Do this because
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
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.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
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
Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy
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.
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- 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
- 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
- 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