Best of Venice in one day tour with boat trip

See all the highlights of Venice by boat and land with skip the line entrance to St Mark's Basilica 

Grand Canal Venice
Boat tour: see the Grand Canal, Venice from the water

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.

Your comprehensive introduction to Venice begins near St Mark's Square with a two-hour guided walking tour highlighting the city’s important monuments.

Follow your guide to the famous piazza and learn the history behind its landmarks, including the Byzantine architectural heritage of St Mark's Basilica and the adjoining prisons of Doge's Palace.

Venice in one day tour highlights

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St Mark's Square, Venice
  • Best of Venice & St Marks' Basilica walking tour (2 hours)

  • Grand Canal boat tour (1 hour)

  • Skip the line entrance to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Informative, friendly and professional English speaking guide

  • Break for lunch and shopping with free time between tours

Venice in one day: Grand Canal, St Mark's Basilica, Walking Tour - What to expect

Rialto Bridge Venice
Learn about the Rialto Bridge from your guide

Skip-the-line tickets to St Mark's Basilica

In St. Mark’s Square, hear the history behind legendary sights such as St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace prisons.

Visit the famed basilica of St Mark's with skip-the-line admission, without having to stand in long queues!

Use your skip-the-line ticket to bypass the lines and step straight inside. Admire the acclaimed mosaics that adorn the basilica’s interior as you explore with your guide.

Guided walking tour - Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo’s House

From St. Mark’s Basilica, continue to Campo Santa Maria Formosa to admire from outside the stunning Renaissance church dedicated to the Holy Virgin and learn from your guide the meaning of "Formosa".

Now enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys and meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges as you further explore Hidden Venice and the Castello district.

Explore narrow passageways that cut between sun-bleached palazzos, and admire the bridges that cross the canals.

Pass through Campo Santa Maria Formosa to see its Gothic palaces, and have your camera ready for Marco Polo’s House.

Other sights include Calle del Paradiso, San Zulian, an age-old merchant's warehouse and a wellhead, which many say is the city’s most beautiful.

Free time in Venice

Say goodbye to your guide at St Mark's Square, and enjoy some free time in the beautiful city of Venice.

Water taxi along the Grand Canal

Enjoy a relaxing one-hour cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice via water taxi.

Along the way you will learn the history of the stunning palaces and churches that line the famous canal, as well as hear anecdotes about the famous people who have resided on Venice's most important street.

During the second half of your boat tour, discover the minor canals of Venice and soak up the romantic atmosphere.



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Guided walking tour of Venice with entrance to St Mark's Basilica

• Skip-the-line access to St Mark's Basilica • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a water taxi ride • Learn about historical Venice from your guide • Small group up to 17 people

Other "Best of Venice" Tours

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venice walking tour doge's palace
Guided tour with entrance to St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace + gondola ride

 • Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace • Entry into St Marks Basilica • Gondola ride • Profesisonal art historian guide • Small group tour

Venice bridges


venice gondala ride
Guided tour with entrances to St Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace, gondola ride & Murano & Burano islands visit

 • Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace • Skip-the-line entry to St Marks Basilica • Round Trip Transportation to/from Murano & Burano Island • Professional guide • Glass blowing and lace making demonstrations • 30-min gondola ride • Small group tour



venice gondala ride
Guided walking tour of Venice with gondola ride

 • Cruise along the Grand Canal on a water taxi ride • Enjoy a walking tour of Venice, passing sights that the tourist maps miss • Stroll through narrow back streets and alleyways while learning about Venetian history


St Mark's Square, Basilica & Doge's Palace Tours

Skip the Line: Saint Mark's Basilica Tour (1 hour)

Orientation of St Mark's Square plus tour of Basilica

From €32

Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Fast track Guided Tour (1 hour)   

See the best of Doge's Palace

From €57

Skip the Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tour

See the best of Doge's Palace + St Mark's Basilica

From €79

Private Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica 

2 Hour Walking Tour of 'hidden Venice' + St Marks with skip the line basilica tour

From €173
Best Of Venice Tours

Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour 

3-hr combination walking and boat tour of Venice with Grand Canal & St Mark's Basilica

From €121

Skip-the Line Doge's Palace, St Mark’s Basilica Tours + Venice Walking Tour & Gondola ride

Experience all the highlights of Venice around St Mark's Square in 1 day + gondola ride

From €110

Skip-the Line Doge's Palace, St Mark’s Basilica Tours + Venice Walking Tour, Gondola ride & Islands visit

Experience all the highlights of Venice around St Mark's Square in 1 day + gondola ride + Murano & Burano Islands visit

From €138

Venice Gondola Rides  

A selection of gondola ride opportunities in Venice

From €31

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour  

Tour the outer islands of Venice by boat

From €26
Venice Shore Excursions From Cruise Ships Docked

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions 

A choice of Venice tours independent of the pricey ship offerings


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