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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours, Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Cruise

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Book this tour and save 10% compared to booking each attraction separately!

Experience the highlights of Venice on a full-day sightseeing tour that combines three best-selling Venice tours at a discount of ten percent! The action-packed sightseeing experience includes a skip-the-line tour of the public rooms and Bridge of Sighs at Doge's Palace, a skip-the-line tour of St Mark’s Basilica with a walking tour of Venice, and a motorboat cruise around the famous Grand Canal. Learn all about the different landmarks from an expert guide, and enjoy a choice of timings to suit your schedule.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours, Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Cruise

Enjoy your cruise around the Grand Canal!

This Super Saver gives you two options for the length of your tour day. Both options include a Doge's Palace tour that starts at 9am, and then you can choose to have free time to enjoy the city or to go straight to your next tour to finish your day of touring an hour earlier
See the 'View additional info' link below for a map of the start point for your first tour.

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.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nice tour if you want to get the highlights of the Doge's Palace and St. Marks without having to wait in line. The boat ride through some of the canals was very nice too. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was an excellent experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

amazing tour and city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It all went excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous! Our tour guides were awesome! I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was definitely the best way to see Venice no matter how long the stay. All 3 guides were excellent and gave us a lot of history and information along the way. Groups in all 3 activities were a good size to hear and move around in the crowds, We had a 5:30pm boat ride which was a perfect time to enjoy Venice as the sun was setting.
Have used VIATOR on other trips and have never been disappointed with the trip and especially the guides which have always been excellent. Certainly would recommend VIATOR to anyone traveling to an unfamiliar city. Having made all reservations in advance the trip was so easy and made for greater peace of mind.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

when I purchased this 'super saver' tour, I thought it was expensive, but my husband and I both agreed that it was well with the lasted basically the entire day with a little break between the tours and the canal cruise....all three of the tour guides were exceptionally well informed and we learned so much and saw so many things we would have never seen on our own....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was very informative and enjoyable. The guide was good. The crowds were huge due to many cruise ships, and it was nice to skip the lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

In spite of heavy rains and flooding our guides made these tours informative and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. Very knowledgeable tour guides. The bring the history alive. Pauola on the Venice boat trip was exceptional. Great guide and teacher.

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