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Byzantine Venice Tour and Gondola Ride

4.3 / 5

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Byzantine Venice Tour and Gondola Ride

From $99.35 per person

Spend a half day in Venice admiring St. Mark's Basilica, with its Byzantine-Romanesque-Gothic style, and taking in some of the city’s monuments on a walking tour. Take a traditional gondola ride along Venice’s canals, and see grand mansions from the boat.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, Spanish, Italian, English
Private group available


  • Experience the incomparable art and architecture of Venice
  • Visit the stunning Basilica of San Marco
  • Walk in the footsteps of Marco Polo and discover where the great explorer lived and worked
  • Enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the canals of Venice
  • Choose between a private or shared tour
Full description
Discover the true spirit of Venice on this 3.5-hour program that includes a walking tour around famous St. Mark’s Square and a ride on a traditional Venetian gondola. Feel the charm of this unique city and enjoy skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica, admiring the stunning art and architecture of the interior. Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art! Together with a tour guide arranged by the Curia di Venezia, you’ll enjoy a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy. Comfortably seated, listen to your guide describe the biblical scenes represented and the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d’Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm, and color of this unique city built on water. Admire the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine façades and richly toned plasterwork. Staff will greet you at the meeting point and help you board the gondola (up to 6 persons per gondola). The tour begins in the Salute area on the Grand Canal and continues through the minor canals in the Fenice area. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. The 20-minute ride ends at the starting point.
  • Tour guide (except on the gondola ride)
  • Audio guide (for groups of more than 10 people)
  • Shared gondola ride
  • Skip-the-line entry at St. Mark's Basilica
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • This tour is free for children up to 2 years of age
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    4.3 /5

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    Really good Tour!

    Good price, perfekt language (we had german), good information and tour lenght (with a break between each part). Professional support and guides. Much fun and a lot to see. Less people, feels like a privat tour :)

    April 8, 2019

    Walking tour with a guide to discover Venice

    We were surprised to have a guide just for us for two hours and discover Venice from a more intimate aspect. The gondola ride was much less intimate. Not a hello a smile and a goodbye from the gondolier. Saint Mark's Basilica is splendid.

    April 11, 2018

    June 30, 2019

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