Venice

The Golden Basilica (Skip the Line)

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The Golden Basilica

A tour to discover one of the symbols of Venice as well one among the most beautiful and stunning cathedrals on Earth: The St Mark Basilica.
Let yourself marvel in front of its hidden treasures, while learning more about Venice history and his beloved patron St Mark

Why you should go

This guided tour will take us to discover one of the symbols of Venice: The St Mark Basilica.
A tour which will make us marvel in front of the majesty and true beauty of the St Mark Basilica, the place where Eastern and Western architecture run into each other.
Here, we will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, about St Mark and how his ruins came to rest and be shielded here.
A tour not only to see Venice, but to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters.
Surrounded by the Basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, our professional guide will take us along the history and the special features of this unique masterpiece of byzantine art.
During this tour, your guide will take you through the first floor of the Basilica, where you will visit the Terrace and the Museum.
From the above, you will admire the golden mosaics, which are perhaps the most famous feature of the cathedral.

Highlights

  • Discover one of the symbols of Venice as well one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interiors
  • Immerge yourself into the lights game made by the golden mosaics inside the Basilica
  • Explore a living architectural gem

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the upper floor of the Basilica: the Museum and the Terrace
  • Guided tour of the Basilica upper floor
  • Personal headsets to hear the guide better

Exclusions

  • Food and Beverages
  • Basilica ground floor and Pala d'Oro (at the moment the Basilica is closed to touristic visits)

  • For security reasons backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica.
  • Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals. The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided.
  • Kindly notice that the Basilica ground floor will only be seen from the above (during the visit from the upper floor). The Basilica ground floor is temporarily closed to touristic visits.

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