Gondola ride and Saint Mark's Basilica tour
Explore Venice through a peaceful gondola ride and visit one of its symbols: the St Mark's Basilica.
Venetian gondola is not only known for its elegance and the way it silently slides along the green channels of Venice. It did change over time and the parts it is made of also have symbolic meanings related to the city it is associated to. Discover Venice as locals have been doing since far back in time, sliding among the narrow canals and admiring masterpiece of architectures, water reflections and peace away from the crowded alleys. Be ready for the last part of the ride, because it is the one that sees the gondola flowing into the Grand Canal, revealing breathtaking views over the most famous canal of Venice.
Then you will take part in a guided visit to one among the most renowned and amazing cathedrals in the world: the St Mark's Basilica. This is the place where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other, as majestic in its exteriors, as reach in the history it witnessed and represents. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest and be shielded here.
Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, a professional guide will take you along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of byzantine art. Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, you will have the chance to admire the Pala d’Oro, with its thousands of gems and precious stones, and the Treasury, a splendour of religious art. And, of course, the golden mosaics, maybe the most famous feature of the cathedral.