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Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line

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Venezia, Italy
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this fun combination day tour. This package includes a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, a walking tour of the city, and a 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.
  • Half-day 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 and Doge's Palace
  • Enjoy a 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 tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get different views of Venice's famed canals with rides in both a classic gondola and a motorized boat.
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 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 walking tour.

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 altarpieces.

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 boat tour on Venice’s canals. Meet in front of the tourist office of Venezia Unica, under the arches of the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square opposite Saint Mark's Basilica. Look for the "Grand Canal Boat Tour" sign.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
You'll start your day with a shared gondola ride our Classical Gondola ride, that takes you on a 30 minute round trip starting on the Grand Canal and then through the smaller canals. It is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Doge's Palace
After the gondola ride, you will reach Saint Mark's square with our assistant from Venice Events and then you will meet your professional guide. Be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and enter with your skip the line ticket into the Doge’s Palace, crossing the Bridge of Sighs and visiting its prisons cells. The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, in the heart of Venice. Once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city, and his counsellors, it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government. The Doge's Palace was opened as a museum in 1923.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Marco
The tour then continues into Saint Marks Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics. With its awe – inspiring gold mosaics our talented guide will walk you through the church.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Canal Grande
In the afternoon, at 3:30pm or 4:30 pm (depends on our availability) there is no better way to end your Venice in a day by picking-up a private motor launch (water taxi) which will take you on a 1 hour boat ride along the most spectacular high street in the world "Venice’s Grand Canal" giving you a great overall view of the city covering many of the “sestieri” (areas). Take advantage of the great discount when booking 4 of our most popular tours in Venice!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Correr
At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit on your own: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square, opposite side of the Saint Mark's Basilica.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Venice in one Day combined city tour with Skip the line?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Basic Venice
tucci642019
, Nov 2019
This tour did show the basics when touring Venice. Because we could only do Sunday made for a very long day - gondola at 11 and then wait until 2 to continue the rest of the package. There were too many people in the group for the St Marks and Palace tour - could not see what guide was referring to as we were at the back of the pack. The gondola and canal tours were very good!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. On sundays the Saint Mark's Basilica opens at 2pm that's why we have a break between the tours and also because our travelers enjoy to have free time for the lunch. Our groups are not large as we have a maximum of 25 persons per group for the Basilica and Doge's Palace Tour. Still we are happy to see that you enjoyed the Grand Canal boat tour and also the gondola ride. Best regards, Venice Events Team.
star-5
venice was great
R2277BWjeffreyh
, Oct 2019
this tour was very well done, enjoyed every bit including the gondola ride and canal cruise, our tour guide regina was fantastic
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to see that you had a nice experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
star-3
Eh ...
trierholloway
, Sep 2019
Everyone is right ... the gondola ride is only about 20 minutes long, but that’s not the problem (mine anyway). Our guide was mediocre. For the gondola ride, the listing states to be there 15 minutes before the actual tour starts. We got there at 0925 ... but the guide was late. I called the number, and another lady told me the guide will be there in five minutes (sounded like she was sleep). The guide finally walks up; barely says “hello,” “good morning,” or “how ya doing.” We had to ask her was she the person we were waiting on. Gondola ride: short but peaceful. Enjoyed it. (0940-1000) Next stop, St. Mark’s and Doge Palace. On the way there, she would say things, but we could barely hear her. She didn’t explain anything, and her instructions were weak. I felt like the couple times I asked her for clarification, she seemed bothered. Luckily, the lady take took us inside was excited about sharing information about the two monuments. (~1040-1300) Yes, there’s was a three and a half hour gap to do whatever else you wanted but then come back to finish the tour with the boat ride. We got there about five minutes til so I could get magnets that was literally 12 steps away from the meeting place. I thought she was polite when she began waving at us, but she wasn’t. She was trying to rush us even though we still had a couple minutes to spare .... ironic, right? Mr. Gionne (Johnnie) was fabulous on the other hand. The boat tour was great and we go to see the other side of Venice.(1630-1730) She was literally a guide. She did not go on the gondola ride. She did not take us in the basilica or palace, or go with us on the boat tour. All she did was walk us from point A to B and told us to meet her at point C. After the boat ride, she was nowhere to be found. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is it. But don’t expect to have any conversation with her and ask about anything.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. The person who met our guests at the beginning of the tour is not a guide but our assistant who is there to coordinate your day and to follow you with instructions. By law the assistant is not allowed to make any kind of explanations, that's why you had a guide for the Basilica and Doge's Palace tour and also for the Grand Canal Boat Tour. The assistant is there to take you from point A to point B and to show where is the meeting point for point C. Kind Regards, Venice Events Team.
star-4
Good, but it could of been better if we had someone help us find the meeting spot spo
cgscion
, Aug 2019
Good but it could of been better if we could have had someone help us find the meeting spot!.. Being that it was hot and time was clicking
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. On the vouchers you had our emergency numbers so you had the possibility to call us and ask for help or indications. Still we are happy to see that you had a good experience with us. Kind regards, Venice Events Team
star-5
Venice in a Day tour
IrwinG3
, Aug 2019
The guides on the tour were excellent, great sense of humour combined with great knowledge of the city. The tour had allowances for some slight bits of run over which is always great so that you do not have to such a tour in a mad rush and end up missing things !!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Irwin, Thank you for the awesome review. We are really happy to see that you had a nice experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again touring with us. Best regards, Venice Events Team.
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Terrible
CritterVet
, Aug 2019
Tour guide had no interest in talking to us, was on his phone texting the entire time. The gondola ride was a joke, no conversation or history from him either. After the tour of palace you have 3 hours to kill before the boat ride...didnt bother to even do this part given the experience we had up to that point
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear guest will be possible to have more details regarding the date and your book ref so we can check? best regards
star-5
Perfect Excursion
746marthap
, Jun 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and trip was the perfect amount of time. Highly recommend to anyone..
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your awesome review. We are really pleased to see that you had a wonderful tour in Venice and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Venice Day Tour
Fearless19975174171
, Jun 2019
This was to be an exciting tour but unfortunately it rained most of the day. We were prepared with ponchos. It is difficult to walk with umbrellas in Venice as most of the streets are narrow not to mention the crowds of people. We met the tour guides in St Marks Square and they were great. They were not going to let the rain ruin our tour and explained what we were going to do. Our gondola ride was cancelled due to the rain and asked if we could re-schedule that part of the tour. We were leaving early the next morning so they offered and gave us a refund which showed up in my credit card account a couple of days later. The rain was not their fault and I don't feel that it caused us to not see any of our tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the church and palace in St. Marks Square. The next part of our tour was an hour boat ride around Venice starting in the Grand Canal and through some of the smaller canals and back to St. Marks. The Canal was a little rough due to the rain, but that did not stop anyone from enjoying the Guide telling us all about the city and the buildings we were passing. Dispute the rain, this was one of my favorite tours.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your awesome review. We are really happy that you had a great tour in Venice despite the bad weather, and we look forward to seeing you again.
star-5
Perfect way to see key parts of Venice in a day.
ghardgrove
, Jun 2019
We absolutely enjoyed this package. Our tour guides were well trained and informed. They gave just enough information to be interesting but not over the top. All parts of this package were well planned and executed.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your great review. We are really pleased to see that you had a wonderful tour in Venice and we look forward to seeing you again.
star-4
In general we were very pleased with...
Donald G
, Sep 2018
In general we were very pleased with the tour. The highlight was the tour of St. Marco Church and the Doge's Palace. The tour guide Andrea ?? has a degree in architecture and shared many interesting insights into the buildings and the general construction of the city of Venice. He was fabulous. The gondola ride is a have to do in Venice, but was pretty underwhelming. The canals are jammed with other boats. Our boat driver never spoke a word to us, but spent plenty of time talking with the other gondola drivers. The boat tour of the Grand Canal was interesting.

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