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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  Varies

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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.

Highlights

  • 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 August 2015

This tour was a great way to get an overview of the most important parts of Venice. Even though it took all day, it was actually 3 separate tours with a couple of hours between each, so you don't get too tired. First we did the Doges Palace, then after a break, St. Mark's, and then in the early evening, the boat tour around the Grand Canal showing us all the most important buildings of Venice. I do wish we had been able to visit some of the churches on the other islands, but the boat trip did not stop to show us other places. But I think it was still a good tour and I would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very well organized, very professionnal. Thank you Viator, well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Outstanding guide - boat cruise was the highlight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great tour. We enjoyed learning about the way the city was built and the history of Doge's Palace. St. Mark's Basilica is a beautiful building! The clock tower just outside is amazing! Loved the walking tour through the streets of Venice! Then to end the day with a boat tour of the Grand Canal made the experience complete!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was well educated and informative. It was good to skip lines that would have added hours to see the same sights as we saw very quickly and smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour. Worth combining to cut the cost and plenty of time inbetween to go off and do your own thing. Completely unrelated to this tour as nothing the providers could have done however be careful of pick pockets particularly in the St Marks area. I has my purse taken from my bag whilst taking photos and consider myself to be extremely careful and vigilant! They got me and I didn't realise or feel anything- would recommend putting in your front tight pockets or leaving valuables in a safe place unless you really need. Did not put me off the beautiful city or this tour- was a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to go back tomorrow!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved the tours in Venice, the tour guides were fabulous, the boat ride up the Grand Canal at the end of a long day was relaxing and beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide for everything except the Grand Canal Boat Ride was, Barbara, and she was fantastic! She was a wealth of knowledge. The meeting point for the tour was very easy to find once we made our way to Saint Mark's Square. We were SO glad we chose the Skip the Line option because the lines to both Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica were ridiculously crazy long!!! The inside of the Doge's Palace was beautiful, and Barbara did a great job explaining the history of the Doge's as well as the architecture and the artwork inside.We were very happy to see that she was going to be our guide for St. Mark's Basilica and our walking tour. The inside of the basilica is breathtaking, and again Barbara did a fabulous job of explaining the history of and art within. The walking tour was fun, we got to see a lot of Venice without worrying about getting lost. We learned about gondoliers and the symbolism in the construction of the gondolas, the Rialto Bridge, and so much more. We had plenty of free time to wander around between the walking tour and the Grand Canal Boat Tour which was very interesting as well. I highly recommend this tour for the skip the line benefit, but also for the wealth of information shared by our guide that we would not have otherwise learned.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour gave us a great overview of the Doge's Palace, a short visit to the Basilica, and a fun walk through some adjacent neighborhoods. We had a knowledgeable and informative tour guide. It was really a fun tour, hampered only by some mechanical problems with the tour guide's microphone that sometimes made it hard for all of us to hear her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent guide...tour made the most of our short time in Venice with well planned day.

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