Gondola Ride And Golden Basilica Tour - Venice

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The tour is divided into two parts. In the first part your will joinaGondola Ride in a shared gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) through the Gran Canal and through the picturesque minor canals. The Gondola Rideis not guided and it ends with the landing at the departure station. The second part of the tour consists of a guided visit of the Basilica: without queuing you will admire the golden Mosaics and the very famous Golden Pale.The guide will tell you the history of the Byzantine cathedral and give you complete explanations about its precious interiors.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Skip the line
  • Family friendly

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At only a few steps from Piazza San Marco, the gondola will take you along the enchanting canals of the historic centre. The itinerary that you will do on board of a shared gondola (up to six people per gondola)involves both some unusual areas of Venice and some of the citys major buildings, such as the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the Basilica della Salute.

After the gondola ride you will go to St Mark's Square to take part in the guided visit of the Basilica. Skip the long lines to access the Basilica and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere!Listen to our guide describing the biblical scenes and hear about the history and the particularities of this ancient Basilica,once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring.

Inclusions for Gondola Ride And Golden Basilica Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions for Gondola Ride And Golden Basilica Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • The Gondola Ride is not guided

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Backpacks are not allowed inside the church

Not wheelchair accessible

Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time

On very few occasions the Basilica may be closed due to high water, the tour will not be cancelled but the explanation of the Basilica will take place form the outside

From the 1st of November to the 31st of March there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • I learned a lot from the Golden Basilica Tour. I only wish I could have spend more time in the basilica and gone to the top. We got to see Mozart's house during the Gondola tour! Was extraordinary.

  • The company running the tour was rude on the phone. I was late due to water bus.I met up with the group after the gondola ride to go in the church. Met up with the tour, the lady was very rude, men were nice. They put me on a later gondola ride. Hard to understand lady guiding church tour.

  • good tour....enjoyed gondola ride

  • A little bit disorganize at the beginning. but overall good. The guide excellent and very informative. Very good experience

  • Not a very good start, the guide was late to our meeting point. Really enjoyed the gondola ride, this is a must when in Venice. The tour of the Basilica was disappointing, not in the information given during it or the inside of the church, but the fact that there seemed to be too many tours happening at the same time and it did feel a bit rushed. We lost our place at one point as another tour had jumped in which resulted in two groups being mixed together. Was not given proper information as to where to meet afer the gondola ride, only to meet by the clock tower in St Marcs square. Not very well organised and could be better.

  • Not so good. First, the organization of the tour was poor. They didn't communicate very well with us where to go, gondola driver spent the whole trip on the phone and texting and was completely disinterested and the tour guide of st marks was incomprehensible. The city is amazing, as is the church

  • Good way to combine gondola ride and the Bascilica. Excellent guide.

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