Venice in a Day: Gondola Ride, St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Grand Canal Cruise

$ 147.57 / AED 541.57 per person


  • Enjoy four of the best Venice experiences in one day!
  • Perfect for those who are short on time in Venice
  • Pre-book a classic gondola ride and avoid in destination hassles
  • Find out what makes St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace popular with guided visits to the buildings
  • Take in views of some of the most iconic monuments during a Grand Canal cruise in a motor launch
  • Enjoy 30 minutes’ Classic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals;

Activity Schedule

Monday to Saturday: Gondola Ride: 9:40am, Walking Tour/St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace: 11:15am, Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm

Sunday: Gondola Ride: 11:00am, Walking Tour/St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's palace: 2:00pm, Grand Canal Cruise: 4:30pm


An epic Venice tour that brings four experiences in one, thus promising an unforgettable trip. Ideal for those who have limited time in Venice, enjoy a classic gondola ride, skip-the-line, guided visits to two of the main Venice attractions – St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, as well as a Grand Canal cruise in a private motor launch.

A gondola ride down the famous Grand Canal is the perfect way to appreciate the vibrancy and charm of the city of Venice. Admire the gondolier’s skill as he steers the wooden rowboat through the intricate waterways and pass by the romantic façades. Sit back, take in the beautiful views and while you glide along the Grand Canal, look up at the glorious palazzos above you.

After the romantic gondola ride, walk through the important buildings in the square till you reach at the entrance of St Mark’s Basilica. Rush past the long queues and enjoy fast track entry to the greatest of Venice’s monuments and save your greatest admiration for the Basilica’s most precious possession – the eye-popping Pala d'Oro, an exquisite altar screen made from hundreds of pieces of enamel stuck onto gold leaf and enriched precious gems.

Continue your tour to another of Venice’s major attraction, the Doge’s Palace once the residence of the Doge, the Chief Magistrate and leader of the Venetian Republic. Skip the line and explore the lavish chambers including the magnificent Golden Staircase, the world’s largest oil painting, ‘Paradise’, the prison from where the adventurer and womanizer Giacomo Casanova made a brilliant escape, and the renowned Bridge of Sighs.

End the tour with a Grand Canal cruise and sail along some of the minor canals to see a hidden side of Venice which most tourists never see.


All entrance fees Classic Gondola ride(30 minutes) Live tour commentary provided in English Skip-the-line ticket into St Mark's Basilica Skip-the-line ticket into the Doge's Palace Audio headset for tour commentary Grand Canal Cruise in a private motor launch with English speaking guide


Upper floor of St Mark’s Basilica Gratuities Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace Hotel pick up and drop off Food and Drink

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Getting to the Meeting Point:
Arriving by Boat (Vaporetto): Take the No.1 boat and get off at the boat stop “Santa Maria Del Giglio”, walk straight down the small street “Calle Gritti”. At the end of the street you reach a small square with a church in front and a Well on your left. Turn left passing by the Well and the restaurant and walk back down the street to the water and the Grand Canal. Here you will find the Gondola Park.
Arriving by water taxi: Ask the water taxi driver to drop you off at the Boat stop (Vaporetto) Santa Maria del Giglio and then follow instructions as per arriving by boat.
Arriving by Foot: From Saint Marks square go under the arches and make your way towards the Correre Museum and take the last arch on the left of the square making your way to street “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo”. Continue along “Calle Larga XX11 Marzo” passing the church on your left and then cross the bridge near the gondolier park in front of Hotel Buaer, continue walking along to the very end of the street which bears left and then right, cross over the small bridge and continue into the small square, here you will see a church in front of you and a Well on your left. Turn left and make your way to the water front to the Grand Canal. Here you will find the Gondola Park.
GPS Coordinates: 45.431652, 12.332986

Customer reviews

great tour to see everything...

United States, 20/Aug/2017

Easy online to get tickets and instructions to get tyhthere ere

Australia, 21/Sep/2018

Good tour

The tour guide was great, entertaining and knowledgeable and the canal cruise gave another informative perspective...

Australia, 22/Sep/2017

Fantastic tour!

Very well organised and our tour guide was fantastic. A great way to learn so much about such a beautiful city. Highly recommend....

United Kingdom, 02/May/2018

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