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Venice: Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica

4.1 / 5

11 reviews

Venice: Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica

From US$ 70.23 per person

Enjoy a gondola ride through the green, historic channels of Venice. Marvel at this beautiful city from the unique vantage point of the water before stopping for a guided tour of St Mark's Basilica, one of the world's most famous cathedrals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian


  • Discover the beauty of St Mark's Basilica
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interiors
  • Have the opportunity for beautiful holiday snaps
Full description
Explore Venice, one of Italy's most unique and stunning cities by taking a peaceful gondola ride through the labyrinth of canals. Find out why the Venetian gondola ride is such a popular tourist attraction for people who visit this city. Discover the elegance of the city whilst sliding peacefully through the green channels. You will take part in a mode of transportation that locals have been doing hundreds of years.  During your trip, you will have the chance to admire some of Venice's most famous and beautiful sites seen from the water, a sight only available on a gondola. Prepare yourself especially for the last part of the ride, 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. After your Gondola ride, enjoy a guided tour through one of the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world - St Mark's Basilica. Here you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest in this place. Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, your professional guide will take you along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art. 
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Basilica
  • Entrance tickets to the Basilica terrace and the museum
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Personal audio system to hear the guide
  • Boarding assistance to the gondola
  • Commentary of any sort during the gondola ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  •  This is a shared gondola (up to 5 passengers for each gondola)
  • Infants up to 1 year can ride for free only if seated on a parent's lap
  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour operates in the rain. In high tides or heavy rain, the tour might be canceled with a full refund provided
  • The ride could last less than 30-minutes depending on how busy the canals are
  • Please note that entrance to the Venice Museums is allowed only with the Green Pass and ID (except for minors under 12 years of age). Customers who cannot show a Green Pass and ID upon entry to the Basilica will not receive a refund
  • You will enter the Basilica on the ground floor with the guide and then visit the upper floor with the Museum and the terrace
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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Finding the Get the Guide meeting point was not easy. Travelers who are under time pressure are difficult.

August 28, 2019

The gondola ride was clearly listless, the ride took about 20 minutes.Otherwise, the organization was excellent, everything went well. Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica as described. Very competent guide.

August 23, 2019

The gondola ride was nice, but you have to share the gondola with strangers. The tour in St. Mark's Basilica was very good. The lady did a great job and you could understand her really well ....

April 1, 2019

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Product ID: 181913