Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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If you want to make sure you cover the highlights of Venice, this full day tour is your best choice. If you’re only spending a few days in Venice, covering the best attractions in a single day is a smart idea. That way, you can spend the remainder of your time in Venice sipping Prosecco by the canals. This tour includes stops at St Mark’s Basilica and Square, the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace (including Casanova’s prison cell), a half hour gondola ride and plenty of hidden gems along the way. A lunch break is scheduled into the tour - we would never let you go hungry in Italy!

What's Included

Gondola ride

Professional art historian guide

Small-group size, maximum 18 participants

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Since we will be entering a church, please make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered. Also, please refrain from bringing big back packs or bags, because they are not always allowed inside.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
Your Venice in a Day Tour begins in St. Mark’s Square, Venice’s central public plaza. Your guide will teach you the history of this iconic piazza, home to St. Mark’s Basilica.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
Known as “The Church of Gold”, St. Mark’s Basilica’s elaborate design features gold mosaics and marble slabs. Skip the line during the busy summer months and learn about the basilica’s storied history.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ponte di Rialto
After your visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, you’ll follow your local guide through Venice’s back alleyways to the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn history and lore surrounding this gorgeous bridge as you cross into Venice’s popular Rialto neighborhood. Don’t forget to ask your guide for information on the neighborhood’s best eateries and wine bars so you can return later.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

When experiencing Venice, you absolutely must ride a gondola. We’ve included this experience in our Venice in a Day tour. As the first part of the tour concludes, your tour guide will bring you to a trusted Venice gondolier who will take you on a scenic cruise down Venice’s beautiful canals. After experiencing this bucket list moment, you’ll break for lunch.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Doge's Palace
After lunch, explore the fascinating Doge's Palace, or "Duke's Palace." This Palace used to be the home of Venice's public admisnistration. At the same time, it operated as a prison, where some of Venice's criminals saw their last days. Explore the fascinating artwork of the Doge's Palace, and get a glimpse of the famous Bridge of Sighs, the bridge that connects Doge's Palace to its prison.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great day in Venezia
Roving64190327270, 06-11-2022
Everything about the tour and day were terrific. Marco our tour guide was fantastic. Knowledge and funny. We enjoyed everything and learned so much about Venice.
Our guide was droll and...
Yvonne_D, 30-10-2022
Our guide was droll and knowledgeable.
We enjoyed not having to wait on the long lines and we loved the gondola ride!
Beautiful historical experience!
Paula_G, 11-10-2022
Our guide was Kiara and was very knowledgeable about the history and sites we visited, plus her English was excellent. It was a lot of walking but that is Venice! We truly enjoyed our day including the gondola ride. Definitely would recommend!
A Day in Venice
Anonymous, 05-10-2022
Very knowledgeable guide. Loved the gondola ride !! Everything was wonderful !!not sure why this survey is making me write more. Haha
Beautiful Venice!
SRTurney, 11-10-2022
Roberta was very engaging and knowledgeable as a guide. We loved seeing the amazing historic sights. But it was hot and very crowded (which surprised me, for October) and we got very tired of all the walking. (We are senior citizens!) We relaxed at lunch and ended up skipping the second half, which was the Doge's Palace. We decided we've seen enough churches and palaces to last a while! I do regret missing it but I don't think I could have walked another step that day! We loved St. Mark's Cathedral and the gondola ride!
Dip into Venice
paulwJ1163VX, 07-01-2023
The tour was interesting, informative and everything we needed.
Grace spoke with knowledge clear, interesting and humorous..
I would recommend this tour.

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