Venice express tour with Rialto Bridge, St. Mark Basilica and gondola ride
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Venice express tour with Rialto Bridge, St. Mark Basilica and gondola ride

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Skip the long lines and admire St. Mark's Basilica's jaw-dropping interiors
  • Discover the Rialto area, its iconic bridge and its lively market
  • Enjoying a relaxing gondola ride among the city's famous canals
What to expect

Experience the best of Venice in 2.5 hours, leaving you ample time to wander down romantic canal sidestreets and enjoy yourself without any need to rush!

Begin your tour in St. Mark's Square, the biggest square in Venice and home to the magnificent Basilica, Bell Tower and Doge’s Palace. Skip the line and enter St. Mark's Basilica. The church dominates the square with its impressive facade, but the inside is even more stunning. You'll soon understand why this church is nicknamed "the Church of Gold", as your guide explains the jaw-dropping interior decor.

Continue admiring the Rialto Bridge, as much a symbol of Venice as St. Mark's Basilica. Initially built from old boats, the unstable bridge was rebuilt in 1500. On one side of the bridge is the Rialto Market, an area famous for its fish market, cicchetti bars ad mask shops. Here you will enjoy the best view of the Grand Canal.

Conclude your tour of Venice's highlights with a gondola ride. Your local guide will leave you with a trusted gondolier who will show you Venice from a whole different angle - from the water. When your gondola ride ends, you'll be dropped off a few minutes walk from St. Mark's Square.

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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
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • 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
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line ticket
    • Gondola ride
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Small-group tour
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Teenager (7-17 years old): reduced
    • Child (0-6 years old): reduced
    Where

    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Between the two big columns located on the side of the square, facing the canal. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour.

    What to remember
    • Entrance into any religious site requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Also, please refrain from bringing big backpacks or bags, because they are not always allowed inside churches
    • Each participant is required to carry a copy of the identification page of their passports. A photo of the first page of the passport saved on your smartphone works as well
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water during the warmer months
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    When

    Every day except Sunday at 9.30am

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    Provider
    TheRomanGuy
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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