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Gondola Ride and St. Marks Basilica with Skip the Line Entry

4.8 / 5 total 6 reviews
Duration: 2 hours
Tour ID: 2496
Overview

Explore Venice through a peaceful gondola ride and one of its symbols: The St Mark's Basilica. Venetian gondola is not only known for its elegance and the way it silently slides along the green channels of Venice. It did change over time and the parts it is made of also have symbolic meanings related to the city it is associated with.

Let us discover Venice as locals have been doing since far back in time, sliding among the narrow canals and admiring the masterpiece of architectures, water reflections and peace away from the crowded alleys.

During this ride, we will have the chance to admire some among Venice's most famous and beautiful sites seen from the water, a rare sight that can be seen only on a gondola.

And be ready for the last part of the ride, because it is the 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.

Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people.

Next follows a guided visit to one of the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world: The St Mark's Basilica. This is the place where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other, as majestic in its exteriors, the history it witnessed and represents is truly fascinating.

Here, we will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his remains came to rest and are shielded here.

A tour not only to see Venice but also to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters. Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, our professional guide will take us along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art.

Highlights
  • Relax and glide along the canals on a traditional Venetian Gondola
  • See Venice from a different perspective on the water
  • Visit one of the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world, St. Mark's Basilica
  • Learn more about the everlasting history of Venice and about St Mark
  • See the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays
  • Let our professional guide take you along the history and the special features of the unique masterpiece of Byzantine art.
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 2 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start timeCheck-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • This tour is available Monday to Saturday at 11.00 from 1st April to 31st October 2018This tour is available Monday to Saturday at 11.00 from 1st April to 31st October 2018
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Skip the line entrance to the Basilica
  • Personal audio System to hear better the guide
  • Boarding assistance to the gondola
Exclusions
  • Commentary of any sort during the gondola ride
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotels pickup/drop off
Meeting Point
Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square (45.433563, 12.337159). Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time
Know Before You Go
  • Wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • For security reasons backpacks are not allowed into the Basilica (free deposit available in Calle San Basso)
  • This is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people
  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • The Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, only in case of very heavy rain it might be cancelled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time)
  • Languages: Everyday in English, German, French and Spanish / Italian: Saturday
  • The tour will NOT take place on the following dates: April 25th, August, 15th
  • Please note that once finished the gondola tour our staff will take you to the Basilica. So please do not spread out or go away after the gondola ride.
  • Infants up to 1 year of age are free if seated on a parents lap
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Reviewed by Margaret Davis AE   April 06, 2018
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What a beautiful Basilica, even with so many visitors at that time, our guide did a very good job and my husband and I really enjoyed the whole tour.
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Reviewed by Jessica NY US   April 02, 2018
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We decided to opt for the guided tour, not just to skip the queue but to actually learn about the Basilica. We joined a small group of six, the guide was very knowledgeable as to the history of the Basilica and her English was excellent. We did not have to use the headphones as ours was a small group and which meant we all fitted into the same gondola.
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Reviewed by Anusha LK   October 28, 2017
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WELL WORTH THE PRICE
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Reviewed by Monika Gonçalves FR   October 16, 2017
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Interesting facts about Venice from a knowledgeable guide who made sure everyone could hear and understand her. Nice Gondola ride as well.
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Reviewed by Kimberly US   October 15, 2017
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You do not want to miss this church. It is amazing to see so I definitely recommend the skip the line tickets and this tour company.
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Reviewed by Susan and Graham GB   October 04, 2017
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Very nice and knowledgeable guide, patient with a group that included children, in a time where the Basilica was very crowded. The gondola ride was loved by the kids and the adults. Can't recommend it enough.
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