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Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica
Activities in Venice

Guided Tour of St Mark's Basilica

  • English English
  • 1 hour

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.


On this guided visit of the cathedral we will see all the details which make this cathedral 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, you will be left in no doubt that the Basilica of San Marcos truly is a masterwork of Byzantine art, on the same level as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. 

Important Information

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, and if you are not you will be lent a cape upon entering.


Adults Children under 5
English Language Tour
US$ 34.60

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 34.6
  • Children under 5


More Information


1 hour.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

Queue free access to St. Mark's Basilica.

1 hour visit to a glassblowers (optional).

Not included

Entry fee to the Ascension Dome (around 6 USD, 5 EUR)/Entry fee to the Pala d'Oro (around 4 USD, 3 EUR)

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (most areas are accessible).

US$ 34.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

At the foot of St, Mark's Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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