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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Venice: Private Tour of St. Marco Basilica & Renaissance

Product ID: 192297
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Discover how daily life was during the prosperous Renaissance-era of Venice in this private tour. You’ll be taken off the beaten path to little-known jewels and enter the St. Marco Basilica without waiting in line!
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Witness Renaissance stories come to life
  • Wander off the beaten track to discover hidden gems
  • Taste a mouthwatering slice of Venetian Tiramisu
  • Skip-the-line ticket to St. Marco Basilica included
  • Enjoy a private tour: only you & your licensed guide
Full description
Step back in time as you enter the Renaissance-era of Venice, a time of upcoming trade routes, new artistic movement, riches, and wonders. Follow your licensed local guide who’s filled with all the ins and outs about the Renaissance period. Together, you’ll wander off the beaten path to witness hidden sights that show you what life was like centuries ago.

Marvel at Campo Santa Maria Mormosa, a church of historical significance and adorned with beautiful Renaissance architecture on its facade. Your local guide will tell you all about its history. Inside see a breathtaking painting by Giovanni Bellini; a real treat to your eyes. Discover the stunning Venetian Palazzo Grimani. On the inside, you’re greeted with impressive interiors that’ll give you an extraordinary insight into 16th-century Venice. Check out one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world that resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its precious books in gondolas, bathtubs and waterproof bins.

Take in more sights whilst making your way to the largest church of Venice, where stories and legends await. Marvel at a great example of early Venetian Renaissance with a church that’s considered a tiny gem in the heart of town. Around the corner you will learn about a unique Arch that has served as a source of inspiration for many writers, poets, and photographers.

Time for a break; you will enjoy a bite of an authentic slice of Venetian Tiramisu. Freshly made from a very local recipe and the best ingredients you can imagine! Complete your tour at one of the most elegant squares in the world! Here your guide will tell you all about its buildings, before heading to one of the most valuable treasures of history, art, and faith: the St. Marco Basilica. The best part? You can enter with a skip-the-line ticket!
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Entrance ticket to Palazzo Grimani
  • Entrance ticket to St. Marco Basilica
  • Delicious tiramisu tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Extra food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Ruzzini Palace Hotel, In front of the Hotel, Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

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Product ID: 192297