Inside Venice: the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola ride

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Duration 2 Hours 45 minutes

Inside Venice & Gondola ride

A tour combo to deep into the heart of Venice's history and past.
Let's explore Venice's symbols: The Doge's Palace an St. Mark's Basilica.
In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing gondola ride

Why you should go

During this tour, you will visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world: the St. Mark’s Basilica. This is an extraordinary example of Byzantine art as well as the living symbol of Venice’s bound with the East. The Basilica embodies a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian styles giving birth to a breathtaking architectural masterpiece. The Golden Mosaics covering the high walls are breathtaking, together with gold, silver, glass and precious materials.
Next stop will be the Doge’s Palace. For centuries, the destiny of the Serenissima Republic was decided from the majestic halls of the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and his Council used to meet and rule the Republic. Stepping through the magnificent halls, will be like going back to the time of the Republic of Venice, where priceless treasures, art masterpieces and frescos can still be admired today.
At 3:00pm, come back for a 30-minute gondola ride. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breathe the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you.


  • Discover Venice most famous buildings and symbols
  • Step into history and Ducal Venice
  • Learn interesting facts about Venice's history and present
  • Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride that goes underneath the Bridge of Sighs


  • Qualified guide
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace
  • Entrance to the Basilica’s Museum & Terrace
  • Personal headsets
  • Boarding assistance
  • 25/30 minutes ride on a shared gondola


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Pala d’Oro
  • Guided tour during the gondola ride

  • Wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • For security reasons backpacks are not allowed into the Basilica
  • No refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
  • The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided
  • Because of safety reasons all visitors have to get through metal detector checks, which might lead to a short line to enter the palace even if having a skip-the line access
  • This is a shared gondola (up to five people for each one)
  • Between the walking tour and the gondola ride you'll have approx. 2-hour break. The Doge's Palace tour will end at 1:15pm and the gondola tour will start at 3:00pm.
  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia.


  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Gondola ride around St. Mark's area


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From 128.00
Duration 2 Hours 45 minutes
Inside Venice: the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola ride
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