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Book this tour and save 8% compared to booking each attraction separately!

See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.

Highlights

  • 3-hour combination walking and boat tour of Venice
  • Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour including the famous monuments of St Mark’s square
  • Gain skip-the-line entry to St Mark's Basilica
  • See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge
  • Explore small back streets, narrow passageways and piazzas as you learn about historical Venice from your guide
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a 1-hour water taxi ride
  • Break for lunch and shopping with free time between tours

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

Visit St. Mark's Basilica

Start your Venice in one day tour with a 2-hour guided walk to learn about the city’s key monuments. In St Mark’s Square, hear the history behind legendary sights such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace prisons.

Admission lines at top Venice attractions are long and no more so than at St Mark’s Basilica. Use your skip-the-line ticket to bypass the lines and step straight inside. Then admire the acclaimed mosaics that adorn the basilica’s interior as you explore with your guide.

From St Mark’s Basilica, continue to Scuola Grande di San Marco (aka Ospedale Civile). Today the historic building is used as a museum and hospital, but, in its medieval heyday it functioned as a school that helped to lay the foundations for Venice’s trade empire.

Leave the tourist crowds behind, and follow your guide around the winding alleyways that form the backstreets of Venice. Explore narrow passageways that cut between sun-bleached palazzos, and admire the bridges that cross the canals.

Pass through Campo Santa Maria Formosa to see its gothic palaces, and have your camera ready for Marco Polo’s House. Other sights include an age-old merchants warehouse and a wellhead, which many say is the city’s most beautiful.

Say goodbye to your guide at Rialto Bridge, and make the most of some free time before your 1-hour water taxi cruise along the Grand Canal.

As you glide down the waterway, listen to stories about the eye-catching palaces and churches that line your route, and hear fun facts about the famous residents that have lived on the equally famous street. Continue with a tour of the smaller, lesser-seen canals. Hop back on to dry land to finish your experience in central Venice.

Please note: There will be a break between the Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour, for you to spend time at leisure. The duration of this break will vary depending on the season. Details of the exact meeting location and time for the Grand Canal Boat Tour will be given by your guide after the walking tour.

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Customer Reviews

Adam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

I'd highly recommend this tour. Our guide was either Francesa, Fredica...started with F, a very professional young lady who cared about showing everyone around her city and was so passionate speaking about everything we got to see. She took us away from the main tourist spot of St. Marks Square, into the tiny streets that you could get lost in. Just thoroughly enjoyed it.

Joan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

It was fun and learned a lot from history to culture. The Gondola ride was definitely a must!

Shandrea P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This tour was awesome! I learned so much about the history of Venice, and got to explore all the islands. This is one of the best tours I have ever gone on. I highly recommend it to everyone!

kjbobo47

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

The tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The headset was great because it was very crowded so you were able to hear the tour guide. The boat tour portion was great. So nice to see Venice from the water.

jcasanova2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour was worth every penny.. highly recommended.... The tour staff was very friendly and spoke English very well. The boat tour was amazing and lasted 1 hour

Robert A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Guide was great, friendly and knowledgeable, wear your walking shoes. Boat ride was in a Water Taxi, perfect and so much fun!

Mo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a lovely tour of history and culture.

Stacey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was perfect for a day trip to Venice. The guides are true Venetians and are very knowledgeable about their home, her beautiful history, and current culture. The break in between tours was a perfect respite to soak in the learned history, eat, shop, explore and admire before ending on the boat tour. I highly recommend this trip for anyone including those with limited historical knowledge of this incredible city and its origins, architecture and engineering. A true highlight of our vacation.

Jayne O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Well worth the money. Our tour guyide was very knowledgable and passionate about her job. She made the tour most enjoyable.

renevalles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great value to do both together. The tour was very good and the boat tour was even better. If it's your first tine in Venice, would recommend it. It does fill up so book early. The company that operates the tour are very easy to work with and easy to get in touch with.

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