The Golden Basilica: St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tour
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Attractions & guided tours

The Golden Basilica: St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Golden Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art
  • Skip the line, no more time wasted waiting in line
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interiors
  • Admire beautiful gold mosaics and the famous Pala D’Oro
What to expect

Join this guided tour of one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world. On this tour, escorted by a tour guide and planned with the Curia of Venice, you will be able to enjoy a full visit of St. Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine art.

You'll have the pleasure of discovering the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while your guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient church.

Admire the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones and enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of religious art collected over the centuries.

The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow you to avoid the queues! An audio-receiver device will be included.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Privileged entry to avoid the queues
    • Tour guide
    • Audio-receiver device
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    San Marco 146, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    In front of Yex Exchange office under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square (please refer to the map attached).

    What to remember
    • This tour gives you the exclusive opportunity to spend a full hour inside the Basilica admiring the mosaics sitting in the central nave. For this reason, prices may be higher than other Basilica tours
    • On some days, due to liturgical events or exceptionally high tides, access may not be possible. In this case, you will be contacted to arrange another visit on a different date, or you will be reimbursed
    • For security reasons backpacks are not allowed
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    When
    • Summer season: from Monday to Saturday at 12.30pm
    • Winter season: from Monday to Saturday at 12.00pm
    • The tour is not operated on Sunday
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    Provider
    Gray Line Venice
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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