Guided tour

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

67 reviews

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

From US$ 44.18 per person

Visit Saint Mark's Basilica, one of the symbols of Venice. Discover the history and the anecdotes related to this great, iconic church with a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Saint Mark's Cathedral
  • Get stunning views on the panoramic terrace
  • Discover the history and anecdotes of the iconic church
Full description
Explore Saint Mark's Basilica, the city's most famous church, and one of the most important symbols of Italy. Discover a lot more about the history and the anecdotes related to this great and iconic church with a local guide. Enter the Cathedral and discover it from a different perspective. Marvel at this golden jewel, inside one of the most beautiful and important places of Venice. Reach the panoramic terrace and see the amazing view of Saint Mark's Square.
  • Licensed guide
  • Ticket to Museum of the Basilica
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Participants aged 5 to 11 must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet your guide near the clock tower and arcade in Piazza San Marco. Your guide will be holding a yellow sign.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Shorts
    • Backpacks
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • There is a strict dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees, and thighs need to be covered, so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts, and hats (for men)
    • It is prohibited to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters, or scissors
    • Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance
    • We kindly inform you that the Skip the line service for St. Mark's basilica during certain periods of the year is not available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 67 reviews

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    The meeting point was well described and Lara, our tour guide, was there on time. She is an absolute piece of gold. You can tell she enjoys her work. The tour was in English. Admission was fast and uncomplicated and she told us a lot about the cathedral and the history. Since the tour went into the evening and it got dark early, we had a wonderful view of the illuminated St. Mark's Square from above. Thank you Lara for the great tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maggie

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    December 7, 2021

    What can you say about an impressive tour including not have to stand in line…a trip to the second floor…both admissions paid by guide..and a guide who even told us when the bells toll and who strikes the in depth history of the art. She made it come to life!

    September 2, 2021

    guida competente ed interessata ai viaggiatori. facile da trovare, ottima spiegazione all’esterno della basilica, visita con calma al nartece e attenta valorizzazione dei pavimenti a mosaico. purtroppo l’illuminazione interna della basilica non é adeguata e non consente la lettura dei mosaici delle navate. un aspetto veramente spiacevole che meriterebbe migliora attenzione. bella la visita a cavalli e terrazzo, senza guardare l’orario. doveva essere una visita di un’ora ma, complice l’essere l’ultimo turno, si é allungato di quasi mezz’ora. gradevole e completa. vale il costo!

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    January 4, 2022

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