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Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy
Don’t miss Venice’s “must see” landmark! On this express tour with Skip-the-Line access, you’ll be able to experience St. Mark’s Basilica and its normally off-limits terraces, no matter how little time you have in the Floating City. You’ll begin your tour in St. Mark’s Square, where your expert guide will point out some of the architectural details that make this building so fascinating. From the Byzantine-style onion domes to the giant bronze horses that adorn the façade, you’ll learn how the construction of St. Mark’s was influenced by Venice’s active trade with the east from the 9th to 12th centuries. Though the outside is spectacular, the real beauty can be seen within. Gilded, glittering mosaics depicting Biblical scenes cover almost every surface of the church, even the incredible domes! Your guide will point out details of the amazing works within before you’re led up to the basilica’s 1st floor terraces. These terraces aren’t included on most standard tours, but you’ll be granted special access to the stunning vantage point they provide. Breath-taking views await you no matter which direction you turn. Prepare to be dazzled as you gaze on the Venice lagoon, Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square. After you’ve taken in the views, your guide will lead you back out St. Mark’s Square, so you can continue on with your Venetian vacation!
Duration: 1 hour