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Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica provided by Venice Events

Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica
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About
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 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”.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Get an insider’s view of St Mark’s Square and avoid the tourist rush with this informative, 1-hour tour. Your experienced English-speaking guide will lead you in a group of no more than 25 people on a walking tour of Venice’s famed architectural complex. Skip the long lines at St Mark’s Basilica and step inside its Italo-Byzantine splendor. Walk among the intricate mosaics and murals that decorate every surface of the cathedral, and admire the work of generations of Venetian goldsmiths who created the glittering Pala d’Oro, or golden altar (additional expense).  Gaze up at the iconic clock tower in St Mark’s Square and discover the fascinating history of the Doge’s Palace, Sansovino library and the ornate bell tower crowned by a massive winged lion statue. Your guide will entertain you with tales of legendary Venetian figures including Marco Polo and Casanova. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a great orientation to Venice’s central highlights to help you plan further exploration. Please note: St Mark’s Basilica is occasionally closed to the public due to flooding or special events.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Get an insider’s view of St Mark’s Square and avoid the tourist rush with this informative, 1-hour tour. Your experienced English-speaking guide will lead you in a group of no more than 25 people on a walking tour of Venice’s famed architectural complex. Skip the long lines at St Mark’s Basilica and step inside its Italo-Byzantine splendor. Walk among the intricate mosaics and murals that decorate every surface of the cathedral, and admire the work of generations of Venetian goldsmiths who created the glittering Pala d’Oro, or golden altar (additional expense).  Gaze up at the iconic clock tower in St Mark’s Square and discover the fascinating history of the Doge’s Palace, Sansovino library and the ornate bell tower crowned by a massive winged lion statue. Your guide will entertain you with tales of legendary Venetian figures including Marco Polo and Casanova. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a great orientation to Venice’s central highlights to help you plan further exploration. Please note: St Mark’s Basilica is occasionally closed to the public due to flooding or special events.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3303PAST
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Meet us 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Children are free until 5 years, from 6 they pay the full ticket (document required).
  • Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends outside the Saint Mark's Basilica in piazzetta dei Leoncini in Saint Mark's square
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Meet us 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Children are free until 5 years, from 6 they pay the full ticket (document required).
  • Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends outside the Saint Mark's Basilica in piazzetta dei Leoncini in Saint Mark's square
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The tour ends outside the Saint Mark's Basilica in piazzetta dei Leoncini in Saint Mark's square
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Aug. 2021
A note from Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica
GREEN CERTIFICATE MANDATORY from 6th August 2021
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Torre dell'Orologio
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meet us 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Children are free until 5 years, from 6 they pay the full ticket (document required).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Casa di Marco Polo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The tour ends outside the Saint Mark's Basilica in piazzetta dei Leoncini in Saint Mark's square
    See address & details
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San Marco visit
Dec. 2019 • Family
our guide was knowledgeable, and handled an unexpected situation well. We were to go up to a certain area with access, but the person granting the access was absent. Our guide was able to adjust, we waited in line, and she continued her commentary and answered questions. She was gracious and informative.
Written 10 January 2020
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Dear guest , we thank you for your feedback and we are happy that you had a good time in venice best regards
Written 14 January 2020
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