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Gondola Ride and St Mark’s Basilica - Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy two of Venice’s most popular attractions, a gondola ride and a visit to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Admire scenic views on a gondola ride along the picturesque side canals off the Grand Canal
  • Skip the long queues and enjoy a guided tour of the famous cathedral, St Mark’s Basilica
  • Overview
    Discover the floating city of Venice from both land and water on this combined tour of a gondola ride and St Mark’s Basilica guided visit.

    Enjoy a lovely gondola ride along the picturesque canals of the historic centre. Admire the sunlight-dappled reflections of the ancient palaces and romantic bridges and see some of the city’s most prominent buildings on the way to St. Mark’s Square. Soak in the scenic views and discover hidden sites, punting the picturesque canals around La Fenice theatre and the Grand Canal.
    Enjoy a guided visit to one of the most famous cathedrals of the world, the St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line access. The Byzantine Cathedral is an embodiment of true Venetian aesthetic and holds many precious artworks and relics. Study the amalgamation of Eastern architecture and Western design in the church's famous onion dome and admire some of the finest frescoes and mosaics in the world. While at the St Mark’s Basilica, see the gem-encrusted Pala d'Oro, the Treasury, a splendour of the religious art and the altar from which Christ is supposed to have addressed a crowd.
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 April to 31 October: Daily


    2 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Campo San Moisè, in front of Bauer Hotel
    You can reach by ferry from San Marco.

    Ending Point

    San Marco

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Gondola ride (30 mins approx)
    • Skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica
    • Guided tour of St Mark’s Basilica


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the Basilica guided tour is bilingual.

    In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted.

    To visit St Mark's Basilica, it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

    Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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