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St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour
Activities in Venice

St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

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US$ 38
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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'll pass through its interior with queue-free access, and with a guide to ensure we miss no detail.

St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

Meet your guide at midday underneath the clocktower in Piazza San Marco ready to begin your guided tour of the Venetian cathedral.

On this St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour we'll see all the details which make it so unique. During the tour, we'll see the Ascension Dome mosaics, and we'll reveal the different scenes represented. The tour will also take us to the Pala d'Oro, the altarpiece of the basilica, with its thousands of gems and precious stones.

The tour will end at 1 pm, after discovering the true masterpiece that is the Basilica of San Marcos.

Security Controls

It isn't permitted to enter the Basilica with large bags or backpacks: there is a free locker on Calle San Basso. We also recommend wearing conservative clothing. If your clothing is inappropriate, you'll have to pay 2 (US$ 2.40) to rent a cape to enter.

Itinerary Changes

Due to changes in operation, the skip-the-line service is temporarily suspended, and therefore all visitors will have to wait in line to enter the basilica.

From Monday to Saturday, the entrance will be on the ground floor of the basilica (the Pala d'Oro will be visible in the distance). Then, you'll go up to the upper floor to visit the museum, where you'll also be able to see the mosaics, after which you can go outside onto the terrace.

On Sundays and public holidays, visitors will enter directly from the upper floor to visit the museum and the outdoor terrace. The first floor will not be visited, as it is where mass takes place. On these days it will not be possible to see the Pala d'Oro or the mosaics.

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Price

Adults Children under 6 years old
Tour in English
US$ 37.90
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 37.90
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour.

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 ( 5 (US$ 5.90) per person)

Entry fee to the Treasury ( 3 (US$ 3.60) per person).

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

Reusable headsets are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

US$ 38
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