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The Golden Basilica

Highlights / General details Together with a tour guide arranged in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take in a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring. Comfortably seated, listen to our Guide describe the biblical scenes represented and the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d’oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. At the end of the tour, included but optional, you could take advantage of a trip on a private boat to the Island of Murano, to a glass factory to see and touch one of the greatest Venetian arts. The return to San Marco is included. The duration of the trip to Murano is approximately 2 hours. Inclusion Guided Service. Exclusion Gratuity and Transportation. Hours of operation Frequency (bilingual): November 01, 2015 - March 31, 2016. English from Monday to Saturday French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday German: Monday, Friday Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday Departure: 11:45. Closure Date: 25.04.2016, 15.08.2016, Sundays, and in case of high tide or during church service. Frequency (bilingual): April 01, 2016 - October 31, 2016. English, French, Spanish, German: daily (except Sundays when tour does not operate); Italian: Saturday Departure: 12:15 PM. Closure Date: 25.04.2016, 15.08.2016, Sundays, and in case of high tide or during church service. Location Tour leaves from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square. Inclusion Guided Service. Exclusion Gratuity and Transportation. Hours of operation Frequency (bilingual): November 01, 2015 - March 31, 2016. English from Monday to Saturday French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday German: Monday, Friday Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday Departure: 11:45. Closure Date: 25.04.2016, 15.08.2016, Sundays, and in case of high tide or during church service. Frequency (bilingual): April 01, 2016 - October 31, 2016. English, French, Spanish, German: daily (except Sundays when tour does not operate); Italian: Saturday Departure: 12:15 PM. Closure Date: 25.04.2016, 15.08.2016, Sundays, and in case of high tide or during church service. Location Tour leaves from YEX office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square. Duration Approximately 1 hour. Participant restrictions Children 5 years and younger are admitted free of charge. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**