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 $38.92 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
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Duration options: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available

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
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.

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Meeting point

In front of the Clock Tower (the white tower with the blue clock and the bell on top) next to the YEX change office, in Saint Mark's square. Look for the assistant with a white "TOUR" sign.

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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 913 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.7/5
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A little slow

Fell asleep during tour - need more energy and more info vs repeating it self several times.

June 22, 2019

Very interesting and beautiful experience.

May 9, 2019

excellent information, excellent tour guide. worth the money just to skip the queue. highly recommended

March 18, 2019

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Product ID: 132801

VA ID: 397219