Venice in a Day Private Tour

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From $491.55

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy an exclusive tour of Venice with a private expert guide, and make the most of this incredible city and see all of the highlights. Begin in Saint Mark's Square for a perfect view of Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, the private chapel of the dukes of Venice until the 19th century. Get privileged access, and skip the long lines to enter the grand basilica and enjoy up-close views of the golden mosaics. Then skip the lines to the Doge's Palace to travel through 7 centuries of history as you see the palace prisons and court rooms, and stop on the Bridge of Sighs to see the last view of Venice that prisoners saw before they were locked in their cells. Your guide will then give recommendations for lunch, and after a short break continue your tour. Walk to the covered Rialto Bridge and discover the house where Marco Polo once lived. Go to the Renaissance church of the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where you will end your perfect day true Venetian style in a private gondola ride

What's Included

private expert local guide

private gondola ride

skip the line tickets to St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace

What's Not Included

food and drinks

gratuities (optional)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
Your experience of Venice begins in the iconic St Mark's square where you will also meet your guide.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
Next, skip the long lines and enter this beautiful and ornate basilica as your guide provides you with anecdotes of its history.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Doge's Palace
Next make your way to the Doge's Palace again with VIP entry, the political center of Venice. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the private hidden apartments, and you will see impressive halls such as the Hall of Great Council. The tour takes a more sinister turn as you visit the prison, as well as an extensive private weapons collection. Upon exiting, you will stop at the notorious Bridge of Sighs.

After this visit, your guide will provide you with some great recommendations to stop to eat and have refreshments before continuing on your tour.

The rest of the day will be spent on foot exploring the narrow winding streets to unexpected squares and bridges. Visit the Rialto bridge and see Marco Polo's house before stopping in Campo Santa Maria Formosa for your private gondola ride.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Your guide will escort you to your very own private gondola ride - the best way to complete a day in Venice! They will ensure you will have everything you need before embarking on a relaxing journey through the canals on your gondola.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


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michellesF8254GU, 10-09-2022
Appreciated all the local insights that Nico shared about the Venetian culture and history. Our day was so much more enriched by having him as our guide.
A perfect day in Venice with Nico
Nancy B, 09-09-2022
Nico was a fabulous tour guide! He added more knowledge and enjoyment to our experience of Venice than we could have learned on our own.

He has extensive knowledge of the city and its customs. We covered everything from history to life in present-day Venice. We tried to soak up every bit of knowledge he shared with us. We all agreed that it wouldn’t have been nearly as good an experience just seeing these sites on our own. It was so enjoyable spending the day with him! Venice and Nico were the perfect combination for us!
5 wonderful hours in Venice!
Vacation25554194282, 31-08-2022
3 of us had the pleasure of touring Venice for 5 hours with Nico on Aug 29. (Originally scheduled to be 6 but 3 had to drop due to illness, which liv graciously refunded with 24 hour notice). The tour was filled with historical, cultural and social references (much of it driven by our personal interests and questions) and Nico was a font of knowledge on every aspect, in addition to generally being a charming individual! I can’t imagine that we could have gotten any where near the satisfaction of seeing this beautiful city without his vast knowledge. The liv office was organized, responsive and thorough throughout the entire process. Highly recommend this tour and company!
Great private tour in Venice! Ended with a gondola ride!
Jkronimus, 05-07-2022
Sabrina was a fantastic tour guide! Very knowledgeable in the history and traditions of Venice! She loves this city! With two teen girls, she kept them engaged and interested! She took us to a fabulous lunch and she was so personable!
Venice in a day
John P, 29-12-2022
My almost 11 year old son and i loved our tour with Tullia. From our first minutes together we started learning all about Piazza San Marco and the history of Venice. One day obviously doesn’t do this city justice, but Tullia expended endless amounts of energy and knowledge to bring the city to life. Starting with the piazza, the basilica and the Doges palace, and then on Murano for a demo of glass making. Grazie mille, Tullia!

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