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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
When your cruise ship docks in Venice, enjoy a shore excursion to see the best sights of the city. Your small-group Venice tour starts on the Grand Canal, which meanders past palaces, bridges and open-air markets. You’ll see these attractions on your one-hour guided Grand Canal tour by water taxi, the best way to enjoy the Venice cityscape.
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.
Skip-the-line entrance fees to St Mark's Basilica
Entrance fees to Doge's Palace (if upgrade option selected)
Water taxi ride
Port pickup and drop-off
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
Ponte della Paglia bridge, near St Mark's Square, Venice
Tour Including Doge's Palace: 9am Tour Only: 2.30pm