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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

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.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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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  • 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 in 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. 
  • 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your tour on the ground floor colonnade in front of the Museo Correr Entrance in Saint Mark's Square. A tour representative will wait for you with a sign that reads "Gondola Tour." ARRIVING BY PUBLIC VAPORETTO Take line #1 and get off at the “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. Turn right and walk until you pass under the colonnade and arrive in Saint Mark's Square. The entrance of Museo Correr is to your left under the colonnade. ARRIVING ON FOOT Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. The entrance to the Museo Correr is on the west end of the square. When facing the museum entrance your back will be to the Basilica and the clock tower.

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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
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Product ID: 221601