Venice Shore Excursion: Private Tour and Gondola Ride
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from $290.42
Activity Summary
This tour is the perfect solution for those who arrive in Venice port on a cruise. You will tour with private transportation and with a private guide, taking away the hassle from your visit. You will also enjoy a private gondola ride. Families with children will be assigned with a top child-friendly guide, to keep the whole family entertained.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Venice, Italy , Italy
  • Flexible
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2 Reviews
Patricia E

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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What To Expect

You will be met at Venice Port by your tour escort and private boat driver for your transfer to St Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Your private, licensed guide will take you on a 2 hour tour of the city center. You will visit some of the top highlights of Venice, including skip-the-line entrance to St. Mark’s Cathedral, where you will see the stunning Pala d'Oro, or Golden Pall. This altarpiece is universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship and is adorned with over 2000 gems.

You will then head to the political heart of Venice, the Doges Palace, where the rulers of Venice once lived. Your tour will finish with the famous Bridge of Sighs. You will have some free time to wander the city and grab a bite to eat for lunch.

Finally, travel Venice’s elegant canals in style with your pre-booked 30-minute private gondola ride. After this, you will meet your tour escort back in St Mark’s Square and be accompanied by your private driver back to the port.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.