Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour
St. Mark’s Cathedral, located at the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, is the most famous church in Venice and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It is referred to as the ‘golden basilica’ for the predominant golden color of its mosaics.
Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to discover rich and sophisticated architectures, the valuable remains of St. Mark, the major altar of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Golden Pall, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world, due to the preciousness of its materials.
Don't miss the opportunity to understand and appreciate all the major treasures of St. Mark Basilica thanks to this complete and detailed tour.
- Guided tour
- Skip the Line access to St Mark’s Basilica
- Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and Drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
- At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
- During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
- Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
- The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to PROHIBIT VISITS and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons
- In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.
- No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
- This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
- Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
- From November 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016: Bilingual Tour (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed): English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday.
- From April 1st to October 31st 2016: English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: from Monday to Saturday; French: from Monday to Saturday; German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
This tour was nice but meeting your guide was not easy. Almost missed our time. Guide was new but she did fine. A little hard to understand English.
I know the guide thought he was speaking English, but you could have fooled me. His accent was so thick you would need a chain saw to cut through it. Also, the microphone system only worked half of the time and the other half the crackling was so loud you could not hear anything. My recommendation is to get in line early and do the audio guide. At least you will be able to understand that guide
This Basilica is a most see if you are in Venice. Tour guide was very informative. only complaint were the crowds.
We enjoyed the inside look at St. Mark's. Our guide was very informative. There was a line-up to enter the Basilica but we did not have wait which was a real bonus. Great tour, wonderful guide.
The guide spent a lot of time politicking . We went back ourselves with a Rick Steves free audio tour and got a lot more out of the tour.
Excellent tour....no lines....knowledgable guide....