Tickets for Venice: Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal & Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

A gondola ride on the Grand Canal and a tour of the beautiful Basilica

Provider: Venice City Tours

Duration: 1h 30mins
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Duration: 1h 30mins
Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Skip The Line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Shared gondola ride (around 30 minutes)
Guided tour in your selected language of the Basilica by a qualified guide (1 hour)
Free optional tour of glass craftsmen at work close to St. Mark's Square

What's not included

Commentary on gondola

Meeting point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1255, 30124, Venice

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  • Cross the Grand Canal and admire palaces that once belonged to Venetian nobles
  • Discover the breathtaking St. Mark's Basilica and its mosaics made with pure gold
  • Follow your guide and discover the secrets and mysteries inside the Basilica

Enjoy a fascinating gondola ride along the Grand Canal, passing through the most hidden and picturesque waterways, as well as underneath small bridges and along romantic corners reachable only by gondola!

During this pleasant ride you'll float past the La Fenice Theatre and the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you can see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Santa Maria della Salute church and much more.

After your gondola adventure, you'll enjoy a full guided visit of a true masterpiece of Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy – St. Mark's Basilica. You’ll have the pleasure of admiring the stunning gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, while your expert guide shares the history and unique features of this Venetian icon.

  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide in front of the post office (see map)
  • The guide will be holding a sign with 'Gondola Tour' written on it
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • Tour may be cancelled in exceptional circumstances (it will be postponed by one day, or refunded)
  • The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather
  • Rescheduling is possible anytime before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

2 verified customer reviews
Robin,  United States United States
22 Oct 2022
Definitely will try it! It was a little bit confusing though. I thought the gondola ride was right after tour. Didn’t resize we’d need to come back
Grand Canal by Gondola and St. Mark's Basilica: Guided Tour
Marlene,  Austria Austria
20 May 2022
Führung mit Elisabeth war ausgezeichnet. Logistik hat Luft nach oben - in unserem Fall gab es keine Information, wann und wo der zweite Teil zu aktivieren wäre.
Grand Canal by Gondola and St. Mark's Basilica: Guided Tour