The Treasures of Venice: 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 expert guide will escort you inside Basilica of St. Mark, known as the Golden Basilica and will explain history, curiosities and legends about the inimitable masterpieces around you! Be stunned in front of the five-domes covered by gold and decorated by the best artists of the time. This exclusive experience will give you priority access to the Pala D’oro (golden altarpiece composed by gems and diamonds) and to the Saint Mark’s Treasury: a spectacular collection of relics and holy items collected along the centuries. 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 Tour A 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