Complete tour of Venice: Doge Palace, Golden Basilica, Gondola ride and panoramic tour
With a local guide,
About this experience
Take our unique experience designed to live Venice in its all glory!
Follow our professional local guide inside the Doge’s Palace, Basilica of St. Mark and then get on a Gondola and navigate the charming Grand Canal! Afterward, you will enjoy a self-guided tour to Rialto and San Marco areas: use the mobile-guide to explore the secret corners of the two most striking districts of Venice! The narration will starts automatically close to the landmark.
First of all, we will visit the striking Doge’s Palace with its spectacular rooms, rich in history and beautiful paintings by renowned artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. You will be amazed by the Golden staircase: the principal entrance for the halls of power where the Doge discussed the fate of the Serenissima.
Afterward, we will cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the dark Venetian prisons, where many prominent personalities were imprisoned, including Casanova!
Next, we will reach Saint Mark’s Basilica: the five-dome Cathedral is also called Golden Basilica because its interiors are entirely decorated by mosaics made with pure gold! The guide will escort you in this byzantine masterpiece and will teach you its history and the meaning of the many biblical scenes that decorate the church. You will admire the amazing Pala D’oro with its uncountable gems and, then, discover the Saint Mark Treasury: a marvelous collection of relics and valuable items gathered along many centuries.
Then it will be time for a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and the most charming and suggestive waterways, along the route you will pass by the Theatre Fenix, Mozart’s House, Santa Maria Della Salute Church, the breathtaking St.Mark’s Basin and much more.
Afterward will start the last experience of our combo tour: the personal walking tour to explore independently the most famous and marvelous areas of Venice: San Marco and Rialto!
You will be guided through 31 points of interest spread across the itinerary, among them you will see the magnificent Theatre “La Fenice”, Rialto Bridge with its typical market and the majestic Accademia Bridge!
The audio-guide will accompany you through the endless-history of Saint Mark’s Square and its striking basin!
Do not miss the chance to discover Venice for real with the most complete tour out there!
How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
This tour is not fully wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with walking disabilities.
Between the Basilica tour and the gondola ride there is a gap of about 3 hours: the gonola ride is at 4:00 pm.
The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, exceptional high tides or unplanned religious events. The tour will be postponed to the next day or you will be given a refund
You are not permitted to wear shorts to enter St. Mark's Basilica.
Each gondola can a hold a maximum of 6 people. The seat will be assigned by the gondolier, depending on the weight of each participant.
The itinerary of the gondola ride is subject to change in the event of bad weather.
Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, English
Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
Glass-blowing workshop and demonstration
Shared gondola ride
Mobile app for the walking tour
What's not included
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