• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 140.28 View price calendar

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If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this 3.5-hour combination tour package. This package includes a 30-minute gondola ride on the Grand Canal, a 2-hour walking tour of the city, and a 1-hour boat tour along the city’s most secluded canals. Plus, it gives you a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica.


  • 3.5-hour tour package of Venice, including a gondola ride, walking tour, and boat tour
  • Includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale)
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Venice, and see some of the city's must-see spots
  • Float down the Grand Canal on a boat for a guided 1-hour tour
  • This combination package isn’t wheelchair accessible

What You Can Expect

Venice-in-a-Day Combination Tour Package

Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal

On Mondays through Saturdays, your tour starts at 9:40am, but on Sundays, it’ll start at 11am. Meet at Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola Park a little before your departure time.

Start by getting into your gondola with up to five others. Once everyone is safe and secure, your gondolier takes you for a classic gondola ride for 30 minutes across the Grand Canal. Admire Venice’s buildings, and see places, such as Santa Maria della Salute and Ponte dell'Accademia.

Afterward, make your own way over to Museo Correr at St. Mark’s Square on the opposite side of St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) to meet your guide for your 2-hour walking tour. On Mondays to Saturdays the meeting time is at 11:15am, but on Sundays, the meeting time is at 2pm. Hear about the history of the square, and skip the line at St. Mark's Basilica. Inside the Italo-Byzantine-style church, admire its golden mosaics and altar pieces.

Next up is Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Avoid the crowds here, too, as your guide walks you through the palace. Stroll along the Bridge of Sighs and pass the new prisons before your guide leaves you on your own to explore.

Later in the afternoon, meet up for your last tour in this package — the 1-hour boat tour on Venice’s canals. Meet in front of Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, along Riva degli Schiavoni, close to the Hotel Londra Palace. This portion of the tour package meets Monday through Sunday at 4:45pm. Launch off from the Grand Canal, and discover some of the city’s most hard-to-get-to canals. Catch a glimpse of Venice's palaces and buildings, and make sure to snap pictures while listening to your guide's commentary along the journey. This boat tour lets you off in the same place you came aboard.

Customer Reviews

Ray T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Good tour to see the highlights of Venice, including a gondola ride and canal ride. Don't skip the museum - very well done.

Peter F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent tours. Worth every penny.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

St Marks was amazing and the host was great! The gondola ride was very crowded - but a must do in Venice. I liked that the day was planned for you but with breaks included so you could enjoy near by shops and restaurants.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We enjoyed our tour with Marco, he made the tour interesting.

Mansoor M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellect experience. Gondola ride was great! St. Marks Basilica tour was good.
St. Mark Plaza area you can take other tour of the island.
We stayed in Crown Plaza Hotel East Venice then took train ride to Venice Island.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good way to get a thorough overview of Venice when you are only there for a day or two. Guides were very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy what they were doing.

Dee H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Sheri G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This full day tour of Venice was awesome. It even included a gondola ride!! Highly recommend.

Rick T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great overall look of Venice. No way to do everything in Venice in one day but this provides a really great overview and highlights. Well worth our time we felt.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great tour that gave us the major highlights of Venice in one day and still had time to explore on our own. This tour was divided into segments with time on our own between each segment. First we did the gondola ride on the Grand Canal, then a tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace skip the line is essential for these places and a one hour water taxi small group tour of the sights on the Grand Canal and nearby areas. There was no guided walking tour of the streets of Venice, but we had an hour or two between the above listed activities to tour on our own. So this was really an all day tour since the gondola ride started at 9:40 AM and the last tour, the water taxi tour, ended around 6 PM. They seem to use local tours that could be purchased on your own, but they do the leg work to put it together in a package, get the advance tickets and coordinate the timing, all at a good price.

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