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Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica tour
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Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica tour

4.2/5
Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
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$82.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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.

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What's included
  • check Boarding assistance to the gondola
  • check 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • check Experienced tour guide
  • check Skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica
  • check Guided tour of the Basilica upper floor: Museum and Terrace
  • check Personal audio system to hear the guide better
What's not included
  • x_not_included Commentary during the gondola ride
Where

Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

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.
What to remember

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
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Provider
Park Viaggi
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.2/5

Based on 22 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - May 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Gondola ride was very good...basilica guided tour was quite disjointed through no fault of the guide, just waiting on people to join group, then the c ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    très bonne expérience. Au calme et au fil de l'eau.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From Spain - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    He de decir que tanto la visita a la basílica de San Marcos como el paseo en góndola fueron geniales. En la visita a la basílica todo muy bien explica ...

  • Anonymous

    From Portugal - August 2022

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    A visita a catedral foi espetacular, a guia era muito querida e explícita! Quanto ao passeio de gôndola, o método de organização é um pouco medíocre! ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - May 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Bellissima esperienza era la prima volta che ci andavamo ed è stato molto emozionante attraversare i vari i canali. Il gondoliere poi persona fantasti ...

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