Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access and Gondola Ride

3.3 / 5

4 reviews

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access and Gondola Ride

From £48.07 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica and see its opulent Pala d’Oro altar on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

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Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the Byzantine artworks
  • View the Pala d’Oro altar decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Explore the canals Venice on an unforgettable gondola ride and join a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access. Marvel at the basilica’s magnificent interiors and view the beauty of its gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Admire the opulent Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica, Pala d'Oro guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Meet your guide at ‘Yex’ Change Office, under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

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      Important information

      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Shorts
      • Baby strollers
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Short skirts
      • Sleeveless shirts
      • Backpacks

      Know before you go

      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
      • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
      • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      3.3 /5

      based on 4 reviews

      Review summary

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      • Value for money
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      Very nice visit and a top guide. Thanks to Gloria for sharing her knowledge

      2 September 2021

      very interesting. good tour guide.would recommend. need to be fit .

      see above.

      20 April 2016

      Good, but short

      The tour was good, took us around several squares and streets around St. Marks basilica, sometimes was hard to understand the guide due to loud crowds and her accent, but she was knowledgeable. St. Marks basilica was impressive!

      20 March 2016

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      Product ID: 53140

      VA ID: 397218