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

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

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You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes -
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Vecchia Murano
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Piazza San Marco
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Departure Point
Piazza San Marco, 146, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy S. Marco, 1758, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Calle Larga Ascensione, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of Doge Palace and Basilica with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. The visit is monolingual.
  • Skip the Line”: Doge's Palace and the Basilica guided tour including the Pala D’oro and a walk across the Bridge of Sighs into the prisons.
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.
  • Approximately 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking on gondola
  • Mobile app for panoramic tour
  • Mobile app with audio-commentary of gondola itinerary to download on your device
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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FT Werner wrote a review Sep 2019
Lakewood, New Jersey1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 23 Sep 2019
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
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ANNE T wrote a review Sep 2019
Lewes, Delaware1 contribution
Got left behind after basilica. Insufficient info to meet up for gondola ride. Raced around to complete tour. Lots of wasted time and money.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 18 Sep 2019
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
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Peggy C wrote a review Aug 2019
Lacey, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 9 Aug 2019
Thanks for your kind review regards
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Mandie wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from Venice C, General Manager at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 17 Jul 2019
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.
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sal s wrote a review May 2019
Oceanside, New York10 contributions
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
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Venice C, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 2 Jun 2019
Thanks for your kind review Best Giuseppe
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Great acting and music, friendly staff.
We bought the tickets although it wasn't clear what to expect... there was a brilliant performance by the actor
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Anna M
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20
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Martin I
30
Useful introduction to Burano & Murano
A good boat trip with commentary given whilst travelling to the islands. Burano was really picturesque and very
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Albert
20
Fantastic
Fascinating performance by the actor dressed As casanova. Wonderful experience with delicious pastry
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Albert
20
Wonderful
Amazing route inside the marvelous Prison palace. Great mention for the guide. We really enjoyed with this tour.
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Karolyn M
40
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It was a nice small group with a good selection of mask types and paints to choose from. We learned a little bit
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Linda A
Guildford, United Kingdom
60
Worthwhile but with a few annoyances
Really enjoyed this tour , was a little chaotic at the meeting point as there were several groups who were all
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Fabio D
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Super
Top activity with casanova. High reccomended. The actor was brilliant and we really enjoyed. Thank you
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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