Venice: Gondola Ride & Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the soul of Venice with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal followed by a guided tour of the magnificent Saint Mark’s Basilica.


  • Marvel at the centuries-old gold mosaic of Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Browse through the fascinating relics of the Saint Mark Treasury
  • Listen to fascinating stories of Venice's early days as you ride a gondola
  • Discover the Grand Canal and the city's hidden corners in a convenient way
  • Gaze at La Fenice Theater, the Rialto Bridge, and the Accademia Bridge


Enjoy a guided tour through the Saint Mark's Basilica. The basilica is famous for its incredible solid gold mosaics. Skip the long line and enter the majestic church accompanied by an expert guide. Your guide will narrate the history of the Byzantine artwork and share its meaning. You'll also discover the Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and precious items collected over the centuries. After the visit to Saint Mark's Basilica, glide along Venice's amazing Grand Canal on board of the gondola. During your gondola ride, you'll see Desdemona's House, Mozart's House, the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, and several stunning Venetian palaces. The guide will narrate you the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers. On board you will listen to all about the palaces, churches, and attractions around you. You will learn also tales known only by Venetians. Later, enjoy the audio guide with a digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to a narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more. Thanks to this app, discover the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.


Saint Mark's Basilica skip-the-line admission Tour guide Audio devices (for large groups only) Shared gondola ride Audio commentary on board City exploration mobile app

Important Information

  • Shoulders and knees must be covered regardless of gender when visiting the basilica
  • You will receive the audio guide with a digital map via e-mail. You must download it on your mobile phone
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or when religious functions are taking place in the basilica. In cases where cancellation is necessary, your tour will be rescheduled or the cost will be refunded

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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