Skip the line to explore the exquisite Basilica of St. Mark’s in Venice on a 1-hour walking tour that covers all the highlights of St. Mark’s Square and its cathedral. See Byzantine treasures and learn about the city's most distinguished denizens.
What to Expect
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the main sights of St. Mark’s in Venice, with skip-the-line entrance to avoid the long lines to enter. Hear fascinating stories from the history of La Serenissima, and discover what it is like to live in this unique city. Walk around the open-air museum of St. Mark’s Square, as you explore the external sights, the Sansovino Library, the Bell Tower, and the incredible Clock Tower.
Discover why these extraordinary architectural masterpieces were constructed in the way they were before going straight to the front of the long lines to enter St. Mark's Basilica. The magnificent cathedral is the symbol of the famous Venetian lagoon, and enshrines the city's history and relics of the saints. See the awe-inspiring gold mosaics, and walk through to the Pala d'Oro (Golden Altar Piece), to see masterpieces by generations of Venetian goldsmiths. Recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship, it is the most precious treasure in the Basilica.
Take advantage of your guide’s expert knowledge, and hear anecdotes about the remarkable city’s historical characters, such as Casanova, and Marco Polo. The walking tour is an absolute must for first time visitors to Venice, leaving you with a good knowledge of the Byzantine building, and its stunning location.
- Authorized guide for 1 hour
- Personal audio system to hear the guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- There is a separate museum to see the horses at the top. This is not included in this tour.
Meet under the arches in front of the Correr Museum in St Mark's Square. The representative will wait, holding an orange umbrella, 10 minutes before the tour start time.
Know Before You Go
• Children under 5 travel free
• Shoulders and knees should be covered to enter the Basilica
• No large backpacks or rucksacks allowed inside. However, there is a free deposit room close by