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Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride

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Venezia, Italy

From $848.25

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (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
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview

When planning a cruise stop in Venice, spend an unforgettable day in one of the world’s most romantic maritime cities with a private shore excursion. After meeting a local tour escort at the cruise terminal, travel in a private boat to the political and cultural heart of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. Skip the long entrance queues with priority access to spectacular St Mark’s Basilica and the Gothic Doge’s Palace, and then enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience with a private 30-minute gondola ride through the city’s famed canals.
  • Private shore excursion from Venice's cruise port
  • Enjoy pickup in a private motorboat from the Marittima cruise terminal
  • Beat the long entrance queues with skip-the-line access to St Mark's Basilica
  • Tour the interior of the magnificent Byzantine Cathedral, including an up-close look at the dazzling Golden Pall (Pala d'Oro)
  • See where the Venetian Republic's powerful rulers once lived on a tour of the Doge's Palace and prison, including the Bridge of Sighs
  • Soak up the romance of the Venetian canals on a private, 30-minute gondola ride
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private, local guide
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Professional guide for 2 hours
Private tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
30 minutes private Gondola ride
Private transfer with private boat and tour escort from port to city center and from city center to port
Gratuities

Departure Point

Venice Port Authority, Fabbricato 13, Santa Marta, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Your cruise dock

Ports

  • Venice port, Santa Croce, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival or not arrival of cruise ship
  • Please be on time
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note: Your tour includes a Murano Blowing glass demo held true venetian master in a Blowing Glass Factory.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY VIVICOS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SRL

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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 Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and 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 Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride.

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This was a complete rip off - it was...
Patricia E
, Aug 2017
This was a complete rip off - it was supposed to be an introductory 2 hour private tour of Venice plus a gondola ride but ended up being a 75 minute trip through the Doge with a tour guide who could speak English but because of her accent you couldn't understand most of it - and 45 minutes at the Basilica - that was it nothing else about Venice - worst guide ever. Then the private Gondola trip was a wait in line with the cruise ship folks and after we finally got on the gondola others joined us for the ride!! What happened to the private tour!! This was disgraceful and does have me reconsidering using Viator again all my previous experiences were excellent so really surprised at this one.
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Worth Every Penny!!!!! Our guide...
MalisaJ
, Nov 2016
Worth Every Penny!!!!! Our guide met us at the ship, he was fantasic! He took us to our awaiting Water Taxi which was a VERY nice heated and enclosed boat with a great driver. We went directly to St. Mark's Square where we were shown our meeting place and given great advice on things to see, etc in our free time. After an hour or so of free time we met back at our spot with another guide who took us to the Palace and the Basilica. Monica was FULL of information and her knowledge was extensive!! After 2 hours with her we were given more free time before our guide met us back at our meeting spot where we then went in same water taxi back to the ship. Our guide even walked us all the way back to the ship since it was a little tricky. Venice was a little tricky actually so the tour was absolutely perfect helping us get around. Guides also gave us fantastic information about how to spend our following day as well. GREAT TOUR!!!!
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