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Venice-in-a-Day Combination Tour Package

  • 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)
Venice-in-a-Day Combination Tour Package
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Venice-in-a-Day Combination Tour Package
USD 136.93
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.
What to Expect
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.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Not worth the cost

This is advertised as a guided walking tour of the city. It’s not. It starts with a 30 minute gondola ride. No guide, just the boat ride through quiet canals. Then you have to walk, on your own, to the Doges Palace/St. Marks area. No...More

11  Thank Marjorie G
Renzo F, Direttore at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi Marjorie, we just want to clarify that the gondolier is not a guide, but a driver. Regarding the boat tour is not possible to run the Grand Canal before 3 pm, that's why this tour has a stop between the activities. Vaporetto is not...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Excellent tours!

We thoroughly enjoyed all our tours! So informative. Andrea was a fabulous tour guide..so passionate and knowledgeable about Venice! He made the tour!!! The staff, especially the lady working, was super helpful and accommodating, making sure we made the best use of our time to...More

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent. A must do

This was an all day tour with a morning that included walking around Venice and see the sights and the Doge’s palace, St. Mark’s Cathedral and Square. Our tour guide was Giulia. She was absolutely excellent. I lovely woman whose passion and knowledge of Venice...More

Thank WayneVdM
Renzo F, Owner at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you, you chose one of our best combination tour! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon! Venice Events

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile
Well organized for a lot in a little time

The day is divided into two half days. You have to walk to the meeting locations. The directions are good but allow yourself time to make mistakes or explore distractions. Everything was as promised. The two tour guides I had were different as night from...More

Thank Jonathan M
Renzo F, Direttore generale at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Jonathan, thank you. We are glad you enjoyed our tour, we designed it to give our clients exactly this kind of experience! Hope to see you soon again Venice Events

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Matteo. That's all. He's the consummate tour guide of this mystical city!

Matteo, with his detailed knowledge of Venice and flair, took my experience of Venice to a new level. HIs in-depth tour of the St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace was so impressive that I could not stop raving about it for the rest of my...More

Thank rmorales278
Renzo F, Owner at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you, we are vary happy you enjoyed so much this amazing city! Hope you'll be back soon! Venice Events

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25 July 2018|
Response from Marjorie G | Reviewed this property |
No, it does not. That is a separate tour.
Susan C
9 May 2018|
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Response from Nilindy | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options are available and you would be best to look online at Viator. Venice will be very busy then and it would be best to book although turn up and go options are available I imagine the queues will be horrendous.
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