Venice In a Day with St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace & Gondola Ride

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Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 450.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - See all the top sights in Venice in a single, unforgettable day.
- Enjoy the sights from the Rialto Bridge in the morning before the crowds descend.
- Stroll through the bustling aisles of the Rialto Fish Market and learn about the city’s rich culinary history along with some tips on where to eat.
- Explore the most picturesque streets in the world as you pass landmarks like the childhood home of Marco Polo, The Church of Miracles, Venice’s main hospital the Scuola Grande di San Marco, the Bronze Equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verocchio, and the Church of San Zulian, among others.
- Relax on a 30 minute, all-inclusive gondola ride.
- At St. Mark’s Basilica gape at the incredible works of art and architecture inside.
- Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace and wander through the heart of the historic maritime empire while you hear the best stories of what went on inside the halls of power.
- Enjoy an intimate group of 18 people or fewer led by an expert, local Venetian guide with great English and an incredible passion for their home.
Summary
If you only have a short time to explore Venice this tour is your perfect all-inclusive ticket to the top attractions of the city. Follow one of the expert, English-speaking guides to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Grand Canal (by gondola). You’ll also get to explore Venice at ground level on an intimate walking tour and learn about the history, culture, and cuisine of the floating city.
Description
One day to see all the top attractions in Venice? Our Venice In a Day Tour will take you to all the top attractions in the company of some of the best guides in the city. 

Start your day early on the Rialto bridge before the crowds arrive. After meeting your local Venetian guide and snapping some of those all-important pictures, its off to the Rialto Fish Market to learn about the rich culinary history of the city, get restaurant recommendations, and see how the chefs and mamas of Venice source their food.

Next, you’ll set off into the most authentic and atmospheric neighborhoods in Venice for an intimate walking tour that will acquaint you with the city at street level. Along the way, you’ll see the childhood home of Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant who brought Europe the first account of China; and discover how the “Church of Miracles” got its name – plus so much more!

It’s not all walking though. Because Venice is as much in the sea as it is on the land you’ll step into a gondola (max 6 people per gondola) for a relaxing, all-inclusive ride through the world-famous canals. Considering that independent rides usually cost around €80, this is quite a bargain. 

After disembarking, it’s time for some serious historical and artistic exploration. At St. Mark’s Basilica gape at the incredible art and mosaics inside while hearing the unbelievable story of how Venice gained (and in some cases plundered) its treasures. 

Next, it’s on to the Doge’s Palace which was the center of Venice’s maritime empire for hundreds of years. As you wander the corridors of power your guide will fill you in on all the skullduggery that went on behind the scenes, from Casanova’s prison break to the Duke whose face was blacked out of every portrait and painting.

With our expert, English-speaking, local tour guides and intimate groups of 18 people or fewer, you’ll see a side of Venice that few visitors ever get to experience. We’re taking you under the skin of perhaps the world’s most unique city, revealing the rich culture and history that sits just below the surface, just waiting to be discovered. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
Skip the line access tickets at the Doge’s Palace
Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
Headsets when necessary
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Lunch
Transportation in between the tours
Know before you book 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.
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 it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
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.
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 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.
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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: 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 cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-16
Product End Date 2021-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 18 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (except: 01 Apr 2021, 05 Apr 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 45.4383726, 12.3354335
Address: At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Metropolitan City of Venice, 30125, IT
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/San+Giacomo+di+Rialto/@45.4383726,12.3354335,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xb52f17f104c859bf
Notes: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is located just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.
Start Location Notes At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Metropolitan City of Venice, 30125, IT
End Location Address St. Mark's Square., Venice, 30124, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 45.4341549, 12.3375331
Address: St. Mark's Square., Venice, 30124, IT
Notes:
Start Location Notes At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Metropolitan City of Venice, 30125, IT
End Location Address St. Mark's Square., Venice, 30124, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020/2021 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €129.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €119.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020/2021 Pricing
Option Description 2020/2021 Pricing

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I bring a bag into the Doge’s Palace?

Although you are unable to carry large backpacks around the Doge’s Palace, there is a free bag check at the entrance. Feel free to leave handbags and purses here too and collect them after your tour.

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption