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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride provided by Walks

Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride

Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride
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Tour snapshot
See the best of Venice in just one day on a full-day sightseeing tour
Duration:
7h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If you’ve only got limited time in Venice, see the best of the City of Water in just one day during a full-day tour that visits St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) and Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and includes a ride on the Grand Canal by traditional gondola. As well as getting the inside scoop on local history and culture, receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 20.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15693P31
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 20 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
  • Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy St. Mark's Square
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • Please note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 20 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
Departure details
  • Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
  • Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy St. Mark's Square
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
  • Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy St. Mark's Square
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • Please note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
    At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Casa di Marco Polo
  • 5
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa
  • 6
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Scuola Grande di San Marco
    T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
  • You'll end at
    Metropolitan City of Venice
    Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    St. Mark's Square
    See address & details
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5.0
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Mara G
1 contribution
We did this tour our first day in Venice and we were glad! The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour! Very helpful with local suggestions as well. We were dealing intermittently with a small travel issue (we lost our baggage) and she was very patient with us. Would recommend!
Written 21 December 2021
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TakeWalksTeam
Dear Mara G, Thank you for booking with us! We are very happy you were so glad to have joined us on your first day in Venice, as the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful as well. Looking forward to walking again together soon. Happy Holidays,
Written 23 December 2021
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Venture608001
2 contributions
This was an amazing excursion. I learned so much and got to see and hear about so many wonderful sites. It was cold as heck but worth it. Thanx for the amazing memories
Written 14 December 2021
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William Radford
2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
It was a very informative tour, the local guide was very knowledgeable of the history and architecture of the area
Written 11 November 2021
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JEK58
Lethbridge, AB63 contributions
Oct. 2021
We were a little late getting started - Nicoletta did not introduce herself until everyone was there so we were a little confused. However, once we got going, the tour was excellent. Nicoletta was a wealth of information. We learned a lot. The gondola ride was great.
Written 9 November 2021
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richclift
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand25 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Sara was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! We are so glad that we were able to tour with Walks. Once again Walks fulfilled our travels. Keep up the great work! We are looking forward to future tours that Walks conducts!
Written 14 October 2021
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Susan H
Valencia, Spain43 contributions
Sep. 2021
Nicoletta was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Venice. Would highly recommend the tour. Thank you Nicoletta for sharing your love of Venice with us! We were a bit reluctant to do the Gondola ride, feeling it was too touristy, but it ended up being fabulous!
Written 26 September 2021
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Kari O
8 contributions
This was a fantastic tour! Our guide (I forgot her name) was the best! Not only did she explain the Basilica and Palace, but she gave a great history lesson on Venice. If you are looking for a tour of the Basilica & Palace, this is the one.
Written 24 September 2021
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cecmix
Stuttgart38 contributions
Aug. 2021
If you don’t have much time in Venice, but is willing to see the main attractions but also ‚hidden paths‘, this tour meets all your expectations. The tour is quite long. You walk the whole morning, enjoy a 30 min gondola ride, have 1,5-2 h lunch break and have the Basilica and Dodge palace in the afternoon. By the end of the tour you simply want to sit, enjoy a coffee, stretch your legs and digest all information you had along the day. Our guide Elisabetta made the day enjoyable, informative and fun!
Written 2 September 2021
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chihiro78
Seattle, WA9 contributions
I’m usually skeptical about guided tours but this was the best one I’ve ever attended.
Susan was incredible! Super nice, knowledgeable and funny, she made the visit to Venice a real precious experience for us.
The tour itself is pretty long, with a couple of hours walk in the morning followed by a small but nice gondola ride, a break of 2 hours for lunch and then the visit to the Basilica and the Palace.
I really do recommend this tour if you want to learn a bit more about Venice and it’s history, just be ready to walk a lot.
Written 21 August 2021
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Anthony Barbera
17 contributions
We selected the group tour option and we had a very nice time. This tour is a great value an a nice way to see some of the major areas of Venice including the grand canal. The group tour gondolas had anywhere from 4-6 people to each gondola. The tour guide was great and was fluent in Italian and English.
Written 15 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A must do!!
Tour guide was very passionate about everything he was telling us, which we loved! He knows so much and gave us a
johnpF7770OY
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Excellent Tour!
Guide was just fantastic - very easy to work with - super helpful. Highly recommend purchasing a tour with Walks to
Ryan K
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Awesome tour, Marie was great!
My wife and I had a wonderful tour throughout St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace! Marie was extremely personable
andreaeomeara
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Backwards and a Half
Guide great. BUT.. Insanely expensive. Got half the tour we paid for with no warning. Billed as 3- 3 1/2 hour tour
Larry B
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Wonderful Tour of Venice
Our guide was excellent. He provided great insight to the history and life of Venice with an extra touch of humor.
Daniel A
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Susan is a treasure trove of knowledge, insight and wit.
The tour was spectacular. We did the 3 hour tour, but it felt more like 30 minutes with Susan. She is clearly very
adamour856
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Wonderful experience
Being able to tour St Mark’s after hours with a small group was amazing. We were able to get close up to certain ar
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Tour guide a no show and no way to contact anyone.
Tour guide was a no show. No way to contact anyone. Bizarrely incompetent organization. Really nothing more to s
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A Very Special Private Tour of St. Mark's
Fantastic tour! Worth every penny. Guide was very charming and knowledgeable. It was a very special experience whic
MiamiMarla
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Unforgettable evening at St Mark’s Basilica!
Our tour was superb! Our guide Mose was outstanding - incredibly knowledgeable and able to share all the informatio
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Highly recommend! Start with this tour first as it will help you understand Venice better
Highly recommend. Whole family agreed that this was one of the best parts of the trip as it gave a true sense of V
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Alone in Saint Marks Basilica
Loved this tour it started out in doges palace then later into the St.Marks Basilica and let me tell you that your
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours
We loved the tour, it was very special to the in St Mark's at night and our fifteen year-old daughter rated it as t
shanrock007
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Great tour for families
Our tour guide was wonderful, lots of great detail and very nice. The tour is 3 hours, and there is a very short
JavaMama58
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Worth the splurge
Skip the line tours are so worthwhile. We don’t have the patience or the stamina to stand in line for hours for any
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