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Skip-the-Line Guided St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride

Price: $89.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
This tour operates from November to March.
Skip-the-Line Guided St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride
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Skip-the-Line Guided St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride

If you are in Venice, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit St. Mark's Basilica. It is considered one of the most valuable treasures of history, art, and faith in the world. So hop aboard a Venetian gondola and let your tour guide take over.

Venetian Gondolas are known for their elegance and the way they silently slide along the green channels of Venice. Discover the Venetian charm as locals have been doing for years, sliding among the narrow canals and admiring the architectural masterpiece and as far away from the crowded alleys.

During this ride, you will have the opportunity to admire some of Venice's most famous and beautiful sites that can only be seen on a gondola. Furthermore, you will have the chance to discover the precious interiors of St. Mark's Basilica with one of the most comprehensive guided visits of this must-see sight in Venice.

St. Mark's Cathedral is located at the eastern end of St. Mark's Square and considered the most famous church in Venice as well as the best-known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It is referred to as the 'golden basilica' for the predominant golden color of its mosaics.

Do not miss the opportunity to understand and appreciate all the major treasures of St. Mark Basilica thanks to this comprehensive tour!

It is important to take into consideration that you will enter the Basilica, as such, we encourage you to wear appropriate clothes - no bare knees or open shoulders. For security reasons, backpacks are not allowed into the Basilica. Keep in mind that you will share the gondola with other people during your tour and it is not narrated. Contrary to popular belief, gondoliers do not typically sing. Instead, they are known to row, and most speak only Italian.

The gondola ride is not narrated. Contrary to popular belief, gondoliers do not typically sing. Instead, they are known to row, and most speak only Italian.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
St. Mark's Square (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter a place of religion. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions
This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. However, the Basilica is wheelchair accessible.Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers. For security reasons backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica (free deposit available in Calle San Basso. Because of safety reasons all visitors have to get through metal detector checks, which might lead to a short line to enter the palace even if having a skip-the line access. Guests must be able to step down into the gondola. Seats in the gondola are low to the floor.
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