• 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Really very good tour to see all the important things in Venice, including the Gondola ride! The guide Susan was very attentive to all the tourists and very helpful with recommendations for genuine local food places


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide Susan was very knowledgeable. She even gave us great tips on restaurants.

Andres S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Seeing this part of Venice with a guide gave us historical background and perspective. Our tour guide Moses was very friendly and informative. We enjoyed seeing the produce and fish markets, seeing the Rialto district and bridge in the low season---fewer people!, The gondola ride, shared with 4 other people, was fun, but we saw mostly the smaller canal areas----just a bit disappointing---certainly not romantic! Basilica San Marco and the Doges Palace were amazing and having a guide to provide all the historical background is so helpful. It was a long day of walking, especially on the cobblestone streets, but worth it all by the end of the day.

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

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