Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride Combo

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14 reviews

Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride Combo

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Experience the best of Venice and take a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, cruise down the Grand Canal on a gondola and see a glass-blowing demonstration. Get a bonus self-guided tour by app and explore in your own time.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
Optional audio guide
Italian, Spanish, English, French, German
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the magnificent halls of power at the Doge's Palace
  • Admire the golden mosaics of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Ride a gondola down the pretty waterways and on the Grand Canal
  • Create your own customized route to explore the San Marco and Rialto areas
Full description
Experience Venice from multiple perspectives with a 4 activities combo! Take a guided tour of the magnificent Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, cruise down the Grand Canal by gondola, and explore the city at your own pace using a mobile app. Discover masterpieces of art and architecture at historic sites such as the Accademia and beautiful San Marco and Rialto areas. Use the map on the app to guide you through the city and decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration as you take in 31 attractions, including La Fenice theater, the Rialto Bridge and its local markets and more. You can take the tour during the day or at night, according to your preference. Benefit from a bonus glass-blowing session and assist a master glassblower at a glass-blowing demonstration using traditional techniques to create your own unique glass item. Receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of an unforgettable visit.
  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Glass-blowing workshop and demonstration
  • Shared gondola ride
  • Mobile app for the walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour of palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

For the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica , meet by the white building with the blue clock face on St. Mark's Square. For the glass-blowing demonstration meet the guide in front of the Testoilini Bottega dell'Arte, close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, - San Marco 1758. Your assistant will wait for you with a 'glassblowing tour' sign. For the gondola ride, meet in front of the entrance to the Museo Correr, St. Mark’s Square. Customers are advised not to go to the Bell Tower.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • On Sundays, due to the Mass, the visit to the Basilica will be done from the terrace and the Pala D'Oro is not included
  • The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, exceptionally high tides or unplanned religious events. The tour will be rearranged or you will be given a refund
  •  There is no data usage after installation by the app as it runs on GPS only
  • You will receive the audio guide with the digital map by e-mail. Help from the local partner is available in Venice for the app
  • The services can be done on different days. Please indicate the date for each tour on booking
  • The mobile app is supported by the following systems: Apple: from IOS 8; Android: from 4.1 version
  • Shorts are not permitted at St. Mark's Basilica
  •  Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people. Seats will be assigned by the gondolier
  •  The itinerary of the gondola ride is subject to change in the event of bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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The guide was friendly with a lot of knowledge but she was going a little too fast he was not open enough to questions but it was very well organized but we finished an hour earlier than planned the visit of the basilica and the palace of the doges Les Sept Laux

August 2, 2020

In any case, the advantage was that you don't have to worry about it on site, you can start right away and don't have to queue at the cathedral and palace. Our tour guide, a Venetian, was great and absolutely recommendable. She did it really well and it was fun listening. The glassblower tour can be saved. The gondola tour could also have been booked on site. The six of us sat on a gondola crammed together.

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October 9, 2019

Very competent woman with a lot of experience in mass tourism from Venice. Interesting details and basics charmingly told in conversational tone. Even a charming guide, however charming, cannot hide the immense crowds of people in Venice with time constraints and space constraints. Impressive Venice to be seen once - but not recommended at the moment !!!!!!! Unless you need to be seen at the place-to-be. Venice is a prototype, like tourism a city, whose history and valuable treasures can ruin it. Less is surely more beautiful - and above all not more than one cruise ship a day far outside the lagoon.

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October 8, 2019

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