Guided tour with skip the line entrance at Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with gondola ride
We want to help you make a great holiday even better, by giving you the best price possible! If you find a ticket or tour for less (by the same tour operator and in the same currency), simply include the link in an email to support@musement.com and we'll happily match the price.
Activities

Guided tour with skip the line entrance at Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace with gondola ride

based on 1 review
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Skip the long line at the entrance to Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Admire masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese
  • Enjoy a nice gondola ride and explore Venice from its charming canals
What to expect

Meet your professional guide in front of the Clock tower in Saint Marks square and start your combination tour discovering the chamring buildings in the square. Then you will access the Doge's Palace, a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the center of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Venetian Government. It was once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city. Your guide will tell you everything about it, as you pass through its lavish chambers, which display masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese.

Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counselors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells whilst learning about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee.

Sfter that, you will visit Saint Mark's Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics.

At 1:00 pm you will end the first part of the tour and you will have approx 2 hours free time to stroll around Saint Mark's square, to have lunch (not included) or to visit the Correr museum on your own already included with the Doge's Palace ticket.

The second part of your combined tour will be the classic gondola ride at 3:00 pm or 5:15 pm, the appointment will be 15 min before the departure time behind the Correr museum in Saint Marks square (in front of the post office). On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city.

PROGRAM:

  • Walking tour: 9.00 am (1h 30 min)
  • Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica: 10.45 am (2 hours)
  • Gondola Ride: 3.00 pm (30 min)
Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • 1 h 30 min external walking tour of many of the most important and historical sites of Venice
    • 2 hours skip the line walking tour of Saint Mark's Square, inside the Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
    • 30 min gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller canals
    • Admission fees
    • Live tour commentary in english, italian, german, french and spanish
    • Audio headset for tour commentary while more than 10 pax on group
    What's not included
    • The classic gondola ride is not guided
    • Secret itineraries of Doge's Palace – we do not enter into these rooms
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food and Drink
    Reduced price
    • Youth (6-14)
    • Child (2-5)
    • Infant (0-1)
    Where

    Campiello Del Traghetto, 2467 - Santa Maria Del Giglio Gondola park, Venice

    Meeting point:

    Next to the Hotel Gritti Palace, look for the assistant with the orange umbrella holding a sign with the name of the tour on it. Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior departure time.

    What to remember
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible, and it operates rain or shine
    • The gondola tour is not guided, and it could be shared with max. 6 people per gondola
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica, and backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doge's Palace
    • On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to religious ceremonies, public holidays, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance.
    • At the end of the tour, keep your Doge's Palace ticket to visit: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Saint Mark's square
    Read more
    When
    • Monday to Saturday at 9.00 am
    Read more
    Provider
    VeniceEvents
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
    What people say about this experience
    based on 1 review
    Great
    Excellent (0)
    Great (1)
    Average (0)
    Poor (0)
    Bad (0)

    You might also like

    Charming Private gondola ride on Grand Canal
    Attractions & guided tours

    Charming Private gondola ride on Grand Canal

    Enjoy a private gondola ride only for you and your beloved, cross the Grand Canal on your exclusive gondola and live the most romantic experience in Venice!

    Free cancellation
    Duration 30 minutes
    Instant Confirmation
    Itineraries to live Venice and its islands
    Attractions & guided tours

    Itineraries to live Venice and its islands

    Download your Complete Venice audio guide with Musement. Discover the highlights of Venice with this interactive app and audio guide.

    Free cancellation
    Duration from 24 hours to 48 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Murano and glassblowing tour
    Attractions & guided tours

    Murano and glassblowing tour

    Join this 2-hours tour and visit Murano Island, learn everything about the history of glassblowing art, visit one of the oldest glass factories and admire an artisan at work!

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr 

    Boat tour of the artistic beauties of Venice
    Activities

    Boat tour of the artistic beauties of Venice

    Enjoy this one-hour boat tour that will make you discover Venice. Cross the Giudecca Canal, admire St. Mark square and pass near the island of St. George

    Free cancellation
    Duration up to 1 hour
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es 

    Private excursion to Murano and Burano on board of a typical motorboat
    Attractions & guided tours

    Private excursion to Murano and Burano on board of a typical motorboat

    Get on board of a typical Venetian motorboat! During this private tour, you will explore Murano Island and a glass factory, and visit Burano and a lace factory.

    Free cancellation
    Duration 5 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Glass factory tour in Murano island
    Attractions & guided tours

    Glass factory tour in Murano island

    Visit the Colleoni glass factory in Murano island and learn everything about the ancient art of glassblowing and buy glass items as souvenir!

    Free cancellation
    Duration from 20 minutes to 1 hour
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es, de 

    Doge’s Palace self-guided audio tour
    Monuments

    Doge’s Palace self-guided audio tour

    Enjoy a digital audio tour on your Android or iOS smartphone! Marvel at the beauty of the Institutional Chambers, follow in the footsteps of the Doge at your own pace, experience the art of Tiziano, Tintoretto and Veronese and explore the New Prisons of the Palace.

    Duration up to 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Instant Confirmation
    Eat Like a Local  - 100% personalised Venice private food tour
    Activities

    Eat Like a Local - 100% personalised Venice private food tour

    Enjoy a food crawl through Venice with a local guide including various samples, a glass of wine and a sunset aperitivo

    Duration 3 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en 

    Instant Confirmation
    Bike, tandem or rickshaw tour of Venice and Venetian islands
    Activities

    Bike, tandem or rickshaw tour of Venice and Venetian islands

    Discover Venice and its islands during this bike, tandem or rickshaw tour! You will visit the Lido, Malamocco and Alberoni islands.

    Duration up to 24 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, es, de 

    Instant Confirmation
    Doge's Palace skip the line ticket and guide-book
    Attractions & guided tours

    Doge's Palace skip the line ticket and guide-book

    Take the opportunity to discover a real treasure of the city: the Doge's Palace.

    Free cancellation
    Duration 2 hours
    event.info.available_in:

    en, it, fr, es, ru, +1  ja