Venice in 1 Day

See Venice in 1 Day? It’s True!

You’re traveling around Italy and didn’t plan on visiting Venice. Now you realize what a mistake that is. Not a problem with our Venice in 1 Day tour. Combining the Original Venice Walking Tour and the Grand Canal Boat Tour, you can do this trip in one day or spread out over two.

The two-hour walking tour highlights the history, landmarks and heritage of Venice including Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the Cannaregio district, the church of San Giovanni e Paolo and Marco Polo’s house. You’ll also gain entrance into St. Mark’s Basilica (ladies, don’t forget to cover shoulders and knees, and leave the large tote bag back at your hotel.) The 1-hour guided boat tour navigates the waters of the Grand Canal before heading to smaller, more intimate canals.

Venice in 1 day? Absolutely. It will be a day you’ll never want to forget.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Combines the Original Venice Walking Tour and the Grand Canal Boat Tour.
    • Tour can be completed in 1 or 2 days.
    • Original Venice Walking Tour:
      • Fully escorted 2 hour walking tour of Venice, Italy.
      • Access to San Mark's Basilica.
      • Visit Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Cannaregio district, the church of San Giovanni e Paolo, and Marco Polo’s house.
    • Grand Canal Boat Tour:
      • Guided one hour boat tour.
      • Travel on the Grand Canal and some of the minor canals.
    • English commentary.

 

Conditions:

    • Reservation must be made at least 72 hours before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
    • Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour departure and present their Rail Europe Voucher upon arrival.
    • Tour Operates from January 2 - December 31.
    • Original Venice Walking Tour operates:
      • January 6 - January 31: departs on Tuesday and Saturday at 10am.
      • February 1 - February 13: departs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 10am.
      • February 14 - February 17: departs daily at 10am.
      • February 18 - March 8: departs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 10am.
      • March 9 - November 15: departs on Monday to Saturday at 11:10am.
      • November 17 - December 23: departs on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 10am.
      • December 24 - January 5: departs daily at 10am.
      • When available tour begins at 2:00pm on Sunday.
    • This tour begins at 1:45pm Monday through Saturday from May 12 - July 17 and September 6 - October 15.
      • Tours do not operate on September 7, October 26, November 2, 9, and 16, December 25, 26, 31 and January 1.
    • Grand Canal Boat Tour operates:
      • January 6 - January 31: departs on Tuesday and Saturday at 3:15pm.
      • February 1 - February 13: departs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 3:15pm.
      • February 14 - February 17: departs daily at 3:15pm.
      • February 18 - March 8: departs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 3:15pm.
      • March 9 - March 31: departs daily at 4:30pm.
      • April 1 - October 25: departs daily at 5:30pm.
      • October 27 - November 15: departs daily at 2:30pm.
      • November 17 - December 23: departs on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:15pm.
      • December 24 - January 5: departs daily at 3:15pm.
    • Tours do not operate on September 7, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, December 25, 26, 31 and January 1.
    • Please note: once the tour has been reserved, the tour is partially refundable (if canceled prior to tour departure). Contact the number provided on your voucher for cancellation. Then contact Rail Europe to apply for any applicable refund:
      • You will receive an 85% refund if you cancel the tour at least 8 days prior to the tour departure. 
      • You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel the tour within 4-7 days of the tour depature.
      • You will receive no refund for tours canceled within 3 days of the tour departure date.
      Please note: To enter St Mark's Basilica you must cover your shoulders and knees. Large bags are not allowed inside the basilica.
Where does the tour start?

The tour departs from the entrance of the Royal Gardens by the waterfront of St Mark's Square. When facing St. Marks Basilica turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two large columns facing the water turn right again, and follow the line of trees. After about a quarter of a mile, you will come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens where your tour guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with "Grand Canal Boat Tour/Original Venice Walk" written on it.