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

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the famous cathedral, St Mark’s Basilica
  • 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 lines and gain entrance into one of the most famous cathedrals of the world
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    1 April to 31 October: Daily

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    11:00am

    Meeting Point

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

    Ending Point

    San Marco

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Discover the floating city of Venice from both land and water on this combined tour of 2 of its best attractions, a gondola ride and a guided tour of St Mark’s Basilica. When in Venice, your sightseeing tour just isn’t complete unless you glide along the canals of the city in a gondola and admire the scenic views on both sides. Get a taste of the lives of local Venetians and soak in the beautiful sites seen from the water, a rare sight which can be seen only on a gondola.

    Enjoy a guided visit to one of the most famous cathedrals of the world, the St Mark’s Basilica. Go on a guided tour of the Byzantine masterpiece with a skip-the-line access. Admire the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, as the guide enlightens you about the history and background of St Mark’s Basilica. See the Pala d’Oro at the cathedral, one of the most renowned works of Byzantine craftsmanship!

    Itinerary

    Gondola ride

    Make your own way to Campo San Moisè, in front of Bauer Hotel at 11:20 for the tour which starts at 11:00am. 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. St Mark’s Basilica

    After the gondola ride, gain a hassle free entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica, and learn the history of the Byzantine Cathedral from a well-informed guide. 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Gondola ride(30 mins aprox)
    • Guided tour of St Mark’s Basilica

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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.

    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.

    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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