• Duration: 5 hours approx.

Immerse yourself in the opulent beauty of Venice with a guided tour of the iconic Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Experience the city's enchanting waterways firsthand as you cruise along the majestic Grand Canal aboard a traditional gondola.


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Explore Venice from various perspectives on a guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Glide along the enchanting Grand Canal aboard a traditional gondola and wander through the city at your leisure with the help of a convenient mobile app.

Uncover the artistic and architectural wonders of historic landmarks like the Accademia Gallery, San Marco, and Rialto districts. Utilize the app's interactive map to navigate your way through Venice and tailor your sightseeing experience to your preferences.

Immerse yourself in the city's rich history as you listen to engaging audio narration at 31 attractions, including the iconic La Fenice theater, the bustling Rialto Bridge, and its vibrant local markets. Whether you choose to explore during the day or at night, the choice is yours.

Marvel at the magnificent panorama of St. Mark's Square, Venice's bustling epicenter, from the Basilica's terrace. Additionally, enjoy a bonus glass-blowing demonstration near St. Mark's Square, where you'll witness a master glassblower at work using traditional techniques to craft a unique glass item. As a memento of your experience, receive a small gift before concluding your unforgettable tour.

The price includes
  • Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Access to the terrace of St. Mark's Basilica and Museum
  • Glass-blowing workshop and demonstration
  • 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Mobile app for the walking tour
The fee does not include
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour of palaces around St. Mark’s Square (Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
Things to know before leaving
  • Each tour of this combo experience takes place at different times during the day
  • The tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, exceptionally high tides, or unplanned religious events. The tour will be rearranged or you will be given a refund
  • There is no data usage after installation by the app as it runs on GPS only
  • The services can be done on different days. Please indicate the date for each tour on the booking
  • The mobile app is supported on IOS 8 and android from the 4.1 version
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people. Seats will be assigned by the gondolier. The itinerary of the gondola ride is subject to change in the event of bad weather
  • Unfortunately the tour is not totally accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
    Wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities can enter the Basilica and Museum at the first floor with the elevator
  • For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops)
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
Meeting Point
  • Doge's Palace and Basilica tour: at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Glassblowing tour: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.
  • Gondola Ride: Venice Tours Assistance Point in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga dell' Ascension #1257. The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (the Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT". The staff will wait for you right there with the signboard “Gondola Tour”. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.
Cancellation policies
  • Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in this case it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).