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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour provided by Avventure Bellissime

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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Overview
Discovering Venice in just one day is possible if you plan ahead and book this combo tour, which ensures you maximize your time. Get your bearings on a guided walking tour of Venice’s historic center, save time with skip-the-line tickets for St. Mark’s Basilica, and take a sightseeing cruise along the Grand Canal. Plus, enjoy free time in between for sightseeing and souvenir shopping.
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You'll start at
Royal Gardens
Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyEntrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Casa di Marco Polo
    Pass by Campo Santa Maria Formosa
You'll end at
Royal Gardens
Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyEntrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica helps you avoid the long wait 
  • Cruise the Grand Canal and admire Venice from the water
  • Free time in between tours for lunch, shopping, or sightseeing
  • Expert guide: get tips and recommendations for your stay
What to Expect
Meet your guide near St Mark’s Square where you learn about Venice’s history before setting out on a walking tour. Stop along the way to admire landmarks such as Doge’s Palace and Scuola Grande di San Marco, before arrival at St. Mark’s Basilica. Using your skip-the-line ticket, head inside to marvel at the magnificent cathedral. Follow your guide through the quiet backstreets of Venice and stroll along the scenic canals. Admire the gothic palazzos around Campo Santa Maria Formosa and pose for photos on the Rialto Bridge, before bidding your guide, who provides boat tour meetup info, farewell. Between your walking tour and boat cruise, enjoy free time to discover Venice independently. Make your way to the pier for your cruise and take a water taxi for a sightseeing tour. Set sail along the Grand Canal and enjoy views of Venice from the water from its canals. Your tour ends back at the pier.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour (2 hours)
  • Grand Canal boat tour by motor-launch (1-hour)
  • Radio Headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties as passengers are required to step down onto the boat when boarding. The variation of the level of tides can make the vessel unstable
  • Occasionally the basilica will be closed to the public (without notice) because of festivities or high water
  • It is possible to take the walking tour and boat tour separately (over a couple of days). Please specify the date for each tour at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • In condition of high water, St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line entrance will remain closed
  • Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s basilica are valid from 1st April until 31st October – From 1st November to 31st March due to less affluence to St Mark’s Basilica , this service is not provided by the church to all operators and individual travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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Sally C wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful private walking venice tour, professional and knowledgable english speaking guide Christina and our whole family had a fantastic time. afternoon we had a Private boat to Murano and Burano, can't recommend enough, thank you
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback. Would you mind sharing your booking nr or tour name and date so that we can refer your comments to the right person? We have more than one guide called Cristina so if you don't mind providing more details. I am pleased to read you had a fantastic day on our local tours in Venice and I appreciate your recommendation. Thank you for joining our tours Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Jade K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really enjoyed the tour! It was really informative and interesting. Our guide, Christina, was lovely! She really went above and beyond to ensure that we got the most out of the tour and she took us to all of the best beautiful landmarks. She really knew her stuff and invited any
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback about our tour, I will certainly forward your comments to our guide Cristina. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Thank you for joining! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Jeannine J wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our tour guide was Christina and was excellent. She gave our very small group a wonderful walking tour, with much historical and religious explanation. She literally went above and beyond by getting us onto the top of the old German warehouse as a surprise ending to the tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Dear Jeannine, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about our Venice tours! I will be very happy to forward your kind comment to Cristina. Thank you for joining and I hope you will tour with us again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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Coastal719793 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia19 contributions9 helpful votes
Excellent tour. Excellent guides both on the walking tour and Grand Canal tour. Good tour of St Marcos Basilica Informative and enjoyable guide. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Client, Thank you for your 5-star review of our combo of tours in Venice. I am very pleased all tour portions were excellent and all your family could enjoy exploring the treasures of Venice with our expert guides. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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OntarioLeslie-7 wrote a review Dec 2019
Ontario1 contribution
Great! Tour guide knowledgeable and approachable. Meeting point for morning tour needs more definition. We were late in finding it and missed this half of the tour. Called the operator who was very helpful. Spoke English well and did not call us out because we were late!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from AvvBell, Manager at Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Dear Client Thank you for your 5-star review. I am pleased you are satisfied with both tour portions. Would you mind letting us know the date of your tour or the name of your guide? This way we can forward your comments to the right person. We provide very detailed instructions on our vouchers and usually customers have no trouble finding us. Did you book on our website or through a reseller? If via a reseller we would need to receive a copy of your voucher to see if the information provided is correct. I understand however that overall it was an enjoyable visit to Venice - thnak you for joining our tours! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
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TimWandMelG
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Turns out this is a one hour boat tour/one hour walking tour. Great guide though
We very much enjoyed our Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat organiz
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We had tour guide Mark for the walking tour. He was amazing! Great sense of humor, very informative and knowledge
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PompeyWhite
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Perfect
Just 9 of us enjoying great views of Venice. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recomm
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gaynorjoy1967
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Stunning Scenery
Small group tour in minivan, tour guide was Nicolo who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the early ge
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EileenTayPedro
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Expected
I went to see Venice in the beginning of February with temperatures in the mid to high 40 F degrees. The boat tour
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785spencerp
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Excellent overview of Venice
I agree with the other reviews. Very nice tour and overview of the city and surroundings. Tour guide was great.
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DayTrip595447
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Worth the time and money
Our guide was Christina P Piagozzo and she was excellent!! She was very knowledgeable and answered all if our quest
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DayTrip595447
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Worth the money and time
Our guide was Giulia Tamai and she was excellent!! She had many stories and antidotes about the market and Venice.
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MonBear
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Truly enjoyable tour with Christine
We had a really informative tour guide - Christine. Although it was only a one hour tour, she made sure she provide
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Charlotte P
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100% worth doing.
The Doge’s palace part got cancelled as there was limited numbers but we got refunded. Scarlett who took us on the
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onthecuspnora
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Best of Lucca & Pisa
This was not a tour at all. The driver did not introduce himself or speak much at all. He merely drove us to Luca
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Mary R
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St. Mark’s After Dark - beautiful
As I write this I am saddened to hear of all the flooding...we were there in October when the weather was beautiful
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Restaurant_Regular80
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Great day out in the Dolomites
I set out early with my two children and got to Tronchetto by 7.40am. We met the driver at the waterbus stop, he i
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LozOz7
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Dolomite Mountains day trip
Our tour guide was Marco. We had a fantastic magical day in a winter wonderland. Snow everywhere, the mountains wer
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donna836
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Fun Boat Tour
This tour is a good way to see around Venice. Our guide was very informative but hard to hear if you sat at the bac
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