St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

From $76.52 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire its golden interiors and collection of Byzantine art on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian
Private or small groups available

Includes

  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • See some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the magnificent artworks
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View magnificant artwokrs, admire magnificent golden interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the post office on Calle Larga dell'Ascensione in the San Marco district.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
  • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Transportation
    1.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Terrible. Do not trust this company. They had horrible directions that made us 5 minutes late, so they claim that they can keep our money without providing a tour or any services. Their telephone does not work. It is disconnected. They will use any excuse to steal from you.

December 29, 2019

Simply awesome. Gondola ride was so much fun. The tour was great as well.

September 26, 2019

Average

The gondola experience was fairly short but enough to grasp the experience. The tour of the basilica felt rushed and history of the space was not given enough. The guide spoke a lot about the architecture, which was nice but the material was a little dry.

July 11, 2019

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Product ID: 129798

VA ID: 397215