A wonderful experience to discover the soul of Venice starting with a pleasant gondola ride (with commentary) and then, proceed with a guided tour of the Saint Mark’s Basilica! Enjoy relaxing gondola ride along the most fascinating part of the Grand Canal and then enter in the Golden Basilica with an expert guide that will explain history and secret of this byzantine masterpiece.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Canal Grande, VenetoThe experience starts with a relaxing gondola ride along the Grand Canal: during the cruise you will admire the magnificent Palaces decorating the richest waterway of the world! The gondolier will drive you along the most romantic spots and picturesque corners. Along the itinerary you will admire the Mozart’s House, The Phoenix Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace and then, in the heart of the Grand Canal, you will be stunned in front of the beauty of St. Mark’s basin with the Salute Church, Punta della Dogana, St. Giorgio Island and the incredible overview of the Doge Palace and the Bell tower! The only gondola tour with commentary: a mobile-guide which will explain the magnificent palaces and attractions around you!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica di San Marco, VenetoAt the end of the gondola ride you will start the guided tour of St. Mark’s Cathedral known as the Golden Basilica, thanks to the mosaics made of pure gold that decora all the church and its five-domes. The guide will escort you in the heart of this byzantine masterpiece explaining its history and the meaning of the artistic artworks in the Cathedral.This special tour will make you skip all the lines and giving you priority access to the Pala D’oro (golden altarpiece composed by gems, gold and diamonds) and to the Saint Mark’s Treasury: an exclusive collection of relics and precious items collected along the centuries.Two activities together to make you discover Venice in all its splendor.Duration: 1 hour