Duration: individual (1 hour approximately) 

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian (audio guide)


Skip the line and enter one of the city's most monumental buildings: the audio guide will tell you the history and curiosities of the 'Golden Basilica' and the works of art that are preciously preserved there.


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Admire the stunning St Mark's Square Basilica, known as the Golden Basilica for its hundreds of pure gold mosaics!


Skip the long line with the fast-track entry ticket and listen to the highly detailed audio guide with commentary on the five-domed cathedral and its countless works of art on your mobile phone. Discover the legends and anecdotes behind the many biblical scenes painted inside!


On your Venetian holiday you cannot miss one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world: St Mark's Basilica!


Discover the golden masterpiece of Byzantine art, the incredible mosaics (the Basilica has 43,000 square metres of mosaics alone!) and the marble inlays on the floors.


The Basilica's mosaics are composed of small gold tesserae of different sizes and arranged in an irregular pattern, creating a shiny, vibrant effect that is unique in the world. Its shimmering golden naves sparkle like a treasure in the heart of Venice.


This golden, shining and noble sight will leave you literally speechless!


Continue your journey with an exciting virtual reality experience at the Yard of Venice Gallery. With the VR headset on, time peels away, revealing Piazza San Marco and its iconic monuments as they once were. Picture the Basilica transformed into the Doge's private chapel and the Doge's Palace into a medieval fortress!

The price includes
  • Skip-the-line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Access to the ground floor of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Commentary by audio guide with digital map for the Basilica (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian)
  • Guidebook of St. Mark's Basilica (1 per booking)
  • Virtual Reality Journey: Explore St. Mark's Square over the centuries
  • The Yard of Venice Gallery: St. Mark's Square history dedicated circuit
The fee does not include
  • Access to Pala d'Oro and St. Mark's Museum (if required they shall to be paid on spot)
  • Earphones
  • Live guide 
Things to know before leaving
  • The tour is individual 
  • The price is per person.
  • Show up at the meeting point to get the entrance ticket to the Basilica, the code for the audio guide and the guide book
  • If you do not show up at the meeting point at the selected time slot, you lose the ticket 
  • 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 
  • This tour is not fully accessible to wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • A smartphone or tablet is required to use the commentary on the mobile app.
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to the staff)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time.


  • The office is located close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is located in the campo (small square).
Cancellation policies
  • Ticket is not refundable
  • 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)