St. Mark’s Basilica Tour with Venice Walk and Gondola Option

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Venice

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An unforgettable experience to discover the real souls of the city! Start with a walking tour around the venetian highlights and St. Mark’s Square and then enjoy a guided tour inside the Basilica of Saint Mark with its breathtaking 5 domes decorated with pure gold! Add a gondola ride to your tour in order to live Venice in its all splendor. The promenade on gondola will be on the Grand Canal and its picturesque canals.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza San Marco, VenetoThe experience starts with a walking tour around the highlights of Venice. The professional guide will explain you the main attractions of Saint Mark’s Square as Doge Palace, the Basilica, Clock Tower and much more! You will learn history and legends of the venetian picturesque squares like Santa Maria Formosa or S. Giovanni and Paolo and the Rialto area with its traditional markets!Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Doge's Palace, VenetoThe guide will bring you inside the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica, due to many mosaics realized with pure gold! A professional guide will accompany you inside (skipping the line) and will explain the history, curiosities and legends about the inimitable masterpieces around you! Be stunned in front of the five-domes covered with gold and decorated by the best artists of the time. This exclusive experience will give you priority access to the Pala D’oro (golden altarpiece composed by gems and diamonds) and to the Saint Mark’s Treasury: a spectacular collection of relics and holy items collected along the centuries.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Canal Grande, Veneto To make this experience unforgettable, add a promenade by a romantic on the Grand Canal!During the pleasant ride, you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. When you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower and Doge’s Palace. The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide which will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you!Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour and guided tour of Basilica and its Pala D'oro with a qualified and experience guide. From April to October is monolingual From November to March the visit can be bilingual.
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly in case of group with more than 10 persons
  • 30 minutes of gondola ride with commentary by mobile app or written brochure
  • Glass craftsman at work, close to Saint Mark's Square
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
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