Shared Gondola Ride and St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line Guided Tour

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice

Per person

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 thanks to the skip-the-line service and appreciate the masterpieces kept inside thanks to the explanations of an expert guide to Venice

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Important information


From 2 January to 31 March 2022

Departure point:

TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l'Ascension, near the St. Mark's Post Office, behind Correr Museum

Departure time

Monday to Saturday
10.45 am

Languages available

English: Monday to Saturday
French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
German: Monday, Thursday and Friday
Italian: Friday and Saturday
Spanish: Tuesday and Saturday

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


Full: € 63.00
Children from 2 to 5 years: € 33.00
Children up to 1 year: free

approx. 2 hours
  • Gondola ride
  • Guided visit
  • Skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to St. Mark’s Museum and outdoor terrace
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • COVID-19: to participate in the tour you are required to wear a face mask. Please don't forget it!

  • After the confirmation of your booking, you can download a voucher, which will also be sent to you via email. Please remember that you will be requested to show it, either a paper copy or on mobile devices. Make sure you have it with you!

  • 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.

  • A gondola can host up to 6 people, thus if your reservation includes more than 6 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or rather you will enjoy different gondolas. Please bear in mind that this is a collective tour, so there might be other people enjoying your same gondola. In this case people belonging to your reservation can  be divided into different gondolas.

  • Unfortunately you cannot be refunded (neither totally nor partially) if you don’t show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher or if you leave before the end of the tour.Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the meeting point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that would prevent you from being on time, especially in case of public transport strikes, great events or bad weather. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at our emergency contacts indicated on the voucher you will get at the end of the reservation.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

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.

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 ...

 During the visit you will admire the masterpieces inside the Museum of San Marco that constitute the great patrimony of St Mark’s Basilica, and are evidence of the greatness of the Venetian civilization. The famous St. Mark's Horses are a clear example of it, dating back to the Age of Imperial Rome, which once stood on the upper part of the façade of the Basilica.

By entering the Museum, housed on the first floor of the church, you will also enjoy the special access to the outdoor terrace, from which you can admire St. Mark's Square from a privileged position.

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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Reviews for Shared Gondola Ride and St Mark’s Basilica Skip the line Guided Tour

Based on 8 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (6) Reviews in italian (2)


Mature couple

Booking No. 1836095

Reviewed on 05 May `18

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'It was OK'

The gondola ride was ok. Disappointed that our gondolier didn't serenade. As for St. Marks, had a difficult time hearing and understanding our guide. Also, it was so crowded, I think for us it diminished the tour. We certainly realize however that our tour guide couldn't control the crowd.


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Reply by Staff

Dear Howard,

thank you for taking time to shate your experience and feedback on your recent tour with us.

Please notice that you booked a gondola ride and St Mark's Basilica tour, which is not the gondola ride serenate tour, this is why the gondolier did not do the serenade.
We regret to hear that you did not appreciate the Basilica tour, but please consider that during the high season period, the St Mark's Basilica is one of the top attractions in Venice, so obviously there are a lot of people each day.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to experice other tours organised for smaller groups, such as the "St Mark's Basilica and its treasures tour".

Best regards,
The staff
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Deon du Toit

Mature couple

Booking No. 1822901

Reviewed on 30 Apr `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl


Overall a very good experience


Excellent tour guide in St Marks


Lost our group between gondola ride and St Marks tour

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Group of friends

Booking No. 16142722

Reviewed on 10 Jan `17

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I felt like it was a bit expensive. The church itself is free and I would have enjoyed it just as much experiencing it without the guide.


Gondola ride was beautiful


Very short

Reply by Staff

Dear Nicole,

we are sorry you were not completely satisfied with the tour! Please note that the tour duration is indicated online, therefore you were warned of it before booking! As for the price, the entrance to St. Mark's Basilica is always free of charge... The cost of the tour includes the skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica, the ticket to visit the Golden Pall and the guided visit.

Best regards,
The staff
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Young couple

Booking No. 15112268

Reviewed on 20 Dec `15

'2 must do in Venice'

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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Young couple

Booking No. 0

Reviewed on 05 Jun `15

'Nice combination'

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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Young couple

Booking No. 1522931

Reviewed on 28 May `15

'Wonderful Experience don't miss the opportunity'

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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