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Venice: Gondola Ride & Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Product ID: 221601
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Discover the soul of Venice with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal followed by a guided tour of the magnificent Saint Mark’s Basilica.
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Relax as your gondolier shows you the sights of the Grand Canal
  • Marvel at the Saint Mark's gold mosaics which took several centuries to complete
  • Admire the breathtaking “Pala D’Oro” altarpiece made of gemstones, diamonds, and gold
  • Experience the essence of Venice
Full description
Enjoy a gondola ride along Venice's amazing Grand Canal. During your gondola ride, you'll see Desdemona's House, Mozart's House, the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, and several stunning Venitian palaces. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the tour operator's mobile app on your phone.

The enjoy a guided tour through the Saint Mark's Basilica. The basilica is famous for its incredible solid gold mosaics. Skip the long line and enter the majestic church accompanied by an expert guide. Your guide will narrate the history of the Byzantine artwork and share its meaning. You'll also discover the Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and precious items collected over the centuries.

Later, enjoy the audio guide with a digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to a narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more. Thanks to this app, discover the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.
  • Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified local guide
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Basilica and Pala D’Oro
  • Audio receiver devices for groups of 10 people or more
  • Shared 30-minute gondola ride
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

On the ground floor colonnade in front of Museo Correr, S. Marco, 1105, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. A tour representative will wait for you with a sign that reads "Gondola Tour."

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• The tour is not considered private and may be shared with other guests not belonging to your party
• Appropriate clothing which covers the shoulders and knees is required for both genders when visiting the basilica
• You will receive the audio guide with a digital map by e-mail; if you have any problems with this please come to the local supplier's office (San Marco 1130) for assistance
• You must download the audio guide with the digital map on your mobile phone
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From US$ 92.99 US$ 74.39 per person

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Product ID: 221601