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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 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
P.za San Marco, 146, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Venice Tours Assistance Point, Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Mobile Audio guide for gondola commentary and for all Venice (more than 200 highlights described)
  • Skip the line ticket to visit by yourself Museo Correr, Biblioteca Marciana & Archeological Museum.
  • 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
  • On Sunday, due to the Mass, the visit to the Basilica will be done from the terrace and the Pala D'Oro is not included.
  • 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 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.
9Reviews
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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
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 24 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
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Response from tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 19 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, Washington6 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Response from giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 10 Aug 2019
Thanks for your kind review regards
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Mandie wrote a review Jul 2019
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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
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Response from Venice C, General Manager at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 18 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
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Response from Venice C, Director of Sales at Fabulous Venice: Doge's Palace, Golden Basilica, glassblowing & gondola ride
Responded 3 Jun 2019
Thanks for your kind review Best Giuseppe
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Venice Tours Srl
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Amazing experience!
Amazing tour. The audioguide was the perfect voice that led us around the charming highlights of the Doge's Palace,
gabrielebO505WN
gabrielebO505WN
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Just WOW!
Palazzo Ducale is simply amazing, a MUST SEE in Venice. Once inside, your eyes will be wide for the beauty! Menti
lukesan1
lukesan1
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I higly reccomend it
My experience was wonderful! The guides Alessia and Rachele were so kind and helpful, they guided us throw a little
Safari319425
Safari319425
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"It could not miss a gondola tour"
A beautiful experience in a wonderful atmosphere. We were accompanied by a very friendly gondolier .....in a splend
Crivellaqwerr
Crivellaqwerr
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Gondola is a must in Venice
Good activity in a wonderful atmosphere with a very friendly guide. Very interesting tour. Book It..
Nicola a
Nicola a
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Secret Venice
Walking tour with a fantastic guide "Francesco", that make us discover the secret history of Venice in a amusing wa
Nicola a
Nicola a
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Charming ride
What a great ride with Alessia, our guide on board of the Gondola. Charming itinerary and very local experience.
Nicola a
Nicola a
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Great choice
The ticket allows us to skip the long line outiside the doge's Palace. It was very helpful. Also the audio guide wa
tomasrobertj
tomasrobertj
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Discovering the Grand Canal
The mobile audio guide was very helpful and interesting to discover the Grand Canal. A self-boat tour totally recom
tomasrobertj
tomasrobertj
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Doge Palace: what a great visit
Sure, the most beautiful thing in Venice and maybe, in Italy. The Palace is marvelous and from the Bridge of Sighs
tomasrobertj
tomasrobertj
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Crossing the Grand Canal
The gondola ride was as a 30 minutes in a fairytales with the gondolier that was very polite and the guide (Alessi
J9586TScarmenp
J9586TScarmenp
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Grand Canal Tour
I really enjoyed this self-activity! The digital audio guide works perfectly and so you can discover the amazing hi
J9586TScarmenp
J9586TScarmenp
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Venice Walking Tour
Nice walking tour around Venice and its main monuments, especially in St. Mark's Square. Great guide and great pric
Ralfone122457
Ralfone122457
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Magical
Very useful and enjoyable app to discover Venice and its historical center by your own one. I decided to discover t
Ralfone122457
Ralfone122457
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Excellent
Very nice visit with the handy guide book. I really reccomended it, the Doge's palace is must-see in Vencie.
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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