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

Free cancellation
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What's included

Experienced tour guide

Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica

Personal headsets to hear the guide better

35 minutes gondola ride

Location

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.

Provider

Park Viaggi

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • 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