Ravenna, a full immersion in mosaics for 7 people.

Tour Number

Activity Level

216105


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.
This tour involves some walks and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
There will be few stairs to climb.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Italian (fluent)

Explore Ravenna in a full day guided walking tour that will take you through the ages.


This tour will provide an insight into the past of this small, charming town, from the brief but intense heyday as Capital of the Roman Empire to the Goth and Byzantine domination.
You will visit S. Vitale Church and Galla Placidia Mausoleum and their impressive mosaics; continue to the House of the Stone Carpets, whose mosaic floors date back to the Roman and Byzantine period.
Visit the early Christian Neonian Baptistery and the mosaics inside. Continue to nearby archiepiscopal museum, filled with treasures, including S. Andrew's chapel and its sixth-century mosaics. After lunch you will visit the Arian Baptistery built by the Goth king Theoderic, whose memory survives also in the lavishly gleaming mosaics of S. Apollinare Nuovo.
The Basilica of S. Francesco and its quiet square will prepare you to pay a visit to Dante's tomb, one of the major Italian poets. A brief journey will take you to the suburban church of S. Apollinare in Classe, a secluded yet amazing treasure decorated with 6-7th century mosaics

Itinerary

The tour will begin with a private driver pick-up from the port of Ravenna.
Upon your arrival at Ravenna you will be guided through a walking tour of the following monuments:
Basilica of S. Vitale
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
House of Stone Carpets
Neonian Baptistery
Archiepiscopal Museum
S. Andrew's Chapel
Dante's Tomb
Arian Baptistery
Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe
You will have time for lunch, enjoying a break from history by having a glass of wine and a piadina stuffed with ham and creamy squaquerone cheese or a typical dish of local pasta, cappelletti or strozzapreti, in one of the small wine bar or taverns housed in the buildings of the historic center
Finally, you will return to your ship by way of that same vehicle.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more 7 and need a larger vehicle.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Ravenna cruise terminal.
Other meet up locations are possible, please contact me if you come by train or you have your own car or van: we can meet at the railway station or at your hotel or other accessible sites in the town.
I can customize the tour according to your needs and wishes, just ask me!

End location: Ravenna cruise terminal.
Other drop-off locations are possible, it depends on where we begin.

Duration: 7 hours

It may take from 20 to 30 minutes to get to the center
of Ravenna from the port.The Basilica of Classe lies about 6 km outside Ravenna, so it will take about 20 minutes to get to it.
Timing may also change depending on your pace.

Transportation

Luxury car or minivan with private driver.
All vehicles are elegant, comfortable and air-conditioned.

What’s Included

Other: Private driver pick-up from the port of Ravenna and back to it with a luxury van (up to 7 people).
Private guided tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - 21 euros to cover ticket expenses and 30 euros for lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fee for monuments: combined ticket of Euro 8,50 per person to visit S.Vitale,Galla Placidia,Neonian Baptistery,Archiepiscopal Museum, S.Andrew's Chapel, the Basilica of S.Apollinare Nuovo.
Euro 4 per person to visit the House of the stone carpets.
Euro 5 per person to visit the Basilica of S. Apollinare in Classe.
From 1st March to 15th June, the admission fee to theMausoleum of Galla Placidia is charged with an extra 2€.
Extra for coffee break, lunch or other snacks, souvenirs, bar and restaurant.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Angelalea

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