Tours and Tickets

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city provided by Venice Events

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city
4.5
Book in advance
from
$158.82
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this fun combination day tour. This package includes a walking tour of the city away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area, a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal and smaller canals.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Half-day tour package to see the highlights of Venice
Includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
Enjoy a walking tour of Venice, and see some of the city's must-see spots
Cruise through the Canal Grande and some of the smaller canals in a gondola ride
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3303P29
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Headsets to hear the guide clearly • 30-minute shared gondola ride (no guide) • 1-hour 30 min external walking tour from St Marks square to Castello area • Entrance fees for the St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace • Correr museum entrance ticket to visit on your own • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Venice • Entry/Admission - Museo Correr
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick up and drop off • Food and drink
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
P.za San Marco, 15, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy • Walking tour from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 15 min before the departure time in front of the clock tower (the white tower with the blue clock and the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square. Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 15, 30124, Venice, Italy
Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy • Gondola ride at 3:00 pm or at 5.15 pm (please verify the departure available) 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square opposite side of the Church). Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.
Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy This combination tour ends in the afternoon with the 30 min gondola ride in campo San Moisè at the gondola station in front of Bauer hotel.
Inclusions
Headsets to hear the guide clearly • 30-minute shared gondola ride (no guide) • 1-hour 30 min external walking tour from St Marks square to Castello area • Entrance fees for the St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace • Correr museum entrance ticket to visit on your own • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Entry/Admission - Venice • Entry/Admission - Museo Correr
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick up and drop off • Food and drink
Departure details
P.za San Marco, 15, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy • Walking tour from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 15 min before the departure time in front of the clock tower (the white tower with the blue clock and the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square. Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 15, 30124, Venice, Italy
Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy • Gondola ride at 3:00 pm or at 5.15 pm (please verify the departure available) 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square opposite side of the Church). Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.
Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy This combination tour ends in the afternoon with the 30 min gondola ride in campo San Moisè at the gondola station in front of Bauer hotel.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Gondola Bauer, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy This combination tour ends in the afternoon with the 30 min gondola ride in campo San Moisè at the gondola station in front of Bauer hotel.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please arrive at each meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour
Large bags and rucksacks are NOT allowed inside the Basilica or Doge's Palace
Knees and shoulders MUST be covered inside the Basilica
On occasion, Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to public holidays, religious ceremonies, private events or high water and the local service provider is not always informed in advance
For children document required
All the late arrivals or no show are NO REFUND!
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Castello
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Gondola Bauer
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Museo Correr
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Gondola Bauer
    Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2091/b, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    This combination tour ends in the afternoon with the 30 min gondola ride in campo San Moisè at the gondola station in front of Bauer hotel.
    See address & details
+
Popular mentions

4.5
43 reviews
Excellent
27
Very good
9
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Mersesidered
4 contributions
Amazing Full Day Tour
Really amazing full day in Venice. We started the day with a gondola ride after that we had a guided visit of the Saint Mark's Church and Doge's Palace and in the afternoon a sightseeing tour of Venice. It was simply amazing.
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
dear guest thanks for this feedback, we hope to have you back in the next future
Written March 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

699Kusho
Shkoder, Albania1 contribution
Touristic
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very beautiful city and.nice atmosphere unfortunately under water but we hope to be safe this miracle of the small world.
Written December 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

George A
johnstown pa3 contributions
Very knowledgeable Tour Guide
Oct 2019
Great tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable, and polite!

The sights were amazing!!

Highly recommended.
Written October 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear George, Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased to see that you had a awesome experience with us and we look forward in seeing you touring with us again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written November 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie G
4 contributions
Julie guirey
Oct 2019 • Couples
Well worth the money .had a wonderful day . Skipped the ques were luck only 4 of us on the gondala .and enjoyed the boat trip down the grand canal at the end of the day
Written October 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Julie, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you've enjoyed our Venice In a day Combination Tour and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written October 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susieq
2 contributions
Day trip to Venice
Sep 2019 • Couples
Excellent sea crossing, informative staff and facilities good. The trips and guides are good and organised well however a definite down side was the sight seeing trip down the grand canal back to the ferry at a considerable cost which was a water taxi, having to sit inside unable to see any of the the views and no information given what you were supposed to be looking at very disappointing as advised by guides the best way to see Venice is on the water well we didn't
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Saba
1 contribution
Amazing experience
This package was just perfect for myself and my two older parents. Everything was on time and just as described!

The gondola ride was really nice. We got even lucky with a traffic jam so we had to take the long way back 😊

The tour of the palace and basilica were great. The guide was full of knowledge, kind, and helpful!

The gap for lunch was just right. Enough time to eat and wander around a bit.

The boat ride at the end was also nice. It was a small speedboat which was better than our expectations. We thought we would get a ferry. Private boat was a much better option!

I definitely recommend this tour! The tickets can be used to get into other museums that are not included in the tour and are food for 3 months! I recommend booking this at the beginning of your holiday so you can use the tickets for other museums on other days!
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your awesome review. We are happy to see that you had a nice experience with us on our Venice In a Day combination tours and we look forward in seeing you again touring with us. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written October 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandeep L
1 contribution
Hard to find first stop
Sep 2019 • Family
Couldnt find first stop. Company could care less, we caught up with them at next stop. Called their number and it kept ringing. Rest of the package was good. But piece of advise, get there super early and make sure u can locate the gondola ride on your own without any assistance. We are now at a loss for the gondola ride, when we feel like it's also their responsibility to help find it for these situations.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. On the voucher is mentioned that is the responsibility of the client to arrive in time at meeting point, also we ask our clients to arrive 15 minutes in advance and our assistants are always waiting 5-10 minutes after the departure in order to help those that are in late. As we were in high season we can have moments when all the lines are busy, we are sorry to see that you have lost the gondola ride but we cannot be held responsible because people are in late. Still we are happy to see that you enjoyed the rest of the package. Kind regards, Venice Events.
Written October 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian
Canberra, Australia40 contributions
A mixed bag!
Sep 2019 • Couples
The tour started out well with a gondola ride which was a little unexpected, but great fun. There was a small wait while our guide was found, and it is at this point we realized just how large the tour group was - 20-25ish. The guide was good, and knew his stuff intimately - perhaps far too much for the level of this tour. Saint Mark’s is amazing - with or without guide - however the tour focuses too much on the Doges Palace. The boat tour on the Grand Canal at the end of the day is good.
Written September 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We will take in consideration your remarks in order to improve for the future. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written October 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Opal
2 contributions
Good tour overall
Aug 2019
It was a good tour. The Gondola ride was with another couple. It did have a little waiting around but it was nice to be able to grab some lunch and relax for a few minutes. My boyfriend and I enjoyed it since we didn't stay but 2 nights in Venice.
Written September 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Client, Thank you for your review. The Combo Venice in a Day always operates with a break between the tours and usually our clients enjoy to have time between tours in order to have lunch and recuperate their energy. In the product details this is clearly specified. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward in seeing you again. Best regards, Venice Events Team.
Written September 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KamronB
Lebanon, NH11 contributions
Effective, not special
Sep 2019
If you want to check off the must-do list for Venice, this works, but it's incredibly impersonal. Gondola trip was with others and was done in a blink of an eye. A photo opportunity, really. The tours of San Marco and the Doge's Palace were very detailed. While we got to the skip the admission line, it was preceded by a 30-minute wait in some hot, stale air. We were abandoned by our coordinator, who said a guide would show up in a "couple of minutes" and left us to link up with the guide ourselves. It was a large group, but the guide was OK (not great). Fast-forward several hours and we had our boat tour of the canal. Why there was a 3- or 4-hour gap makes zero sense. This was, however, the best part of the tour. Gianni was very clearly spoken and gave a great overview of the sites along the water.
Written September 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. Our gondola ride goes from 25min to 30min, it's a classic gondola ride and it's shared with other clients and that is mentioned on the description of the tour. We have a small break between the gondola ride and The Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica tour in order to use restrooms or to buy water. For the Doge's Palace and Basilica Tour we have groups of maximum 25/30 travelers and that is also stated on the description of the tour. Usually our clients enjoy to have a break between tours in order to have lunch and recuperate their energy that's why we have 3 hours of gap in the afternoon and that is also mentioned on the description. I would recommend to pay more attention in the future on the descriptions of the tours in order to see if they suits you or not. Kind regards, Venice Events Team
Written October 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 43
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Venice Events
Shanna B
Shanna B
00
RIP OFF RIP OFF!! Private Gondola Ride For 2 in Venice, Don’t waste your money or time!!! ;-(
Fantastic we’re all booked for Venice a lovely surprise by my fiancé, it’s been a nightmare in lockdown over the C
nilastica
nilastica
00
Not great
We were quite disappointed with this tour. Really expensive - and just a short ride. I think other Gondola ride p
Daniel090507
Daniel090507
00
Unique Experience
This was our best tour ever. Having the opportunity to visit Saint Mark's church whitout crowds it's incredible. Un
khristin70
khristin70
00
Great pub crawl, great guide.
We were a party of four adults attending the Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl. Had a great time and our guide Ser
Charividalcurtis
Charividalcurtis
00
Venice Masquerade Ball
Venice Events took care of my cousins and our trip....from hotel accommodations which were superb,Murano tour,Gondo
estefaniafrz
estefaniafrz
00
Carnival Cruise Party DISASTER
I had tickets for the Carnival Cruise party on the 23rd, day that officialy the Carnival was Suspended due to Coron
DairyFree1965
DairyFree1965
00
Pirate island masked party
Extortion at its best. Over £400 for a couple of masks, a lack lustre buffet and half a glass of prosecco. Didn't s
720rosemaryd
720rosemaryd
00
Carnavale package 2020
Maria Rosa was excellent the trip was superb the weather was exceptional and I recommend Maria Rosa to anyone inter
Glenn C
Glenn C
00
Don't bother....have an individual ride instead
I understood the singer wouldn't necessarily be in the boat and it would be a collection of boats. What I hadn't re
aprill328
aprill328
00
San Marco visit
our guide was knowledgeable, and handled an unexpected situation well. We were to go up to a certain area with acce
eFFy_StoNem
eFFy_StoNem
00
Super fun!
The best surprise that I received from my friends in Venice A really nice experience to live the gondola ride in a
ELIZABETH R
ELIZABETH R
00
wine and cicchetti
Anna was great! Wonderful tour. Great food and cool places really enjoyed. It was super Glad we included this on o
georgian563
georgian563
00
San Marco Basilica at nite
Seeing the Basilica at nite is special. The mosaics stand out even more in the night lighting. And having all the
mariarF2146SW
mariarF2146SW
00
Beautiful!
Good customer service, it was a beautiful gondola ride the only thing that was a bit disappointed it was not 30 min
Barry R
Barry R
00
St Mark’s Basilica,Doge’s Palace and Gondola ride
Tour itself a bit disjointed as it was a Sunday and our tour started at 10.00am. Had Gondola ride 1st then a walk t
Frequently Asked Questions about Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city on Tripadvisor


Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city price starts from $158.37. Discover and book Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city on Tripadvisor

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city on Tripadvisor