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Overview
If you’ve only got limited time in Venice, see the best of the City of Water in just one day during a full-day tour that visits St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) and Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and includes a ride by traditional gondola. As well as getting the inside scoop on local history and culture, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 15.
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You'll start at
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, ItalyAt the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
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  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
Metropolitan City of Venice
Metropolitan City of Venice, ItalySt. Mark's Square
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Highlights
  • See the best of Venice in just one day on a full-day sightseeing tour
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • 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 of Italy 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.
  • 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.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sendeeloo wrote a review Jan 2020
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Mattia was very engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Tour was planned and timed well. Have already recommended Walks to others.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi Sendeeloo Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent Venice in a Day tour, we really appreciate that you took the time to do so! We love to provide our guests with amazing memories and great experiences, so we are thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your trip to Italy! The Walks Team
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Ed S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We've been fortunate enough to explore many cities in various countries around the globe, and know full well that a good vacation becomes a great vacation when the guide you are depending upon is among the elite. Roberta is exactly that. She is an OUTSTANDING guide --
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi I5320KQeds Thank you so much for your great review of our Venice in a Day tour, and our wonderful guide, Roberta. We truly appreciate your feedback! We genuinely want all of our guests to have unforgettable experiences with us, and we couldn't do that without excellent, expert guides in our team. Thank you so much for your appreciation of Roberta, her hard work and her passion - it is terrific to hear! We look forward to walking with you again on your next trip away. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Alexandros T wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions9 helpful votes
Thanks so much for an excellent tour. Sabrina was simpy amazing! Very knowledgable, very professional and so sweet. We spent together 6 hours and she took us around the city of Venice. We were a group of 14 people and Sabrina made sure that each one of us was well accommodated.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Hi Alexis210787, What a lovely review, thank you so much for your great feedback! It is genuinely fantastic to hear that you had such an awesome experience with Sabrina, and that we were able to provide you with some great memories of beautiful Venice. That is our goal in life! We can't wait to walk with you again very soon, The Walks Team
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lossuenosdeviaje wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
We couldn't have asked for a better tour and tour guide in order to catch some must-see's while in Venice. Our travel plans allowed only two and a half days to spend in Venice, so we wanted to soak in some major attractions without spending several hours at a time. This tour fit
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Hello lossuenosdeviaje, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback from your recent walking tour in Venice! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us in this beautiful city, which is precisely what we want for all of our guests. We know how important the first visit to Venice is, and we are so happy that we were part of the experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Trail731132 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide Iola who lived in Venice.was extremely knowledgable and informative. She was passionate about Venice which made it a really good day At the time of our visit the high tide was one of the highest for fifty years and without Iola as our guide and local knowledge we
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Venice In a Day with Basilica San Marco and Doges Palace plus Gondola Ride
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hi Trail731132, It is wonderful to hear that our guide Lola was such fantastic company for your Legendary Venice tour! Our guests' enjoyment is our number one priority, which is why we hire only the best guides in the business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Venice and we hope to see you in another of our markets very soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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Eddie D
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Venice tour of San Marco and doges palave
The whole tour was fantastic.. 10 out of 5 stars at least.. Finding the start point really easily, then the
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Paulgq
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
100
Brilliant tour and guide
Sabrina was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and Venice generally. All arrangements
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Graciela Wehrenfennig
Competa, Spain
45
Beautiful
We had a great time and a wonderful tour with a great guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It is a pity it got
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Sue_Jo_01
Adelaide, Australia
3910
Well worth the Money
We had Moses who was an incredible guide. He had some much enthusiasm and obvious love for the history of Venice
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Jane_fulton
Dundee, United Kingdom
75
Fantastic tour — so interesting
We took this tour today with Elena. We were tired from a great deal of walking and the thought of a 3 hour tour
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Marketa S
Pardubice, Czech Republic
7137
Great tour with great guide
First, the organization was very good. Agency representative was waiting for us already 15 mins in advance and
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Diane1327
10
A must!
Excellent tour and tour guide! Pamela was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, funny. Tour was exactly
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The perfect way to see St Marks
If you're looking for a quiet visit to this magical place, this is it. We had the opportunity to really learn
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The Reason You Came to Venice
The Basilica and the Palace should not be missed when you tour Venice. St Marks is beautiful and so historic. The
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