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St Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour, Venice

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Key Highlights
  • Visit St Mark's Basilica to see its glittering mosaics and interior
  • Admire the amazing Gold Mosaics and the gem-encrusted Pala d'Oro at St Mark’s Basilica
  • Admire the gothic tomb of the doge Andrea Dandolo
  • A live guide will be present to enlighten you on the history of the famous cathedral
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday and Monday

    Duration

    1 hour

    Start time

    11am, 2:45pm, 4pm

    Meeting Point

    Veneto inside info-desk located at San Clemente door (main entrance on the right)

    Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    When in Venice, a visit to St. Mark's Basilica is an absolute must! Take a guided tour and visit the parts of the cathedral which had previously been restricted to visitors. The St. Mark’s Basilica is one of Venice’s most popular attractions. Marvel at the gleaming, golden Byzantine mosaics, which adorn the church's main portal as well as the inside of each of the basilica's five domes. St. Mark's Basilica is an embodiment of true Venetian aesthetic and holds many precious artworks and relics including the bejewelled Pala d’Oro.

    Itinerary

    Admire the stunning marble and bronze features of St Mark’s Baptistery, also known as the “The Church of Gold,” and enter the Zen Chapel to witness the Pala d’Oro, a golden altarpiece decorated with priceless jewels and considered one of the most precious objects in the world.

    Study the influences of Byzantine, Western European, and Islamic architecture on Saint Mark's Basilica due to Venice's powerful seafaring past. The cathedral boasts many of the finest frescoes and mosaics found anywhere in the world and is a must-visit for every Venice tourist.

    You will be visiting areas which had previously been restricted to visitors. Admire the gothic tomb of the doge Andrea Dandolo and the marble and bronze baptism font that takes centre place in the room. See the altar from which Christ is supposed to have addressed a crowd and see the intricate 14th century mosaic of John the Baptist.

    The tour lasts for an hour and you are free to continue sightseeing in Florence on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Guided tour of St Mark’s Cathedral
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Choose a convenient time for the tour at the time of booking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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