Morning walking tour of Venice with St. Mark's Basilica and gondola ride
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Morning walking tour of Venice with St. Mark's Basilica and gondola ride

4.3/5
Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
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£84.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit the places surrounding St. Mark's Square
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica
  • Admire the city on foot and from the water
  • Enjoy 35 minutes ride on a gondola
What to expect

This combination of three tours will take you to the heart of Venice and its Byzantine art heritage.

The first part is a walking tour which will take you into the enchanting Venice made up of countless bridges, channels and campo (little squares), the pulsing heart of a water city. Following an experienced tour guide, you will learn more about Venice's recent and past and interesting facts about life in a city built on water. Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo and Church SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the Mercerie, are only some of the highlights which will be admired during this walk.

In the second part of the tour, you will admire Venice from a unique perspective thanks to a gondola ride. In an eye glimpse, it will be like being projected into another world, away from the crowded alleys of the historic center and ready to discover a deeper side of Venice.

At last, you will discover not only one of Venice's most famous sites and symbols but also one among the world's most beautiful and breathtaking cathedrals: the St. Mark's Basilica (skip-the-line entry). Overlooking St Mark's Square and St Mark's Basin, the Basilica is one of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Surrounded by the majestic interiors of the Basilica, you will learn more about Venice's history and in particular about its patron saint, St Mark.

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What's included
  • check Experienced tour guide
  • check Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica
  • check Personal headsets to hear the guide better
  • check 35 minutes gondola ride
Where

Calle Larga Ascensione, Venezia, VE, Italia

Meeting point:
Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the Post office just next to St.Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign "Meeting point". Please arrive 15 minutes before tour starting time.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • Please note that no refund will be provided 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 canceled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time)
  • Between the Basilica guided tour and the gondola ride you will have approx 3 hours of free time
  • For security reasons, backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. Travelers are kindly advised to take fewer bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit
  • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.3/5

Based on 14 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

5/5

  • Liesbeth

    From Netherlands - June 2022

    Travelled as a couple

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    De gondeltocht viel tegen.

  • Anonymous

    From France - July 2018

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Après avoir eu des difficultés à repérer le point de rendez vous sur la place Saint Marco qui n’est pas le 288 comme dans vos indications mais plutôt ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - May 2018

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From France - May 2018

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From France - April 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Bonjour, Nous avions cumulé : visite matinale, promenade en gondole, et visite de la basilique. Tous c'est bien passé au final. Mais un peu angoi ...

  • Anonymous

    - April 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Meraviglioso e imperdibile

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