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Venice: Gondola Ride and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

Venice: Gondola Ride and St. Mark's Basilica Tour

From US$ 71.30 per person

Travel along the Grand Canal and minor canals of Venice by gondola and then enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. Marvel at the Byzantine beauty of one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Travel along the Grand Canal by gondola
  • Skip the long lines to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Marvel at the rich decorations and biblical art
Full description
Experience the beauty of Venice aboard its most traditional mode of transport on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Venture down some of the minor canals of the city center to admire the old palaces and historic bridges from the water. Then, skip the long lines to look inside St. Mark’s Basilica and marvel at the rich decor of this masterpiece of Byzantine art. Learn about its gold mosaics and marble inlays with the help of a licensed guide. Sit comfortably as biblical scenes are brought to life before your eyes. See the amazing high altar of the Pala d'Oro, considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Visit the ancient treasury and then get the option to go to a glass-blowing furnace to learn more about one of the great crafts of Venice. 
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Licensed guide in the basilica
  • Audio devices to hear your guide
  • Shared gondola tour
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

Know before you go

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • The gondola ride does not include language services
  • Proper clothing is required to visit St. Mark's Basilica. Shorts and tank tops are not permitted
  • Backpacks are not allowed for security reasons
  • This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
  • This tour is subject to change due to the weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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Very good value for money

Very satisfied but a downside, after the gondola the guide had not told us where to find him for the visit of Saint Mark ... Fortunately the English of the group seeing us struggling beckoned us and told us to go to the tower of the clock right next to saint marc!

September 22, 2018

Simply awesome. Gondola ride was so much fun. The tour was great as well.

September 26, 2019

The organization could have worked better, especially the announcement of the meeting time and time in front of St. Mark's Basilica after the gondola ride. Overall, more of a mass processing than an entertaining tour and gold ride.

August 29, 2019

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