellors, it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government.
The Doge's Palace was opened as a museum in 1923.

Follow your guide visiting the Saint Marks Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics.
With its awe – inspiring gold mosaics our talented guide will walk you through the church.
The walking tour ends in Saint Mark's square at 1.00 pm
At this time you will have approx 2 hours free to stroll around the area or to have lunch (not included)

The last appointment of your package is the gondola ride at 3:00 pm or 5.15 pm!
Meet the assistant in front of the Saint Mark's post office (behind the Correr musuem)
Your shared 30 minutes round trip starts on the Grand Canal and then through the smaller canals.
It is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water.
Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

Start time

Monday to Saturday
Walking tour: 9.00 am (1 h 30 min)
Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica: 10:45am (2 hours)
Gondola Ride: 3.00 pm or 5.15 pm (30 min)
• Combine super saver includes 4 of the best-selling tours in Venice
• Fully licensed local guide
• Great photos opportunities!


1 h 30 min external walking tour of many of the most important and historical sites of Venice
2 hours skip the line walking tour of Saint Mark's Square, inside the Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
30 min gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals
Admission fees
Live tour commentary in english, italian, german, french and spanish
Audio headset for tour commentary while more than 10 pax on group


The classic gondola ride is not guided
Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace – we do not enter into these rooms
Optional gratuities
Hotel pick up and drop off
Food and Drink

Essential Information

• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• This activity operates rain or shine
• This tour in gondola is not guided. Shared gondola with max. 6 people per gondola;
• Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica
• Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge's Palace
• On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to religious ceremonies, public holidays, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance.
• At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in

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