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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour provided by Avventure Bellissime

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

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discovering Venice in just one day is possible if you plan ahead and book this combo tour, which ensures you maximize your time. Get your bearings on a guided walking tour of Venice’s historic center, save time with skip-the-line tickets for St. Mark’s Basilica, and take a sightseeing cruise along the Grand Canal. Plus, enjoy free time in between for sightseeing and souvenir shopping.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica helps you avoid the long wait 
Cruise the Grand Canal and admire Venice from the water
Free time in between tours for lunch, shopping, or sightseeing
Expert guide: get tips and recommendations for your stay
What to expect
Meet your guide near St Mark’s Square where you learn about Venice’s history before setting out on a walking tour. Stop along the way to admire landmarks such as Doge’s Palace and Scuola Grande di San Marco, before arrival at St. Mark’s Basilica. Using your skip-the-line ticket, head inside to marvel at the magnificent cathedral. Follow your guide through the quiet backstreets of Venice and stroll along the scenic canals. Admire the gothic palazzos around Campo Santa Maria Formosa and pose for photos on the Rialto Bridge, before bidding your guide, who provides boat tour meetup info, farewell. Between your walking tour and boat cruise, enjoy free time to discover Venice independently. Make your way to the pier for your cruise and take a water taxi for a sightseeing tour. Set sail along the Grand Canal and enjoy views of Venice from the water from its canals. Your tour ends back at the pier.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2635V1DAY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup or drop-off • Food and drink, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Entrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
Inclusions
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 • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup or drop-off • Food and drink, unless specified
Departure details
Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Entrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
Best of Venice walking tour operates with max 20 participants per guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Grand Canal boat tour operates with max 8/9 participants per boat
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
To ensure safety and well-being of our guests the itinerary of the tour has been amended to follow the Covid-19 guidelines. Visits to St Mark's Basilica may be subject to restrictions. Depending on the situation on the day of the tour the itinerary may be amended to offer you the best experience possible.
Most travellers can participate
Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica is compulsory from April to October due to high number of visitors. St Mark’s Basilica does not offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods considered off peak season. No refund is due when skip-the-line reservation isn't required.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Royal Gardens
    Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Entrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Calle del Paradiso
    Ponte di Rialto
  • 4
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Royal Gardens
    Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Entrance to the Royal Gardens , on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens , in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it .
    See address & details
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4.5
120 reviews
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Steve
6 contributions
Best of Venice
Jul 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour! Aleksandra, the trip coordinator was fantastic, she was very accommodating and paired us with Edi. Edi was amazing, very knowledgeable of the city and further open our eyes to the various wonders of Venice. We got to see St. Mark’s Basilica, venture through the city, and learn Venetian history. The boat tour was amazing, seeing the city from the water. Edi was so personable, while on the trip helped us figure out where we can get our Covid test which was needed for our flight. These are wonderful people and could not say enough nice things about Edi and this company.
Written 10 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about your tour and our company. I am very happy your tour with Edi was a success and I am sure she will very much appreciate your comments. It was a pleasure to assist you. We look forward to welcoming you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales/Product Dept
Written 12 July 2021
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renevalles
Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
Smart Money
Jun 2020
I have been to Venice before but wanted to show my wife the most of Venice in 3 days before we departed for our cruise. We had a limited time visiting Venice and decided on this tour rather than exploring on our own for the sake of time. This was a wonderful tour and highlighted the best of Venice. We really enjoyed the narration of the city and it's history. The boat ride was probably the highlight of the tour. It showed us many areas that tourist don't usually go to and we saw absolutely beautiful cathedrals and private homes. This tour was a no brainier and would recommended it to everyone.
Written 21 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Rene, Thank you for your positive review! We are happy you had a great experience in Venice and we look forward to welcoming you to our floating city again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 14 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassandra R
8 contributions
great way to experience Venice
Feb 2020
did this tour in June 2019 for honeymoon, such a cool way to experience Venice - knowledgeable friendly tour guide, would highly recommend!
Written 5 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback about our Venice tour. Your recommendation is much appreciated. We hope to welcome new visitors to Venice as soon as it is safe to travel again. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 7 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MariPasu
2 contributions
Great introduction to Venice
Oct 2020
Great introduction to the city for anyone visiting Venice for the first time. Our guide Cristina was great. She was easy to understand and gave us just the right amount of information, walking and breaks. She also found great alternatives to visit instead of St. Mark's Basilica which was closed due to Covid-19. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who visits Venice the first time. Cristina also helped us with recommendations on restaurants and other recommendations for the following days in Venice.
Written 16 October 2020
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Dear Client, Thank you for your positive review! I am happy to read the tour with Cristina was informative and a great experience. It's a very good option for first time visitors in Venice looking for an introductory tour to our beautiful city. I have already forwarded your comments to Cristina, thank you for appreciating her knowledge and dedication. Thank you for visting Venice and helping our industry in this unprecedented time. Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 20 October 2020
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Sally C
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
fantastic day with Beauriful Christina
Jan 2020
Wonderful private walking venice tour, professional and knowledgable english speaking guide Christina and our whole family had a fantastic time. afternoon we had a Private boat to Murano and Burano, can't recommend enough, thank you
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback. Would you mind sharing your booking nr or tour name and date so that we can refer your comments to the right person? We have more than one guide called Cristina so if you don't mind providing more details. I am pleased to read you had a fantastic day on our local tours in Venice and I appreciate your recommendation. Thank you for joining our tours Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 18 February 2020
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Jade K
1 contribution
Great tour!!
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed the tour! It was really informative and interesting. Our guide, Christina, was lovely! She really went above and beyond to ensure that we got the most out of the tour and she took us to all of the best beautiful landmarks. She really knew her stuff and invited any questions which we had. She had great recommendations and suggestions of what to do with our time in Venice. The grand canal boat tour was really good and the views were amazing! Would recommend! :)
Written 3 February 2020
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Dear Client, Thank you for your positive feedback about our tour, I will certainly forward your comments to our guide Cristina. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Thank you for joining! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 4 February 2020
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Jeannine J
4 contributions
Walking Tour and Grand Canal Tour
Jan 2020 • Solo
Our tour guide was Christina and was excellent. She gave our very small group a wonderful walking tour, with much historical and religious explanation. She literally went above and beyond by getting us onto the top of the old German warehouse as a surprise ending to the tour. This gave us a spectacular view of the narrowest point in the Grand Canal. I’ve taken two tours with this company and highly recommend them. Jeannine Jones.
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Jeannine, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about our Venice tours! I will be very happy to forward your kind comment to Cristina. Thank you for joining and I hope you will tour with us again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 3 February 2020
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Coastal719793
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Family with teenage kids
Jan 2020
Excellent tour.
Excellent guides both on the walking tour and Grand Canal tour.
Good tour of St Marcos Basilica
Informative and enjoyable guide.
Highly recommend
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for your 5-star review of our combo of tours in Venice. I am very pleased all tour portions were excellent and all your family could enjoy exploring the treasures of Venice with our expert guides. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to welcome you on our tours again in the future! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 27 January 2020
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OntarioLeslie-7
Ontario1 contribution
Venice walking tour and boat tour
Nov 2019 • Friends
Great! Tour guide knowledgeable and approachable. Meeting point for morning tour needs more definition. We were late in finding it and missed this half of the tour. Called the operator who was very helpful. Spoke English well and did not call us out because we were late!
Written 5 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Client Thank you for your 5-star review. I am pleased you are satisfied with both tour portions. Would you mind letting us know the date of your tour or the name of your guide? This way we can forward your comments to the right person. We provide very detailed instructions on our vouchers and usually customers have no trouble finding us. Did you book on our website or through a reseller? If via a reseller we would need to receive a copy of your voucher to see if the information provided is correct. I understand however that overall it was an enjoyable visit to Venice - thnak you for joining our tours! Kind regards, Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 6 December 2019
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Vighnesh K
1 contribution
Venice tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
The guide was very good and knowledgeable.
I would definitely recommend this tour.
St mark's church inside is very nice.
Only thing missing was Gondola ride
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Vignesh Thank you for providing your feedback. I am pleased the tour was informative and your recommendation is much appreciated. Gondola ride can be booked separately as advertised on our website. Kind regards Aleksandra Sales Dept
Written 15 November 2019
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HIGHLY Recommend This Company for All Your Italian Tour Needs!
For our honeymoon in July 2017, we purchased the "Semi-Private 12-Day Magic of Italy Vacation Package" that let us
goodguyjas
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How good it is depends on where you are on the boat
I think this is a nice enough boat ride which for the most part goes along the grand canal and you get to see some
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The tour parts that happened were very good.
I booked this with Tripadvisor before leaving the UK. While I was on the way to Venice I was sent an email informin
TimWandMelG
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Turns out this is a one hour boat tour/one hour walking tour. Great guide though
We very much enjoyed our Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Small Group Tour by Boat organiz
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We had tour guide Mark for the walking tour. He was amazing! Great sense of humor, very informative and knowledge
PompeyWhite
PompeyWhite
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Perfect
Just 9 of us enjoying great views of Venice. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recomm
gaynorjoy1967
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Stunning Scenery
Small group tour in minivan, tour guide was Nicolo who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the early ge
EileenTayPedro
EileenTayPedro
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Expected
I went to see Venice in the beginning of February with temperatures in the mid to high 40 F degrees. The boat tour
785spencerp
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Excellent overview of Venice
I agree with the other reviews. Very nice tour and overview of the city and surroundings. Tour guide was great.
DayTrip595447
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Worth the time and money
Our guide was Christina P Piagozzo and she was excellent!! She was very knowledgeable and answered all if our quest
DayTrip595447
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Worth the money and time
Our guide was Giulia Tamai and she was excellent!! She had many stories and antidotes about the market and Venice.
MonBear
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Truly enjoyable tour with Christine
We had a really informative tour guide - Christine. Although it was only a one hour tour, she made sure she provide
Charlotte P
Charlotte P
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100% worth doing.
The Doge’s palace part got cancelled as there was limited numbers but we got refunded. Scarlett who took us on the
onthecuspnora
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Best of Lucca & Pisa
This was not a tour at all. The driver did not introduce himself or speak much at all. He merely drove us to Luca
Mary R
Mary R
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St. Mark’s After Dark - beautiful
As I write this I am saddened to hear of all the flooding...we were there in October when the weather was beautiful
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