Book this tour and save 10% compared to booking each attraction separately!
- Combine three best-selling Venice tours for a discounted price
- Enjoy skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica
- Explore Doge's Palace and see ornate public rooms, frescoes by Tintoretto and the Bridge of Sighs
- See top Venice attractions such as St Mark's Square on a walking tour
- Cruise around the Grand Canal in a motorboat and hear about many palaces that line the banks of the most unique avenue in the world
- Choose from two different tour lengths to suit your schedule and preference
What You Can Expect
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Tour (2 hours):
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Royal Gardens in Venice and stroll to Doge's Palace, the magnificent Venetian-Gothic building from where the leaders of the former Venetian Republic ruled until the late-18th century. Head inside and explore the grandiose public chambers that the doges lavished with fine art and ornamentation. Masterpieces by Renaissance champions Tintoretto and Veronese adorn the walls and ceilings, framing the palace’s grand staircases and arcade statues.
Learn about the doges as you walk around, and hear of the power and treachery that characterized their reign. Ruling the republic with iron fists, the doges established a network of prisons at the palace so they could keep a close eye on their foes. Wander across the Bridge of Sighs, built to connect the palace to the prisons, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the palace. Your walking tour then finishes outside the palace.
Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Basilica (2 hours):
Leave St Mark’s Square and set off on your walking tour to discover Venice’s highlights and its top attractions. Soak up the hustle and bustle of St Mark’s Square, and head inside St Mark’s Basilica to admire its interiors. Marvel at the marble floors and ogle the gilded mosaics that blanket the walls and ceilings. The canopy over the high altar dazzles with gold and gems, and the treasury room holds an array of Crusader spoils plundered from the ancient city of Constantinople.
Head out of the basilica and discover the canal walkways and pretty bridges that typify the city. Learn of legendary Venetians such as Marco Polo with his globe-trotting adventures and other famous landmarks. After two hours, your tour finishes near Rialto Bridge.
Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour (1 hour):
Hop aboard your small motorboat at the water’s edge near St Mark’s Square, and then cruise around Venice’s impressive Grand Canal. The busiest stretch of water is also the city’s most photogenic, and the Baroque churches and gondola stations that line the water provide elegant photo opportunities.
As you cruise through the Grand Canal, learn about the city, its beautiful architecture and buildings from your guide. Pass Gothic palaces and churches, hear stories about Rialto Bridge and medieval merchants warehouses, and explore the lesser-visited canals that comprise Venice’s atmospheric backstreets. After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point where your Super Saver tour finishes.
This having been the first time my wife and I had travelled to Venice I booked what turned out to be 4 tours in a day and a half. I found each one to be very informative and wonderful. We would have never been able to see everything that these tours provided on our own. The tour guides were all very knowledgeable and polite. They all took the time to answer any and all questions they were asked. I would highly recommend these tours to all who travel to Venice, especially 1st timers as myself. Being able to line cut and not have to wait for hours to enter the doge's palace and St Mark's Basilica was great as these are must see attractions.
Our cruise boat was in Venice for 1 1/2 days but due to cruise boat departures changes, we weren't going to be able to take the motor boat tour at 5:30 on our second day. We gambled and connected with the tour on the first day to see if we could take the motor boat early. The guide graciously squeezed our party of 4 on early. She was wonderful and full of energy! She even got the boat captain to take special routes even though the tide was raising and made the clearance under bridges tight. The next day we did Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Our tour guide for Doge's Palace was excellent...she gave a lot of history and really knew her facts. We only spent about 20 minutes in St. Mark's...probably because some the people needed to get coverings for their knees and shoulders. Of the 3 guides, St. Mark's was the less prepared. Overall I'm glad we did all 3 tours...it was a great price.