• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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First time in Venice? Maximise your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.


  • Full-day ‘Venice in One Day’ sightseeing tour: St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Grand Canal
  • Witness local life on a walking tour of Venice’s colorful neighborhoods and the Rialto markets
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a romantic gondola ride
  • Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and take in the views from the terrace
  • Explore the magnificent Doge’s Palace on a guided tour
  • Ideal introduction to Venice for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride

St. Mark's Basilica

Customer Reviews

Sophia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide was amazing. She was so knowledgable and so patient with a few unruly tourists in our group. If you aren't spending a lot of time in Venice, do this tour.

Angela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A full day with a break for lunch - it is cultural overload at it's best. But - if your time is limited this will give you an incredible overview of the city and the parts you might want to re-visit. Our guide was amazingly well versed with the city, it's history and current event things that are on-going. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A long day but a must do

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Sabrina was our tour guide, and she was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the sites, the history, and the current state of affairs with regards to Venice. The tour was relaxed and offered time to ask questions and enjoy this beautiful city. It is a long day with lots of walking, but I felt like I received a good understanding and exploration of Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Covered everything you would want to see in Venice. Our guide also shared local information you wouldn't think to
ask about.

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a tour today in Venice and had a fabulous time! Susan was very knowledgeable and easy to understand and attentive to all of us in the group the entire time. If I ever get back to Venice I will be looking her up!

Frances C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Matteo was the single best guideIve ever had in Europe deeply knowledgeable, passioinate but I wth a sense of humor! about his city, he sets a fast pace for a group that was really not small....he was also professionally considerate of me, with some mobility and old age! issues.
If I could be guaranteed id Get Matteo again, Id never book anywhere else! Bravo hes a star. So ISS Victor subject to more vetting with additional tours.. thanks

Radu-Cristian V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was amazing! We had the opportunity of walking through the small Venice's streets, to see the most important buildings. Special thanks for our guide, Paola, who's valuable explanations made our tour very interesting.

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This is a great tour and comes in two parts. Our guide Sabina was very knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Part one of the tour was a three hour walking tour which concluded with ride in a Gondola. We started at the Rialto fish markets and then walked through various areas to see the most wonderful buildings including grand churches, bridges and local neighbourhoods which all helped to reveal the development of Venice and its rich history.

After a much needed lunch break we then met again in San Marco Square for part two of the tour. Sabina guided us around the square and then took us on a wonderful tour of the Basilica San Marco with skip the line access. Both outside and inside we were again given Sabinas expert knowledge of the building and she highlighted many things you would not see or appreciate their significance without her in-depth understanding. The Basilica San Marco is magnificent.

Following the Basilica we went to the Doges Palace. Again skipping the long lines Sabina took us on a tour of the building and provided a fascinating insight into the role of the Doges in terms of the development and decline of independent Venice. Again without a guide it would be difficult to interpret the significance of the Doges and their administration led from this wonderful building.

This was a long day, but an excellent way to learn about Venice and its development plus skipping the long queues to get expert insight into two of its main historical buildings. In addition Sabina also gave information about the challenges facing Venice and the Venetians. It was also excellent value considering the ticket costs and Gondola trip. I would highly recommend the trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My husband and I loved this small group tour. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend this tour!

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