Venice: San Marco, Basilica, & Pala D'Oro Walking Tour

Venice: San Marco, Basilica, & Pala D'Oro Walking Tour

From $47.87 per person

Walk through the heart of Venice, to St Mark’s square, the center of the political and religious power of the Serenissima Republic. Learn about the history and the curiosities of one of the most beautiful squares in the world from an expert guide.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the enchanting San Marco Square
  • Enter inside the Basilica and see the hidden Pala D'oro
  • Learn about the history of Venice from an expert guide
Full description
An expert guide will tell you the history and the curiosities of one of the most beautiful squares in the world, that over the centuries has undergone countless transformations linked to important historical events. Discover numerous monuments including the famous Campanile di San Marco, the Procuratie, the Clock Tower and the Doge's Palace, the historical residence of the head of the city (entrance not included). Continue the tour inside the St. Mark’s Basilica, also known as the Golden Basilica for its splendid 13th-century golden mosaics that cover the walls, a symbol of the power and wealth of the Republic of Venice. Be enchanted by the basilica's beauty. Entrance to the Basilica is included, except for on Sunday. Inside the Basilica marvel at the Pala d'Oro, universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine art, strongly desired by Doge Pietro Orseolo I to celebrate the grandeur of Venice.
  • Basilica entrance
  • Pala D'Oro entrance
  • Guided tour
  • Gratiuties
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Bucintoro Viaggi agency in Campo San Luca, Calle Minelli, 1267B, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

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Know before you go

  • Until further notice, entrance inside St. Mark’s Basilica is not possible due to ongoing restoration work. Tours will visit the basilica's Terrace and its Museum instead
  • No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women - you may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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The tour was great, our guide was amazing.

25 September 2019

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Product ID: 201523