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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice: San Giorgio Maggiore Island Tour With Buffet Lunch

Product ID: 240047
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This experience includes an escorted tour of the Vatican Chapels and the Giorgio Cini Foundation, plus independent access to San Giorgio Bell Tower with its views of Venice from the top. Have a buffet lunch in the charming area of the San Giorgio Café.
About this ticket
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
English, French, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover this hidden treasure of Venice with a multimedia guide
  • Enjoy the courtyards of Palladio and Buora, the majestic structures of Longhena, and the libraries rich in precious collections
  • Visit the Vatican Chapels, the ten chapels designed by 10 international architects
  • Admire unique view over Venice, from the bell tower of San Giorgio
  • Have a buffet lunch at the San Giorgio Cafés (with a bottle of water included)
Full description
Escape  the crowds of central  Venice  and explore the island of San Giorgio  Maggiore,  the pearl of Venice.  It is a perfect, quiet area to enjoy the beauty of Venice and to immerse yourself in history. With this experience you will admire the most important places in San Giorgio Island, discover exceptional art heritage, outside the usual tourist areas, and savor the flavors of food prepared at the San Giorgio Café, with true Sicilian cuisine - rich in flavours, scents, and feeling, combined with the Venetian gastronomical tradition.

Just a few minutes by bus-boat from Piazza San Marco you will experience the fascinating atmosphere of the Island as you listen to your  video-guide. Your small tour group (25 people maximum) will be escorted through the areas of the Giorgio Cini Foundation complex and of the Vatican Chapels by a multi-lingual staff member. After an escorted tour, you can visit the San Giorgio Bell Tower at your own pace.

Choose the time which interests you (morning or afternoon), show your voucher at the Ticket Office and you will receive a video guide included in the cost of the tour. The video guide is available in Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian.
  • Visit with video-guide to the monumental complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation
  • Visit with video-guide to the Vatican Chapels
  • Access to the bell tower of San Giorgio
  • Buffet lunch (with a bottle of water included)
  • Booking fee
What’s Not Included
  • Tour guide
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point Giorgio Cini Foundation: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (ticket office on the left side of the church). From St Mark’s Square, turn left to the water front and make your way to the Zaccaria water bus (vaporetto) stop (foto della fermata). Take the number 2 vaporetto to the San Giorgio Island. It is the first stop and takes 5 minutes. Get off the vaporetto and the ticket office and bookshop is on the right, look for the large banner above the door.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Some areas of the complex of Giorgio Cini Foundation may be closed during activities, concerts or other events
• In case of bad weather (heavy rain, snow, strong winds, exceptionally high or low tide levels) the tour will be suspended
• It is possible to change the time and date of the gondola tour by email or by arranging a new time and date directly to the ticket office
• The tour (without the time of the lunch) lasts about 2 hours
• The visiting times for going up the Bell Tower are: from April to October: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m; from November to March: 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m