Classic Venice: Gondola, Basilica, and Doge's Palace

Classic Venice: Gondola, Basilica, and Doge's Palace

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150 minutes
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What You'll Do
  • Take a classic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals
  • Skip the lines with your special pass for St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide
Enjoy a classic gondola ride in Venice, followed by a walking tour with skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Marvel at the Golden Altar in St. Mark’s and walk across the Bridge of Sighs on your visit to the Doge’s Palace.
What to Expect
Your 2 hour and 30 minute combination program begins with a shared ride on a classic gondola. On this unique exploration of Venice you’ll relax to the gentle rhythms and movements of the waters of the Grand Canal.

Appreciate the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city as you listen to the friendly banter of the gondoliers. The ride will take you a step closer to the romantic façades of Venice.

Next, you’ll meet your English-speaking professional guide in St. Mark's Square in front of the Correr Museum to begin your walking tour. Hear about the buildings in the square and then skip the line to enter St. Mark's Basilica, an imposing presence that enshrines the city’s history and the relics of St. Mark.

Your guide will take you to see the Pala d’Oro (Golden altar), one of the main highlights of St. Mark's Basilica. Created by generations of Venetian goldsmiths, and universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship, it is the most precious treasure in the basilica.

Skip the lines at the Doge's Palace as well and enter to marvel at the magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. Pass through lavish chambers, and cross the Bridge of Sighs on the way to the new prisons.

The tour ends inside the palace and your pass allows you stay inside the museum independently after the tour is over.
What's Included
  • All admission fees
  • 30-minute shared classic gondola ride
  • 2-hour walking tour with English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Visit to the Golden Altar
  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Doge's Palace
What's Not Included
  • Admission to the upper floor of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Optional gratuities
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Santa Maria del Giglio gondola park, next to the Gritti Palace Hotel (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• The gondola ride is not guided
• Shared gondola rides have a 6-person maximum per gondola
• The tour operates with a minimum of 4 people per gondola
• The guide will have a microphone during the tours of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
• If you wish to spend more time inside the Doge's Palace independently after the tour, your museum pass will allow you to do so
• You will be given a map at the first meeting point which will indicate the meeting points for the other tours
• Please note, on rare occasions, Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed without warning. On these days the Basilica and the Square will be done externally only and the Doge's Palace will be 1.5 hours; total length of tour, 2 hours

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