Walking tour of the Byzantine Venice with Golden Basilica skip-the-line tickets

Calle Larga Ascensione, Venezia, VE, Italia, Venice, Italy
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What To Expect

Enjoy with a qualified and experienced guide a full visit of the Golden Basilica, a masterpiece of the Byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy.Your tour will start from Piazza San Marco with the history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.Continue your tour with Santa Maria Formosa, 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 of both past and recent history overlap in this beautiful corner of Venice. You will return to San Marco through the Mercerie, the vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.After that, you'll visit one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world! Inside the Golden Basilica, you'll have the pleasure of savoring the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, while our guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the wonders of this ancient basilica. At the end of your Venetian adventure, you will have the opportunity to take part in the free optional tour of a Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instructions that our staff will give you.

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Important info

  • Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. Tours 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 guided tour of the basilica includes every day, the visit to the Terrace (where there are also the famous Horses of Constantinople) and to the Museum of San Marco
  • On Sundays and holidays, due to the mass being held on the ground floor, the tour will start directly from the second floor, where there is the Terrace and the Museum of St. Mark. The famous mosaics will be visible only partially from the second floor
  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visit to the Pala d'Oro is not included
  • Due to security reasons, suitcases and large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops)
  • During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St.Mark's Balisica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. Skip-the-line of The Basilica guided tour. Audio receiver devices in case of groups over 10 people. Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
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Know Before You Go

Discover the Byzantine Venice on this walking tour. Listen to the history and wonders surrounding main monuments. Visit one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world!

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.