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Grand Day Tour of Venice: Doges palace, Walking tour & Grand Canal boat tour

Special super saver combo Grand Day Tours of Venice include a 2-hr tour of the Doge's Palace featuring interior rooms of the Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the prisons, a 2-hr walking tour of the highlights of Venice including St Mark's Square, St Mark's basilica and a stroll in hidden Venice & 1-hr Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Highlights and what's included

  • Skip the line tickets for St. Marks Basilica and Doge's Palace
  • Licensed Expert Guide for 5 hours
  • 1-hour Boat ride of the Grand Canal on a luxurious motor-launch
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica with skip the line tickets, Doge's Palace tour, Bridge of Sighs, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Hidden Venice and the Rialto Bridge
  • Open-Plan - You can take all 3-tours in one day or on separate days


Ideal for the first-time visitor. Take advantage of our Grand Day Tours of Venice special offer and enjoy three of our popular group city sightseeing tours of Venice at a discounted rate.

Details of the Venice Tours included in our Grand Day Tours of Venice package are as below. Please follow the individual links for full details on each of the tours included:

Our Grand Day Tours of Venice special offer starts with an essential tour for those who truly want to comprehend the uniqueness of the city. Home to the Doge & his counsellors, the infamous Council of Ten, the Bridge of Sighs & the prisons where enemies of the state were left to rot. It's unique Venetian form of architecture was copied and interpreted throughout Venice. And within its walls a fascinating story awaits you - learn how a city built in swamplands developed & maintained a Great Mercantile Empire and the longest running Republic in the history of the world.

In two glorious hours learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern day as your Classic Venice Day Tours itinerary commences with a walking tour of St. Mark's to admire & discuss its landmark monuments and to visit St. Mark's Basilica. Then, complete your introduction to Venice with a voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleepy canals of Hidden Venice to have a full introduction to Venice on one of our most popular city sightseeing tours - Limited to a maximum of 25-participants with complimentary headphones included.

The perfect way to conclude our Venice day tours special offer with an afternoon sightseeing cruise down the main street of Venice - The Grand Canal. Touring the Grand Canal and minor canals at a time when there is little commercial traffic allows you to enjoy relaxing boat tours of Venice. Limited to a maximum of 9 people, travelling in a luxurious motor-launch you'll appreciate Venice from a completely different prospective and see a lot more of the city. Ideal for Photographers and those who just want to sit back and enjoy the most civilized way to tour Venice far away from the hordes of tourists

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Meeting Point

All Tours meet at the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square. From St. Marks facing the Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns facing the water turn right, and following the line of trees after a 100 metres you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where we will be waiting holding a sign with Original Venice Walk written on it

Other Information

  • You can take these tours over two days. At the time of booking you just need to enter in the comments field your preference of the days you would like to take each tour.
  • At times St Mark’s basilica is closed due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to 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.
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica are 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).
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.

Key Information

  • Prices from: 114.00
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Dec 05 2019
The tour was very good. It covered most of the the most popular sites in Venice. The size of the group prevented it from being near perfect. It was a good value for the costs.
Oct 07 2019
Excellent. This was my first tour with this company and it was well worth the cost. Meeting location was easy to find. Tour guides were well versed in the history of the city and spoke english very well. The lengths of the tours were just right. A great experience for the 4 of us.
Oct 05 2019
Francesca and Sabrina were wonderful guides. We learned so much about the Doges Palace. St Mark's Basilica, and the canals, gondolas, construction and history of Venice... great tours!
Sep 21 2019
Purchased package of 3 tours, Doge Palace, St. Marks and walking tour, and boat ride on grand canal. All 3 were very nice and guides did a good job
Jun 30 2019
We had three tours in Venice with Avventure Bellissime: The Doge's Palace, Venice walking tour and the Grand Canal. Our tour guide for the Doge's Palace was knowledgeable and the tour was good. We had some difficulty with hearing the tour guide on the walking tour and the information was less interesting than befits Venice. The Grand Canal tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed this tour very much.
Jun 12 2019
A highlight of our trip to Venice
May 17 2019
great tour great info, excellent english all great thanks
May 07 2019
See above comments.feel the same.
Apr 26 2019
St marks tour was very brief, but doges palace fabulous
Oct 28 2018
As I said before, very well done!
Oct 07 2018
The tour guides for Doge’s Palace and St Marks square and basilica were extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We also got to see most of the famous areas of Venice. We were disappointed in the one hour boat tour, as the tour guide did not interact well with the group and seemed bored.
Oct 06 2018
The tour of the palace was thorough but the tour of the cathedral was limited. The boat tour was excellent
Oct 03 2018
I was unaware of the importance of Venice through the middle age. The guides knew their history well, from the establishment of the city to the Doges, to Marco Polo, to it's conquest by Napoleon.

Fascinating to see and learn about!
Aug 21 2018
We saw the most important places in Venice.
Jul 14 2018
Too much talk about artistic details
Jun 26 2018
About a month ago we visited Venice for our first time, and we were lucky to have Barbara take us on the Original Venice Walk. Barbara delighted in sharing with us her love of the city and helped acquaint us with the San Marco and Castello districts, so that we could feel emboldened to explore on our own. She took wonderful care of our group the whole time (especially when it came to finding shady patches to congregate and find escape from the midday sun!). Stefano was similarly wonderful and knowledgeable as he shepherded us from room to room within the Doge's Palace. He demonstrated a gift to make historical lessons--both about Venice's past and the Palace itself--memorable and meaningful. Grazie mille to Barbara and Stefano!
Jun 23 2018
As previously stated... our tours were outstanding!
Jun 19 2018
The tour guides spoke good English and were very knowledgeable. You will never understand the history or be able to appreciate all that you see just standing and looking at these amazing places. Taking the tours opened up the history and really amazing facts. Venice is so unique of a city and the history is unbelievable. We did Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the canal boat tour. Loved all of them.
Jun 12 2018
I have used your services before and was impressed then. This time however we found that the group which was only supposed to be 10 was in fact 18-20 and our Grand Canal tour was also overbooked and we had to wait an extra hour for another boat. However that worked out better for us as fewer people on the boat. The reception on your radios was very poor, even after changing them.
Apr 02 2018
My Avventure Bellissime’s Original Venice Walking tour with Marco on March 18th was not so great after having such a fabulous tour guide in Barbra. Marco did not show us much of St. Mark's Basilica. He only had us walk to two areas in the basilica where we remained while he talked then led us back out. We didn't even get to see the real horse statues that were housed inside the basilica that I had read about in the guide book. It felt as if he was just going through the motion and wasn't putting much effort in being our tour guide for the day. His sarcastic sense of humour also wasn't very appealing.

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Grand Day Tour of Venice: Doges palace, Walking tour & Grand Canal boat tour


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