Day Trip Ravenna (MOSAICS)

Where West meets East: Ravenna and its mosaics

Duration: 8 Hours
Pick up & drop off (hotel)


There’s something magical about Ravenna. This is where West meets East. Jus like Rome people do, locals refer to their hometown as the Eternal City. And this is not a chance: with an incredible history spanning over two thousand years, Ravenna served as capital of late Roman Empire, still offering a stunning heritage of Early Christian basilicas and monuments. Let yourself be engulfed by timeless splendour of its world-renown works of art. From blue and violet nuances of Roman mosaics to glorious golden glare of Byzantine ones, you will find yourself surprised and surrounded by reflections of pure golden light and colour.

Activity details

PICK UP TIME Suggested 8:00 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible and you can decide when).

ST VITALE BASILICA by means of a private car with driver you and your guide shall be reaching Ravenna and explore its UNESCO World Heritage sites. In early Christian St. Vitale Basilica you will be left speechless by grandeur and glare of Byzantine decorations, Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora here represented in all of their Constantinople glory.

MAUSOLEUM OF GALLA PLACIDIA Inside Galla Placidia Mausoleum all is quiet, blue-nuances colour and hugely atmospheric. In the darkness, ceiling breaks down in a million golden stars glittering in a lilac sky, hundreds of cerulean and white flowers blossoming all around.

BASILICA OF ST APPOLINARE At the very centre of ancient Ravenna town, from Neon bishop Baptistery coming alive with Roman mosaic to world-beloved poet Dante Alighieri’s Tomb, you shall be reaching St. Apollinare Nuovo Basilica where two long processions of saints and virgins eternally reach out to Jesus Christ and holy Virgin Mary sitting on thrones on Apocalypse Day, soaking into golden glory of Paradise.

Starting from 700€ 
Contact us for more info about pricing

The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability.

RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund (Colosseum and Vatican tickets are on the other hand never refundable).

  • Full Day 8 hour tour
  • Pick up time 8:00 am
  • Professional, English-speaking driver/guide + guide
  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Visit to the Basilica of St Vitale
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
  • Visit the Basilica of Santa Appolinare
  • Return to your accommodation by 4:00 pm

Your English Speaking driver and guide would pick you up at your accommodation in BOLOGNA, at the airport or train station on arrival, or where you prefer within the city of BOLOGNA

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.


This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else!
You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law.

This is the best way to go!
You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

Not included:

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • COSTS for the activities
  • Meals and Drinks


  • Walking: moderate