Skip the Line Golden Basilica Guided Tour with Optional Glass Craftsman at Work

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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Enjoy an incredible visit (1 hour) of the byzantine masterpiece with a qualified and professional guide that will escort you in the marvelous Golden Basilica, in Saint Mark's Square!  An amazing tour to discover the secrets and the works of art the cathedral where you will be able to admire the famous Pala d’Oro!
A guided tour of one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! Thanks to the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice you will enjoy privileged access avoiding the queues! On this tour, escorted by a qualified and experienced guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique in Italy. You'll have the pleasure of admiring beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays in 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; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected through the centuries. After the visit of the Basilica you will have the opportunity to visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. Please note this is a free of charge optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and it is not a part of the tour.

What’s included

  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. From April to October is monolingual, from November to March the visit can be bilingual.
  • Skip the Line: the Basilica and Pala d’Oro guided tour.
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup