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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

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    What to Expect
    Kick off your Venice in a Day Tour in one of the most famous piazzas in all of Italy - St. Mark's Square. After meeting your guide, learn what the history of the iconic piazza. Dominating the square is St Mark's Basilica, also known as the “Church of Gold”. Learn all about the importance of this place of worship, when it was built and the impressive historical events the basilica witnessed. 

    St. Mark's is a sacred place - both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Venice are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

    Walk to Rialto Bridge

    After visiting St Mark's, follow your local tour 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. The Rialto district is the first one in Venice, and one of the most lively.

    A Romantic Gondola Ride

    One thing you must do in the romantic city of Venice is ride a gondola boat. So, of course we included one on this tour. As the first section of your tour ends, your friendly English-speaking guide leaves you with a trusted gondolier for a scenic cruise down the famed canals of Venice. The gondola ride lasts for 30 minutes and is included in the price of the tour.

    Free Time for Lunch

    At the end of your gondola trip, you will exit near St. Mark's Square, right by where you started out. From here, grab a panino, a slice of pizza or enjoy some typical Venetian cicchetti with a glass of delicious vino (cost of lunch is not included in tour) After lunch, wait for your guide at the original meeting spot in preparation for one of Venice’s most sought-after experiences - Doge’s Palace.

    Doge's Palace Tour

    This is not a regular tour of the Doge's Palace. Skip the line and go behind the scenes to experience the darker side of Venice. Inside the Palace, visit historical offices and chambers.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza San Marco
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Gondola ride
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Small-group size, maximum 18 participants
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Since we will be entering a church, please make sure that your shoulders and knees are covered. Also, please refrain from bringing big back packs or bags, because they are not always allowed inside.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    +3
    Of our three days in Venice, we opted to take a tour with a guide for one full day, and are we ever glad we did. Chiara, from "The Roman Guy Tours" was informative, engaging and full of passion for this wonderful city. We learned about so many details we could not possibly have
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    Response from Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
    Responded 11 Jun 2019
    Ciao Frank! We are so happy to hear that you loved your tour and that Chiara could help you appreciate the rich culture and history of Venice. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!
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    Tour was very good and covered the highlights of Venice. Tatiana, the morning tour guide, was excellent and very knowledgeable. This tour includes a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and unfortunately no free time in the Rialto market area which would have been possible due to
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    Response from Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
    Responded 28 May 2019
    Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Venice, despite the terrain, and that you found your guide engaging. Grazie mille for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!
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    We were only in Venice 2 days so almost cancelled this tour and I'm so glad we didn't. Learned so much about the history of Venice and the Gondola ride was amazing! As usual, the Roman tour guide was amazing. There was only our group of four so she accommodated our needs.
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    Response from Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
    Responded 19 May 2019
    Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and gondola ride so much and that you found your guide to be very accommodating. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
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    Very enjoyable tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Be prepared to walk a lot with not too many spots available for a quick sitting break. I took the all day tour. The morning starts with a tour of St. Mark's, so beautiful. We meandered some of
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    Response from kaylaschorr, Public Relations Manager at Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
    Responded 28 Mar 2019
    Ciao Cristie! Thanks for your review. Glad you got to experience Venice before high tour season. We hope to welcome you back to Italy soon!
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    +2
    The Roman Guy was great - we had 2 tour guides due to the length of tour - both were great - knowledgeable, funny, honest, and kind! They allowed us to get an insider's view of all sites and the gondola ride alone was worth the price of the tour! Gondola rides were
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    Response from Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
    Responded 8 Jul 2018
    Ciao! Grazie for the review. Gondola rides are pretty cool, huh? We are thrilled to hear about how much you enjoyed your tour. Now you've experienced that beauty of Venice! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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