Byzantine Venice walking tour with Saint Mark's Basilica
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Byzantine Venice walking tour with Saint Mark's Basilica

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Treat yourself to an essential tour for the understanding of Venice
  • Avoid the queues thanks to a guided tour of the Golden Basilica
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interiors
  • Explore St Mark's Square area and admire the famous Pala D’Oro
What to expect

Walking Tour of Venice

Have a walk (no entrances) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. Treat yourself to an essential and multillingual tour for the understanding of Venice.

ITINERARY:

  • Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square.
  • Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune.
  • Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
  • Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

The Golden Basilica tour

For you a guided tour in one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world. On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide and planned with the Curia of Venice, you will enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, you'll have the pleasure to discover beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

Admire The Pala d'Oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow us to avoid the queues! Audio-receiver device are included.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Walking tour throughout Venice + Saint Mark's Basilica tour
    • Tour guide
    • Privileged entry to avoid the queues at Saint Mark's Basilica
    • Audio-receiver
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-5)
    Where

    San Marco, 288, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    In front of Yex Exchange office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square (please refer to the map attached).

    What to remember
    • The curia decided to increase the prices for a special authorization we have inside the Basilica: ours are the only tours allowing people to stay an entire hour inside the Basilica admiring the mosaics sitting in the central nave
    • For security reasons backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and they have to be left at the free deposit available in Calle San Basso. Travellers are kindly advised to take less bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit
    • Please note that this first part of the tour will end at around 10.45am, the second part (Basilica) will start at 12.00pm and participants are kindly requested to get back to the meeting point by 11.45am
    • Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders).
    • Please note that this tour does not include entrance to the Doge's Palace.
    • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be canceled and a refund will be provided
    • Please note that the tour might be multilingual in Winter season (depending on the number of participants)
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    When
    • From Monday to Saturday 9.00am
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    Provider
    Gray Line Venice
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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