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Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

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Enjoy one of the most comprehensive and detailed tour of the precious interiors of St.Mark's Basilica. Thanks to the skip-the-line service you'll get fast-track access and start your visit without queueing in long lines. Led by an expert and professional guide, you will learn about the priceless treasures of the so-called 'golden basilica', that owes this reference to the predominant color of its precious mosaics.
  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Let a guide reveal easy-to-miss details on a guided tour 
  • Gain access to the Golden Pall, one of the world's most valuable objects
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going to a new place
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a central Venice location at the departure time chosen at checkout. Please note your guide is multilingual, and this tour is bilingual. With your skip-the-line admission ticket, bypass long lines often in excess of two hours and head straight inside the world-famous cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica. Alongside your guide, admire intricate Italo-Byzantine architecture characterized by golden mosaics. Visit the remains of St. Mark, and marvel at the Golden Pall, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world. After your tour concludes, you can remain inside St. Mark’s Basilica to explore further if you'd like.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided tour
  • Skip the Line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuites
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
  • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
  • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
  • Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
  • The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to PROHIBIT VISITS and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons
  • In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
  • From November 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016: Bilingual Tour (explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed): English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday; French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; German: Monday, Friday.
  • From April 1st to October 31st 2016: English: from Monday to Saturday; Spanish: from Monday to Saturday; French: from Monday to Saturday; German: from Monday to Saturday; Italian: Saturday.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tour with NO lines. Our tour director was very knowledgable and quite funny to boot. We loved it and Venice. Will come back again!

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

We visited Venice last year but didn’t visit the Basilica. This year we promised ourselves we would. Having seen the queues before we knew we had to book a ‘skip the line’. Just after we started the tour one of our headsets kept cutting out...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Roxy270
Reviewed 10 July 2019

We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and had a nice dry sense of humour that we appreciated. Going at the peak time of year it was also helpful to skip the lengthy lines.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 14 April 2019

Well worth getting if going to Venice in the high season and to avoid the long queues of tourist. one just goes straight through without any waiting at all.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

We waited an hour after the scheduled time for our tour to start and it then only lasted 30 minutes. The tour guide was disorganised and shared minimal information. The tour cost us 81 Euro. You can get into the Basilica for free. Don't do...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sherri-Leigh B
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sherri-Leigh B, we are sorry you were not satisfied with your visit to St Mark's Basilica. Our tours are conducted by experienced licensed tour guides and take place regularly every day at the scheduled times, except in exceptional cases due to force majeure. Admission...More

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22 April 2019|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
I do not see why not but I would ask the church authority first.
23 January 2019|
Response from kh579 | Reviewed this property |
Not this one but There may be one that does both
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