Highlights of Venice: Gondola Ride and St.Mark’s Basilica

2 hours 45 minutes

The best way to do a tour of Venice is by both water and land. With this two-way trip, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

This tour started by meeting your tour guide at the designated meeting location. With him, start the first part of your trip. By walking through the cobblestones, back alleys, and arched bridges you will know the colorful past of this beautiful city. In addition, you’ll learn why this city was built on a lagoon and how it became a major trading hub in the Mediterranean region. While walking by the house of Marco Polo, in your guide narration learn about this Venetian trader who went to sea one day and returned with knowledge on the silk route, which changed the world. 

Piazza SS Giovanni e Paola and Santa Maria Formosa are two of the most popular places to visit in the area. You will get to see the famous bridge of Sighs on this extensive walking tour. You’ll see Saint Mark’s Square, which was Napoleon Bonaparte known as “the greatest drawing room in all of Europe”. Enter St. Mark’s Basilica without waiting in line and learning about the treasures and history of this huge sacred structure with the help of an experienced guide. You can also climb St. Mark Basilica’s renowned terrace for a breathtaking perspective of the city’s piazzas and roofs, which is rarely featured in any other guided tour. 

Afterward, you go to the Gondola station, where you will embark on a 30-minute gondola excursion with an experienced local gondolier. While enjoying the riding through one of Venice’s busiest canals, you can view the 17th-century Baroque Santa Maria Della Salute. You will also ride through under some of the iconic bridges of the City. 

Highlights: Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, Saint Mark’s Square, Gondola Rides,  La Fenice Theatre, San Moisè Church.

Departure: daily, except wednesday. Includes: walking tour with expert English speaking guide, skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica, access to terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica, 30-minute gondola ride (up to 6 people), headsets. Optional: lunch, gratuities, transportation, hotel pick-up and drop-off. Minimum 2 people. 
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With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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$104.13 / person