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Venice in a day tour with St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and gondola ride

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 6 hours
Language: English
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Visit St. Mark's Basilica with an expert art historian guide

Relax on a gondola ride among Venice most beautiful canals

Explore the concealed chambers of the Doge's Palace

What to expect

Cover Venice top attractions on a full-day tour! Kick off your Venice tour in one of the most famous piazzas of Italy, St. Mark's Square. Learn the history of the iconic place with the help of your guide and then head to St Mark's Basilica, also known as the “Church of Gold”, and find out about the importance of this place of worship, when it was built and the impressive historical events the basilica witnessed.

Then, follow your local tour guide through the back streets that line some of Venice's most romantic canals towards the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn the gorgeous and historic bridge's story before crossing it and entering the Rialto district, one of the liveliest neighborhoods of the city.

Continue your experience with a gondola ride, to discover the city's narrow canals from a different perspective. Relax on your scenic cruise with a trusted gondolier and then enjoy free lunch break. After lunch, visit the Doge’s Palace, one of Venice’s most sought-after locations. Your tour will include special access to areas of the palace restricted to the general public. Skip the line and discover the darker side of Venice visiting the prison cells, historical offices and chambers, Casanova's prison cell and walking the 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

What's included

Professional art historian guide

St. Mark's Basilica entrance ticket

Skip-the-line Doge's Palace entrance ticket

Gondola ride

Small-group guided tour

What's not included

Hotel pick up and drop-off

Food and drinks


Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Between the two big columns located on the side of the square, facing the canal. After the lunch break, the second part of the tour starts at 1.15pm in the same location. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour.



Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Entrance into any religious site requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Also, please refrain from bringing big backpacks or bags, because they are not always allowed inside churches
  • Each participant is required to carry a copy of the identification page of their passports. A photo of the first page of the passport saved on your smartphone works as well
  • It is suggested to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water during the warmer months