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Venice Combo: St.Mark Basilica & Gondola Ride Tour

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Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The guide will meet you at the winged lion column at the Saint Mark's square and walk your way to the entrance of the Cathedral, which is just few minutes away and Skip-the-line at the entrance to the cathedral.

Inside this Golden Basilica, the guide with explains to you the famous fact about the incredible golden mosaics and the masterpieces of Byzantine arts which you’ll be awed! Byzantine arts are a unique artwork in Italy and mosaics are found in the church’s atrium, you’ll have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, while the guide will show you the represented biblical scenes from the Old Testaments, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

The guide will also point out a treasury view which is a splendor of religious art collection among the centuries, where you’ll admire the altarpiece of Pala d’Oro an exquisite example of the Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. As you feast your eyes with treasures, the guide will narrate the history of this Byzantine artwork and the story behind each of it.

Later the guide will escort you to the most interesting visit inside the cathedral, to the Museum of St Marks. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the Bacoòoaas’c ceiling and the mosaics up close but also the chance to see the most impressive and magnificent original sculpture of the Horses of St Mark. These gold-plated bronze horses were originally in the Hippodrome of Constantinople and listen to the stories and history of the other artwork and of how the Horses of St. Marks was pillaged during the Fourth Crusade.

Finally, after a guided tour inside the St. Marks Basilica, the guide will escort you to climb aboard on a gondola for a 30-minute punt along the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the lagoon as you move deeper into the minor canals, and coast past lesser known areas to see quaint corners and majestic palaces from a new perspective.

This two-hour tour will end again at the docks of Grand Canal, it’ll be a hassle free and not overwhelming tour. Share this wonderful experience with the people closet to you and discover this enchanted city with our professional guides.

Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Official certified guide
  • Radio system to hear the guide
  • Skip the Line access to the Basilica
  • Tickets to the treasury, Museum of St Marks and Pala d’Oro
  • 30 minutes Gondola Ride
  • We guarantee "Skip the Line" even during peak season
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza San Marco
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided Tour on Gondola ride
  • We don't guarantee "Skip the Line" in the event of delays or strikes by the Cathedral management.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • • Unfortunately, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour. All customers must be able to autonomously walk, climb and get off the steps
  • • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded)
  • • Photography is not allowed only inside the Cathedral
  • • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St Mark’s Basilica, otherwise you might not be allowed in.
  • • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • • The storage service is free of charge but please allow sufficient time to do so
  • • Please note that the tour requires a minimum number of guests to run
  • • Please note that if you arrive after the tour start time you will not be able to join and will not be refunded or have your tour rescheduled
  • • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring you will be offered an alternative or full
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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