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Venice: Gondola Ride and Golden Basilica Tour

Product ID: 60810
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When you’re visiting Venice don’t miss the opportunity to take an enchanting gondola ride along the city’s Grand Canal and its inner canals. On this special tour you’ll also visit the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica to admire its priceless treasures.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic gondola ride on the canals of Venice
  • Float along the Grand Canal, taking in the sights of the city
  • Skip the lines at St. Mark’s Basilica and enter through St. Peter’s Door
  • Tour the interior of the Basilica and marvel at the gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro
Full description
On this 90-minute combined program you’ll enjoy a gondola ride along Venice’s canals and a tour of stunning St. Mark’s Basilica.

The first part of your tour is an enchanting gondola ride along the Grand Canal and the inner canals of Venice.

Glide along the canals and admire Venice from a unique vantage point. Venice was made to be seen from the water, and you can sit back, relax, and let the gondolier guide you through the magic of the city.

The second part of the program takes you to St. Mark’s Basilica. The greatness of Venice has always been reflected in the richness of St. Mark’s Basilica, the perfect synthesis of Venetian art and Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements.

See the 5 oriental-style domes that crown the shadowy, mysterious interior, gleaming with golden mosaics, colored marble, and precious stones and pearls. Note also the 4 gilded bronze horses that stand proudly atop the central entrance.

The glittering mosaics of the interior tell the story of St. Mark and depict episodes from the Bible. The Basilica’s most famous treasure stands behind the altar in the sanctuary, the Pala d’Oro, a golden altar screen encrusted with jewels.
Includes
  • Shared gondola ride
  • Guided tour
  • Admission fee to St. Mark's Basilica
  • From November to March, tours can be bilingual

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Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 60810