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St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

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Breathe in the opulence of the floating city with a delightful 30-minute gondola ride. After which, you will get the chance to explore the iconic Mark’s Cathedral, the beating heart of Venice, in a hassle-free guided tour with skip the line access.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the grandeur of Venice through its canals in the iconic gondola on a 30-minute shared gondola ride.

  • Explore the waterways and the celebrated parts of the Grand Canal including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Desdemona’s House, and Mozart’s House.

  • Discover St. Mark's Basilica, the beating heart of Venice, on an immersive guided tour, available in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry

  • Expert English, Italian, Spanish, German or French-speaking guide

  • 30-minute shared gondola ride in Venice

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, France and over 8 countries have loved this experience
Adrian Andreu Acosta

Adrian

3/5

May, 2024

I had to call customer service because it was not clear the meeting point and the area was overcrowded, with the guide Bianca everything was great and the lady was charming and very well explained. The gondola ride we had to cancel it because of the inclement weather and the storm.
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Diogo Pires

Diogo

5/5

Aug, 2023

It was great! We managed to visit st marks. Then we went (on another booking) to the dodge palace and at 15:00 we did the gondola which was also great. Keep in mind, this does not have access to the The Pala d'Oro, you have to pay an extra 5 euros per person for that. Still got what I came for.
De Barros / Dervyn

De

4/5

Aug, 2023

Pour la visite guidée de la cathédrale San Marco, la guide a rendu la visite très intéressante. C'était parfait. Pour le tour en gondole, c'est plutôt expédié et sans aucun commentaire, de tout façon, on fait le tour du pâté de maison et on attend parce que c'est embouteillé. Donc, c'est très cher pour ce que c'est. Dommage.
Straforini Giancarlo

Straforini

5/5

Jun, 2024

All great to do again absolutely 👍😉🎉🎉
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Clari Terezinha Hahn

Clari

5/5

May, 2024

It was great. The places are beautiful. The information on how to change the walcher was faulty and caused us difficulties.
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Enjoy the Grandeur of Venice on a 30-Minute Shared Gondola Ride

On this delightful 30-minute Gondola ride, you will get the chance to marvel at the Mozart House, as well as the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre. You will proceed along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most enchanting part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You will also cruise past the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana. Enjoy great views of Venice's top attractions from a unique vantage point.

Discover St. Mark's Basilica on an Immersive Guided Tour

After the gondola ride, you will join a small group guided tour for the St. Mark’s Basilica, known as Basilica di San Marco, the cathedral dates back to 1092 AD. Built in the Italo-Byzantine and Gothic architecture, it has the most awe-inspiring façade facing the Piazza San Marco. The basilica is Venice’s most iconic landmark and harks back to the era when Venice was the economic and cultural powerhouse of Europe. Its decadent gold ground mosaics and majestic design lend it the epithet ‘Chiesa d’Oro or the Church of Gold.

This tour is perfect for those who are looking for a typical Venetian experience as well as a brief history lesson on the floating city! With tours like these, we guarantee you a picture perfect visit to Venice.

What's not allowed

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.

  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the basilica.

Accessibility

St. Mark's Basilica

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.

  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Venice Gondola Ride

  • The gondola ride is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • The guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica starts at 10:45am and the shared gondola ride starts at 3pm.

Venice Gondola Ride

  • Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons, it may not be possible to sit next to your partner.

  • Please note that the tour may not operate under exceptional high tide conditions or during religious functions at the basilica. In the event of cancellation, your tour will either be rescheduled or refunded for your convenience.

  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride vouchers shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.

    Meeting Point

    - Meet your tour guide in front of Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane, Calle Larga Ascensione, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


- Landmark : Behind Museo Correr
- Your guide will be waiting for you right in front of the post office.
- To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Ferry: Board line B and get off at the S.Marco station. Walk onto Piazza San Marco/Salita S. Moise. Turn left onto Calle Larga Ascensione and on your left, you will see Ufficio Postale Poste Italiane and Museo Correr to either side.



Note: Late arrivals and people who miss their tour will be considered a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund.
The tour reservations have strict timings. If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again (subject to availability).

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