Venice: Guided Golden Basilica Tour

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Venice: Guided Golden Basilica Tour

From € 32 per person

Discover one of the primary symbols of Venice, as well one among the most beautiful and stunning cathedrals on Earth: the St. Mark Basilica. You can marvel in front of its stunning mosaics and hidden treasures, while learning more about Venice's history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the line for entry to the Basilica
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interior
  • Immerse yourself in the lights created by the golden mosaics inside the Basilica
  • Explore a living architectural gem
Full description
This guided tour will take you to discover one of the symbols of Venice: The St. Mark Basilica. During this tour, you will marvel in front of the majesty and true beauty of the St. Mark Basilica, the place where Eastern and Western architecture combine styles. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, including St. Mark and how his ruins came to rest to be shielded here. This is not only a tour to see Venice, but also to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters. During this tour, your guide will take you through the first floor of the Basilica, where you will visit the terrace and the museum. From above, you will be able to admire the golden mosaics, which are perhaps the most famous feature of the cathedral.
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Personal headsets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Under the arches on the left side of the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • For security reasons, backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and have to be left at the free deposit available in Calle San Basso (travelers are kindly advised to take as few bags as possible in order to avoid long lines at the deposit)
  • Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
  • This tour will be provided rain or shine (in the event of exceptional high tides, it may be canceled with a refund provided)
  • This tour may be multilingual in Winter (depending on the number of participants)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I booked the tour on the internet - immediately received a confirmation - guides appeared on time at the agreed place - information was great - we liked it very much!

November 8, 2019

Excellent guide and activity

September 22, 2019

Wonderful Guide

June 27, 2019

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