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Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Fast-Track Entry and Audio Guide

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Entry ticket

Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Fast-Track Entry and Audio Guide

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 22.08 per person

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Discover the beauty of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with this skip-the-line ticket. Uncover facinating facts about the artwork inside the Basilica with an audio tour for your mobile device.

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German, Spanish, English, French, Italian


  • Marvel at stunning biblical depictions created from gold-ground mosaic pieces
  • Make the most of your time in Venice with a skip-the-line to this popular sight
  • Step back in time as you hear stories and legends about St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Discover views of the 5 domes of St. Mark’s Basilica from inside the church
  • Find out facinating details about the artwork inside with your audio guide
Full description

Save time during your visit to Venice with a skip-the-line ticket to the popular St. Mark’s Basilica. Admire the hundreds of golden mosaics in the Basilica and learn details about the byzantine art inside with your audio guide.

Download your audio guide to your mobile device and head to St. Mark’s Basilica to begin your tour. Breeze past the long lines and put in your headphones. Explore the five-domes and an array of artworks. Hear legends and stories surrounding this church which has stood for almost a 1,000 years. 

Witness the dazzling effect of the 43,000 square feet of mosaics in the church. Take in the stunning marble inlay work on the floors. Soak up the atmosphere in the building that dominates St. Mark’s Square. 

  • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Downloadable audio guide
  • Guidebook of St. Mark's Basilica (1 book per booking)
  • Access to Pala d'Oro (€5 per person) and St. Mark's Museum (€7 per person)
  • Live guide
  • Earphones
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please collect the ticket, the code for the audio guide, and the guidebook from the Venice Tours office. With the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find the Olivetti Museum, turn right, and pass under the archways. Cross the little bridge and go straight to reach the office.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You will need to download an application on your smartphone in order to access the audio guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 891 reviews

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If we have got the application in mobile, it is not clear why we have to go different place to pick the paper tickets. Nice is that we received a beautiful brochure about Venice together with paper tickets. Inside - if you want to see Pala d´Oro, it is another 5 EUR. Beautiful piece of art! If you want to have a splendid view from the balcony of St. Mark´s Basilika, it is another 7 EUR. Worth paying

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March 10, 2023

Well worth visiting this amazing attraction. Beat the line is a definite need as the line is aways very long. Great for entry to the main basilica and a very detailed pre-downloaded audio guide is brilliant to go at your own pace. Extra €5 pp to get upto the first floor museum and access to the external balcony. Do it! It’s the best part. Would definitely recommend it. Just one caveat: we could only pick up the access tickets 1 x hour before entry time. That was a bit of a nuisance as we had other stuff planned that we wanted to do. It would have been more helpful if we could have picked up the tickets a few hours before our booked access time.

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February 19, 2023

It is worth buying this activity most especially if you are planning to visit the basilica on peak times because the queue is so long. The skip the line will be your saviour! Avoid going there in the afternoon because the place is so busy! It took us a while to find the shop where we had to collect the actual ticket from so we were late for the time we booked. However, the man at the door was so kind to let us in even if we were half an hour late. You have to collect the tickets from across the basilica within the shops, about 5 minutes walks from the basilica. Make sure you also check the museum as well because there is a amazing artwork display and the view from the top of the basilica is also breath taking

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February 12, 2023

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