The Golden Basilica Tour

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A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice...

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Description

A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, you’ll have the pleasure to enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy. Admiring 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 of religious art pieces collected along the centuries. After the visit of the Basilica you will have a possibility to take part in a craftsman glassblowing performance in St. Mark’s Square, discovering one of the Venetian greatest arts. Thanks to the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice you will enjoy privileged access avoiding the queues.

Data sheet

Pick-upVenice
Duration / Validity01 Hour
Type of serviceCity Tour, Regular Tour
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish, French, German
CountryItaly
Type of ExperienceCultural
Departure TypeCollective

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation up to 96 hours prior to the scheduled service: Full refund / No charge
Cancellation starting from 96 hours up to 0 hours prior to the scheduled service: Full penalty will be charged

What's Included

  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide.

  • Skip the Line: the Basilica and Pala d’Oro guided tour. 

  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.

  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.

Highlights

  • An incredible guided tour which throws you back through the centuries and history of the Glorious Republic of Venice! 

  • Relish a full visit of a masterpiece of byzantine art.

  • Grab the opportunity to admire the famous Pala d’Oro.

What to remember

Meeting point: St. Mark's Square - Clock Tower near exchange office (the white building with blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with the sign “TOUR”. Do NOT go to the Bell Tower. (See the map and indications below)
Ending point: San Marco area

The tour does not operate on 25th April – 15th August – 1st November – 8th and 25th December – 1st and 6th January and during unplanned religious celebrations.

Departure and meeting: From Monday to Saturday at 12:00 AM (not available on Sunday). Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

Languages: the visit is monolingual.

from April to October:

English, French, Spanish and German from Monday to Saturday - Italian only on Saturday.

From November to March:

English from Monday to Saturday

German on Monday and Friday

French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Spanish on Wednesday and Saturday.

Please Note:

For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts). For security reasons suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. Prior to your visit you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please allow sufficient time! The tour is not considered private but is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Comfortable shoes suggested. During some days of high turnout or for reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.

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The Golden Basilica Tour

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