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Venice express tour with Rialto Bridge, St. Mark Basilica and gondola ride

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Skip the long lines and admire St. Mark's Basilica's jaw-dropping interiors

Discover the Rialto area, its iconic bridge and its lively market

Enjoying a relaxing gondola ride among the city's famous canals

What to expect

Experience the best of Venice in 2.5 hours, leaving you ample time to wander down romantic canal sidestreets and enjoy yourself without any need to rush!

Begin your tour in St. Mark's Square, the biggest square in Venice and home to the magnificent Basilica, Bell Tower and Doge’s Palace. Skip the line and enter St. Mark's Basilica. The church dominates the square with its impressive facade, but the inside is even more stunning. You'll soon understand why this church is nicknamed "the Church of Gold", as your guide explains the jaw-dropping interior decor.

Continue admiring the Rialto Bridge, as much a symbol of Venice as St. Mark's Basilica. Initially built from old boats, the unstable bridge was rebuilt in 1500. On one side of the bridge is the Rialto Market, an area famous for its fish market, cicchetti bars ad mask shops. Here you will enjoy the best view of the Grand Canal.

Conclude your tour of Venice's highlights with a gondola ride. Your local guide will leave you with a trusted gondolier who will show you Venice from a whole different angle - from the water. When your gondola ride ends, you'll be dropped off a few minutes walk from St. Mark's Square.

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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

St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line ticket

Gondola ride

Professional art historian guide

Small-group tour

What's not included

Pick up and drop-off service

Food and drinks


Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:

Between the two big columns located on the side of the square, facing the canal. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour.



Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Entrance into any religious site requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Also, please refrain from bringing big backpacks or bags, because they are not always allowed inside churches
  • Each participant is required to carry a copy of the identification page of their passports. A photo of the first page of the passport saved on your smartphone works as well
  • It is suggested to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water during the warmer months