St. Mark's Basilica guided tour with skip-the-line access
Attractions & guided tours

St. Mark's Basilica guided tour with skip-the-line access

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Free cancellation
Language: Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Saint Mark’s Treasury
  • Discover the Basilica with an expert guide
  • Skip all the long lines at the cathedral
What to expect

Enjoy the visit of the most famous masterpiece and symbol of Venice: St. Mark’s Basilica! Your expert guide will bring you to the heart of the most spectacular cathedral in the world, where you will enjoy a complete visit with priority access to the St. Mark’s Treasury.

The Basilica is known as the Golden Church, thanks to the pure gold mosaics on its inside. Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements make St. Mark’s is the perfect synthesis of Venetian art.

After the tour, you could also choose to visit a real glass furnace close to St. Mark’s Square, where you will see a craftsman at work creating unique items in front of your eyes. Don’t miss the opportunity to live in Venice in all its splendor!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
    • St. Mark's Basilica skip-the-line access
    • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
    • Glass craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-5): free of charge
    Where

    St. Mark's Square, 288, Venice

    Meeting point:

    The Clock Tower is located in Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and you will find the assistant waiting for you with the signboard TOUR under the Clock Tower. Please, be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.

    What to remember
    • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
    • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
    • For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops)
    • During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide
    • Comfortable shoes suggested
    • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
    • The guided tour of the basilica includes every day, the visit to the Terrace (where there are also the famous Horses of Constantinople) and to the Museum of San Marco
    • On Sundays and holidays, due to the mass being held on the ground floor, the tour will start directly from the second floor, where there is the Terrace and the Museum of St. Mark. The famous mosaics will be visible only partially from the second floor
    • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visit to the Pala d'Oro is not included
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    When

    Please check the calendar for updated availabilities

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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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