Guided tour

Skip the Line: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider:Very Viva Venice Srl
Guided tour

Skip the Line: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider:Very Viva Venice Srl

From US$ 41.83 per person

Don't miss out becoming an insider in Venice! On this essential guided tour, you will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, English, German, Spanish


  • Enter St. Mark’s Basilica through the St. Peter’s Door with skip the line access
  • Visit the Basilica interior and hear a detailed description of the gold mosaics
  • Admire the Museum, the horses and the Terrace
Full description

Together with a tour guide arranged in agreement with the Curia di Venezia, you can take a full tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, and the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring.

Listen to your expert guide describe the biblical scenes represented and the history and particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire the Treasure and the terrace with its wonderful view of St. Mark's Square

  • Guided tour
  • Terrace and museum visit
  • Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Please meet at: Calle Larga Ascensione, between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that during 1st November til 31st March tour could be bilingual.
  • Free for children under the age of 6.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 1033 reviews

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Your timing needs to be considered. Apparently at this time of the year (late September) San Marco square is liable to flooding (around 11.30 am) and so suddenly the “skip the line” entrance was closed. By the time it was relocated there was a long very long “skip the line”. The square can be impassible at these times

May 26, 2023

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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May 26, 2023

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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May 26, 2023

Product ID: 6515