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Combo Tour: The Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Tour with Gondola Ride

By Venice Tours
Price was CA $194, price is now CA $155
Free cancellation available
4h 45m
Mobile voucher
Skip the line
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Highlights

  • Emblematic landmarks of the ancient empire of Venice

  • The Doge's Palace, centre of the city's political power

  • Treasures of the always impressive St. Mark's Basilica

  • Quintessential gondola ride along the celebrated canals

  • Hidden waterways & several spots inaccessible by foot

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica with a qualified and experienced guide

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line ticket for the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

  • What's included

    30-minute shared gondola ride

  • What's included

    Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people

  • What's included

    Optional glassblowing demontration

  • What's included

    Audio commentary by mobile app for gondola ride

  • What's included

    Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archaeological Museum.

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

  • The gondola ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide, or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed or refunded)

  • In the case of unplanned church services or during days of exceptional high tide, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be possible. In this case, you may be offered an alternative visit or choose to take the tour another day.

  • You will receive an email with the codes to download the gondola commentary

What you can expect

Tour the 2 most prominent monuments in Venice—the majestic Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Get up-close and personal to access areas normally closed to the public. Skip notoriously long lines to ensure a meaningful experience in these monuments to Venetian glory.

Learn about the historical significance of the Duke's former home at the Doge's Palace, exploring paintings of past glories and admiring the rich décor of the Golden Staircase. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and follow in the footsteps of less-fortunate souls housed in the Palace of Prisons. You will have the opportunity to join an optional glassblowing demonstration at a glass factory very close to Saint Mark’s square.

Next, visit the grand St. Mark's Basilica. Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble floors as your guide explains the meaning behind the Biblical scenes and hidden details.

Finally, glide along the Grand Canal, venturing into small, peaceful waterways. Beautiful, hand-crafted wooden rowing boats trace their history back to the 11th century, when they were used as the primary means of public transport. There were as many as 10,000 active gondolas throughout the city in the 17th and 18th centuries. Admire majestic palaces and ancient bridges as an experienced gondolier guides you.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Piazza San Marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30124

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • The clock tower in Saint Mark's Square. DO NOT GO TO THE BELL TOWER
  • 146 Piazza San Marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30124
  • Gondola Ride
  • Calle Larga Ascensione
  • Venezia Veneto 30124
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