Guided tour

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 42.16 per person

Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals on a 1-hour tour of St. Mark's Square. Marvel at the basilica's golden mosaics and the Byzantine art.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, Spanish, English, Italian


  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring in the basilica
  • Admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace
  • Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses
Full description
Discover Saint Mark's Square and the Golden Basilica on a tour with an expert guide. Learn about the history of the square, which was once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice. Admire its sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring, making it one-of-a-kind in Italy. Take in the historical ambiance and listen to your guide as they describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica. Visit Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and see the famous horses and admire Saint Mark's Square from the Basilica's terrace.
  • 1-hour guided walking tour of St. Mark's Square and the Golden Basilica
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Entrance fee
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Pala d'oro
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet next to the San Marco post office on Calle larga de l'Ascension, opposite Saint Mark's Basilica. Look for the yellow sign on the wooden kiosk saying "meeting point, turive assistant".

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • From November 1 to March 31 there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica
  • Children under 5 years old are free
  • You must cover your shoulders and knees in the Basilica
  • You are not permitted to take photographs
  • You are not permitted to bring your backpack or another large bag, there is a free deposit on the left of the Church in Calle S. Basso
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 190 reviews

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The guided tour was awesome: the guide didn't just share information about the basilica itself but also about the history of Venice. It was a perfect start to our stay. Our only regret is not having taken the direct continuation of the guided tour with the Doge's Palace. Because it was very pleasant and interesting to listen to the guide.

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December 24, 2022

It's very well organized, visit in French of about ten people and above all you have direct access to the basilica avoiding a wait of at least an hour outside... our guide was very professional... more 'one hour non-stop giving us many explanations and historical details... just perfect this guided tour where you can then stay a little longer to see certain places again...

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November 13, 2022

Great tour guide! Unfortunately, the meeting point and time was postponed at short notice and we were not informed ☹️! Luckily we were able to visit the tour 2 hours later! Lots of excitement! Complaints can only be made in English, although the contact person at the meeting point spoke to us in German afterwards! Chicane?

September 24, 2022

Product ID: 132801