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

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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 Pala d’Oro.
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Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

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  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring in the basilica
  • See the famous Pala d’Oro altarpiece of silver, gold and precious stones
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Take in the sights of St. Mark's Square and visit the interior of the Golden Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour.

An official guide will provide you with a wealth of information about St. Mark's Square and then lead you on a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica – once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice.

Inside the basilica, enjoy the opportunity to be seated in the central nave and listen to your guide share fascinating stories about the biblical scenes that surround you. Marvel at the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring.

Marvel at the famous Pala d’Oro, an altarpiece made of gold and silver with precious stones, and an exquisite example of Byzantine art.
  • 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
  • Special authorization to be seated in the central nave inside the Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the upper floor of the basilica

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Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
Know before you go
• Children under 5 years old go free (document required)
• 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
• The afternoon tours do not include a visit to the Pala d'Oro

From US$ 37.31 per person

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Product ID: 132801