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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!

Explore the best of Venice at a 10% discount with this Super Saver combo of three popular tours. Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, where you can wander through ornate public rooms and across the notorious Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also head to the front of the long queue at St Mark’s Basilica to tour the dazzling interior of this Byzantine masterpiece and enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice’s hidden gems. Finally, cruise down the Grand Canal aboard a motorboat and soak in the majestic passing scenery.


  • 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!

Spend a delightful day in Venice with three best-selling tours. Choose from two different touring options to suit your schedule. With either option, begin your day with a 9am skip-the-line tour of the Doge’s Palace. Afterward, opt to explore the city at your leisure for 1 hour before the start of your next tour, or meet your next guide right away. 

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the glorious St Mark’s Basilica, followed by a walking tour of the city’s quieter backstreets and historic treasures. Complete your day with an exciting motorboat cruise down palazzo-lined banks of the Grand Canal. See Itinerary below for tour details.

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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 the 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 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 2 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 and its beautiful architecture 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I have an awesome time. The organizer is professional and the guide is knowledgeable. Time keeping is good. Will strongly recommend.

Margaret O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great! Informative and friendly


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was awesome - the tour guides on both tours were really knowledgeable and made teh tour so much more interesting

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Enjoyed this tour. It offered up several places of interest that we wanted to see and not having been to Venice prior we felt we could not visit these locations without help and guidance. Doges Palace was very interesting and had a great guide, very professional and nice young woman. Grand Canal ride was teriffic! We saw so much of Venice that way, so glad we went. St Marks Basilica very nice, rest of walking tour was just okay, guide offered entirely too much info for an individual to absorb and talked the entire time actually got tired of hearing her and removed my ear piece. I realize that the guide can sometimes make or break a trip, but all in all it was a good tour and very happy that we did decide to take it. Would definitely book this tour again.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

These tours were great. There were three tours involved here, and the middle one we missed because it too us too long to get back to the starting point. The next day we explained what happened and were allowed on the missed tour, so everything worked out well for us! Lots of walking with very knowledgeable guides. You will hear the guide better if you bring our own headset because the earbuds that are provided are not a very good quality.

George C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

was am excellent trip. Picked up at hotel, guide was excellent. Long trip but rally worth it

Bennett B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a must tour, our walking tour of Venice was very informative, and St Mark's was great. The Doge's Palace tour was excellent, Marco our guide blended humor and history to make this a fun experience.

Katherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous tour- wonderful guide, excellent English, all three tours were great.


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

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