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Small-Group City Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola Ride

by Walks of New York
per adult Price is $76
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Small-group tour reveals hidden gems of city on the water

  • Chance to walk across the Grand Canal over the Rialto Bridge

  • Access to the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica

  • Opulent interior of basilica displaying city's former wealth

  • Intimate gondola ride through the Venice's quiet back canals

Highlights

  • Small-group tour reveals hidden gems of city on the water

  • Chance to walk across the Grand Canal over the Rialto Bridge

  • Access to the magnificent St Mark’s Basilica

  • Opulent interior of basilica displaying city's former wealth

  • Intimate gondola ride through the Venice's quiet back canals

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $75.97, taxes included

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Small-Group City Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola Ride

Activity Location

Venice

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).

    Campo San Giacomo di Rialto

    Venezia 30100


Description

Follow a local guide as you stroll across the Grand Canal on the famed Rialto Bridge, and enter the breathtaking Saint Mark's Basilica. Afterward, glide through the charming canals of Venice during a peaceful gondola ride that reveals the hidden gems of this otherworldly city on the water.

Your small-group tour begins when you meet your guide at the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. After a brief introduction to the history of Venice, make your way to the 420-year-old Rialto Bridge, which spans the vast Grand Canal. Then, head to the Rialto Market to learn about the city's fishing heritage before touring the Cannaregio sestiere, an authentic district with colorful buildings lining the waterways.

Navigate the winding streets and uncover spots like the home of Marco Polo and the Church of Miracles, a fanciful marble cathedral. The streets open up before you at St. Mark’s Square, where you enter Saint Mark’s Basilica for a guided tour. This Italo-Byzantine church was long a symbol of Venetian wealth and power with its opulent design, gold leaf, and ornate mosaics.

After your guided tour comes to an end, embark on a tranquil gondola ride through the quiet back canals of the city, taking in views of historic buildings as you drift through narrow, uncrowded waterways on this traditional Venetian vessel.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Venice

  • Entrance to St Mark’s Basilica

  • 30-minute gondola ride

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers.

  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. If St. Mark's Basilica is closed, an extended tour of the outside of the basilica and of St. Mark's Square will be given instead.

  • The gondola ride is subject to cancellation during heavy rain or high tides. The guide will not be with you for the gondola ride part of the tour.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Small-Group City Tour with St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola Ride ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Aug 22, 2018

We had a guide named matteo and we couldn’t have imagined a more informative and fun tour guide taking us through Rialto the fish markets and then at marks. Highly recommend

5/5 Jun 15, 2018

We did several tours in Venice and this was one of the best. Our guide Susan was very informative and fun-spirited! We got to skip the line at St Mark's and the gondola ride included was the best way to go!

Jennifer D

United States