Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access

From $38.75 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica. See its opulent Pala d’Oro altar and impressive collection of Byzantine art on a guided tour with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the Byzantine artworks
  • View the Pala d’Oro altar decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Join a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access. Marvel at the basilica’s magnificent interiors, see its collections of Byzantine art, and view up-close the beauty of its gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Admire the opulent Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum

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Meeting point

ST. MARK’S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER NEAR EXCHANGE OFFICE (the white building with the blue clock facade). Our assistant will wait for you with a signboard in which is written "TOUR". Customers are advised not to go to the Bell Tower.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
  • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 924 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.7/5
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Thanks to our guide who was really a profesionál and nice guy we enjoyedbour guided tour a lot. Perfectly organized and in a small group. Only to recommend.

June 12, 2021

Informative & pleasant

February 12, 2020

January 12, 2020

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Product ID: 184370

VA ID: 397219