Morning walking tour of Venice with St. Mark's Basilica and gondola ride
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Morning walking tour of Venice with St. Mark's Basilica and gondola ride

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the places surrounding St. Mark's Square
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica
  • Admire the city on foot and from the water
  • Enjoy 35 minutes ride on a gondola
What to expect

This combination of three tours will take you to the heart of Venice and its Byzantine art heritage.

The first part is a walking tour which will take you into the enchanting Venice made up of countless bridges, channels and campo (little squares), the pulsing heart of a water city. Following an experienced tour guide, you will learn more about Venice's recent and past and interesting facts about life in a city built on water. Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo and Church SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the Mercerie, are only some of the highlights which will be admired during this walk.

In the second part of the tour, you will admire Venice from a unique perspective thanks to a gondola ride. In an eye glimpse, it will be like being projected into another world, away from the crowded alleys of the historic center and ready to discover a deeper side of Venice.

At last, you will discover not only one of Venice's most famous sites and symbols but also one among the world's most beautiful and breathtaking cathedrals: the St. Mark's Basilica (skip-the-line entry). Overlooking St Mark's Square and St Mark's Basin, the Basilica is one of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Surrounded by the majestic interiors of the Basilica, you will learn more about Venice's history and in particular about its patron saint, St Mark.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Experienced tour guide
    • Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica
    • Personal headsets to hear the guide better
    • 35 minutes gondola ride
    Where

    S. Marco 146, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    In front of Yex Change Office near the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
    What to remember
    • Please note that no refund will be provided for no-shows or late arrivals. The gondola ride will take place also with rain, only in case of very heavy rain it might be canceled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time)
    • Between the Basilica guided tour and the gondola ride you will have approx 3 hours of free time
    • For security reasons, backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. Travelers are kindly advised to take fewer bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit
    • Please note that it is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one) so you might have to share it with other people
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    Provider
    Park Viaggi
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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