Venice: Highlights Tour including St Mark's and Gondola Ride
- Get skip-the-line access to St Mark's Basilica
- See the highlights of Venice including the Rialto Bridge
- Take a gondola ride to see Venice the best way
- Enjoy a small group size to guarantee a great experience
Just a few minutes away from St. Mark’s Square is the Rialto Bridge, as much a symbol of Venice as St Mark's Basilica. The Rialto Market, on one side of the bridge, is a popular food market that has been in operation for seven centuries. If you want the best view of the Grand Canal, walk to the center of the the bridge. The view from here is so dreamy, with boats traveling down the blue canals, you might have to pinch yourself. This Venice neighborhood is most famous for its fish market, cicchetti bars and mask shops. After the tour, if you're interested, this is one of the best areas of Venice to explore, eat and hang out.
After your Venice walking tour, your guide will leave you with a trusted gondolier. For the next half an hour, sit back, relax and see Venice from a whole new vantage point. If you're planning a trip to Venice without a a gondola ride, you're doing it wrong! After cruising through the gorgeous blue canals, end your tour a few minutes walk from St. Mark's Square. This is where you began your adventure.
- Admission to St Mark's Basilica
- Grand canal gondola ride
- Professional English-speaking Local guide
- Professional art historian guide
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Tips (recommended)
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
The meeting point is between the two big columns at St Mark’s Square, located on the side of St Mark's Square facing the canal. Your guide will be there holding a sign reading, The Roman Guy. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Passport or ID card
- Luggage or large bags
- Sleeveless shirts
• We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
• St. Mark's is a sacred place so both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Venice are hot! A great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you.