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Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica
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Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica

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The explained visit is enlightening to understand the Basilica.
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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.

Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica

Meet your guide at midday underneath the clocktower in Piazza San Marco, or St Mark's Square, ready to begin your guided tour of the Venetian cathedral.

On this guided visit of St Mark's Basilica we will see all the details which make it so 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, which will come to an end at 1 pm, you'll be left in no doubt that the Basilica of San Marcos truly is a masterpiece of Byzantine art, on the same level as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. 

Security controls

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; if your clothing is inappropriate, you'll have to pay 2 Euros to rent a cape to enter.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children under 5 years old
English Language Tour
US$ 38.80
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 38.80
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 day 21 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica.

Headphones.

Not included

Entry fee to the Ascension Dome (around 6 USD, 5 EUR per person).

Entry fee to the Treasury (around 4 USD, 3 EUR per person).

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 (Venice local time).

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the tour include a visit to the famous Hall of the Horses?

    A - It is not currently included in the tour.

  • Q - Is a visit to the treasures and the terrace included?

    A - No.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most areas are accessible).

US$ 38.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

St Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square