Walking tour of Venice and Golden Basilica

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From €62

Available from Aug 16, 2022
Day TripsDay Trips / Walking tour of Venice and Golden Basilica

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: 2 hours and 30 min
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  • Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line: the Basilica and Pala d’Oro guided tour.
  • Skip the line access to the Basilica with Terrace and Museum 
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square


Full Description

Let yourself be accompanied in a stroll around the streets of Venice and through its history! Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.

A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic. Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes relating to this wonderful and characteristic square -Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, the vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the city’s main shopping street. After a short rest you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a qualified and experienced guide enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique in Italy. You'll have the pleasure of admiring beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays in the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient Basilica. Admire the Pala d'Oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. After the visit of the Basilica you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work.

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Additional Information

WARNING: As of April 1, 2021 the meeting point is in Via Larga dell'Ascensione, in front of the post office. • To avoid Covid-19 infection, it is MANDATORY to wear a mask for the duration of this tour. • To enter enclosed places (museums, churches, buildings, restaurants, stores, etc.) To visit the Basilica it is necessary to wear appropriate clothing (no shorts). For security reasons, suitcases, backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. Before the visit it is necessary to deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (Piazza San Marco Calle San Basso). The storage service is free, but you must leave enough time. The visit to a glass factory is an optional free excursion of about 20 minutes and is not part of the tour. The visit is not considered private, but is shared with other guests who do not belong to the same group. Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues; comfortable shoes are recommended. This tour does not operate during unplanned religious observances. The tour does not run during exceptional high tides (in these cases it may be postponed to the next day, otherwise the amount will be refunded.

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