Best of Venice Walking Tour with Gondola, St Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace

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38 reviews   (4.97)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join a guided tour of the highlights and of the most authentic places of the city, enjoy a Gondola ride to admire the city from the water and discover the wonders of Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s basilica with a local friendly guide.
Admire the most beautiful places of Venice, walk through the picturesque “calli”- tiny and fascinating streets. Admire the Ponte di Rialto and the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco. Here your Gondolier will be waiting for you. Sail through the Venetian canals with the Gondola and discover the beauty of the city from the water. After the Gondola ride you can enjoy some free time before meeting your local guide again to start the second part of this day-tour. First enter Doge’s palace and learn about the masterpieces of Italian painters such as Tintoretto, Tiziano and Veronese. Finally, reach Saint Mark’s basilica, the world-famous Golden cathedral that preserves an invaluable treasure made of golden mosaics.

What's Included

Gondola ride

Licensed guide

St. Mark and Doge's Palace entrance tickets

What's Not Included

Hotel pick up and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please remember that you have to follow a precise dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees and thighs need to be covered so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts and hats (for men). It is not allowed to enter with large bags, animals
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public in case of high tides. In this case, we will communicate it to the participants as soon as possible and we will arrange an alternative.
  • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum number of 2 participants
  • We kindly inform you that the Skip the line service for St. Mark's basilica during certain periods of the year is NOT AVAILABLE
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This Tour runs rain or shine

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Ponte di Rialto
Your first stop will be the beautiful Ponte di Rialto, the first bridge built on the Grand Canal. Don’t forget your camera! This is one of the most photographed places in Venice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piazza San Marco
Keep following your local insider through the "sestieri" - Venetian name for neighborhood - until the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco. Here your Gondolier will be waiting for you. Sail through the Venetian canals with the Gondola.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Doge's Palace
Follow your guide to experience an incredible journey through history and art to discover one of the most famous museums in the city: Doge's palace.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Basilica di San Marco
Finally, you will enter the Basilica a beautiful cathedral built during a thousand year that preserves an invaluable treasure made of golden mosaics, masterpieces of Venetian artisans.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Beautiful day with Lara
munkherdenetsn, 14-12-2022
Our tour guide, Lara Lucilli, is an excellent guide who explained everything in detail so that I truly felt I became a Venetian in just a day. We explored how life goes on a typical day in Venice. It was the great tour for me and I highly recommend.
Great tour!!
Angela_o, 10-11-2022
Lara did a fabulous tour! I learned so much and saw so much!! Was a excellent tour to take! I highly recommend it!
Fabulous way to spend a day in Venezia.
Stephen_W, 04-11-2022
Fabulous tour with a fantastic guide Gabriella , pvery knowledgeable and a lovely lady as well , great job Gabriella well done.
Great One Day Venice Tour That Captures All Highlights.
William_B, 04-11-2022
Highly recommend this one day walking tour of Venice. Viator/Tour Company very responsive to questions pre trip. Tour guide Gina was outstanding. No waiting in line to enter any tour stop. Great one day overview of city, plus a Gondola ride.
Awesome day!
Trail728074, 01-11-2022
We had an awesome day in Venice with our tour guide, Lara! She was energetic and truly enjoyed sharing her knowledge of Venice. It was a full day tour and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you Lara for a memorable day!

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