Gondola Ride and Golden Basilica - Skip the line

Gondola Ride and Golden Basilica - Skip the line

Enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal and minor canals as well as a guided tour in the majestic Golden Basilica in St. Mark's Square

Enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal and minor canals as well as a guided tour in the majestic Golden Basilica in St. Mark's Square

The facts


  • Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Participants: 1 - 99
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


Explore Venice during a scenic Gondola ride. You’ll spend 30 minutes on the Grand Canal and its minor canals. Admire the historic venetian palaces from a different perspective and take some great souvenir photos. Just enjoy the ride and get a wonderful impression of the city.

Afterwards you’ll get to know one of the most majestic cathedrals worldwide. Thanks to a special collaboration you‘ll profit from privileged access avoiding the long waiting queues. Accompanied by an expert tour guide, you’ll see the Golden Basilica, an impressive masterpiece of byzantine art. Listen to the explanations about its golden mosaics and inlays of the floors. Your guide tells you about you the important represented biblical scenes and give you a great overview about the churches history.

After the visit of the basilica you have the possibiliy to see a glass factory showroom in Saint Mark's square in order to discover one of the Venetian greatest arts. This optional tour is free.

Please note

Additional information

Unfortunately the tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. In case of exceptionally bad weather or low/high tide the gondola ride won't take place.

The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).

For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothes are needed. Audio receiver devices are included if the group size exceeds 10 people.

During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected.

For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops) .

For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica.

Comfortable shoes suggested.

The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party.

Included in the price

  • Gondola ride without commentary approx. 30 minutes
  • Guided tour with commentary in the Basilica
  • Entrance to the Basilica “skip the line”
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Food and drinks

Meeting point

Calle Large del' Ascension - in front of the post office (POSTE ITALIANE). Our assistant will wait for you with a sign. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to one day before the date of the activity.

Opinions and Experiences

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Badly organized. Big mess. People got lost. Otherwise okay.

Reply of the supplier on 31. August 2017

Dear Pascal,

we are very sorry that you found confusion at the meeting point.

We checked and on Saturday August 19th was about 5 guides divided per language.

There was about 30 people in German.

Everything was done regularly.

We remain at your complete disposal for any further information you may need.

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