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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

Saint Mark's Basilica: Introduction and Skip-the-Line Ticket

Product ID: 253822
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Learn the essentials about St. Mark's Basilica with a 30-minute introduction by an English-speaking local guide in a small group and then enjoy a skip-the-line entry to explore the wonders of the world-known cathedral on your own in the afternoon.
About this ticket
Duration 30 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Learn about the Basilica with an English-speaking local guide and then visit it at your own pace
  • Enjoy the introductory description in a small group (max 25 people)
  • Save your time with a fast-track ticket
  • Explore the Basilica on your own in the afternoon, at a less crowded time
  • Marvel at the beautiful golden mosaics and the precious marble floor
Full description
Meet your local official guide next to St. Mark’s Basilica and enjoy a brief general introduction in English to the story, art, and architecture of this iconic monument in Venice on the outside.

Share this experience with a small number of participants, maximum of 25 people, and therefore a better chance of interacting with the guide in case you have any questions. After the 30-minute introductory explanation, the guide will take you to the skip-the-line priority entrance to enter the cathedral, which you will visit independently.

Skip the lines and explore the cathedral at your own pace in the afternoon when it’s not as crowded. Let yourself be swept away by the beautiful golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring. Come into contact with the mystical atmosphere that permeates it and stop to admire treasures of great value, collected by the Venetians in various parts of the world, including the altar where the remains of St. Mark are kept.
  • 30-minute explanation by the tour guide outside the Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour inside the Basilica
  • Earphones
  • Ticket to the Treasury
  • Ticket to the Pala d’Oro
  • Ticket to St. Mark’s Museum
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazzetta dei Leoncini (the guide will wait for you between the two lion statues) Piazzetta dei Leoncini is located on the left side of St Mark's Basilica

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Cameras
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable attire when visiting St Mark’s Basilica, so no shorts or sleeveless tops
• Photographing and filming are not permitted inside the Basilica
• Backpacks and other big bags are not permitted inside the Basilica so please ensure you use the storage service at the Ateneo San Basso
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Overall rating
3.8 / 5
based on 249 reviews
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Product ID: 253822