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  • Duration:

    3 hours and 30 minutes

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  • Suitable:

    Solo Travel, Couples, Children, Groups, Students, Business

Why this tour?

Venice in a day tour is a 3 hours and half combined venice tour, the best way to spend half day in Venice. The tour is composed of four parts and allows you to discover all of Venice’s most important places including the skip-the-line entrance to the Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

You'll start your day with a shared gondola ride that takes you on a 30-minute round trip along the Grand Canal and through the smaller canals. It is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

Than, you will take a short walk and, accompanied by your english speaking guide, be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and enter with your skip-the-line ticket into the Saint Mark’s Basilica. It also includes entrance fees to get a closer look at the breath taking mosaics and the “Pala d’Oro” (Golden altar), universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship.

We than continue to skip-the-line with our special pass into the Doge’s Palace, crossing the Bridge of Sighs and visiting its prisons cells. The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, in the heart of Venice. Once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city, and his counsellors, it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government. The Doge's Palace was opened as a museum in 1923.

After the Doge's Palace, at 16:30, you'll finish your Venice in a day picking-up a private motor launch (water taxi) which will take you 1-hour along the most spectacular high street in the world "Venice’s Grand Canal" giving you a great overall view of the city covering many of the “sestieri” (areas).

Take advantage of the great discount when booking 4 of our most popular tours in Venice!

Start time

Monday to Saturday
Gondola Ride: 9:40am
Saint Mark's Basilica Doge's Palace: 11:15am
Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm

Gondola Ride: 11:00am
Saint Mark's Basilica Doge's Palace: 2:00pm
Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm


  • Combine 4 of the best-selling tours in Venice with a discounted price;
  • 30 minutes’ Classic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals;
  • 2 hours walking tour of Saint Mark's Square, inside the Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace;
  • 1 Hour afternoon private motor launch tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals;
  • Fully licensed English speaking guide;
  • Great photos opportunities!


  • 30 minutes shared Classic gondola ride;
  • Guided Tour of The Grand Canal;
  • Guided Tour of The Saint Mark's Basilica and The Doge's Palace;
  • Admission fees;
  • Live tour commentary provided in English;
  • Audio headset for tour commentary while more than 10 pax on group;
  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace;
  • Private water taxi for Grand Canal Boat tour.


  • The classic gondola ride is not guided;
  • Upstairs of Saint Marks Basilica is not included;
  • Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace – we do not enter into these rooms.
  • Optional gratuities;
  • Hotel pick up and drop off;
  • Food and Drink.

Essential Information

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time;
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
  • Maximum group size is 25 people;
  • This activity operates rain or shine;
  • This tour in gondola is not guided. Shared gondola with max. 6 people per gondola;
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica;
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge's Palace;
  • Our assistant will be holding an orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour so she is easy to find;
  • On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to religious ceremonies, public holidays, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance. The Basilica and the Square will be done externally only and the Doge's Palace will be 1-hour and 30 minutes; total length of tour (Basilica Doge's Palace) 2 hours;
  • If you wish to spend more time inside the Doge's Palace independently after the tour your museum pass will allow you to do so.


  • Classic Gondola Ride
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • The Magnificent Doge's Palace
  • Grand Canal Boat Tour


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Oct 05 2016
Sep 28 2016
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
Sep 11 2016
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
Aug 18 2016
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

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