Venice in 1 Day Tour - St Mark's Basilica, Walking tour and Grand Canal boat Tour

Venice in 1 Day Tour - St Mark's Basilica, Walking tour and Grand Canal boat Tour

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If it’s your first time in Venice, see all the highlights of this magical city on a combination walking including St Mark's Basilica and a boat tour on the Grand Canal. From Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to the Rialto Bridge, your informative guide will offer historical perspectives on this fascinating medieval city. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica – there’s no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation! Venice in 1 Day Small Group

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Venice in 1 Day Tour - St Mark's Basilica, Walking tour and Grand Canal boat Tour

From: 105.00

Duration: 3 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • 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, St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace (exterior), Bridge of Sighs (exterior), Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Hidden Venice, Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
Tour Overview Tour Overview

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 Best of Venice walking tour with skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica 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.


In two glorious hours learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern day as your Venice in 1 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. You can follow every word of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as you discuss all the major attractions that will include the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower & Clock Tower.
In the second part of the walking tour we'll leave the hordes of tourists behind in St. Mark's Square to explore a very different Venice. A Venice that's more fascinating and intimate, what we call the Hidden Venice. Main highlights will include Castello district, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Ponte Paradiso bridge & Calle Paradiso, Salizada San Lio and many more. Enjoy this voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleepy 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 20 participants with complimentary headphones included.


Sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of Venice from a completely different perspective as you glide down Venice's main water street to admire the important buildings that line its banks. They illustrate the great history of Venice, which your 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, it provides a very intimate and easy going tour of Venice far from the crowds of St. Mark’s.

N.B. In case of unexpected closure of St. Mark's Basilica, all tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled – our guides will provide a detailed explanation of the 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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Both tours featured on this Venice Day Tour combo, the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour & Best of Venice guided walking tour, start from the entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Mark's 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 Mark's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica

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  • Please note these tours can be taken over several days. Just specify in the comments field at the time of booking on what dates you want to do each tour and we'll confirm availability accordingly based on operational schedule of each tour portion.
  • To ensure safety and well-being of our guests the itinerary of the tour has been amended to follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.
  • 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 Mark's 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.
  • The tour operates with min 5 fully paying people
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Based on 17 Reviews

Jun 22 2023

Our guide was knowledgeable and informative with a wonderful sense of humor. We learned a lot about Venice and it’s history.

Mr Jerril Morton
May 31 2023

Enjoyed the scenic views and the narration.

Aug 08 2019

Well-organized and perfect timing!