Ravenna's Heritage Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

How much Italian heritage can you pack into one day? The answer is ‘a lot’ when you go on a private day trip to the fabulous city of Ravenna! Your friendly and knowledgeable local host will be by your side as you travel by train from Bologna, to show you all the iconic sights and help bring history alive with facts, stories, and insights.

Fast forward 1500 years, and much of heritage that is still intact, from Byzantine basilicas to a beautifully preserved royal mausoleum. In fact, there are no fewer than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna!

Of all its many treasures, the city is best known for its mosaics, and you’ll be taken to see some exquisite examples. Beyond these mosaics are plenty more fabulous sights, including the marble basin of the Neonian Baptistry, the 570 golden stars inside the Mausoleo of Galla Placidia, and the eye-catching mix of architecture at the octagonal Basilica of San Vitale. If you’re interested in history at all, this is a must-do trip!

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  • What's included :
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    • Entrance tickets
    • Mosaic workshop
    • Train tickets
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ravenna, Ravenna, Province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna

    Travel as the locals do as you ride the train from Bologna to Ravenna

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Via di Roma 52, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Visit Basilica St. Apollinaire Nuovo to see some of the world’s finest ancient mosaics and learn more about the delicate art of mosaic-making with a fascinating demonstration nearby this amazing landmark!

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna Piazza San Francesco 1, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Tour the atmospheric Basilica of St. Francesco to see submerged mosaics in the crypt

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, Via Dante Alighieri 9, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Pay respects to one of the world’s greatest writers at Dante Alighieri’s tomb

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archiepiscopal Museum, Piazza Arcivescovado, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Take your pick from a visit to the Neonian Baptistry or the treasures of the Archiepiscopal Museum

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica San Vitale, Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Admire marble, mosaics and extraordinary architecture at Basilica of San Vitale. Then break for lunch at a local restaurant, café or the covered market – it’s your choice!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Enter the simple Mausoleo of Galla Placidia to find an interior that sparkles with golden stars

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza del Popolo, 48121, Ravenna Italy

    Stroll around the beautiful Piazza Del Popolo, the historic square at the center of the city

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

    Walk back to the train station for your return trip to Bologna

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza 20 Settembre, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-24380P1229

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