Venice City Tour in 1 Day - St Mark's Basilica, Guided Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice City Tour in 1 Day - St Mark's Basilica, Guided Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Our Best Venice in 1 Day Tour. You only have 1 day in Venice and you wish to experience everything it has to offer?
With this City Tour of Venice (Italy) you’ll take a guided small group visit of all the highlights of this magical city in a combination walking and boat tour on the Grand Canal. From Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square and Basilica) to the Rialto Bridge, your informative guide will offer historical perspectives on this fascinating medieval city. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica

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Venice City Tour in 1 Day - St Mark's Basilica, Guided Walking Tour and Grand Canal Boat Tour

From: 105.00

Duration: 3 hours

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What’s included in the 1 Day Venice City Tour
  • Highly qualified local expert English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
  • 1-hour guided tour on motor-launch in the Grand Canal, with max 8\9 people per boat
  • Walking tour that includes landmarks as St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line tickets, St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace (exterior), Bridge of Sighs (exterior), Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge, and Hidden Venice spots
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What You’ll See in Our 1 Day Venice City Tour
Our Classic Venice in 1 Day Tour Package is the best value in our Venice Day Tours packages, a one-day tour of Venice that features our two-hour Best of Venice walking tour with skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, which provides the ideal introduction to Venice on foot, and our small group Venice boat tour of the Grand Canal that provides a perfect introduction to Venice by water. Limited to a maximum of 20 participants, our guided tours include complimentary headphones to ensure you can fully engage with our guide's narration.

2 hours Best Of Venice Walking Tour with skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
In the first 2 hours of your Venice in one day tour, you’ll take a guided walking tour of all the must-see landmarks in Venice, learning the history of Venice from its origins to the modern day. Our itinerary commences with a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square to admire & discuss its landmark monuments and to visit St. Mark’s Basilica. Note that shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Mark's Basilica and large bags are not allowed inside. You will be able to follow every word of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide thanks to the complimentary headphones, as you discuss all the major attractions that will include the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower & Clock Tower.

Important information
In case of unexpected closure of St. Mark's Basilica, all tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled – our guides will provide a detailed explanation of the Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids (either books or pictures or iPad) to allow you to view the interior of the church.

Discover all the Hidden Gems in Venice with our Hidden Venice Tour
In the second part of our Venice walking tour we'll leave the hordes of tourists behind in St. Mark's Square to explore a very different Venice. A Venice that's more fascinating and intimate, what we call the Hidden Venice. Main highlights will include Castello district, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Ponte Paradiso bridge & Calle Paradiso, Salizada San Lio, and many more. Enjoy this voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleepy canals of the Hidden Venice to have a fully guided introduction to Venice.

1 hour Small Group Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour
Sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of Venice from a completely different perspective as you glide down Venice's main water street to admire the important buildings that line its banks. Your expert Venice tour guide will illustrate the great history of Venice, along with stories about famous characters, who have at one time called this waterway their home. Limited to 8/9 people per boat, this Venice boat tour provides a very intimate and easy-going tour of Venice, far from the crowds of St. Mark’s, visiting also minor canals.

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  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch (optional) is not included

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Where will your 1 Day Venice City Tour begin
All tours featured on this Venice Day Tour combo, the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour & Best of Venice guided walking tour, start from the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Mark's Square.

Directions: From St. Mark's, facing the Basilica, turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it.
IMPORTANT: shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Mark's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica.

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Customize your Venice City Tour
The Venice in 1 Day Tour combines multiple tours. Please note that these tours can be taken over several days. Just specify in the comments field at the time of booking on what dates you want to do each tour and we'll confirm availability accordingly based on operational schedule of each tour portion.

Restrictions for the St Mark's Basilica
Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.
At times St Mark’s Basilica is closed due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions. On those occasions when St Mark’s Basilica is open with high water, skip the line tickets will not be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church.
In case of unexpected closure of St. Mark's Basilica, all tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled – our guides will provide a detailed explanation of the Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids (either books or pictures or Ipad) to allow you to view the interior of the church.
Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica are available only from April to October (St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered off peak season).
Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Mark's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica.

1 Day Venice City Tour Accessibility
This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.


Additional Information
Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
The tour operates with min 5 fully paying participants.
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Anonymous
Jun 22 2023

Our guide was knowledgeable and informative with a wonderful sense of humor. We learned a lot about Venice and it’s history.

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Mr Jerril Morton
May 31 2023

Enjoyed the scenic views and the narration.

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Anonymous
Aug 08 2019

Well-organized and perfect timing!

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