St. Mark’s Basilica: Guided tour & skip the line ticket

Skip the long line and visit the breathtaking Saint Mark's Basilica! An amazing guided tour in the greatest byzantine masterpieces. Admire the golden mosaics and the hundreds of fascinating artworksBy Venice Tours

  • Visit the breathtaking Saint Mark's Basilica with a qualified local guide
  • Admire the greatest byzantine masterpieces
  • Avoid the long queue with the skip the line service

A fascinating guided tour in the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica of Piazza San Marco, known as the Golden Basilica because of its hundreds of mosaics made by pure gold! Skip the long line and follow the expert guide that will explain meaning and history of the five-domes cathedral and its uncountable artworks. Discover the famous Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and priceless objects collected along the centuries. You will listen to the guide narrating legends and anecdotes behind the many biblical scenes painted inside! At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.


  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide 
  • “Skip the line” ticket: The Basilica guided tour 
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people 
  • Clients enjoy part of explaination comfortably seated in the middle of the cathedral

Other Info

  • For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY. So, please bring your own.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of special religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • For the visit of the Basilica proper clothing is required (no shorts or tank tops) 
  • The tour could be shared with guests not belonging to the same party
  • The meeting point is at at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.
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