Gondola Ride & St Mark's Basilica Tour

Duration: approx. 2 hours/2 hours and 30 minutes   Location: Venice


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Why choose this experience?

1 To merge two unmissable classics of Venice: Gondola Ride & Basilica di San Marco in Venice
2 Because you can book a gondola in Venice comfortably online and live an unforgettable experience of poetic glimpses and areas accessible only by water
3 To avoid the long waiting times at the entrance of St Mark’s Basilica and appreciate the masterpieces kept inside thanks to the explanations of an expert guide to Venice

A fascinating gondola tour that combines two great classics of Venice in one exciting event and that allows you to book a gondola in Venice online at a very advantageous price! The price of the tour, which includes the cost of the gondola ride in Venice, Basilica di San Marco guided tour and reservation for privileged access, is less than the purchase of individual visits for a Gondola ride booking in Venice and Guided Visit of Basilica di San Marco in Venice.

In one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a gondola tour in Venice at extremely affordable prices, combined with a fascinating guided tour of the Basilica of San Marco Venezia ... The perfect opportunity to combine these two famous 'attractions' in one. You can make a gondola booking online and visit St Mark's Basilica in one package!

The first part of the tour will be dedicated to the gondola ride, the route is determined in advance by the gondolier and involves some unusual areas of Venice including the Grand Canal and the beautiful canals in the lower area of the Gran Teatro La Fenice.

Beautiful buildings that overlook the water, breathtaking views, quaint bridges crossing the small canals of the historic centre: this gondola tour in Venice, fixed cost and conveniently online booking, is one of the best choices for experiencing Venice!

The best gondola ride in Venice will allow you to admire some of the most famous buildings in Venice and enjoy the incomparable beauty of Venice from the water... The Basilica della Salute, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Venice, designed by the architect and sculptor Longhena, has the curious distinction of offering different perspectives depending on the angle from which it is observed; La Fenice Theatre, majestic structure inspired by classical models, is the most important opera house in Venice. Inside it the premieres of the greatest Italian composers of the 19th century were held, such as Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, and nowadays it houses prestigious opera and symphonic events; areas accessible only by gondola, views of rare beauty and fragments of a life that seems to have remained suspended in the past: lulled by the typical sway of the gondola, you will enjoy the navigation between the canals of Venice, discovering picturesque views and magnificent architectural masterpieces.

A gondola ride in Venice is an unique experience to try at least once in your life! Considered one of the symbols of Venice, a gondola tour will show you Venice from a better perspective.

At the end of the gondola ride – which lasts approximately 35 minutes – you will move to St Mark's Square to take part in the second part of the tour.

One of the main advantages of gondola booking online and St Mark's Venice tour is that you will be able to access the most important religious building in Venice avoiding the long waiting times at the entrance.

The St Mark's Venice tour will last approximately one hour and includes a visit to the Golden Pall of St Mark: the Basilica will unveil its most valuable treasures in a fascinating journey through art, history and spirituality.

Called 'Basilica of gold' because inside the gold is the predominant colour, the Basilica di San Marco in Venice is one of the highest examples of greatness achieved in the past by the Venice Republic. Thanks to our tour you can admire one of the most valuable masterpieces of Venice in all its full glory ...

After an overview of the history and the mosaics, the guide will take you to see the Golden Pall.

Usually enclosed in a wooden container and covered with a ‘weekday altarpiece'- a simple painted wooden panel, the Golden Pall is visible only during the most important liturgical celebrations. The current Golden Pall, built in stages from the 12th to the 14th century and consisting of sheets of silver gilt, enamel, gems and precious stones is considered the most precious jewel of the Basilica ... With our tour you can see for yourself this incredible artefact, counted among the most precious objects in the world ...

Among the gilded interior of the Basilica di San Marco, Venice, this unique and exciting guided tour of the Basilica di San Marco, Venice and the Golden Pall will give you the opportunity to appreciate the different facets of this priceless masterpiece.

Make your reservation now: visiting St Mark's Basilica and a sightseeing gondola ride in Venice! Two great tours, united in an amazing and exciting journey!

The price of a gondola tour in Venice refers to a collective tour, which other people will also participate in who have booked the tour, without explanations. The guided tour, again a collective one, will take place only inside the Basilica di San Marco, Venice.

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Important info


all year, except for 25 December and 1 January.

Departure point:

Campo San Moisè, in front of Bauer Hotel.

Departure time

From Monday to Saturday

From 1 April to 31 October 2016
11.30 am

From 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017
11.00 am

Languages available

Only for a guided tour of the Basilica of St Mark. The gondola tour does not provide explanations.

From 1 April to 31 October
English: from Monday to Saturday
Spanish: from Monday to Saturday
French: from Monday to Saturday
German: from Monday to Saturday
Italian: Saturday

From 1 November to 31 March
English: from Monday to Saturday
Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Monday, Friday
Italian: not available


From 1 April to 31 October 2016
Full: €47.00
Children from 2 to 5 years: €31.00
Children up to 1 year: free

From 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017
Full: €50.00
Children from 2 to 5 years: €31.00
Children up to 1 year: free

From 1 April to 31 October 2017
Full: €51.00
Children from 2 to 5 years: €32.00
Children up to 1 year: free


approx. 2 hours/2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Gondola ride
  • Guided visit
  • Ticket to visit the Golden Pall
  • Skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, because explanations will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

This is a combo tour including 2 single tours: no explanations during the gondola ride; guided tour only inside St. Mark’s Basilica. Between the first and the second tour there is free time.

Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to prohibit visits and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons. In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.

The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the tour departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

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4 reviews for Gondola Ride & St Mark's Basilica Tour

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December 2015

Young couple


Reviewed on 20 Dec `15 - Booking No. 15112268

'2 must do in Venice'

Gondola Ride & St Mark's Basilica Tour

The gondola ride was awesome despite the cold, we were able to see unforgettable views of the Canal Grande and smaller canals. The visit to the Basilica was ok although there was the organ playing and it was difficult to hear the guide for a while, but she told very interesting anecdotes.

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May 2015

Young couple


Reviewed on 05 Jun `15 - Booking No. 16625164

'Nice combination'

Gondola Ride & St Mark's Basilica Tour

The gondola was a good experience and as we don't speak Italian it was easier to book it together with another tour. The Basilica was stunning and our guide very good. We are satisfied with the whole experience.

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May 2015

Young couple


Reviewed on 28 May `15 - Booking No. 1522931

'Wonderful Experience don't miss the opportunity'

Gondola Ride & St Mark's Basilica Tour

We booked the two tours together for an amazing deal. Our gondola ride was just my husband and I so romantic even during the day time. We connected with a tour of about 13 adults for the Basiilica and were not disappointed. The guide spoke English well and skipping the long lines was a real treat.

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