Guided Tour of St.Mark's Basilica

Guided Tour of St.Mark's Basilica

Join a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and explore the masterpiece of Byzantine art full of treasures.

Join a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and explore the masterpiece of Byzantine art full of treasures.

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Details

  • Language: Englisch, Deutsch, Spanisch, Französisch
  • Participants: 1 - 40
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Join a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Explore the masterpiece of Byzantine art
  • Learn more about the basilica's history

Description

Visit the magnificent St. Mark's Basilica, the most famous church of Venice and an impressive example for Italo-Byzantine architecture. The basilica is one of the most-visited sights in Venice and a must-see on any traveler's itinery. Explore one of the most valuable treasures of history, art and faith in the world.

As you enter the church, you will be amazed by the beautiful gold mosaics and the sheer number of columns. Admire the Pala d'oro, an magnificent example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones. Due to its opulent design and interior mosaics, St. Mark's Basilica is also nicknamed “Church of Gold“ .

Gaze at the walls to find the stories of Virgin Mary, St. Peter, St. Joohn the Evangelist and St. Mark. Then marvel at the treasury, situated to the right of the main altar. The treasury contains various items taken from Constantinople and other relics the church has gathered over the years. During your guided tour, you will also learn more about the basilica's history.

At the end, an optional visit to a Glass Furnace for a touch of the Venetian greatest art.

Please note

Additional information

Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) is required while visiting the basilica. For security reasons backpacks are not allowed.
The tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions.

Included in the price

  • A skip-the-line ticket for the Basilica
  • Audioguide
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting point

You will meet your guide under the Clock Tower at St. Mark's Square, 15 minutes prior to the departure.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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