Guided tour

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

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

From $65.90 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica, see its opulent Pala d’Oro altar, and explore the most important places in Venice on a guided tour with an expert guide.

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Duration options: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s golden mosaics, Byzantine art, and marble floor inlays
  • View the Pala d’Oro altar decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover Venice’s hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
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Discover the best of Venice on a city walking tour with skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica. Marvel at the basilica's magnificent interiors and view up-close the beauty of its gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro altar. Meet your guide and enter St. Mark's Basilica, a cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the golden mosaics and marble floor inlays beautifully lit. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. View the opulent Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.
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      • Shorts
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      • 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
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