Guided tour

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Waystours

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: Waystours

From US$ 53.28 per person

Visit Saint Mark's Basilica, one of the symbols of Venice. Discover the history and the anecdotes related to this great, iconic church with a local guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Saint Mark's Cathedral
  • Get stunning views on the panoramic terrace
  • Discover the history and anecdotes of the iconic church
Full description
Explore Saint Mark's Basilica, the city's most famous church, and one of the most important symbols of Italy. Discover a lot more about the history and the anecdotes related to this great and iconic church with a local guide. Enter the Cathedral and discover it from a different perspective. Marvel at this golden jewel, inside one of the most beautiful and important places of Venice. Reach the panoramic terrace and see the amazing view of Saint Mark's Square.
  • Licensed guide
  • Ticket to Museum of the Basilica

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in Piazza San Marco at number 145, next to a money change stand. The guide will stand under the arcade beneath the blue clock tower, holding a yellow sign with "TOUR" written on it.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • There is a strict dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees, and thighs need to be covered, so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts, and hats (for men)
    • It is prohibited to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters, or scissors
    • Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance
    • Skip-the-line service for St. Mark's basilica is unavailable during certain periods of the year
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 215 reviews

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    Truly beautiful and fascinating experience inside one of the most beautiful and important basilicas in the world! Gabriella, our guide, was very thorough in explaining and involving the group by explaining with passion and desire! Very friendly and helpful in welcoming tour participants! An hour that flew by admiring a magnificent monument up close. Really recommended!

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    October 27, 2022

    event was booked for upto 20 people, however we were the only ones there which was amazing suprise. we ended up having a private tour just to ourself! Lara our tour guide had in depth knowledge of the place and a good sense of humour. terrance view was an amazing bonus!

    October 19, 2022

    The best part of this tour was the tour guide. She (Lara) was very knowledgeable and had great personality. We learned a lot about the different icons and the stories they were trying to tell as well the history of the Basilica Di San Marco. The tour itself and the fact that we scape the long line was wonderful as well.

    September 14, 2022

    Product ID: 391502