Guided tour

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

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

From £27.25 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica. See an impressive collection of Byzantine art on a guided tour with an expert guide.

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Duration options: 1 hour
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available
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
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Join a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access. Marvel at the basilica’s magnificent interiors and see its collections of Byzantine art. 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.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Live tour guide

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      Meeting point

      Meet next to Piazza San Marco in Calle dell'Asciensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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      Important information

      Not allowed

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

      Know before you go

      • 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
      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      3.9 /5

      based on 917 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.1/5
      • Value for money
        3.6/5
      • Service
        3.9/5
      • Organization
        3.7/5
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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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      18 June 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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      7 June 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!

      19 May 2019

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      Product ID: 6515

      VA ID: 397219