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Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride

Highlights
  • Full-day ‘Venice in One Day’ sightseeing tour: St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal
  • 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
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Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
From US$151.48
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Until 28 February 2019Most Popular
09:00 AM Departure in English
US$151.48
From 01 March 2019
08:30 AM Departure in English
US$151.48
Overview
First time in Venice? Maximise 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 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
What to Expect
One day to see all the top attractions in Venice? The Venice In a Day Tour will take you to all the top attractions in the company of some of the best guides in the city.
Start your day early on the Rialto bridge before the crowds arrive. After meeting your local Venetian guide and snapping some of those all-important pictures, its off to the Rialto Fish Market to learn about the rich culinary history of the city, get restaurant recommendations, and see how the chefs and mamas of Venice source their food.

Next you’ll set off into the most authentic and atmospheric neighborhoods in Venice for an intimate walking tour that will acquaint you with the city at street level. Along the way you’ll see the childhood home of Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant who brought Europe the first account of China; and discover how the “Church of Miracles” got its name and 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. Considering that independent rides usually cost around €80, this is quite a bargain.

After disembarking, it’s time for some serious historical and artistic exploration. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica to gape at the incredible art and mosaics inside while hearing the unbelievable story of how Venice gained (and in some cases plundered) its treasures. 

Next, it’s on to the Doge’s Palace which was the center of Venice’s maritime empire for hundreds of years. As you wander the corridors of power your guide will fill you in on all the skulduggery that went on behind the scenes, from Casanova’s prison break to the Duke whose faced was blacked out of every portrait and painting.

With expert, English-speaking, local tour guides and intimate groups of 15 people or fewer, you’ll see a side of Venice that few visitors ever get to experience. You'll be taken under the skin of the world’s most unique city, revealing the rich culture and history that sits just below the surface, just waiting to be discovered.
Reviews (100)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour!

One of the most informed professionally organised tours we have been on. Romy was extremely knowledgeable and the whole day was fantastic.

2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Venice is dizzying but great

Our connection into Venice was running late; we arrived at the meeting place 15 minutes late; so we were very grateful that the coordinator was still able to join us with the tour group! Walk through the markets prior to getting to the Gondola ride...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great full day in Venice

We took the small group Venice in a Day with Mary Therese on 9/24. The tour was well laid out, covering much of the city during the walk and learning a lot about it's history, it's present day and it's outlook for the future. We...More

Thank ckronick3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour and value

This was an excellent tour encompassing all the major areas of Venice. Our guide Francesca was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We had people on age groups from 9 to 70’s and she made certain that everyone was made comfortable and well taken care of.

Thank ThomasR5933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Venice in a day

Paola took us on a full day small group tour through all the main sites of Venice in a day. For us it is a must to have a knowledgeable guide to give us a greater understanding of the sites and to ensure we don’t...More

Thank Roissetter
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26 September 2018|
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Response from CedCert | Reviewed this property |
It starts at 8:45 AM and it is a whole day tour (7.5 hours approximately, depending on how fast the group moves) and there is plenty of walking involved (tour is divided in a morning and afternoon parts, giving you aprox 1... More
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SallyW3
16 September 2018|
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Response from starbel | Reviewed this property |
It finished between 4 - 5pm. Totally amazing day and well worth it
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ANNIE W
9 September 2018|
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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This is s guided tour so the guide takes the group right into St Marco at the appropriate time.
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