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Byzantine Venice Walking tour with Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica

A combined tour that allows you to discover the most important historical places and buildings of Venice. This tour is guided and divided into two parts. At 9.00am from a centrally located meeting point you will be lead by a professional guide through the most characteristic places around the areas of Saint Mark's Square and Castello (duration 1 hour and 30'). Then at twelve o'clock we will meet again and you will visit the interiors of Saint Mark's Basilica, discovering the Byzantine history, the Golden Pall (Pala d'Oro) and the glittering mosaics.

Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys - “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares - “campi”.

per adult from

$80

AUD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Guided walking tour covering the areas of Saint Mark's Square and Castello;
    • Guided tour of Saint Mark's Basilica;
    • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary;
    • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, German or Italian.
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink,
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
    • Optional gratuities,
    • Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
    • Entry/Admission - Casa di Marco Polo
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, renaissance clock tower.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy

    Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys - “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares - “campi”.

    You can expect to see campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the largest squares in Venice with its church, named after its visitation of the Holy Virgin.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 30122 Venice Italy

    You will also see Campo Santi Giovanni and Paolo where you will be able to admire the famous church, the resting place of several Doges; and the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian mercenary Captain.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casa di Marco Polo, Calle Scaleta, 30121 Venice Italy

    The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran theatre are also part of the itinerary.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

    After returning to Saint Mark's Square, an official guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring. During the tour you will be able to sit down in the church and absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica.
    The tour includes the visit of the famous Pala d’Oro -an altarpiece made of gold and silver and an exquisite example of Byzantine art with a myriad of gems and precious stones.

    This 2 hour and 30 minute combined tour concludes outside the Basilica, in Saint Mark's Square.

    Duration: 50 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Basilica;
    • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica;
    • This tour operates rain or shine;
    • From the 1st of November to the 31st of March there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica;
    • Tour maybe affected in the case of high tides;
    • There is one hour and half stop between the walking tour and the golden Basilica
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Venice Events srl

Activity ID: V-3303PAST

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