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Venice: Private Express Tour with Gondola Ride

Product ID: 368651
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Enjoy the highlights of Venice in a 2-hour express tour. Admire the mosaics in St. Mark's Basilica, learn the history of Doge's Palace, and ride a gondola through the canals of Venice.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

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  • See the highlights of Venice in an express, 2-hour tour
  • Enter St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace and learn their history from a local guide
  • Watch a Murano glass blowing demonstration
  • Enjoy a 30-minute ride in a classic Gondola
Full description
See the best of Venice in just 2 hours with the help of a licensed, multi-lingual guide. Start the tour in St.Mark's Square, the social, political, and religious center of Venice. Enter St. Mark's Basilica and admire its opulent design and golden mosaics. Learn about St. Mark and his lion, the symbol of Venice and formerly of the Venetian Republic.

Next, explore Doge's Palace, home of the chief magistrate of the lagoon city. This building was built in a Venetian-Gothic style and is home to a wealth of art. Continue to one of the most romantic places in the city, the Bridge of Sighs, and learn the sad story behind this unique little bridge. 

Meet a Venetian master in a glass blowing factory and participate in a Murano glass blowing demo. Last but not least, hop in a traditional gondola for a 30-minute ride through the Venetian canals.
  • Guide
  • 2-hour express tour
  • Entrance to Doge's Palace
  • Entrance to St. Mark's Basilica
  • 30-minute Gondola Ride
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the local guide in St. Mark's Square, between the 2 columns. The guide will have a sign with your name on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed in places of worship. Guests may be refused entry if they fail to comply with the dress requirements
• This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please note that some areas may not be accessible by stroller
• The order of the itinerary and start time may be subject to change according to ticket availability and security reasons. The local partner will notify guests of any change to the itinerary

From US$ 268.15 per person

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Vivicos International Travel

Product ID: 368651