Don't even dream of leaving Venice without having explored its canals by gondola! Embark on an extraordinary river trip to explore every corner of the Lagoon City. Then head to St. Mark's Basilica in the heart of the city for a guided tour of one of Venice's most beautiful buildings.
Embark on a traditional wooden gondola to experience first-hand the iconic mode of transport the city is so famous for. A cruise on the city’s waterways, especially along the Grand Canal, offers a breath-taking panorama of the most beautiful local buildings. Venetians are expert gondola users and riding in one is an authentic way of reliving what has been Venice’s most traditional mode of transport for centuries, reaching their heyday at a time when Venice was one of the economic centers of the Old Continent.
With its strategic and intimate relationship with the sea, the city has played an important role in Mediterranean maritime trade while at the same time attracting many artists and scholars.
Following your gondola ride, enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Your skip-the-line ticket gets you straight into the building with your guide, without having to queue up. Inside the Basilica, rich decorations recall the grandeur of a building built nearly 1,000 years ago. Its huge golden mosaics were the source of inspiration for its famous moniker "Chiesa d'Oro", or Church of Gold.
Step 1 - Pick-up Your Ticket
Step 1 - Go to the St Marc's Clock Tower
Meeting point: Calle Larga de l'Ascension, opposite the post office.
How to get there:
By vaporetto river boat - get off at the stop San marco Vallaresso. Go down the street of the same name, turn right and head straight for the post office.
By water taxi - Ask to get off at Todaro. Once back on dry land, head left until you reach Calle Vallaresso. You’ll find the post office on your right.
All ticket sales are definitive and unfortunately no refunds can be given.
September 6, 2018
I don't know what was the better experience: the gondolas or visiting St Mark's Basilica. Good thing we did both! Definitely a great combo activity!
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