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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

From US$ 23 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Skip the line
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Through this captivating tour you'll have the chance to discover the precious interiors of St.Mark's Basilica with one of the most complete and alluring guided visits of this must see sight in Venice.
St. Mark’s Cathedral, located at the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, is the most famous church in Venice and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It is referred to as the ‘golden basilica’ for the predominant golden color of its mosaics.
Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to discover rich and sophisticated architectures, the valuable remains of St. Mark, the major altar of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Golden Pall, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world, due to the preciousness of its materials.
After around one hour, you’ll finally come across St. Mark’s Treasure. Located in two rooms inside a tower, it consists of 283 pieces, including Byzantine and Islamic art objects , brought to Venice after the plundering of Constantinople. The two rooms preserve a collection of old and precious relics: in the right hand side room you can admire marvellous liturgical objects, mainly of Byzantine origins, while in the left side room the guide will highlight the importance of St. Mark’s Cathedral relics, both from an artistic and religious point of view.
Don't miss the opportunity to understand and appreciate all the major treasures of St. Mark Basilica thanks to this complete and detailed tour.
what’s included
  • Skip the Line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Guided tour
  • Ticket to visit the Golden Pall
what’s excluded
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuites
Tour details
Availability Daily except Sun
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 1 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, German, Italian & Spanish
meeting/Start point Venice, Italy
Good to know Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.

At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.

The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to PROHIBIT VISITS and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons.

In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

From November 1st to March 31st: BILINGUAL TOUR (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed): English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday.
From April 1st to October 31st: English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: from Monday to Saturday; French: from Monday to Saturday; German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday.

Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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