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

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

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Venezia, Italy
Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Soak up the best of Venice by land and by water in one convenient half-day package. Tour inside the splendid Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica with a guide, discover the ancient art of glassblowing with a live demonstration, and glide through the city’s famous canals on a romantic gondola ride. Later, continue exploring at your own pace with an included ticket to the Procuratie museums of St. Mark’s Square and a self-guided tour using a special smartphone app to navigate through the city’s maze-like heart.
  • Learn the secrets behind St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Watch a live glassblowing demonstration in an old factory showroom
  • See Venice from the water on a classic gondola ride
  • Explore the city's most historic quarter with the help of an app and audio guide
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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
Hotel pickup
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

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).

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride.

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
Train delay made us miss the tour
Joseph_S
, Sep 2021
The newsstand was not helpful when we arrived late. Had to buy new we event tickets on our own. WE overnighter after but 3 days maybe required
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Joseph, thank you for your message, I would like to inform you anyway that considering that the tour is shared and guide left the meeting point in time. We had unsold places since you were late. At disposal
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Packaged tour ticked of most of the ‘must sees and dos’ in Venice
laurabloor
, Feb 2020
We had a short 2 day stay in Venice and this packaged tour ticked of most of the ‘must sees and dos’ when you visit the baffingly beautiful city. The tour guide around the palace and basilica was wonderful. Really informative and interesting. Never would have learned so much walking around on our own. We think we went to a different glassblowing demonstration than the one advertised (we just followed a guy who was there at the end of the tour and it was in a different location). It was okay, a way to kill time but an obvious sales opportunity for them. And the gondola, if you want romance - pay extra for a private one. If you want to save money, take a gander of the gorgeous waterways and say you’ve done it, this’ll do the trick. Overall great experience, felt our limited time was well spent.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear, Than for the lovely regie. Best regards
star-5
Loved the Gondola Ride!
mangofmg
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed this tour. We saw lots of places, the Basilica church and the Doge Palace. The Jeweled Art in the church was amazing. Enjoyed the Bridge of Sighs and dungeon. The Gondola Ride was our favorite. Thank You!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your kind review Best regards
star-1
DON’T USE THIS COMPANY!!
blaineman5
, Jul 2019
DON’T USE THIS COMPANY!! Couldn’t hear the guide and when I asked about the gondola part of the tour she told me to go ask a colleague in the square that she had no idea. When I looked for a tour representative they had disappeared after the tours started. The customer service number I called had no idea and your resv# can’t be pulled up.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear, We are very sorry for the review but maybe you talked with other agency staff because ours always knows perfectly the meeting point and, in addition the representatives have big signs with the name of the tour and remain at the points about 20 minutes, so, I guess you arrive a little bit late. And every day we meet hundreds of people for tours like these Your comment about the customer service sounds strange because it assistants daily all our clients in order to give the best satisfaction. Best regards
star-4
Es war eine Super Führung Doge Palace Goldene Basilika
Roam12432911617
, Jun 2019
Es war eine Super Führung im Doge Palace und Goldene Basilika Es wäre gut wenn man alles gebucht hat das man auf dem ganzen Weg betreut wurde. So kamen wir bis in die Glasvorführung, von dort an den Standort Gondelfahrt mussten wir selber gehen. Es war niemand vor Ort, mussten anrufen vom Hotel und ein anderer Termin abmachen. Die Gondelfahrt war ok

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