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Overview
If you’ve only got limited time in Venice, see the best of the City of Water in just one day during a full-day tour that visits St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) and Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and includes a ride on the Grand Canal by traditional gondola. As well as getting the inside scoop on local history and culture, receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15.
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You'll start at
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, ItalyAt the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
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  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Piazza San Marco
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Casa di Marco Polo
  • 5
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    Pass by Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa
  • 6
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Scuola Grande di San Marco
    Pass by T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
You'll end at
Metropolitan City of Venice
Metropolitan City of Venice, ItalySt. Mark's Square
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Highlights
  • See the best of Venice in just one day on a full-day sightseeing tour
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. We have allowed time for you to eat lunch between the AM and PM tours. Your guide will give you recommendations and tell you where to meet after lunch but please be aware that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting point in time for your PM tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations. St Marks Basilica may be subject to visit restrictions, your tour will be amended on the day to offer you the most comprehensive experience available. Please also note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sendeeloo wrote a review Jan 2020
College Station, Texas1 contribution
Mattia was very engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Tour was planned and timed well. Have already recommended Walks to others.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi Sendeeloo Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent Venice in a Day tour, we really appreciate that you took the time to do so! We love to provide our guests with amazing memories and great experiences, so we are thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your trip to Italy! The Walks Team
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Ed S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We've been fortunate enough to explore many cities in various countries around the globe, and know full well that a good vacation becomes a great vacation when the guide you are depending upon is among the elite. Roberta is exactly that. She is an OUTSTANDING guide --
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi I5320KQeds Thank you so much for your great review of our Venice in a Day tour, and our wonderful guide, Roberta. We truly appreciate your feedback! We genuinely want all of our guests to have unforgettable experiences with us, and we couldn't do that without excellent, expert guides in our team. Thank you so much for your appreciation of Roberta, her hard work and her passion - it is terrific to hear! We look forward to walking with you again on your next trip away. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Alexandros T wrote a review Jan 2020
Athens, Greece13 contributions9 helpful votes
Thanks so much for an excellent tour. Sabrina was simpy amazing! Very knowledgable, very professional and so sweet. We spent together 6 hours and she took us around the city of Venice. We were a group of 14 people and Sabrina made sure that each one of us was well accommodated.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Hi Alexis210787, What a lovely review, thank you so much for your great feedback! It is genuinely fantastic to hear that you had such an awesome experience with Sabrina, and that we were able to provide you with some great memories of beautiful Venice. That is our goal in life! We can't wait to walk with you again very soon, The Walks Team
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lossuenosdeviaje wrote a review Jan 2020
Vacaville, California12 contributions4 helpful votes
We couldn't have asked for a better tour and tour guide in order to catch some must-see's while in Venice. Our travel plans allowed only two and a half days to spend in Venice, so we wanted to soak in some major attractions without spending several hours at a time. This tour fit
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Hello lossuenosdeviaje, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback from your recent walking tour in Venice! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us in this beautiful city, which is precisely what we want for all of our guests. We know how important the first visit to Venice is, and we are so happy that we were part of the experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Trail731132 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide Iola who lived in Venice.was extremely knowledgable and informative. She was passionate about Venice which made it a really good day At the time of our visit the high tide was one of the highest for fifty years and without Iola as our guide and local knowledge we
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Hi Trail731132, It is wonderful to hear that our guide Lola was such fantastic company for your Legendary Venice tour! Our guests' enjoyment is our number one priority, which is why we hire only the best guides in the business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Venice and we hope to see you in another of our markets very soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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FrannyPatch
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A MUST DO---but not a "luxury" boat!
Only reason for 4 stars....is the boat WAS NOT A LUXURY type boat. Especially the first one...we had to change boa
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No reimbursement for cancellation
I reserved the tickets for Exclusive st. Marcs alone in March 2020 for May 2020. Due to CORONA border closure I had
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PJ G
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A bridge of small “size” but a big history
Amazing architecture Great history Great atmosphere Great art work February was a great time to visit as not man
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Candi P
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The best way to see inside all of the special parts of Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Everything is very well organized on the Walks' tours. Our guide Pamela was very interesting and she provided a wea
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A culture bath in Venice
Very interesting visit, a nice lesson of history and art in one of the most beautiful place of Europe!
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Great Tour!!
This was an awesome tour! I'm a student and I took my parents to Venice for the day and this was the perfect thing
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Interesting tour of Venice's well known landmarks
Informative tour giving insight and knowledge you would not gain if you were not guided. The tour was well organise
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excellent tour
our guide Susan was so informative and passionate. im not really one for city walks but this really is worth it, pu
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Legendary Venice
Superb tour with Susan who really knew her stuff and also kept children included and engaged . Having a professio
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kuismina
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Great tour in Venice
The tour was brilliant. Our guide, Julietta, was friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative and
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Great context to beautiful architecture
This was our 3rd city on our trip to Italy, after visiting Milan and Florence. We had been given tours to all the c
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Eddie D
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Venice tour of San Marco and doges palave
The whole tour was fantastic.. 10 out of 5 stars at least.. Finding the start point really easily, then the wondrou
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Paulgq
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Brilliant tour and guide
Sabrina was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and Venice generally. All arrangements w
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Gravw
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Beautiful
We had a great time and a wonderful tour with a great guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It is a pity it got
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Sue_Jo_01
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Well worth the Money
We had Moses who was an incredible guide. He had some much enthusiasm and obvious love for the history of Venice t
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