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Activities in Bari

St. Nicholas of Bari Tour

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St. Nicholas of Bari is one of the most important figures in Christianity. Discover his past around the old town in Puglia's capital city. 

St. Nicholas of Bari is one of the most important figures in Christianity. Discover his past around the old town in Puglia's capital city. 

St. Nicholas of Bari Tour

Upon booking the tour you can choose one of the following options. Both start from Piazza San Nichola in Bari.

Full Tour of St. Nicholas (2.5 hours)

We'll start the tour by visiting the beautiful Pontifical Basilica di San Nicola. The Basilica, constructed in 1098, is of great religious significance and an important pilgrimage destination for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Once inside the place of worship, we'll admire the extraordinary collection of sacred art and the crypt which stores St Nicholas' remains.

Afterwards, we'll visit the nearby Museo Nicoliano, which displays the Basilica's history and relics including epigraphs, scrolls, manuscripts, paintings and vestments. Did you know that St. Nicholas is nowadays linked to Father Christmas? The original Greek Saint was associated with several miracles and the patron saint of both children and gifts. However, after the reformation he became unpopular but someone had to deliver presents to children so in the UK he became Father Christmas, and later Santa Claus in the USA. 

We'll continue onto the St. Nicholas Fortress, a defensive stronghold built to protect the city's treasures, and then admire the Church of Saint Gregory's exterior which was once demolished to make space for the Basilica. 

The tour will finish two and a half hours later back at the meeting point.

Guided visit around St. Nicholas' Basilica (1 hour)

If you choose the guided visit around St. Nicholas' Basilica, we'll start by admiring the impressive work of art that is the north facade, Porta dei Leoni. From here, we'll enter the Basilica, where we'll marvel at the large transversal arches and the beautifully carved spires.

After an hour wandering around the Basilica, we'll go inside the crypt. You'll discover the history of St. Nicholas and in particular the legend of Longinus, a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus with the Holy Lance.

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Price

Full Tour
Adults Over 65 years old Children between 12 and 17 years old Children under 12 years old
US$ 25.60
US$ 21.30
US$ 21.30
Free
St. Nicholas Basilica
Adults Over 65 years old Children between 12 and 17 years old Children under 12 years old
US$ 17.10
US$ 14.90
US$ 14.90
Free

Full Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 25.60
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 21.30
  • Children between 12 and 17 years old

    US$ 21.30
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

St. Nicholas Basilica

  • Adults

    US$ 17.10
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 14.90
  • Children between 12 and 17 years old

    US$ 14.90
  • Children under 12 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

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It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

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Duration

1 hour - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry to St. Nicholas Basilica and its crypt.

Entry to the Museo Mioliano (only in the full tour).

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
From
US$ 17.10

Meeting point

Piazza San Nicola.