Gondola Ride & The Golden Basilica
In the first part of the tour, you will have the opportunity to see Venice from a different perspective: from the water, which is the very essence of this unique city in the world – and you will do it aboard a gondola, a vessel about 11 metres long, the “perfect means of transport” for getting around Venice.
In the second part of the tour, you will visit the Basilica di San Marco, one of the symbols of Byzantine art, of Christianity, and of the magnificence of the thousand years of the Republic of Venice: come to discover the more than 1000 m2 of gold leaf mosaics that earned it the name “Golden Basilica”, its decorative flooring with precious polychrome marble inlay, and its long history which saw its transformation from palatine chapel to Cathedral.
The tour will also allow you to admire the Pala d’Oro,a magnificent Byzantine work made of gold and decorated with precious gemstones and enamels set around images of Jesus Christ during his apostolic period. It was commissioned from renowned Greek goldsmiths in AD 978 and was displayed during the most important rites celebrated in the Basilica of San Marco.
- Suitable attire is required for entry to the Basilica. NO shorts or tank tops.
- For security reasons, backpacks are NOT allowed.
- On some days, entry to the Basilica may not be possible due to religious functions or exceptionally high water. In such cases, the tour may be postponed to the following day or, alternatively, refunded.
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Combination of Gondola Ride and Golden Basilica tours.• Guided group tour. • Skip-the-Line ticket for the st. Mark's Basilica. • Personal headsets linked to the guide’s microphone. • Shared gondola ride lasting about 30 minutes. • The tour is in English language.
The gondola ride may be suspended in the event of unfavorable weather conditions. In these cases you will still have to reach the meeting point to ascertain whether the tour will take place and / or the alternative ways to use the service or reimbursement (partial in the case of combined tours).