Guided Tour Of St. Mark's Basilica - Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    10:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore one of the world's most beautiful cathedrals on this guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Head inside theByzantine landmark, located in the heart of Venice, with your experienced guide and group. Hear the fascinating story of its history, discover the tale of how St. Mark's ruins came to rest here, and wander among stunning and priceless treasures.


  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Join up with your guide and group near the St. Mark's Clock Tower in the heart of Venice, and then bypass the main entrance lines and head directly inside the cathedralfor your 1-hour tour.

Surrounded by the basilicas beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlays, you'll learn about the many incredible features of this Byzantine landmark and view its innumerable priceless items, including the Pala dOro, in the art-filled treasury.

You'll also have time to admire the basilica's golden mosaics, one of its most renowned features.


Professional guide

Personal headsets

Terrace and Museum of St. Mark's Basilica

Basilica Skip the line ticket

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please arrive at your designated meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour

No refunds are given for no show or late arrivals. Tours take place rain or shine, though may be cancelled if tides are exceptionally high. In this case we provide full refunds

Please dress appropriately to enter the Basilica (no bare legs or shoulders)

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Sep-2022

    excellent tour! the guide is very knowledgeable and gave great historical context. The line to enter without a guide was very long so this tour saved a lot of time!

  • 03-Jul-2022

    Barbara est une guide extraordinaire et qui donne des informations très intéressantes et sortant parfois des sentiers battus. Tous les visiteurs de Venise devraient avoir un guide de cette qualité ! Seul regret, la visite est trop courte, j'aurais tellement aimé pouvoir rester plus longtemps dans cette merveilleuse basilique !

  • 07-Jun-2022

    La planta de la basílica de San Marcos se parece a la Santa Sofía en Estambul (tamaño distinto, obvio)

  • 06-Jun-2022

    Our guide was great at giving us an overview of what would have been overwhelming on my own. She kept our group of 20 moving, but gave us time for pictures. Gorgeous building and it definitely meant more with a tour guide. 'Skip the line' still means dealing with the crowds, but expedites the whole experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • 06-Jun-2022

    Beautiful church, lots of information, but felt a bit rushed. Our guide was excellent, however she would point things out and then we would have to move quickly on to the next area, so I felt like I missed some key points. Audio worked great - do yourself a huge favor and bring your own dual earbuds - much better sound. You can stay in the church after the tour and revisit things you missed.

  • 02-Mar-2022

    The information and history of the bascillica was excellent all went well until I fell on the balcony it is very slippy

  • 18-Feb-2022

    Fantastic & detailed building. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide who was happy to answer questions

  • 21-Nov-2021

    Nuestra guía en español nos hizo muy agradable y entretenida la visita contándonos la historia de la creación de la basílica hasta nuestros días!!! Completamente recomendable!!! 😃👌🏻

  • 06-Nov-2021

    We couldn’t get in or meet anyone the square was under water there was no obvious meeting place and we did not do a tour. Can you please refund and we will try again on our next trip here

  • 04-Nov-2021

    The guide(Katerina?) managed a very difficult situation with grace and wisdom. We were severely delayed by the Basilica management but she spoke interestingly as we waited, managed ti extend her time and was very professional and intelligent about the art historical details and the best way to tour.

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