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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this 3.5-hour combination tour package. This package includes a 30-minute gondola ride on the Grand Canal, a 2-hour walking tour of the city, and a 1-hour boat tour along the city’s most secluded canals. Plus, it gives you a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica.
  • 3.5-hour tour package of Venice, including a gondola ride, walking tour, and boat tour
  • Includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Venice, and see some of the city's must-see spots
  • Float down the Grand Canal on a boat for a guided 1-hour tour
  • This combination package isn’t wheelchair accessible

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Get different views of Venice's famed canals with rides in both a classic gondola and a motorized boat.
On Mondays through Saturdays, your tour starts at 9:40am, but on Sundays, it’ll start at 11am. Meet at Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola Park a little before your departure time.
Start by getting into your gondola with up to five others. Once everyone is safe and secure, your gondolier takes you for a classic gondola ride for 30 minutes across the Grand Canal. Admire Venice’s buildings, and see places, such as Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia.
Afterward, make your own way over to Museo Correr at St. Mark’s Square on the opposite side of St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) to meet your guide for your 2-hour walking tour. On Mondays to Saturdays the meeting time is at 11:15am, but on Sundays, the meeting time is at 2pm. Hear about the history of the square, and skip the line at St. Mark's Basilica. Inside the Italo-Byzantine-style church, admire its golden mosaics and altar pieces.
Next up is Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Avoid the crowds here, too, as your guide walks you through the palace. Stroll along the Bridge of Sighs and pass the new prisons before your guide leaves you on your own to explore.
Later in the afternoon, meet up for your last tour in this package — the 1-hour boat tour on Venice’s canals. Meet in front of Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, along Riva degli Schiavoni, close to the Hotel Londra Palace. This portion of the tour package meets Monday through Sunday at 4:45pm. Launch off from the Grand Canal, and discover some of the city’s most hard-to-get-to canals. Catch a glimpse of Venice's palaces and buildings, and make sure to snap pictures while listening to your guide's commentary along the journey. This boat tour lets you off in the same place you came aboard.

Reviews

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D
, Sep 2018

In general we were very pleased with the tour. The highlight was the tour of St. Marco Church and the Doge's Palace. The tour guide Andrea ?? has a degree in architecture and shared many interesting insights into the buildings and the general construction of the city of Venice. He was fabulous. The gondola ride is a have to do in Venice, but was pretty underwhelming. The canals are jammed with other boats. Our boat driver never spoke a word to us, but spent plenty of time talking with the other gondola drivers. The boat tour of the Grand Canal was interesting.

R
, Sep 2018

Good tour to see the highlights of Venice, including a gondola ride and canal ride. Don't skip the museum - very well done.

P
, Jul 2018

Excellent tours. Worth every penny.

M
, May 2018

The gondola ride was the best part of this tour. The tour starts with the gondola ride, no explanation about what you are seeing during the gondola ride. Just time in the boat ride. Then you have to walk, on your own, without a guide, to the Doges Palace/St. Marks, where you wait for the tour guide. We waited over 90 minutes. Then you are met by the guide and you get your headsets, and your tour guide for the Doges Palace/St Mark tour. There are a lot of stairs to climb on this tour. Our tour guide didnt speak English very well and was hard to understand. She may have been knowledgeable, but she didnt relay the information in an understandable or engaging manner. The tour seemed to drag on. Then, it was another 3 hours until the boat tour through the Grand Canal. No explanation was given as to why a 3 hour delay was needed. You can get the same boat tour of the grand canal, using the vaporetto. For what was provided, this tour was greatly overpriced.

K
, Feb 2018

Too much shuffling around with different guides and different times of day.

D
, Jan 2018

St Marks was amazing and the host was great! The gondola ride was very crowded - but a must do in Venice. I liked that the day was planned for you but with breaks included so you could enjoy near by shops and restaurants.

J
, Nov 2017

Wonderful tour and guide for the Basilica and the Doges' Palace. The water taxi tour was a great way to see city as a whole.

c
, Nov 2017

The trip stated that we would spend 2 hours touring the city, what it didn't say was that we would tour it on our own. We met the tour guide and within 5 minuets she said I'll meet you here in 2 hours, your on your own for 2 hours. The rest of the tour was OK, nothing special.

r
, Nov 2017

We enjoyed our tour with Marco, he made the tour interesting.

S
, Nov 2017

The Tours through St Marks , and Dodges Palace were very good and the guide knowledgeable and informative. The trip was however disjointed with over 2 hours time between the end of the Walking tour and the boat tour.
The ride in the Gondolas was a joke, as it more represented a traffic jam than a peaceful authentic boat ride. I would suggest breakingit up into itemised tours rather than combined.


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