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

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice

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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


If you only have a short time to explore Venice this tour is your perfect all-inclusive ticket to the top attractions of the city. Follow one of the expert, English-speaking guides to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal (by gondola).

You’ll also get to explore Venice at ground level on an intimate walking tour and learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of the floating city.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

Relax on a 30 minute, all-inclusive gondola ride.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy


Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

At St. Mark’s Basilica gape at the incredible works of art and architecture inside.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace and wander through the heart of the historic maritime empire while you hear the best stories of what went on inside the halls of power.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

Enjoy the sights from the Rialto Bridge in the morning before the crowds descend.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Casa di Marco Polo, Calle Scaleta, 30121 Venice Italy


Stop At: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice Italy


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Campo Dei Miracoli, 30121 Venice Italy


Pass By: Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, 5263, 30122 Venice Italy


Stop At: Mercati di Rialto, Campo della Pescaria Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice Italy

Stroll through the bustling aisles of the Rialto Fish Market and learn about the city’s rich culinary history along with some tips on where to eat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Scuola Grande di San Marco, Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 6777, 30122 Venice Italy


Pass By: T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi Rialto Bridge, 30124 Venice Italy


  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. We have allowed time for you to eat lunch between the AM and PM tours. Your guide will give you recommendations and tell you where to meet after lunch but please be aware that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting point in time for your PM tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
Departure Point

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Michelle P

18 Nov, 2019

Loved this tour. I had been to venice before but this was really interesting to do. The guide was fabulous and you still get plenty of free time. Well worth it!


30 Oct, 2019

A fabulous tour and our guide Mosa was very informative with a wonderful sense of humour he was so passionate about everything it made it come to life we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and learnt so much about Venice
Many thanks Sandy Henderson

Michael D

29 Oct, 2019

This tour was excellent! The major sites and gondola ride were everything that we expected, but we also walked through the lesser know parts of the city and found some hidden gems that we did not expect. Our tour guide Iola was incredible. She told us so many stories and gave us so much history, that we felt like true Venetians by the end of the tour. I wish we had more time to spend in Venice, but this tour gave us everything we could have hoped for in one day.


25 Oct, 2019

My friend and I really enjoyed this tour with Susan! She provided stories and history that made Venice come to life. Very much worth the day!

Lily N

18 Oct, 2019

This is a must do when you are in Venice!!! The tour is a perfect introduction to Venice, including the Gondola ride.

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Venice from the water is stunning!


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