The Treasure of Venice: The Golden Basilica, Grand Canal tour and Panoramic tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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A new Venetian experience (about 3 hours) that will make you discover the treasures of Venice! A guided tour of the magnificent Golden Basilica with its magnificent golden mosaics and art masterpieces of the best Venetian artists! Then you can discover Rialto area, St. Mark’s Square and the Canal Grande at your own pace without any rush or fixed timetable with the Self-Guided tours! Download the innovative app, put the earphones and start to visit the city. The audio-descriptions (in 8 different languages) will start automatically when you are close to the monuments! An innovative way to enjoy Venice as a true Venetians!
An amazing guided tour in 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 Tour 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 be given a free coupon for a visit to a Murano glass factory to discover one of the Venetian greatest arts.The only tour along the fascinating Canal Grande! Discover by yourself the most inimitable road in the world with your personal commentary in order to learn the ancient history of Venice and many secretes hidden in its magnificent palaces! Let’s know about the history of Ca’Vendramin, the ancient gambling house of the lagoon; the Palazzo Grimani: ancient residence of one of the most famous Doge or listen to some curiosities about the outlandish life of Peggy Guggenheim and its marvelous house. 24 descriptions in 8 different languages of the most intriguing and charming palaces who adorn the Canal Grande. The audio descriptions will begin automatically on your device as you pass in front of each palace.Panoramic TourA personal walking tour is the best way to discover independently the most famous and marvelous areas of Venice: San Marco and Rialto! 31 points of interest spread across the itinerary, among them you will see the magnificent Theatre “La Fenice”, Rialto Bridge with its typical market and the majestic Accademia Bridge! Of course, the audio-guide will escort you through the endless-history of Saint Mark’s Square and its breathtaking basin! Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the city! You will be able to visit Venice, corner by corner, step by step, at your pace. How do the self-guided tour work? The mobile app has a map which guides you anytime, letting you decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic highlights. On the device will appear also the text of description under the picture of the monuments.

What’s included

  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. The visit is monolingual
  • Skip the Line: the Basilica and Pala d’Oro guided tour.
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Mobile apps 
  • 1 ticket for public boat, line one. (75 minutes journey)

What’s not included

  • Earphoes 
  • Audio devices