1 hour (20 minutes more for optional Glass craftsman at work in St. Mark's Square)
Clock Tower in Piazza San Marco (the white building with the blue clock facade). Near che Exchange money office. Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written ""TOUR"". Do NOT go to the Bell Tower. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT:
ARRIVING ON FOOT: The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower."
Same as the start point
Discover the crown jewel of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) on a guided tour. Skip the long lines with priority access and explore the Byzantine masterpiece boasting hundreds of mosaics made of pure gold!
You guide will explain the meaning and history of the five-domes cathedral and its uncountable artworks, narrating legends and anecdotes behind the many biblical scenes painted inside.
Visit the Basilica's Terrace with the copies of the famous horses. From a fabulous vantage point, admire stunning views of Venice: St. Mark’s Square.
Discover St. Mark’s Museum and admire objects of various kinds and origins belonging to the Basilica, including the quadriga of St. Mark’s, the famous horses, moved from its original in the terrace after the last restoration.
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-minute tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.
Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY. So, please bring your own.
Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
For the visit of the Basilica is required suitable clothing (no shorts).
During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
Optional Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square at the end of the tour.
The tour is NOT private but it could be shared with other participants.
Safety measures in place:
All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Customers must keep distance in vehicles
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds (max 10 in one group)
Customers are required to bring and wear masks.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
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