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  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride Combo

Product ID: 161433
Experience the best of Venice and take a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, cruise down the Grand Canal on a gondola and see a glass-blowing demonstration. Get a bonus self-guided tour by app and explore in your own time.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Audio guide/headphones
Italian, Spanish, English, French, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the magnificent halls of power at the Doge's Palace
  • Admire the golden mosaics of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Ride a gondola down the pretty waterways and on the Grand Canal
  • Create your own customized route to explore the San Marco and Rialto areas
Full description
Experience Venice from multiple perspectives with a 4 activities combo! Take a guided tour of the magnificent Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, cruise down the Grand Canal by gondola, and explore the city at your own pace using a mobile app.

Discover masterpieces of art and architecture at historic sites such as the Accademia and beautiful San Marco and Rialto areas. Use the map on the app to guide you through the city and decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration as you take in 31 attractions, including La Fenice theater, the Rialto Bridge and its local markets and more. You can take the tour during the day or at night, according to your preference.

Benefit from a bonus glass-blowing session and assist a master glassblower at a glass-blowing demonstration using traditional techniques to create your own unique glass item. Receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of an unforgettable visit.
  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Glass-blowing workshop and demonstration
  • Shared gondola ride
  • Mobile app for the walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour of palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with walking disabilities
• The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, exceptionally high tides or unplanned religious events. The tour will be rearranged or you will be given a refund
• You are not permitted to wear shorts to enter St. Mark's Basilica
• Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people. The seat will be assigned by the gondolier, to balance the boat
• The itinerary of the gondola ride is subject to change in the event of bad weather
• There is no data usage after installation by the app as it runs on GPS only
• You will receive the audio guide with the digital map by e-mail. Help from the local partner is available in Venice for the app
• The services can be done on different days. Please indicate the date for each tour on booking
• The mobile app is supported by the following systems:
Apple: from IOS 8;
Android: from 4.1 version
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From £125.31 £100.25 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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In any case, the advantage was that you don't have to worry about it on site, you can start right away and don't have to queue at the cathedral and palace. Our tour guide, a Venetian, was great and absolutely recommendable. She did it really well and it was fun listening. The glassblower tour can be saved. The gondola tour could also have been booked on site. The six of us sat on a gondola crammed together.

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October 9, 2019

Very competent woman with a lot of experience in mass tourism from Venice. Interesting details and basics charmingly told in conversational tone. Even a charming guide, however charming, cannot hide the immense crowds of people in Venice with time constraints and space constraints. Impressive Venice to be seen once - but not recommended at the moment !!!!!!! Unless you need to be seen at the place-to-be. Venice is a prototype, like tourism a city, whose history and valuable treasures can ruin it. Less is surely more beautiful - and above all not more than one cruise ship a day far outside the lagoon.

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October 8, 2019

The tours through the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica were excellent! Our guide - a very good German-speaking Venetian - knew extremely much and gave us a great impression of the history of the buildings and Venice. I can highly recommend it. Part of this tour included a visit to the Glassblowing Museum. You can safely leave that out: it was all about buying Murano glass. The gondola ride was nice, but you can just as well book separately.

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May 27, 2019

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Product ID: 161433