Keen to see more? Upgrade to include a two-hour tour of Doge's Palace, where you'll see the palace's magnificent public rooms, as well as the Piombi attic prison, which offers rare and limited access to the public.
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Small-group tour
Next, enjoy a small-group walking tour of top Venice attractions and hidden gems. See the external Bovolo staircase, and pass the former home of Marco Polo. Hear about his adventures, and stroll through the lively Campo San Luca and Campo SS Giovanni Paolo squares. Then it’s on to the beautiful Goldoni Theatre, Venice's much-loved opera house, before you reach Rialto Bridge.
Your tour finishes in St Mark's Square. The famous piazza is home to two iconic Venice sights – Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica – and your guide will entertain you with tales of both. You'll skip the line outside St Mark's Basilica, and head straight in for a tour.
Upgrade to include a tour of Doge's Palace:
If the tales of Doge's Palace aren't enough to satisfy your curiosity, then upgrade! You can include a unique two-hour Doge's Palace tour in the morning, allowing you to see the magnificent public rooms and the rarely seen Piombi attic prison. Learn about the dark deeds of the Venetian doges, and see the attic prison where Giancomo Casanova was once held captive. Your tour ends at the New Prisons, connected to the palace by the Bridge of Sighs.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Venice port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Tour Only 2.30pm
Small-group Best of Venice walking tour and Grand Canal water taxi ride
USD $108.15Pricing details
Tour plus Doge's Palace 9am
Small-group Best of Venice walking tour and Grand Canal water taxi ride, plus 2-hour Doge's Palace tour
USD $165.07Pricing details
Venice Shore Excursion: Small-Group Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Taxi Ride
- Skip-the-line entrance fees to St Mark's Basilica
- Entrance fees to Doge's Palace (if upgrade option selected)
- Professional guide
- Water taxi ride
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Backpacks, tripods and big umbrellas must be left inside a cloakroom on entering St Mark's Basilica. To reduce any disruption for your group, we recommend that backpacks are not taken on this tour
- Please be aware that due to Holy Easter Holidays, St. Mark’s Basilica will be closed during the selected date (March 24th, 27th) for this tour. We will substitute few minute more in some places in order to ensure you have the best possible experience
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Adele, Australia, May 2016
Mature Couple taking 1st European Trip including a Cruise.
We had an excellent, articulate, female guide with a passionate knowledge of Venice.
Engaging information on both aspects of the tour.
Climbing the stairs in St Marks Church was strenuous but well rewarded.
Canal Taxi Ride is the BEST way to navigate through the canal traffic and view the many bridges and bordering buildings.
We travelled via the Public People Mover from the Cruise Port to St. Marks and back with ease to reach our meeting point.
Reviewed by: robert k, May 2016
tour was great but finding the meeting point was very very difficult - 2 other couples also had the same problem and almost missed the tour