Gondola Ride And St Mark's Basilica Tour - Venice

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    10:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover Venice from a double perspective on a combined tour which includes a fascinating Gondola ride and a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy the city from the water and then admire the golden interiors of the majestic Byzantine cathedral of Venice in a small-group tour.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

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Marvel at the reflections of sunlight on the small canals of Venice and discover the treasures of St. Mark's Basilica. An amazing tour to experience 2 of the best attractions of this marvellous city!

At only a few steps from Piazza San Marco, the gondola will take you along the enchanting canals of the historic centre. The itinerary of the Gondola ride 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. You will admire the incomparable beauty of some areas accessible only by the water and enjoy the typical and relaxed sway of the gondola.

After the Gondola ride approx. 35 minutes 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! The guide will tell you the history of the Byzantine cathedral and give you complete explanations about its precious interiors. The tour also includes the access to the marvellous Golden Pall.

Please note the gondola ride has no explanations. The guided tour takes place only inside St. Mark's Basilica.


Gondola ride

Skip the line access and guided tour of St. Marks Basilica

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the Basilica guided tour is BILINGUAL, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience is mixed

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you

In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be permitted

To visit St Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts, vests or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons

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 5 people, thus if your reservation includes more than 5 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or rather you will enjoy different gondolas

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

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  • 03-Nov-2022

    At mark was not available due operator did not receive change from morning tour to afternoon tour from Viator. Operator said we would be refined. If I receive refund for St Mark portion I will be happy to share.

  • 17-Sep-2022

    Staff was very courteous and helpful Enjoyed Gondola ride and Basilica tour,our guide was excellent and explained what a tourist need to know in a short period of time I definitely recommend Dr Hemant Patel New Jersey USA

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Tour of St Mark's was great. Silvia was a great guide. Was difficult finding the kiosk to meet at by following the printed out map I had our ticket on. The kiosk is not in the square but on a street behind it. Zoom in on the map on your phone to see exactly where to meet. The title "Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour" is deceiving. You do not go on a gondola ride and then visit St Mark's with the same guide. You Take a tour of St Mark's with a guide (Ours at 1045 for an hour) then you go on your own somewhere for awhile and meet back at the kiosk at 3 pm. Where another person quickly walks you to the beginning of the gondola line. The description when booking states "See the sights of the canal city from the water during a 35-minute gondola cruise, followed by a guided tour of the Byzantine jewel of St. Mark's." If I had it to do over we would definitely only book St. Mark's as the gondola ride was not worth the time and if the sites the description stated were on the gondola route we took....we did not see them.

  • 27-Jun-2022

    The actual tour of St Mark's was great, the tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and made the tour extremely enjoyable and easy to follow. We did find the communication by the tour company pretty poor. We didn't realise when we booked or collected the ticket that whilst the St Mark's tour was in the morning the Gondola ride was not until later in the day. It was only when we finished the tour and went back to the ticket desk that we found it. Luckily we had not made any other plans so we were free, but this needs to be communicated a lot better.

  • 12-Jan-2022

    Awful - if I could give it no stars, I would. Firstly, the itinerary they post here is completely inaccurate. We were treated like cattle the entire time; no one engaged with us, just moved us along, and the Gondola ride was NOT worth the price. I was shocked to find out that you can get a private ride for 50 minutes from many gondolas along the canal for cheaper than you get this shared gondola ride for 30 minutes. Not worth the money at all; there are much better tours out there, and ones that actually post accurate itineraries.

  • 17-Oct-2021

    Aspetti positivi: tempistiche adeguate, nessuna attesa come anticipato. Personale gentile e disponibile. Abbiamo avuto un piccolo disguido all’incontro dopo il giro in gondola e prima del tour in basilica ma risolto perfettamente dalle guide. Aspetti negativi: il numero fornito come assistenza al cliente in caso di necessità non ci è stato di alcun aiuto perché l’ufficio risultava chiuso (orario molto ridotto causa COVID, ma se deve essere un numero per le emergenze secondo me qualcuno dovrebbe sempre rispondere)

  • 12-Sep-2021

    Informative Führung und schöne Gondelfahrt. Treffpunkt für die Führung wurde nicht angegeben. Dadurch mussten wir lange suchen.

  • 13-Jul-2021

    The gondola ride was perfect. The guide has waiting for us, and showed us the way to the gondola. We were group of six, and we have been used two gondolas, which was really comfortable. We have agreed, that after gondola ride, we will meet under the big blue clock. Been there at the time, but we had to wait for english speaking guide for maybe twenty minutes. There has been three groups (french, german and english). I was expecting, that there will be another entry for guided groups, but my assumption was wrong. We have to wait in the same line as other individual people. When I asked the ticket lady, why we are not waiting in the line until the english guide will arrive, as we can move closer to the entry, she told me, that we have to wait for a guide near the Doge’s palace exit. So we have been waiting for the guide 20 minutes (and he still didn’t arrive), then we should stand to the end of the line, which was approximately another 30-40 minutes of just waiting. I decided not to accept it, so I had cancel my visit. (If I wouldn’t book a tour, I would probably already finish my visit of Basilica)

  • 07-Aug-2019

    As we were in Venice only for a day, we thought this would be a good idea to avoid queueing and get a taster for the city. The gondola ride is shared (with up to 6 people) but this didn’t bother us as it was still a unique experience for us all. Tour guide for Saint Marks was very knowledgeable, delivering insightful nuggets about the church and city with good humour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This combo was a great value for time and money. I only wished the gondola guide talked a little. Great to skip the lines!

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