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Venice: Gondola Ride and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

Product ID: 129798
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Travel along the Grand Canal and minor canals of Venice by gondola and then enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Marvel at the Byzantine beauty of one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel along the Grand Canal by gondola
  • Skip the long lines to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Marvel at the rich decorations and biblical art
Full description
Experience the beauty of Venice aboard its most traditional mode of transport on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Venture down some of the minor canals of the city center to admire the old palaces and historic bridges from the water.

Then, skip the long lines to look inside St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the rich decor of this masterpiece of Byzantine art. Learn about its gold mosaics and marble inlays with the help of a licensed guide. Sit comfortably as biblical scenes are brought to life before your eyes.

See the amazing high altar of the Pala d'Oro, considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Visit the ancient treasury and then get the option to go to a glass-blowing furnace to learn more about one of the great crafts of Venice. 
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Licensed guide in the basilica
  • Audio devices to hear your guide
  • Shared gondola tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the post office on Calle Larga dell'Ascensione in the San Marco district.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• The gondola ride does not include language services
• Proper clothing is required to visit St. Mark's Basilica. Shorts and tank tops are not permitted
• Backpacks are not allowed for security reasons
• This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
• This tour is subject to change due to the weather conditions
• English tours are available daily in the summer and winter
• German tours are available on Mondays and Fridays in the winter and daily in the summer
• French tours are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the winter and daily in the summer
• Spanish tours are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the winter and daily in the summer
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 26 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
4.2/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Product ID: 129798