Classic Gondola Ride and the Salute Church

Venice in a Day: City Sightseeing Tour by Land & Water

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Duration
4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • See the iconic sights of Venice from the land and the water
  • Enjoy a 30-minute classical gondola ride
  • Skip the lines for tours of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge’s Palace
  • Take a Grand Canal Boat Tour and learn about the history of the city
Overview
Enjoy a program combining the must-see sights and must-do activities of Venice. Start your morning with a classic gondola ride and then head to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace for skip-the-line tours. Finish with a 1-hour Grand Canal Boat Tour.
What to Expect
Start your day at 09:40 with a classical gondola ride that takes you on a 30-minute round trip along the Grand Canal and the smaller canals. You’ll receive a map with all of the meeting points and tour times for this day program before you head out.

Make your own way to St. Mark's Square, which is just a short distance from the gondola park. From here you’ll begin a walking tour of St. Mark's and the Basilica. Hear the history of this beautiful square and learn about the main landmarks, the golden mosaics, and the golden altarpiece inside the Basilica.

Continue to the Doge's Palace, and discover its history, artwork, and stunning chambers. Learn about the works of Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, and then follow your guide across the Bridge of Sighs to the prison from which Casanova escaped.

The Doge's Palace tour ends at 13:15, leaving you plenty of free time in the area for lunch and shopping before the boat tour.

Your Grand Canal Boat Tour is scheduled for 16:45. You’ll cruise along the most famous canal in the world, passing stunning palaces and historic buildings as you hear about poets and writers who visited the city.
What's Included
  • 30-minute classical gondola ride (maximum of 6 persons per gondola)
  • Skip-the-line guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • All entrance fees
  • 1-hour Grand Canal boat tour (maximum of 10 persons plus guide per boat)
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Meeting Point

Santa Maria del Giglio gondola park, Campiello Traghetto 2467, next to Hotel Gritti Palace Look for the tour assistant holding an orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it. By vaporetto: Take the no. 1 boat and get off at Santa Maria Del Giglio. Walk down the street named Calle Gritti, and at the end you’ll arrive at a small square with a church in front of you and a well on your left. Turn left passing by the well and the restaurant and walk back down the street to the Grand Canal, and the gondola park. By foot: From St. Mark’s Square go under the arches and head towards the Correr Museum, taking the last arch on the left side of the square, making your way onto the street named Calle Larga XXII Marzo. Continue along, passing the church on your left, and cross the bridge near the gondola park in front of Hotel Bauer. Continue to the end of the street which bears left and then right, cross over the small bridge and into the small square (continue as above).

Know Before You Go
Please note:
• Shoulders and knees must be covered when entering St. Mark’s Basilica
• No rucksacks or backpacks are allowed inside the Basilica
• This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties
• This is a combination of four tours, with time in-between the gondola tour and the walking tours, then free time after the Doges Palace and before the Grand Canal. You are supplied with a map and shown the meeting points of each tour. The last tour, the Grand Canal boat tour, ends at 17:45

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