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Venice in 1 Day Tour

Our Venice in 1 Day super saver Tour combines a walking tour of Venice featuring St Mark's Square, St Mark's basilica, Doge's palace (exterior), Rialto Bridge and a boat tour along the Grand Canal

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Highlights and what's included

  • Highly qualified local expert English speaking guide
  • Skip the line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Motor-launch for 1-hour guided tour of the Grand Canal with max 8\9 people per boat
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica with skip the line tickets, Doge's Palace (exterior), Bridge of Sighs (exterior), Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Hidden Venice and the Rialto Bridge


Our Classic Venice Tour Package is the best value in Venice Day Tours packages, a one-day tour of Venice that features our two-hour Original Venice Walk which provides the ideal introduction to Venice on foot, and our small group Venice boat tour of the Grand Canal that provides a perfect introduction to Venice by water.

Morning (times varies depending on the season) - Original Venice Walk - skip the line tickets - St. Marks Basilica.
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. Marks to admire & discuss its landmark monuments and to visit St. Marks Basilica. Then, complete your introduction to Venice with a voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleeping canals of the 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 head-phones included.

Afternoon (times varies depending on the season) - Small Group Venice Boat Tour of the Grand Canal
At the end of your first day in Venice, sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of Venice from a completely different aspect as you glide down Venice's main street to admire the important buildings that line it's banks that illustrate the great history of Venice which you expert Venice tour guide will discuss along with stories about famous characters who have at one time called this waterway their home. Limited to 8/9 people, and also visiting minor canals provides a very intimate and easy going tour of Venice far from the crowds of St. Marks.

N.B. Due to Lent religious observance St Mark’s Basilica will remain closed and no visiting will be permitted on all Saturdays and Sundays from now on until Easter included. These decisions are taken by the local authorities and are therefore beyond our control.
All tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled – our guides will provide a detailed explanation of Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids ( either books or pictures or Ipad ) to allow the customers to view the interior of the church.

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Meeting Point

Both tours featured on this Venice Day Tour combo, the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour & Avventure Bellissime Original Venice Walk, start from the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square.
Directions: From St. Mark's 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 the name of the tour written on it.
IMPORTANT: shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Marks basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica

Other Information

  • Please note these tours can be taken over several days. Just specify in the comments field at the time of booking which dates you want to do each tour and we'll confirm your request accordingly.
  • 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 of a historical area and 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: 60.30
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Availability: View Calendar
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Aug 07 2019
Well-organized and perfect timing!
Jul 09 2019
The walking and boat tours were both informative and interesting. They went at a good pace, and the guides were very friendly and personable. Although the tours were bigger (had more people) than I typically choose to do, I did not feel rushed or overlooked. I would recommend these tours to those wishing to get an overview of Venice.
Jun 26 2019
Knowledgeable and helpful guide!
Nov 02 2018
The Original Venice Walking Tour was superb. We were given a lot of interesting information and we had skip the line access into St Mark's Basilica.
Oct 28 2018
Learned a lot and Laura did a great job with our tour.
Jul 14 2018
Too many people in the group, ear piece now good enough quality, and accent was too heavy to understand most descriptions
Jul 09 2018
Our guide, Georgia, was informative, organized, and fun. We learned so much, and we appreciated seeing not only the main tourist attractions, but getting into the back streets and alleys as well.
Feb 10 2018
Fabulous way to see Venice!
Sep 30 2017
Great tour guide. She really took good care of our group - personal and engaging. We were in Venice 1.5 days and this was a great way to learn about the city.
Jun 09 2017
Our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about Venice. WOuld highly recommend this tour to anyone considering a walking tour of Venic.
Jun 06 2017
please see previous comments
Jan 20 2017
it was beautiful, very nice
Jan 18 2017
Jan 18 2017
We did the Venice in one day including boat tour on Dec 31, 2016. Our tour guide was Gina. She was wonderful. She is very knowledgable and made the tour funny and interesting. We learned a lot about the history of Venice and interesting facts about the city. She gave us excellent recommendations.I would highly recommend this tour as well as Gina.Thank you Gina for such a wonderful experience in Venice. Our grand canal boat tour in the afternoon was very informative and relaxing as well. We saw Venice from a different perspective and enjoyed the views from the water. This was an excellent combination tour.
Jan 18 2017
This is a really good tour to get introduced to one of the world's most beautiful cities.

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