Venice: Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica

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Enjoy a gondola ride through the green, historic channels of Venice. Marvel at this beautiful city from the unique vantage point of the water before stopping for a guided tour of St Mark's Basilica, one of the world's most famous cathedrals.


  • Discover the beauty of St Mark's Basilica
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interiors
  • Have the opportunity for beautiful holiday snaps


Explore Venice, one of Italy's most unique and stunning cities by taking a peaceful gondola ride through the labyrinth of canals. Find out why the Venetian gondola ride is such a popular tourist attraction for people who visit this city. Discover the elegance of the city whilst sliding peacefully through the green channels. You will take part in a mode of transportation that locals have been doing hundreds of years.  During your trip, you will have the chance to admire some of Venice's most famous and beautiful sites seen from the water, a sight only available on a gondola. Prepare yourself especially for the last part of the ride, one that sees the gondola flowing into the Grand Canal, revealing breathtaking views over the most famous canal of Venice and over the Salute Church. After your Gondola ride, enjoy a guided tour through one of the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world - St Mark's Basilica. Here you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest in this place. Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, your professional guide will take you along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art. 


Skip-the-line ticket to the Basilica Entrance tickets to the Basilica terrace and the museum Experienced tour guide Personal audio system to hear the guide Boarding assistance to the gondola

Important Information

  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals.
  • The tour operates also in the rain. In high tides or heavy rain, the tour might be canceled with a full refund provided
  • The ride could last less than 30-minutes depending on how busy the canals are
  • You will enter the Basilica on the ground floor with the guide and then visit the upper floor with the Museum and the terrace • This is a shared gondola (up to 5 passengers for each gondola)
  • Infants up to 2 years can ride for free only if seated on a parent's lap

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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