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Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride

Veneto, Italy

From $826.68

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 6 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Spend an unforgettable day at port with this completely private shore excursion in Venice including a city tour and romantic gondola ride along the city famous canals. Skip the line at the magnificent St. Mark's Cathedral, where you'll admire the glittering Palo d’Oro, and take a tour through centuries of Venetian history and intrigue at the Doge’s Palace. Round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal make for a seamless, stress-free experience.
  • Private combo shore excursion in Venice
  • Explore the heart of the 'floating city' on a walking tour led by a licensed guide
  • Skip the line at St. Mark's Cathedral and admire the glittering Pala d'Oro altarpiece
  • Learn about the mighty rulers of the Venetian Republic on a tour of the Doge's Palace
  • Glide through romantic canals on a private gondola ride
  • Shop, dine, or explore during built-in leisure time
  • Includes port pickup and drop-off and private water taxi transfers
  • Price listed is per group
When your cruise ship docks at the Venice port, meet your waiting tour escort and boat driver, who will whisk you on a private water taxi to the heart of the city at St. Mark’s Square. Here, connect with a private, licensed guide for a walking tour of the city center’s highlights. Soak up the atmosphere on a stroll through enchanting alleyways and piazzas, and then step inside the splendid, Italo-Byzantine St. Mark’s Cathedral with included skip-the-line tickets. Gaze up at glittering mosaics and fantastic frescoes, and be dazzled by the gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro (Golden Pall) altarpiece.

Across the square, get a glimpse into the lives of the powerful doges who ruled the Venetian Republic during its glory days with a tour of the massive Doge’s Palace. Wander through stately apartment and chambers adorned with Renaissance masterpieces, and see the famous Bridge of Sighs that connecting the palace to an infamous prison network.

After some free time to shop, dine, or explore on your own, enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience with a private, gondola ride. Delight in the romance of meandering canals, stone bridges, and historic palazzos as a professional gondolier rows you and your party along the city’s famous waterways. When the ride comes to an end, reconnect with your tour escort for the return transfer to your waiting cruise ship.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza San Marco
Once you have docked at Venice Port your tour escort and private boat driver will help you get to St Mark's Square, where your private, licensed guide will take you on a 2 hours tour of the city center.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Marco
The guide will then illustrate the main highlights in Venice, including St. Mark’s Cathedral, which you will access with skip-the-line tickets. Thanks to mosaics and St Mark's huge treasure you can fine in it, St.Mark Church is also known as the Gold Church
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Doge's Palace
You will discover even more about the rich history of the Republic of Venice, with a visit to the Doge’s Palace, where the court of Justice and the rulers of Venice were once based.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ponte dei Sospiri
Once outside the Doge’s Palace the tour will bring you to visit to a must-see of Venice, the famous (and romantic) Bridge of Sighs. You will then have some free time to stroll along the city and grab something to eat for lunch. Your tour includes a Murano Blowing glass demo held true venetian master in a Blowing Glass Factory.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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 Private Venice Shore Excursion with 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 Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Venice Shore Excursion with Gondola Ride.

Product code: 41348P19

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