Duration: 1 hour shared guided tour 

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. 

Skip the line and enter St Mark's Basilica accompanied by a local guide who will enable you to learn more about this masterpiece of Byzantine art!

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Start your tour by skipping the long line and follow the expert guide who will explain the significance and history of the five-domed cathedral and the countless works of art in it. You will listen to the guide tell legends and anecdotes behind the many biblical scenes painted inside, and you will be captivated by the enchanting play of light created by the golden mosaics. 

Visit the Terrace of the Basilica where you will find copies of the famous horses. From this spectacular location you can admire the most beautiful view of the heart of Venice: a breathtaking panorama of St Mark's Square.

Also discover St. Mark's Museum where you can admire objects of various kinds and origins belonging to the Basilica, including St Mark's quadriga: the famous horses, moved here from their original position on the terrace after the latest restoration.

Discover the soul of Venice in St Mark's Basilica, where art, history and spirituality come together in a timeless experience.

The price includes
  • 1-hour shared guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica 
  • Skip-the-line ticket to St. Mark’s Basilica 
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum & Terrace
  • Audio-receiver devices (for groups over 10 people)
  • Mobile App to discover the city (200 points of interest)
The fee does not include
  • Access to Pala D'Oro
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Things to know before leaving
  • The tour is NOT private but is shared with other participants.
  • The price is per person.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • For the visit to the basilica, clothing appropriate to the place of worship is required (NO bare legs and shoulders) 
  • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside St. Mark’s Basilica 
  • On some high turnout days or for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high tide or security problems) the waiting time for access to St Mark's Basilica may be longer than expected: in this case, please get in line and respect the instructions provided by the guide
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to staff)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting point: Calle Larga dell'Ascension 1257, the meeting point is a brown wooden newsstand with a yellow sign saying "MEETING POINT", in front of the Post Office (Poste Italiane). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time.


  • With St. Mark's Square and the arches of the Correr Museum behind you and the Italian Post Office in front of you, find on your back the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign that says "MEETING POINT".
Cancellation policies
  • No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs before the tour. On line customer service 7 days a week, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of unplanned religious functions (in these cases it will be rescheduled for the following day or refunded)