Guided tour

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

From US$ 43.48 per person

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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Duration options: 1 hour
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available
Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • 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
  • 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.
  • San Marco, Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Venice guided tour
  • Access to San Marco
  • Access to Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
  • Live tour guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet next to Piazza San Marco in Calle dell'Asciensione between Museo Correr and the Post Office.

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    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 983 reviews

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    We had a nice afternoon in Venice. Unfortunately the skip the line line for the San Marco was so long that it was pointless to stand in it. Our guide Lorenzo told a lot about Venice, the history of the city and San Marco from the outside. We went to another church, the San Zaccheria, where a real Bellini hangs. Magnificent! We got the tickets for the San Marco and went inside ourselves later at a quieter moment.

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    August 11, 2021

    Muy commeta y orofedional

    September 3, 2021

    Although we had to queue up, we really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Beatrice led the tour very well. Thank you Beatrice

    July 5, 2021

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    Product ID: 6515

    VA ID: 397219