St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

From $74.75 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire its golden interiors and collection of Byzantine art on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian
Private group available
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • See some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the magnificent artworks
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Benefit from skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View magnificant artwokrs, admire magnificent golden interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Calle Larga Ascensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks

    Know before you go

    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
    • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
    • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 93 reviews

    Review summary

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    Too many people in one group in an already chaotic and crowded environ

    Took a while to locate the tour guides - no obvious signs or flags and we had to ask several before finding the right guides. Not much quality to the activities. Too many people in a group meant a lot of waiting around and hard to keep up with the group when there are so many other groups around. The tour guide was good and knowledgeable

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    June 2, 2016

    Such a great tour! Our guide Martina was AMAZING!! So knowledgeable, funny, showed us all the major items, & we got to sit in the middle of the cathedral! The gondola was short but enough to get the experience (you will be in a 6 person boat). Highly recommend!!

    September 10, 2019

    I enjoyed it smoothly.

    I couldn't find the meeting place on Google Maps. Also, I was worried that the clothes of the staff were different from the information.

    August 2, 2019

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    Product ID: 60810

    VA ID: 397215