Nothing compares with seeing St Mark's Basilica bathed in a golden afternoon light, embracing a millennium of glorious history as the sun glints off its domed sentinels and gleaming façades.
St Mark's Square was once the epicenter of the wealthiest and most powerful city in Europe, the crossroads to the medieval world's most fascinating places, a glorious homage to human ingenuity and faith in the merchant's skill - a game of chance.
Juxtapose this with the poignant reminder that this is a city slowly disappearing beneath the luminous waters of the Adriatic Sea, a sea that once ferried unimagined riches and made "La Serenissima" the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious city.
Experience with our talented Venice tour guides what "La Serenissima" means, and has meant, to Venetians over the centuries. See the hauntingly beautiful and aptly named Bridge of Sighs, where the sighs and cries of the condemned echo over the centuries, chasing reflections through the colour-dappled surfaces of myriad canals.
This tour enters St. Mark's Basilica* and we have planned this tour when it is least crowded.
The finer details of the Original & Best Venice Tour:
Prices: Adults - 24 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 18 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) & Infants (0-1 yr) - free.
The Original Venice Tour Meeting Time and Dates: 3.45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 15 April-31 July and 1 September-31 October.
Included in Tour Price: Quality guide, guaranteed small group, entrance to St. Mark's Basilica*, headphone audio systems when required.
Excluded From Tour Price: Optional gratuities
Original & Best Venice Tour Meeting Point: Under the portico, at the foot of the stairs at the Correr Museum's entrance. This is just off St Mark's square between shops 77 and 78, under the arches on the opposite side of the square to that of the Basilica. See map below.
The Original & Best Venice Tour Ends: Just by where our Doge's Palace Tour begins, so it is possible to do this guided tour of the Doge's Palace right after the Venice Tour.
Tour length: 45 minutes
Minimum participants: 4 persons
Maximum particpants: 18 persons
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
Please Note: Knees and shoulders must be covered for church entry. No backpacks allowed. *At times, St Mark's Basilica is closed for religious ceremonies, on occasion without prior announcement. In these instances, the tour will proceed without entering into the Basilica. Public Venice Tours are not available in August but we do have great Private Venice Tours on offer all year round exclusively for you or your group.
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Meeting point Today's date: 1 March 2015
The next possible tour date is:
15 April 2015.
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