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  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Product ID: 6515
Don't miss out becoming an insider in Venice! On this essential guided tour, you will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Starting time 11:50 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter St. Mark’s Basilica through the St. Peter’s Door with skip the line access
  • Visit the Basilica interior and hear a detailed description of the gold mosaics
  • Admire the gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro
Full description
Together with a tour guide arranged in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take in a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring.

Comfortably seated, listen to our Guide describe the biblical scenes represented and the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Pala d’oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Seated explanation inside the Basilica

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Please note that during 1st November til 31st March tour could be bilingual.

Free for children under the age of 6.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 790 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Very good guide, very knowledgable.

Meeting place was not as indicated via the "Meeting Place" GPS - was on other side of Square, however they did have a sign and called (after standing in the wrong line twice). Had to exchange the online voucher for a real ticket. You must be online (so you can click the link) as the PDF does not have all the tour info needed. Tour was very good, however would have like to finish with even an unguided (just given access) to the balcony areas.

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June 18, 2019

St. Marks Basilica amazing

Met with the guide in museum corner as directed for the 11.50 tour. Then taken through the square where we met with another guide, to get our radio headsets. We then waited until 12.30 before we were taken into the Basilica! The guide was very informative and gave a great history of the building and the stories behind the artistry. The tour lasted less than an hour. We were given the option at the end of going to see some glass blowing or to go upstairs to the rooftop of the Basilica which we chose to do at an extra €5 each. This gave a birds eye view of St Marks Sq. and put across the lagoon.

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June 7, 2019

Quick tour, interesting spent most time confused and queuing.

We arrived confused where to go and spent a lot of the time queuing. The tour was interesting but quick. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the tour. Would recommend this tour to skip the queues but allow time to find the guide and don’t be scared to ask lots of official looking people questions!

May 19, 2019

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 6515