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Quintessential Venice: Doge Palace+ Golden Basilica+ Gondola ride + Panoramic tour



  • Discover the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica with an expert guide
  • Fascinating gondola ride along the Gran Canal
  • Be stunned in front of the Golden mosaicos of the Basilica

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Amazing experience to live Venice in its all splendor! Guided in to the Doge’s Palace, Basilica of St. Mark and then get on a Gondola and glide the Gran Canal! You will enjoy a self-guided tour to Rialto and San Marco areas: use the mobile-guide to discover the hidden treasures of the two most spectacular districts of Venice! The narration will starts automatically close to the point of interest


Discover the imposing Doge’s palace with its marvelous rooms, rich of history and incredible masterpieces made by great artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. Be stunned in front of the Golden staircase: the main entrance for the halls of power where the Doge decided the faith of the Republic! Then Cross the Bridge of Sighs and go to the dark Venetian prisons, where many important figures were imprisoned, including Casanova!What-to-do-in-Venice

With this special ticket you can visit by yourself the palaces around St. Mark’s Square: (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana).


Head to the Saint Mark’s Basilica: the five-dome Cathedral known also as the Golden Basilica due to the interior completely covered 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. See the breathtaking Pala D’oro with its uncountable gems and, then, enter in the Saint Mark Treasury: a stunning collection of relics and valuable items collected along many centuries.

At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman at work visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark’s square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.


You will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride along the Gran Canal and the most picturesque and romantic waterways, along the itinerary you will see the Theatre Fenix, Mozart’s House, Santa Maria della Salute Church, the breataking St.Mark’s Basin and much more.


A personal walking tour is the best way to discover independently the most famous and marvelous areas of Venice: San Marco and Rialto! 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! Of course, the audio-guide will escort you through the endless-history of Saint Mark’s Square and its stunning basin! During this experience you will find out secrets and curiosities of the city and its hidden places.

  • Timetable: 10:45 AM every day except on Sunday
  • Languages: from April to October English, French, Spanish and German: from monday to saturday. Italian only saturday. The visit is monolingual.
    From November to March: English from monday to Saturday – German on Monday and Friday – French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday. The visit could be bilingual.
  • Duration: about 3 hours (30 minutes for gondola ride)
  • Price: € 103,00 for person – € 32 under 6 years – Child under 2 years free

Additional information

Know before to go

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
There is no data usage with the mobile app as it runs on GPS only
You will be sent an email with the QR code and instructions to activate the tour
The services can be done on different days. Please indicate the date for each tour on booking
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Doges’ Palace and the Basilica: Prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark's Square, Calle San Basso). The storage service is free of charge but please allow sufficient time!
During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access to St.Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.


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

Meeting point

For Doge Palace ad Basilica: St. Mark's Square- Clock tower near exchange office (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you withthe sign "TOUR". Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

For Gondola ride: In front of Museo Correr in St. Mark's Square. (Near th POSTE ITALIANE, post office). The assistant wil wait for you with the sign "GONDOLA TOUR"

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