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Venice: Guided Golden Basilica Tour

Product ID: 218307
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Discover one of the primary symbols of Venice, as well one among the most beautiful and stunning cathedrals on Earth: the St. Mark Basilica. You can marvel in front of its stunning mosaics and hidden treasures, while learning more about Venice's history.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line for entry to the Basilica
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interior
  • Immerse yourself in the lights created by the golden mosaics inside the Basilica
  • Admire the famous Pala D’Oro
  • Explore a living architectural gem
Full description
This guided tour will take you to discover one of the symbols of Venice: The St. Mark Basilica. During this tour, you will marvel in front of the majesty and true beauty of the St. Mark Basilica, the place where Eastern and Western architecture combine styles.

Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, including St. Mark and how his ruins came to rest to be shielded here. This is not only a tour to see Venice, but also to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters.

Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, your professional guide will take you through the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of Byzantine art. Among the priceless treasures shielded in the Basilica, you will have the chance to admire the Pala d’Oro, a fine example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. You will of course also encounter the many golden mosaics, which are perhaps the most famous feature of the cathedral.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Pala D'Oro tour
  • Personal headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• For security reasons, backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and have to be left at the free deposit available in Calle San Basso (travelers are kindly advised to take as few bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit)
• Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
• No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
• This tour will be provided rain or shine (in the event of exceptional high tides, it may be canceled with a refund provided)
• This tour may be multilingual in Winter (depending on the number of participants)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 218307