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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

Saint Mark's Basilica
Open today: 09:30 - 17:15
Duration: 1h 30mins
Live guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Provider: Venice Tours Srl
Registered address: San Marco 1130, 30124, Venezia, IT
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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

Important information

* Each gondola can host a maximum of 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier * The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather

Meeting point

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

  • 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
Saint Mark's Basilica
Thursday 09:30 - 17:15
Friday 09:30 - 17:15
Saturday 09:30 - 17:15
Sunday 14:00 - 17:15
Monday 09:30 - 17:15
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:15
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:15
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

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Baptiste,  France France
11 Feb 2024
Good
Sympa mais personnel pas très agréable….
Grand Canal by Gondola and St. Mark's Basilica: Guided Tour
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Robin,  United States United States
22 Oct 2022
Excellent
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
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Jan,  Switzerland Switzerland
12 Jul 2023
Good
Great Gondola ride and great guided tour to St.Mark Square&Basilica but the organization was messy before the Gondola ride as the combined tour starts at other "part of the street"...
Great Gondola ride and great guided tour to St.Mark Square&Basilica but the organization was messy before the Gondola ride as the combined tour starts at other "part of the street" ...................it was quite full of stress but the team made it well in the end.
Grand Canal by Gondola and St. Mark's Basilica: Guided Tour

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