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Venice in One Day: Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica and Grand Canal Cruise

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Enjoy two diverse tours which will give you a comprehensive introduction to the world's most beautiful and unique city. Start with a walking tour of hidden backstreets and end with a cruise through a labyrinth of small canals.

Description

This is a combination tour of the Original Venice Walk and the Original Grand Canal Boat Tour

Please check the schedule of the entire activity below before booking.

For the first part of the tour, enjoy a walking tour of Venice. Roam around St. Mark's Square and learn about the history behind the walls of its most famous landmarks. Learn about the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace (exterior) and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world.

Then, leave the square and crowds behind to discover the "real Venice." Enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys where an enchanting city of meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges awaits you.

Explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Gothic Palaces and at the "Scuola" di San Marco learn about the famous trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations of the great mercantile empire.

And by looking at the sights, learn how illustrious Venetians, the likes of Marco Polo and others, made this city of stone a vibrant and magical place. See contemporary Venice and find out how it is to live in the most unique city in the world (though not the most practical) before concluding the first part of the tour near the Rialto Bridge.

At mid-afternoon, meet with your guide again for the second part of your tour - the Grand Canal Boat Tour.

During the boat ride, you'll get to see the beautiful and imposing palaces and churches that line the banks of the Grand Canal. Learn about the history of the Grand Canal, how it has developed over the centuries into the most beautiful street in the world.

In this part of the tour, discover the more romantic and intimate minor canals to savor the true essence of Venice.

SCHEDULE

Original Venice Walk

Apr 01 to Oct 31: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00

May 08 to Jul 16: Mon to Sat at 13:45

Sep 04 to Oct 15: Mon to Sat at 13:45

Grand Canal Boat Tour

Apr 01 to Oct 22: Mon to Sat at 16:00 or 17:00 / Sun at 16:30 or 17:30

Oct 23 to Oct 31: Mon-Sat at 14:30

Includes

  • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Motor-launch for 1 hour guided tour of the Grand Canal

  • English-speaking guide
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Venice in One Day: Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica and Grand Canal Cruise
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Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica / Motor-launch for 1 hour guided tour of the Grand Canal / English-speaking guide

It was an amazing experience. We both learned so much from the very knowledgeable guides. I would highly recommend it.

Sylvia and John

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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check in at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 10:00

    Skip-the-line Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica

    Your first stop is at St Mark's Square, where you can admire and discuss famous landmarks with your local expert guide and enjoy skipping the queue during a visit St. Mark's Basilica.

  • City Sightseeing Tour

    Discover a hidden side to Venice, through the labyrinth of winding alleys and quiet canals. Your guide will tell you stories about Venice's history, its famous people and what its like to live in this unique city today.

  • 12:00

    Break Between Tours

  • Boat Tour of the Grand Canal (1 hr)

    Glide down Venice's Grand Canal and admire the important buildings along its banks. The enchanting palaces, churches and bridges all have their own stories!

  • 13:00

    Tour Ends Near St. Mark's Square

  • 10:55

    Check in at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 11:10

    Skip-the-line Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica

    Your first stop is at St Mark's Square, where you can admire and discuss famous landmarks with your local expert guide and enjoy skipping the queue during a visit St. Mark's Basilica.

  • City Sightseeing Tour

    Discover a hidden side to Venice, through the labyrinth of winding alleys and quiet canals. Your guide will tell you stories about Venice's history, its famous people and what its like to live in this unique city today.

  • 13:10

    Break Between Tours

  • Boat Tour of the Grand Canal (1 hr)

    Glide down Venice's Grand Canal and admire the important buildings along its banks. The enchanting palaces, churches and bridges all have their own stories!

  • 14:10

    Tour Ends Near St. Mark's Square

  • 13:30

    Check in at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 13:45

    Skip-the-line Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica

    Your first stop is at St Mark's Square, where you can admire and discuss famous landmarks with your local expert guide and enjoy skipping the queue during a visit St. Mark's Basilica.

  • City Sightseeing Tour

    Discover a hidden side to Venice, through the labyrinth of winding alleys and quiet canals. Your guide will tell you stories about Venice's history, its famous people and what its like to live in this unique city today.

  • 15:45

    Break Between Tours

  • Boat Tour of the Grand Canal (1 hr)

    Glide down Venice's Grand Canal and admire the important buildings along its banks. The enchanting palaces, churches and bridges all have their own stories!

  • 16:45

    Tour Ends Near St. Mark's Square

  • 13:45

    Check in at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens

  • 14:00

    Skip-the-line Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica

    Your first stop is at St Mark's Square, where you can admire and discuss famous landmarks with your local expert guide and enjoy skipping the queue during a visit St. Mark's Basilica.

  • City Sightseeing Tour

    Discover a hidden side to Venice, through the labyrinth of winding alleys and quiet canals. Your guide will tell you stories about Venice's history, its famous people and what its like to live in this unique city today.

  • 16:00

    Break Between Tours

  • Boat Tour of the Grand Canal (1 hr)

    Glide down Venice's Grand Canal and admire the important buildings along its banks. The enchanting palaces, churches and bridges all have their own stories!

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends Near St. Mark's Square

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:00:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:55:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 14:10:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:55:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 14:10:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 16:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 16:45:00

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) At the entrance to the Royal Gardens (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near St Mark's Square (San Marco, Venice, Italy) Time: 17:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • The sightseeing tour requires a minimum of 8 participants to operate. There is also a limit of 25 participants per tour.

  • The grand canal boat tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate. There is also a limit of 9 participants per tour.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Luggage and suitcases are not allowed

Additional Note(s)
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica is 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).

  • Please note the schedule for the Sightseeing Tour: 11:10 - 1st April 2018 to 31st October 2018 (Monday to Saturday) 14:00 - 1st April 2018 to 21st October 2018 (Sunday) 13:45 - 7th May 2018 to 15th July 2018 & 3rd September 2018 to 14th October 2018 (Monday to Saturday)

  • Please note the schedule for the Grand Canal Boat Tour: 15:15 - 22nd October 2018 to 31st October 2018 (Monday to Saturday) 16:00 - 1st April 2018 to 21st October (Monday to Saturday) 16:30 - 1st April 2018 to 21st October (Sunday) 17:00 - 1st April 2018 to 21st October (Monday to Saturday) 17:30 - 1st April 2018 to 21st October (Sunday)

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 9.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a dress code for St Mark's Basilica?

As this is a religious building, shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. For security measures, large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.

Will the tour still take place during 'high water'?

During high water, the tour will still take place it will just be adapted for 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.

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Reviews

It was an amazing experience. We both learned so much from the very knowledgeable guides. I would highly recommend it.

Sylvia and John

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 7 business days (10:00:00 local time) to 3 business days (10:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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