Eye-catching marbles and golden mosaics make St. Mark's Basilica one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world. On this tour we will pass through its interior with queue-free access, and with a guide to ensure we miss no detail.
Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica
Meet your guide at midday underneath the clocktower in Piazza San Marco, or St Mark's Square, ready to begin your guided tour of the Venetian cathedral.
On this guided visit of St Mark's Basilica we will see all the details which make it so unique. During the tour, as well as seeing the Ascension Dome mosaics, explaining the different scenes represented, we will equally visit the Pala d'Oro, the altarpiece of the basilica, with its thousands of gems and precious stones.
After the visit, which will come to an end at 1 pm, you'll be left in no doubt that the Basilica of San Marcos truly is a masterpiece of Byzantine art, on the same level as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
It is not permitted to enter the Basilica with large bags or backpacks: there is a free locker on Calle San Basso. It is also recommended to wear conservative clothing; if your clothing is inappropriate, you'll have to pay 2 Euros to rent a cape to enter.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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English Language Tour
Children under 5 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica.
Entry fee to the Ascension Dome (around 6 USD, 5 EUR per person).
Entry fee to the Treasury (around 4 USD, 3 EUR per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Venice).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Does the tour include a visit to the famous Hall of the Horses?
A - It is not currently included in the tour.
Q - Is a visit to the treasures and the terrace included?
A - No.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (most areas are accessible).
St Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square