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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.

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

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.

edrie96

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour guide for the city tour was very knowledgeable, very considerate. He even went with us all to check in our backpacks before entering St Mark Basilica. On the other hand, The tour guides for the boat were all late and doesn’t smile. All the customers were wondering where they are. We didn’t feel welcome at first. Our tour guide were very helpful. She showed us where to go on our way back to the airport.

Mary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was wonderful with a great mix of history, suggestions on where to eat and shop, along with a very nice boat ride to see the city from the water. The size of the tour was perfect and splitting that size even smaller for the boat tour was brilliant.

marfon246

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Both tour guides for St Mark Square and water taxi tour of Grand Canal were very nice and informative

chempsych558

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was one of the best tours during our Italy trip. Francesca was a great tour guide - her pace was perfect. The boat tour was great - going on the Grand Canal as well as the smaller canals was a treat.

Renee M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great tour!! We were actually late to the meeting point and they were able to connect us to our group very easily! Our guides for both tours were perfect and very knowledgeable! Having the history explained while visiting these historic sites makes the experience so much better!

stoked1000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our second day of jet lag and this was perfect to start at 2 pm. The guide was really energetic and friendly and her accent easy to understand as well as her knowledge extensive. The walk was a bit long but it helped us get our bearings on the passageways/streets/alleys that you should get lost on. We got an hour break before the boat ride so that allowed us to get something to eat and drink. The boat took us thru the canals and in the grand canal so we got a bit of everything.

Flaviano E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

The wife and I really enjoyed this tour particularly the boat tour which takes place in a taxi. Others have said its a small speedy boat but that and STANDING in the back of the boat is what made in fun for us. Highly recommended!

Jeff H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was so personable and we enjoyed all her stories of growing up in Venice as well as the history of her city.

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