Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica tour

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy, Venice, Italy
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1h 30min
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What To Expect

Explore Venice on a peaceful gondola ride and visit one of its symbols: St Mark's Basilica.Venetian gondola is not only known for its elegance and the way it silently slides along the green channels of Venice. It did change over time and the parts it is made of also have symbolic meanings related to the city it is associated with. Discover Venice as locals have been doing since far back in time, sliding among the narrow canals and admiring masterpieces of architecture, water reflections and peace away from the crowded alleys. Be ready for the last part of the ride, because it is the one that sees the gondola flowing into the Grand Canal, revealing breathtaking views over the most famous canal of Venice.Then you will take part in a guided visit to one of the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world: St Mark's Basilica. This is the place where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other, as majestic in its exteriors, as rich in the history it witnessed and represents. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St. Mark and how his remains came to rest and are shielded here. Surrounded by the Basilica's beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, a professional guide will take you along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art. Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, you will have the chance to admire the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.

What to remember

Important info

Not allowed:

  • For security reasons, backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. Travelers are kindly advised to take fewer bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit

Know in advance:

  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptionally high tides in Venice or heavy rain it might be canceled by the organizer and a refund will be provided
  • Between the gondola ride and the Basilica guided tour you will have approx 3 hours of free time
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people

Extra fees to be paid on-site:

  • On certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. Please, check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia
What's included
Boarding assistance to the gondola. 30-minute shared gondola ride. Experienced tour guide. Skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica. Guided tour of the Basilica upper floor: Museum and Terrace. Personal audio system to hear the guide better
What's not included
Commentary during the gondola ride
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Know Before You Go

Admire the charm of Venice seen from the water. Visit Saint Mark's Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art. Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande. Enjoy a privileged entry to avoid the line at the church

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St.Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point". Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to the tour starting time.