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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Combo Tour

A combined tour that allows you to discover the famous waterways of Venice, and the glorious Saint Mark’s Basilica. Perfect for photo opportunities!

  Duration: 1:30h
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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Combo Tour

★ ★ ★ ★ ★    3 Reviews
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€ 60
About This Activity
Instant Confirmation
Licensed Guides
Skip the Line
Audio Guide - Headphones
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Monday - Sunday
Group: Max10 people

What you'll do

A combined tour that allows you to discover the famous waterways of Venice, and the glorious Saint Mark’s Basilica. This tour is divided into two parts. From a centrally located meeting point you will enjoy a view of the city from the water, on board a shared Gondola. 

On your return to the starting point at San Moisè  Square, you will go on to visit the interiors of Saint Mark's Basilica, discovering the Byzantine history, the Golden Pall (Pala d'Oro) and the glittering mosaics. [readmore]
You will be assisted in boarding the Gondola, one of the most recognized symbols of Venice - up to 6 people per Gondola - at the landing stage of San Moisè. Experience how the locals were transported by these beautiful black, elegant rowing boats, throughout history. 

The Gondola originally built to navigate the canals of this unique city and still hand built in same way today, is recognized world-wide. With less than 500 Gondolas and Gondoliers remaining, it is an experience that you must not miss. You can be expected to admire the minor canals in the heart of Venice, soaking up the atmosphere of days gone-by, you will cover a short stretch of the Grand Canal, the most famous canal in the world, and then back through the narrow waterways return to the starting point in this 30 minute ride. 

Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice from the water! Once disembarked from the Gondola, you will need to make your way back to the Clock tower of Venice, in Saint Mark’s Square, and from there will be accompanied to the Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the sumptous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring. 

During the tour you will be able to sit down in the church and absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica. The tour includes the visit of the famous Pala d'Oro, an altarpiece made of gold and silver and an exquisite example of Byzantine art with a myriad of gems and precious stones. This 1 hour and 30 minute combined tour concludes outside the Basilica, in Saint Marks Square.
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Included / Excluded
Combo Tour: Gondola Ride + St Mark Basilica tour
Professional Tour Guide
Gondola ride with max. 6 people where you will admire Venice from water
Skip-the-line entrance to the St Mark Basilica
Headset for comfortable listening of the commentary
Live tour commentary in English, French, Spanish or German
The gondola ride is not a guided tour
Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica

Before You Go

This activity is not wheelchair accessible

Shoulders, stomack and knees must be covered to enter the the Basilica

Backpacks and big bags are not allowed inside the Basilica

November 1 - March 31 there is no skip-the-line to the Basilica

The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or gondoliers' strike

The place is Gondola is chosen by the gondolier

Meeting Point

Calle Larga Ascensione, 1256, 30124 Venezia, VE, Italy. Look for the assistant with a white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.

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