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

Venice: Golden Basilica Tour

Product ID: 132801
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Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals on a 1-hour tour of St. Mark's Square. Marvel at the basilica's golden mosaics and Pala d’Oro.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Square
  • Marvel at the golden mosaics and marble inlay flooring in the basilica
  • See the famous Pala d’Oro altarpiece of silver, gold and precious stones
Full description
Take in the sights of St. Mark's Square and visit the interior of the Golden Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour.

An official guide will provide you with a wealth of information about St. Mark's Square and then lead you on a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica – once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice.

Inside the basilica your guide will tell you about the biblical scenes represented throughout the interior, and provide commentary on the basilica’s history. Marvel at the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring.

Enter the central nave of the basilica, which is an area of the church which can only be visited on this tour.

Marvel at the famous Pala d’Oro, an altarpiece made of gold and silver with precious stones, and an exquisite example of Byzantine art.
Includes
  • 1-hour guided walking tour of St. Mark's Square and the Golden Basilica
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the upper floor of the basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office, Saint Mark’s Square 15, 30124, Venice. Your guide will be holding a white sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Children under 5 years old go free (document required)
• You must cover your shoulders and knees in the Basilica
• You are not permitted to take photographs
• You are not permitted to bring your backpack or another large bag, there is a free deposit on the left of the Church in Calle S. Basso
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.1/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.5/5

Organized by

Venice Events srl

Product ID: 132801