Byzantine Venice & Gondola Ride

Under the Clock Tower, in St. Mark's Square St. Mark's Square
This combined tour lets you explore Venice in its entirety and experience the charm and magic of this thousand year-old city!

The tour is composed of three parts and allows you to discover all of Venice’s most important places.

In the first part of the tour, an experienced and qualified tour guide will accompany you through the thousand-year history of the Most Serene Republic, using anecdotes, stories and descriptions to evoke the past of this city which is packed full of charm and is unique to the world. This part of the tour takes place entirely outdoors. The tour does not include any admittance in to the monuments.

In the second part of the tour, you will join a 30-minute ride on a Gondola (up to 6 people per Gondola). The tour begins in the Canal Grande, in the Salute area, and proceeds to the minor canals in the Fenice area. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years.

In the third part of the tour you will discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art! Together with a tour guide, you can take in a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring.


  • Suitable attire is required for entry to the Basilica. NO shorts or tank tops.
  • For security reasons, backpacks are NOT allowed.
  • On some days, entry to the Basilica may not be possible due to religious functions or exceptionally high water. In such cases, the tour may be postponed to the following day or, alternatively, refunded.

Meeting point

Under the Clock Tower, in piazza San Marco, please be shure to arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins.
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Tour language: English

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€ 85,00
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Important information

Combination of Walking tour of Venice, Golden Basilica and Gondola Ride tours.

• Guided group tour.
• Skip-the-Line ticket for st. Mark's Basilica entrance.
• Personal headsets linked to the guide’s microphone.
• Boarding assistance. Shared gondola ride lasting about 30 minutes.
• The tour is in English language.
Aboard the gondola, there will be no description.
You can cancel your tour without penalty up to two days in advance. Otherwise the reservation is not refundable.

The gondola ride may be suspended in the event of unfavorable weather conditions. In these cases you will still have to reach the meeting point to ascertain whether the tour will take place and / or the alternative ways to use the service or reimbursement (partial in the case of combined tours).