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

If it’s your first time in Venice, see all the highlights of this magical city on a combination walking tour of Venice’s narrow streets and a boat tour on the Grand Canal. From Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to the Rialto Bridge, your informative guide will offer historical perspectives on this fascinating medieval city. Plus, you'll skip the long lines at St Mark's Basilica – there’s no need to waste time waiting in lines when you're on vacation!

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Walking tour (2 hours)
    • Grand Canal boat tour by motor-launch (1 hour)
    • Radio Headsets when the group has more than 8 participants
    • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
    • Tickets to visit Pala d'Oro
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup or drop-off
    • Food and drink, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    Enjoy the introduction to Venice history and culture with our local expert English-speaking guide

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

    Enter in St. Mark's Basilica for an in-depth tour of the famous Basilica and the Pala d'Oro

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy

    Pass by the famous Campo to admire the Renaissance church of Santa Maria Formosa

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Calle del Paradiso, Venice Italy

    Our guide will lead you through a typical Venetian "calle" alley where you can admire examples of Byzantine and Gothic architecture that make Venice so unique

    Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    During your boat tour pass near the Rialto Bridge where your guide will give you full explanation about the merchant life in the Venetian Golden Age

    Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

    In the afternoon, travel along the Grand Canal for 1 hour with a group of max 8\9 people per boat

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • 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 may be closed to the public (without prior notice) because of festivities, religious functions or high water. The guide will provide explanation from outside.
    • 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 and we will advise availability.
    • 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 case 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restoration works St Mark's Basilica will remain temporarily closed for visitors until further notice. The guide will provide explanation from outside. We will notify you as soon as there are updates from the local authorities regarding admittance to the Basilica.
    • Best of Venice walking tour operates with max 20 participants per guide
    • Grand Canal boat tour operates with max 8/9 participants per boat
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Avventure Bellissime

Activity ID: V-2635V1DAY

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