Charming gondola ride & guided tour to the Golden Basilica

Ab EUR 52

You will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride approx. 30 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).
On the gondola ride there is no commentary.
After the gondola ride there is a guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.
Admire The Pala d'oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration 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.

Key Details:

  • Meeting point: Calle Larga dell'Ascension - Museo Correr entrance, in front of post office (POSTE ITALIANE). Please be there 15 minutes before the departure time
  • Timetable: 11:00 AM, From Monday to Saturday
  • Duration: 1:30 (more 20 minutes more for glass craftsman demostration)
  • Availability: From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020. The tour does not operate on 18th April - 25th April – 15th August – 1st November – 8th and 25th December – 1st and 6th January and 16th, 23th February and during unplanned religious celebrations.
  • Price: € 52 per person - € 32 from 2 to 6 years - Free under 2 years - From 1st April 2019 € 56 per person - € 33 from 2 to 6 years old - Free under 2 years  
  • Inclusion: shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide – “Skip the line” the Basilica and Pala D’Oro guided tour – Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people – Shared gondola ride 30 minutes - Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
  • Languages,The visit is monolingual: from April to OctoberEnglish, German, Spanish, French: every day - Italian: Only on Saturday.
    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. 
  • Sale: Free sale until the beginning of the tour

  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded). 

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people – Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded) – 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: 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! – Comfortable shoes suggested – The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.

How to reach the meeting point:


Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. The entrance of Museo Correr is under the colonnade – In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.


Museo Correr is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr’s entrance. In front of it you will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard “Gondola Tour”.


Ab EUR 52

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Special combo to visit the best part of Venice

The ancient golden Basilic


  1. Calle Larga Ascensione
  2. Golden Basilica