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Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica

Eye-catching marbles and golden mosaics make St. Mark's Basilica one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world. On this tour we will pass through its interior with queue-free access, and with a guide to ensure we miss no detail.


Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica
Basilica Interior
Basilica Interior

On this guided visit of the cathedral we will see all the details which make this cathedral unique. During the tour, as well as seeing the Ascension Dome mosaics, explaining the different scenes represented, we will equally visit the Pala d'Oro, the altarpiece of the basilica, with its thousands of gems and precious stones.

After the visit, you will be left in no doubt that the Basilica of San Marcos truly is a masterwork of Byzantine art, on the same level as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. 

Important Information

It is not permitted to enter the Basilica with large bags or backpacks: there is a free locker on Calle San Basso. It is also recommended to wear conservative clothing, and if you are not you will be lent a cape upon entering.


The tour is exclusively in English.


1 hour.


  Adults Children under 5
English Language Tour 28.5 $ Free

* All the prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)


  • English speaking guide.
  • Queue free access to St. Mark's Basilica.
  • 1 hour visit to a glassblowers (optional).

When to book?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Venice).

Payment methods

  • You will be charged the full amount when the booking is confirmed.


  • FREE! You can cancel without fee with up to 72 hours before the tour.

Meeting point

At the foot of St, Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square

Punto de encuentro


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.



How to book?

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You will receive a confirmation email directly after you’ve completed the booking process. If you have any doubts, please contact our supplier. The contact information is included in the confirmation email.

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