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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

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

Product ID: 243592
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When you’re visiting Venice don’t miss the opportunity to explore the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica to admire its priceless treasures and take an enchanting gondola ride along the city’s Grand Canal and its inner canals.
About this activity
Duration 150 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Embark on a 2.5-hour tour with a professional experienced guide
  • Explore the stunning St. Mark's Basilica
  • Discover the city as you glide down small canals and into the larger Grand Canal
Full description
Your guide will meet you at the winged lion column in Saint Mark's Square. Then you will walk to the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica. With skip-the-line entrance, you can avoid the lines and quickly be inside the stunning basilica. Inside you will follow your guide and learn about the basilica and the treasures housed inside. See the incredible artifacts, unique artwork, and masterpieces throughout the basilica, its atrium, treasury, and museum. You will be in awe of art and artifacts spread throughout the basilica.

After your guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica, your guide will escort you to your gondola. Climb into your gondola and embark on a 30-minute ride through the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the boat. Maneuver through the minor canals and take in views of the lesser known areas and quaint corners of Venice before heading out to the Grand Canal. Take in the sights of the Grand Canal as you journey towards the docks where your tour will end.
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Skip-the-line access to the basilica
  • Tickets to the treasury, Museum of St Marks and Pala d’Oro
  • Guided tour of the basilica
  • 30-minute gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided tour during gondola ride
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please be present in front of the Colonne di San Marco e San Teodoro (Piazza San Marco), 15 minutes before departure time in order to avoid any delays

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St. Mark’s Basilica, otherwise, you might not be allowed in
• Wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral
• For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
• The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded)
• This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions, if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough people to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full
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Product ID: 243592