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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fine but the boat tour was in a kind of a small speedy boat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

An excellent tour of the Basilica with a excellent guide. The boat tour was a great way to see quite a bit of Venice with the buildings on various canals.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We only had one full day in Venice so were glad we signed up for this tour. For the walking tour, we enjoyed the commentary and dry humor of our guide Marco. He made history come alive while also spicing it up with interesting insights. The boat ride was also a lovely experience - I just wish we did not have the long break in between. I would suggest indicating the time of the boat ride during the tour offer, so those signing up can better manage their limited time in Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Joseph C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Barbara, our guide for the walking tour was great! We did this tour on our first full day in Venice and it definitely helped us scope out where to explore on our own. Happy to have the break between walking and boat, gave us enough time for lunch and a break before going out.

steff H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Brilliant !! Fabulous tour gude Andrea not only so imformative but humourous and gorgeous looking !
Boat tour was also fantastic again lovely Georgia showed us everything
Would definitely recommend also take wellies when visiting Venice you will need them

Charles P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

would highly recommend, great guide - smooth sailing


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Venice was amazing!.... this tour was very informative and was the best option to see all the sights that Venice has to offer. Highly recommended

Marian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great experience even my 13 year old loved it. Both guides were fantastic.


Martin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was fantastic, the sun came out right as we began and our guide was awesome!

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