Venice in a Day Combination Tour with Skip the line
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Stop At: Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
You'll start your day with a shared gondola ride our Classical Gondola ride, that takes you on a 30 minute round trip starting 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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy
After the gondola ride, you will reach Saint Mark's square with our assistant from Venice Events and then you will meet your professional guide.
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy
The tour then continues into 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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
In the afternoon, at 3:30pm or 4:30 pm (depends on our availability) there is no better way to end your Venice in a day by picking-up a private motor launch (water taxi) which will take you on a 1 hour boat ride along the most spectacular high street in the world "Venice’s Grand Canal" giving you a great overall view of the city covering many of the “sestieri” (areas).
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Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice Italy
At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square, opposite side of the Saint Mark's Basilica.
Duration: 1 hour
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- 30-minute shared gondola ride (no guide)
- 1-hour guided boat tour
- Skip the line and entrance fees for the St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
- Entry/Admission - Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
- Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
- Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
- Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
- Entry/Admission - Museo Correr
- Does not include the upper floor of Saint Mark's Basilica
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Food and drink
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please arrive at each meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour
- Large bags and rucksacks are NOT allowed inside the Basilica or Doge's Palace
- Knees and shoulders MUST be covered inside the Basilica
- On occasion, Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to public holidays, religious ceremonies, private events or high water and the local service provider is not always informed in advance
- Children from 6 years pay the full ticket as an adult (document required)
- All the late arrivals or no show are NO REFUND!
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Good but it could of been better if we could have had someone help us find the meeting spot!.. Being that it was hot and time was clicking
This was to be an exciting tour but unfortunately it rained most of the day. We were prepared with ponchos. It is difficult to walk with umbrellas in Venice as most of the streets are narrow not to mention the crowds of people. We met the tour guides in St Marks Square and they were great. They were not going to let the rain ruin our tour and explained what we were going to do. Our gondola ride was cancelled due to the rain and asked if we could re-schedule that part of the tour. We were leaving early the next morning so they offered and gave us a refund which showed up in my credit card account a couple of days later. The rain was not their fault and I don't feel that it caused us to not see any of our tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the church and palace in St. Marks Square. The next part of our tour was an hour boat ride around Venice starting in the Grand Canal and through some of the smaller canals and back to St. Marks. The Canal was a little rough due to the rain, but that did not stop anyone from enjoying the Guide telling us all about the city and the buildings we were passing. Despite the rain, this was one of my favorite tours.
We absolutely enjoyed this package. Our tour guides were well trained and informed. They gave just enough information to be interesting but not over the top. All parts of this package were well planned and executed.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and trip was the perfect amount of time. Highly recommend to anyone..
In general we were very pleased with the tour. The highlight was the tour of St. Marco Church and the Doge's Palace. The tour guide Andrea ?? has a degree in architecture and shared many interesting insights into the buildings and the general construction of the city of Venice. He was fabulous. The gondola ride is a have to do in Venice, but was pretty underwhelming. The canals are jammed with other boats. Our boat driver never spoke a word to us, but spent plenty of time talking with the other gondola drivers. The boat tour of the Grand Canal was interesting.
Excellent tours. Worth every penny.
Too much shuffling around with different guides and different times of day.
St Marks was amazing and the host was great! The gondola ride was very crowded - but a must do in Venice. I liked that the day was planned for you but with breaks included so you could enjoy near by shops and restaurants.
The trip stated that we would spend 2 hours touring the city, what it didn't say was that we would tour it on our own. We met the tour guide and within 5 minuets she said I'll meet you here in 2 hours, your on your own for 2 hours. The rest of the tour was OK, nothing special.
Directions to meeting place were poor. Gondola ride was first. Crowded six large people in one and of course we got the stools rather than a seat. Bad for anyone with back issues. Then we had an hour break. There was no walking tour except going through Basilica and Doges Palace. That was very good with an excellent guide. Then we had three hours to wait before the canal boat ride but the ride was good. Overall, it didn't seem to flow well because of the different components being separated and only a guide on the tour of Basiliac and Doges Palace. I'd recommend the Basilica and Doges Palace but not the other components.