Venice Tour: St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride

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When you’re visiting Venice don’t miss the opportunity to explore the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica to admire its priceless treasures and take an enchanting gondola ride along the city’s Grand Canal and its inner canals.

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  • Admire St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world
  • Admire the Pala d'Oro, and the Basilica: a splendour of religious art collected
  • Embark on a 50 minutes Basilica tour with a professional experienced guide
  • Embark on a 45 minutes enchanting Gondola tour
  • Discover the city as you glide down small canals and into the larger Grand Canal


Start your Gondola ride from the Bacino Orseolo gondola pier. Climb into your gondola and embark on a 45-minute ride through the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the boat. Maneuver through the minor canals and take in views of the lesser-known areas and quaint corners of Venice before heading out to the Grand Canal. Take in the sights of the Grand Canal as you journey towards the docks where your tour will end. After the Gondola ride tour, you will walk to the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica. With skip-the-line entrance, you can avoid the lines and quickly be inside the stunning basilica. Inside you will follow your guide and learn about the basilica and the treasures housed inside. See the incredible artifacts, unique artwork, and masterpieces throughout the basilica, its atrium, treasury, and museum. You will be in awe of the art and artifacts spread throughout the basilica.


Officially Certified Guide Radio system to hear the guide Skip the Line access to the Basilica Tickets to the Museum of St Marks and Pala d’Oro 45 minutes Gondola Ride Commentary in English by gondolier during the tour

Important Information

  • Photography is not allowed only inside the Cathedral
  • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St Mark’s Basilica, otherwise you might not be allowed in.
  • For security reasons sacks, bags, or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • The storage service is free of charge but please allow sufficient time to do so
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded)
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Gondola Ride tour may vary in duration or itinerary
  • Note that smoking is not allowed on the boat
  • It is not possible to bring bulky baggage of more than 16 liters in size onto the boat
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.

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