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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica with a qualified and experienced guide
Skip-the-line ticket for the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
30-minute shared gondola ride
Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
Optional glassblowing demontration
Audio commentary by mobile app for gondola ride
Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archaeological Museum.
Meals and drinks
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
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
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
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