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Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride provided by Venice Tours Srl

Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride

Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A complete tour (4 hours) to make you discover the best and most famous attractions of Venice! It includes the guided visit to the Doge’s Palace and the St. Mark’s Basilica; a charming gondola ride (the only one with commentary) and an amazing glass demonstration by an expert artisan! You can experience Venice in all its splendor! Un unmissable occasion! The tour starts with the guided visit to the two main highlights of Piazza San Marco where the expert guide will explain history legends and tales of Doge’s Palace and the imposing Golden Basilica. Later, you enter in a glass furnace to admire a glass-blower master creates unique artworks in front of your eyes At the end, you’ll get on gondola to glide the Grand Canal with its stunning Palaces: along the route you’ll see Mozart’s House, Fenice Opera House Santa Maria della Salute Church and many other places! The guide will narrate you secrets and mysteries of the main highlights along the gondola route!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21441P71
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Doge Palace and Basilica by a qualified guide.
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • 30 minutes shared gondola ride with guide
  • Live commentary on gondola in English and Italian
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • Commentary on gondola by mobile app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • P.za San Marco, 146, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy For Doge's Palace & Basilica visit: The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSTAND IN SAN MARCO), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Glassblowing tour & Gondola ride: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand. It's between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour 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)
  • The doge's Palace & Basilica visit is at 10:45 AM - Glassblowing at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride at 4:00 PM
  • Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Services could be done in different days, please you should indicate the date for each tour
  • You will receive the QR code and the instruction to activate the mobile app by e-mail at the moment of reservation. Please download the app before to start the tour.
  • Please pay attention Our App, is totally independent from your the Viator App. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon.
  • The mobile app is supported by the followed system: Apple: from IOS 8; IPhone, Ipad and Ipod Touch Android: from the 4.1 version system
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor. Due to the Holy Mass taking place at the ground floor, in those festivity days it is possible to admire the mosaics partially from the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Doge Palace and Basilica by a qualified guide.
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • 30 minutes shared gondola ride with guide
  • Live commentary on gondola in English and Italian
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • Commentary on gondola by mobile app in German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Russian
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • P.za San Marco, 146, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy For Doge's Palace & Basilica visit: The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower.
  • Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSTAND IN SAN MARCO), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Glassblowing tour & Gondola ride: With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane in front of you, look on the left and you will see a big grey newsstand. It's between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office).
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour 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)
  • The doge's Palace & Basilica visit is at 10:45 AM - Glassblowing at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride at 4:00 PM
  • Each gondola can host maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Services could be done in different days, please you should indicate the date for each tour
  • You will receive the QR code and the instruction to activate the mobile app by e-mail at the moment of reservation. Please download the app before to start the tour.
  • Please pay attention Our App, is totally independent from your the Viator App. On your device will appear Pop Guide icon.
  • The mobile app is supported by the followed system: Apple: from IOS 8; IPhone, Ipad and Ipod Touch Android: from the 4.1 version system
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Sundays, feast days and in case of unplanned religious celebrations the Basilica tour foresees the visit with direct access to the Terrace and to St. Mark's Museum situated on the first floor. Due to the Holy Mass taking place at the ground floor, in those festivity days it is possible to admire the mosaics partially from the first floor.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
A note from Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
From Aug. 6th to enter the Basilica and the Doge's Palace you need to have the Green Pass + ID card, you cannot enter the venue without it (if you don’t have it or forgot it and are not allowed to enter the venue, the tour will not be refundable)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Vecchia Murano
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • You'll return to the starting point
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FT Werner
Lakewood, NJ1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Family
Although the tour of the Basilica and the Palace were wonderful, we never experienced the Gondola portion. When we arrived at the meeting point, the tour guide took our printed paperwork and told us to line up for the palace. We asked about the Gondola and he told us to come back to the square afterward and meet the guide. He was dismissive and seemed annoyed with our questions. We were tourists in a foreign city and we needed guidance. We completed our guided tour and when we returned to the square, there was no personnel in sight. We walked to the meeting sight as listed in the instructions that we downloaded because we no longer had our printed copy, but there was no tour guide to be found. We asked some shop owners, but no one could help us. We ended up paying for a Gondola ride which cost $120.00. Choose a different tour.
Written 21 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tommaso111111111
Dear, We are sorry for your experience and we will investigate about what happened with the guide, our guide always knows perfectly every meeting point of the tour. Anyway, we must underline that on the voucher there are all the information to reach every meeting point of the tour and there is also the details of the starting time. We will take note of your complaint to improve the service in the future. At disposal for further information Best regards
Written 24 September 2019
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ANNE T
Lewes, DE1 contribution
Sep 2019
Got left behind after basilica. Insufficient info to meet up for gondola ride. Raced around to complete tour. Lots of wasted time and money.
Written 15 September 2019
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tommaso111111111
Dear, We are very sorry for your bad experience but we should underline that on voucher you have all the information to reach the gondola ride meeting point from the Basilica (just 1 minutes walking distance), in addition there is clearly indicated that between the basilica and the gondola there a gap time of 2 hours. We remain at your disposal for further information Best regards
Written 19 September 2019
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Peggy C
Lacey, WA6 contributions
Jun 2019
Our tour guide, Gina, was so enthusiastic and informative. I could feel all the people in the rooms after she described its' use. I understood why Venice was so powerful. I had been in St. Mark's basilica nearly 40 years ago, but she brought a new understanding and appreciation of the people who built it and worshiped there. Glass demonstration was okay. The gondola ride was wonderful the skill of the gondoliers maneuvering through the canals was unbelievable. Take this tour!
Written 5 August 2019
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Thanks for your kind review regards
Written 10 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mandie
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
No proper identification of guides at the meeting point.
Free Gift at the glass demonstration wasn't given, or no mention was made had to ask for it.
No clear communication on time and meeting point for the gondola ride.
Gondola guides were rude and not prepared to answer any questions due to lack of english
Written 15 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear, We are very sorry for you review and if you did not like our activity, we will take note about your suggestions to improve our services in future. But I should clarify that all the guide at the meeting point have a identification cards, they always dress them (it’s the law). For the glassblowing tour, we admit that It’s the first time that happens something like that, all our clients received the gift. If you know someone who comes to Venice, we will be glad to give them your gift. On your voucher there is written everything about each meeting point and so, also for the gondola. The gondoliers are only drivers and they do not have to speak English, for this reason we provide the commentary on board. We are glad that you liked the Basilica tour. We are at your disposal for further clarification.
Written 18 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sal s
Oceanside, NY18 contributions
May 2019 • Business
First, the tour company was great. They were accommodating and organized. I had to call for info and they answered all my questions. The sites were unreal and the history of Venice is truly unmatched in the world. Just a tidbit, Venice was inhabited by Roman refugees who escaped Rome after the fall and started the city of Venice. Just be cognizant of the fact that seafood is the cuisine of The Venetians
Written 26 May 2019
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Thanks for your kind review Best Giuseppe
Written 3 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Venice Tours Srl
Fearless16498781666
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Amazing art work and experience!
Massimiliano has a lot of patience and is highly skilled ... Although we were not very good, we made two pendants w
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December Trip
Although it rained the entire time, the guide and Gondolier were amazing and made the entire hour fly past. Would r
nicoloaseo
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Gondola Ride in Venice
Amazing experience in Venice. The professional guide explained us the history of the gondola and the gondola ride w
Beatriz Eugenia P
Beatriz Eugenia P
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Good experience, nice explanations about gondola and cool ride
Really good experience, is very easy ti find the location and the staff are nice. The tour is given in both Italian
offerf2014
offerf2014
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Fun time with Massimiliano
A much enjoyable experience with Massimiliano. We got background of the art, a live demo followed by hands-on. A gr
743omaymab
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Décevant
We had a shorter tour than what we’ve reserved for, the guide was brief in his explanations not at all what I have
UmbreenGj
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Pethatic
No one waited us. We missed the whole trip. The worst thing is I got charged 2 times. We tried to contact but no he
Adekama
Adekama
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Waste of money!!!
Over priced, too short for what they charged and will not recommend this company, half of the time was spent talkin
Liam M
Liam M
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Nice, short and sweet but over priced
Booking in advance meant we paid €29 euro more than all the other gondola tours. The tour itself was nice
ellabY3124UZ
ellabY3124UZ
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Amazing watercolor class with professional venician artist!
Nicola is a great teacher. He gave me useful tips to improve my skills , how to draw perspective, what colors to u
Dream819050
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Horrible
First of all the tour left without 5 of us who were sent back and forth to find the gondola. I was doing this solo
brittanybE4477IH
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We can say we've done it!
We can say we have done it. Of course it felt like it was over in 15mins., but I am sure it was the full 30mins.
HollyVM305
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Disappointed
The meet up point was a short distance from the site in a newsstand. It said we had skip the line but when we got t
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Original italian ripp of
Booking was easy, so was using my credit card…. NO digital ticket, to get the tickets you have to walk to a book s
laurenf579
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Enjoyed the evening gondola
Lovely trip, reasonable price. 4/5 people per gondola. You’re only on the gondola for about 20 minutes though. We
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