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  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride

Product ID: 356200
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Experience Venice in-depth with this full-day tour designed especially for those short on time and enjoy privileged access to St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Skip the long lines at St. Mark's Basilica
  • Explore the beautiful streets of Venice, seeing hidden gems that only a local guide would know
  • Take a relaxing Gondola ride along the canals of Venice
Full description
Make the most of your time in Venice with this all-encompassing tour. Kick off your tour in one of the most famous piazzas in all of Italy - St. Mark's Square. After meeting your guide, learn the history of the iconic piazza. Learn all about the importance of Basilica di San Marco, when it was built and the impressive historical events it witnessed. In busy summer months, skip the line with your guide and enjoy privileged access to this sacred place.

After visiting St. Mark's Basilica, follow your local guide through the back streets that line some of Venice's most romantic canals towards your next tour stop, the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn about the stories behind the gorgeous and historic bridge before crossing it and entering one of the best neighborhoods in Venice - the Rialto District. Remember to ask your guide where the best bacari (wine bars) and restaurants are so you can return later.

As the first part of your tour ends, your friendly English-speaking guide leaves you with a trusted gondolier for a scenic 30-minute cruise down Venice's grand canal and other hidden canals. After checking off this experience from your travel bucket list, it’s time to break for lunch. After lunch, meet back at St. Mark's square. Skip the line and go behind the scenes to see the best parts of this incredible Venetian Gothic palace.
  • Headsets
  • Skip-the-line Doge's Palace Ticket
  • Skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square (columns of San Marco & San Teodoro) located on the south side of the square, near the canal.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
Know before you go
• Skip the line access to St. Mark's is offered during busier months
• During November through March, St. Mark's Basilica does not offer skip the line entry to tour groups
• Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders in St Mark's Basilica, otherwise, you may be refused entry

From US$ 132.32 per person

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The Tour Guy

Product ID: 356200