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Ravenna: Private Guided Tour with Monument Admissions

Product ID: 78767
On this private guided walking tour you'll explore the fascinating city of Ravenna, known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture and for its 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Marvel at its stunning mosaics and learn about its history.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Visit the main monuments and historical buildings of Ravenna
  • See the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
  • Walk along the streets of the old town to the picturesque Piazza del Popolo and the Dante area
Full description
On this 3-hour private guided tour of Ravenna, your guide will show you the most important treasures of the city. You'll explore some of its most important sites and admire the stunning mosaics all around you.

Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century AD. It then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was re-conquered in 540 AD by the Byzantine Empire. Subsequently the city formed the center of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion by the Lombards in 751 AD, after which it became the seat of the Kingdom of the Lombards.

Although an inland city, Ravenna is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Candiano Canal. It is known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture, and features 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Admire the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Battistero Neoniano, the Arcivescovile Museum and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. The monuments are all within easy walking distance.

Walk along the streets of the old town and stop to admire the picturesque Piazza del Popolo and the Dante area, or Area of Silence. In fact, the exiled Florentine Dante died in Ravenna on 13 September 1321.
  • Private tour led by an expert guide
  • Entrance tickets to: Chiesa di San Vitale, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Battistero Neoniano, Museo Arcivescovile and Basilica Sant’Apollinare Nuovo
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Piazza del Popolo, Ravenna, at the foot of the building with the big clock at the top of its tower

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour does not include entrance to sites that are not specified as included
• The tour will operate even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be provided a full refund
• Children up to 10 years old can join the tour for free. Children aged 11 years old or older must buy an adult ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Only thing not liked by friends .... the cost! It seemed excessive, € 92.50 per person for a 4-hour visit to the center of Ravenna, I specify who the tickets cost only € 10.50 per person. We have used these guides all over Europe, but this visit has been decidedly expensive. Nothing to complain about organization and guidance, as always.

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April 23, 2019

Good knowledge of Tour guide, but no real interest in participants

We booked a private Tour for 12 people in English. Our Tour Guide had a huge knowledge, but didn't really care about the dynamic or interests of the group, that's why we ended up staying at the first monument for over an hour, although 2/3 of the group were already outside, bored & waiting to go to the next spot. I stayed with her and the things she told, were really interesting, but as it was a private tour, I think she should have paid more attention to satisfy the whole group and not only the hardcore culture lovers. So I can only recommend the tour to a group, were everyone is really interested into culture & can concentrate long enough. Please be aware, that if you book an english tour, your english should be really good, because otherwise due to the strong accent and noisy surrounding, it could be hard to follow the tour guide. If you want to find the tour guide, search her in a radius of 20-30 metres around the meeting point, and try to see a badge hanging around the neck.

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April 1, 2019

Very individual and personal tour

The tour of Ravenna was characterized by the extensive specialist knowledge of our guide. Without being pushy or instructive, we learned a lot of interesting art and general historical facts, questions were possible and were answered patiently and in detail.

June 11, 2018

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Product ID: 78767