Byzantine Venice Historical Walking Tour and the Golden Basilica

Byzantine Venice Historical Walking Tour and the Golden Basilica


£52.54 per Adult

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Product Code: PRODUCT3836-B

Duration: 02:30:00


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 related 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 - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

After a bit of leisure you visit one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you'll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of 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. At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally. 


  • A qualified and experienced local guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic focusing on the byzantine story
  • An essential tour for the understanding of Venice
  • Explore the most historical and important places of Venice


  • “Skip the line” the Basilica and Pala D’Oro guided tour
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • 1 hour visit inside the Basilica
  • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
  • Shared guided walking tour by a qualified and experienced guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Know Before You Book

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
  • Please exchange your voucher (printed/digital) at the meeting point

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Location & Meeting Points

  • Venice

    Calle larga de l'Ascension,


Operated By :Venice Tours


£52.54 per Adult

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