Experience the best of Venice in just one day with a local insider that will lead you to discover the most iconic and fascinating places of the city. Join a guided tour of the highlights and of the most authentic places of Venice, enjoy a Gondola ride to admire the city from the water and discover the wonders of Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica.
Max 15
Local guide
Guided visits
Gondola ride

Your experience

Meet the guide in Venice city center and, with your local insider, discover the most beautiful and iconic places of Venice in a one-day tour. Join a guided tour of the highlights and of the most authentic places of the city, enjoy a Gondola ride to admire the city from the water and discover the wonders of Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s basilica with a local friendly guide.  Admire the most beautiful places of Venice, walk through the picturesque “calli”- tiny and fascinating streets -, see the Gondoliers sailing in the canals and arrive at the Rialto area. See the Ponte di Rialto, the first bridge built on the Grand Canal. Don’t forget your camera! This is one of the most photographed places in Venice. Beautiful palaces, built in the so-called Venetian style embellish the canal that cuts Venice into two.  Keep following your local insider through the "sestieri" - Venetian name for neighborhood - until the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco. Here your Gondolier will be waiting for you. Sail through the Venetian canals with the Gondola, the most famous boat in the world, discover the beauty of the city from the water and see how Gondoliers communicate with each other using a special dialect.   After the Gondola ride you can enjoy some free time before meeting your local guide again to start the second part of this day-tour. Visit Doge’s palace and St.Mark’s basilica. First enter Doge’s palace and learn about the masterpieces of Italian painters such as Tintoretto, Tiziano and Veronese. Discover the secrets of Venice governments, visit the prisons, cross the Bridge of Sighs, and listen to legends around this place.  Finally, reach Saint Mark’s basilica, the world-famous Golden cathedral that preserves an invaluable treasure made of golden mosaics, masterpieces of Venetian artisans. Your guide will tell you the history and the legends of one this place and at the end visit St.Mark museum and admire the view from the panoramic terrace. Live the best of Venice in just a few hours and discover the magic beauty of this unique city. 


  • Get an overview of the city with a local insider in just one day
  • Enjoy an iconic Gondola ride
  • Visit Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s basilica 
  • Admire the Ponte di Rialto, Grand Canal, St.Mark’s square
  • Priority tickets and guided visit


  • Availability
    All year round
  • Timing
    Everyday at 10:00 AM
  • Duration
    7,5  hours
  • Meeting Point
    Venice, by the statue of Santa Maria Immacolata, outside the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station Open in Google Maps →
  • Language
  • Inclusions
    Licensed guide, Entrance ticket to the Saint Mark's Basilica, Entrance ticket to the Doge's palace, Gondola ride
  • Group
    From 2 to 15 people
  • Important Notes
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum number of 2 participants
    • Please remember that you have to follow a precise dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees and thighs need to be covered so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts and hats (for men). It is not allowed to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters and scissors
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes in advance
    • In case of delay, contact the emergency number +39-327-4674179
  • Cancellation Policy
    Full refund for cancellations received at least within 24 hours before the activity, read more
  • Rain Policy
    This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that Saint Mark’s basilica and Doge's Palace can be closed to the public in case of high tides. In this case, we will inform the participants and we will provide an alternative.