Combo guided Tour: Historic Center, Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica

Combo guided Tour: Historic Center, Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Overview

    Enjoy a walking tour around the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice, followed by a gondola ride on the Grand canal and minor canals and at the end enter in one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world: Saint Mark 's Basilica! A skip the line guided visit of this masterpiece of Byzantine art.

    Activity Snapshot

    Meeting point

    • Departure Point: Under The Clock Tower in Saint Mark's Square
    • Departure Time: 9.00 am
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • By: Walking
    • Live guide: English, Spanish, French, German

    Highlights

    • Comprehensive overview and description of St. Mark's Square (= Piazza San Marco)
    • Walk by St. Maria Formosa Square and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo
    • See the Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theater
    • 35 minutes gondola ride through the Grand Canal
    • Skip the line entrance to the Golden Basilica
    • Admire the Pala d'Oro and the Treasury

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    Description

    Accompanied by a Guide you will walk around the famous St. Mark's Square. Learn origins, history and description of the main monuments like the Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. You will then proceed towards Santa Maria Formosa, a wonderful and characteristic square, and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo also called The "Pantheon" of Venice with its the Great School of Charity and the Captains of fortune. On you way back your will walk by Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre

    After the visit at 11:00 enjoy a 35 minutes gondola ride. Aboard of the world famous Gondola, you will ride along the Grand Canal around the Santa Maria della Salute and La Fenice area.

    Disembark at Calle Vallaresso to head to Saint's Mark Basilica where, skipping the line, you will enjoy a1 hour guided visit. You will appreciate the beautiful gold mosaics and the marble inlays of the floors. Admire the Pala D'Oro with its thousands of gems and precious stones, and enjoy the view of the Treasury that includes pieces of religious art collected over the centuries.

    Notes

    What’s Included:

    • Historic Center walking tour
    • Guided Visit of Saint Mark's Basilica
    • Skip the line entrance to Basilica
    • English speaking Guide
    • 30 minutes Gondola ride (up to 6 people per gondola)

    What’s Not Included:

    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"

    Good to know:

    • Vouchers must be printed, vouchers on I-pad and I-phone are not valid and not accepted 
    • Children under 2 years old are free
    • Please note that this is a multilingual tour, each tour guide could narrate up to 2 languages.
    • In case of bad weather conditions the gondola ride will be canceled.
    • Complete details, including the confirmed departure point and time, are included on your Voucher

    Cancellation policy

    Free & Easy Cancellation up to 7 days prior the reserved date, for a full refund.

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    Activity ID: 7269
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