Skip The Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride, Walking Tour & St Mark's Basilica

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 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.

Overview

Admire Venice from different perspectives on this 3.5-hour combined itinerary that merges a fascinating walking tour of Venice to admire the most important and characteristic locations of the city, a traditional Gondola ride through its calm waters and a detailed guided visit of St. Marks Cathedral to discover it as the 'golden basilica'. Don't miss the opportunity to spend an unforgettable morning in Venice.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

The tour begins at one of the most famous landmarks in Venice, St.Marks Square, where youll admire ancient buildings, imposing monuments and historic cafes. Then youll visit the beautiful church of Santa maria formosa and the namesake square as well as Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo.

Youll feel privileged as the visit proceeds, taking you where the house of Marco polo once stood and to the famous Teatro Malibran. The last part of this poetic stroll will take you to the main shopping area: the Mercerie, composed by enchanting narrow streets where valuable goods were once sold.

The second part of the tour includes a Gondola ride to discover some new and not very well-known areas of one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The gondola tour will let you discover the Basilica della Salute, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, which offers a different perspective view according to the point from which it is observed.

Furthermore, you'll be able to navigate through minor picturesque canals of Venice, leaving the more famous Grand canal and heading to other important and majestic places. During the Gondola ride you'll meet La Fenice theatre, the main opera house in the city, and marvel at its stunning exteriors from the water.

At the end of the gondola ride, you will move to St Marks Square to take part in the final part of the tour: the guided tour of St. Marks Basilica, where you can admire the preciousness of its materials and interiors.
You'll be led through rich and sophisticated architectural structures as well as to the valuable remains of St. Mark.

Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to discover the major altar of St. Marks Cathedral and the Golden Pall, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world, due to the preciousness of its materials.

Inclusions

Guided walking tour

Gondola ride

Skip the Line access and guided visit to St Marks Basilica

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Commentary/guide during the gondola ride

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note this is a combo tour including 3 single tours.

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

Multilingual tour

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Only for the waking tour and guided visit. Explanations during the gondola ride are not provided.

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

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Nov-2022

    Gondola ride and walking tour great! The female guide was great and spoke perfect English. But the guide for the Basilica was HORRIBLE!!! He could not speak English and we were only able to understand 1/4 of what he said. So sad. We were really interested in St Mark's but he made him impossible to understand. You need better English speaking person!!!!!!

  • 27-Sep-2019

    This was a fun tour! It ran on time and was very well organized. The Basilica was amazing and we had such a great guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and we learned alot about the history. The gondola ride was great too, but I'm not sure I realized that we would be on a ride with 4 other people, so 6 of us total. If there were a next time, I would do the gondola ride separately with just my husband and I. You'd probably pay a little more, but to me it would be worth it. I do think a gondola ride is a must do when you go to Venice!

  • 04-May-2019

    We enjoyed this tour which started with a 1 hour walking tour of the area behind St Mark’s Square, then a gondola ride and finished with a tour of St Mark’s Basilica. The guides were informative and really brought the history of these places to life. We had a 14 year old travelling with us and she enjoyed this tour, but I’m not sure I would take younger children as they are likely to become bored with the guided tour segments, although they’d love the gondola ride! Highly recommend this tour for people aged 12+ years

  • 05-Nov-2018

    The tour started out fine, however, very disorganized. Seemed like they grouped about 10 tours in one meeting place and you were lucky to get in the correct group. The tour was actually three tours one after the other. After the walking tour, then we went to the gondola tour. A bit disappointing, a bit too short, and still disorganized. The third segment did not happen because of flooding. We discovered the cancellation on our own, as we could not get to the meeting place because of the flooding. No one offered us any advice, because all of a sudden, no one spoke English.

  • 05-Sep-2018

    The walking tour was well done and interesting, St. Marks Basilica was amazing and well time by this tour company. The Gondola Ride however was disappointing, there was 6 of us in the boat and this took away from the ride. It just felt like a boat ride but nothing special, and with no commentary it was lost on us. I would do the tour and walking portion and get a separate Gondola ride if you want to take one.

  • 04-Sep-2018

    The walking tour was well done and interesting, St. Marks Basilica was amazing and well time by this tour company. The Gondola Ride however was disappointing, there was 6 of us in the boat and this took away from the ride. It just felt like a boat ride but nothing special, and with no commentary it was lost on us. I would do the tour and walking portion and get a separate Gondola ride if you want to take one.

  • 17-Jul-2018

    This tour was three-pronged - walking tour of Venice; Gondola ride; tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Each prong was led by a different guide - the number of people for each prong of the tour was very large and while the staff were very pleasant, there was a bit of disorganization in getting all the right people together for each leg of the tour. Despite this, the guides were very knowledgeable of the history of Venice and St. Mark's Basilica - and very accommodating with answering questions and pointing our interesting aspects of the tour.

  • 16-Jul-2018

    This tour was three-pronged - walking tour of Venice; Gondola ride; tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Each prong was led by a different guide - the number of people for each prong of the tour was very large and while the staff were very pleasant, there was a bit of disorganization in getting all the right people together for each leg of the tour. Despite this, the guides were very knowledgeable of the history of Venice and St. Mark's Basilica - and very accommodating with answering questions and pointing our interesting aspects of the tour.

  • 24-May-2018

    Lovely tour! Enjoyed walking the streets of Venice and getting tips on places to visit/eat. The Basilica was beautiful and our guide was informed and to top it off you cant beat the prices for the Gondola!

  • 24-May-2018

    Lovely tour! Enjoyed walking the streets of Venice and getting tips on places to visit/eat. The Basilica was beautiful and our guide was informed and to top it off you cant beat the prices for the Gondola!

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