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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

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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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  • 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.
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      ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written "TOUR". Customers are advised not to go to the Bell Tower.

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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
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      4 /5

      based on 1046 reviews

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      A very interesting visit in French, with the illuminated basilica, private access to the center of the basilica and suddenly the possibility of admiring the ceilings for longer, be careful when you book, the basilica is only lit for one hour a day and its makes all the difference ... A jewel, too bad photos are prohibited, it is a must.

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      February 24, 2020

      Very good punctual organization. Our very professional and accessible guide we had a beautiful visit.

      February 23, 2020

      Great no waiting, but rather average visit because we only stayed in the church the guide did not offer us to go up to the balcony Very good comment from the guide

      February 19, 2020

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      VA ID: 397219