St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

From $73.63 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire its golden interiors and collection of Byzantine art on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • See some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the magnificent artworks
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View magnificant artwokrs, admire magnificent golden interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Meet in front of the post office on Calle Larga dell'Ascensione in the San Marco district.

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes
      • Sunglasses

      Not allowed

      • Shorts
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts
      • Backpacks

      Know before you go

      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
      • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
      • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4 /5

      based on 105 reviews

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      Such a great tour! Our guide Martina was AMAZING!! So knowledgeable, funny, showed us all the major items, & we got to sit in the middle of the cathedral! The gondola was short but enough to get the experience (you will be in a 6 person boat). Highly recommend!!

      September 10, 2019

      I enjoyed it smoothly.

      I couldn't find the meeting place on Google Maps. Also, I was worried that the clothes of the staff were different from the information.

      August 2, 2019

      Hard to Understand

      The gondola ride was okay although the gondola guy didn't share much other than piinting out Mozart's house. The Basilica tour was hard to understand and the guide wasn't engaging. He was very focused on telling people"no foto" and not really in making the information appealing. My kids were bores and frankly, so was I.

      February 17, 2019

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      Product ID: 129798

      VA ID: 397215