1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

From Venice: Byzantine Era 3-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 10841
See gallery
Learn everything there is to know about the Byzantine era on this 3-hour walking tour of Venice. Begin at Piazza San Marco and take in the monuments, then head to the Curia of Venice to admire ancient art and enjoy a magnificent view of the treasury.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Select participants and date:



  • Learn the fascinating history behind San Marco Square's most magnificent monuments
  • Visit the Basilica and take in a breathtaking example of Byzantine art
  • Hop-on a boat toward Murano Island and visit a modern glass factory
Full description
Enjoy a walk through the most characteristic and important places in Venice. Walk alongside your guide as he escorts you through the Serenissima Republic, recalling this unique city's past. Begin at Piazza San Marco and learn the origin and history of the main monuments including Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, the Bell Tower, and more.

Afterwards, head toward Santa Maria Formosa and listen closely to anecdotes related to this wonderful and essential square. Continue to Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and discover the Pantheon of Venice. Next, take in the famous explorer Marco Polo's house and the Malibran Theatre.

Return to San Marco through the Mercerie and enjoy 1 hour of shopping or relaxing. Then, enter the Curia of Venice and enjoy an extensive collection of Byzantine art. Take in beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays while your guide explains the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d'oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art, and enjoy a view of the treasury featuring religious art collected over the centuries.

Afterwards, there is an optional trip you can take by private boat to Murano Island. Here you can visit a glass factory to learn about one of Venice's most established art forms. Some days, due to church services (on Sundays and religious feast days) or exceptional high tides, access may not be possible.
  • Basilica tickets
  • Audio-receiver device

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
The walking tour begins at 09:10 and lasts about 1.5 hours. A short shopping break, begin the second part of the tour at 12:00 and visit to the Basilica.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Bucintoro Viaggi

Product ID: 10841