Guided tour

Venice: Golden Basilica Live Guided Experience

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Guided tour

Venice: Golden Basilica Live Guided Experience

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 34.49 per person

Skip the line and enjoy a guided visit of the five-dome cathedral, the Saint Mark’s Basilica. Full of gold and art-masterpieces, it is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1986.

About this activity

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Duration 45 minutes - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, German, French, Spanish, English
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the Basilica and its precious golden treasures
  • Be guided to Saint Mark’s Treasury
  • Skip all the long lines the Cathedral
  • See Saint Mark's Square from the imposing terrace
  • Sit in the middle of the church– an exclusive feature of this tour
Full description

Take a fascinating guided tour through the Golden Basilica of Saint Mark, with its famous golden mosaics. Skip the line and enter the majestic church with an expert guide who will narrate the history of this byzantine artwork and its meaning. You will be stunned in front of the five domes decorated by renowned artists. Discover the Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and precious items collected along the centuries. Also, from the terraces, enjoy the view of St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, and the quadriga of St. Mark. Then, use the mobile app to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares. Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice Theater, Rialto Bridge, the Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more.

  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Basilica and 1-hour inside the Basilica
  • Private skip-the-line to Saint Mark's Basilica (if option chosen)
  • Visit to the terrace and the Saint Mark Museum
  • Audio-receiver devices for groups with more than 10 people
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Pickup at your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • Due to security reason, it's not permitted to enter the Basilica with luggage or big bags
  • You should receive, by email, the QR code and instructions to the active mobile app by 10:00 AM the day after booking. You will be able to contact our local partners for assistance
  • The app won’t use up any data connection after the installation as it runs on GPS only
  • On Sundays, the visit takes place from the top of the Basilica due to the Holy Mass
  • The visit is always monolingual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 177 reviews

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Gute Organisation und hervorragender Führer, den wir auch letztes Jahr schon bei der Führung durch den Dogenpalast hatten. Sehr solides Basiswissen zu allen Mosaiken. Anstehen gab es nicht; nur ein kurzer Security-Check vor dem Betreten der Basilika.

March 27, 2023

We hebben een leuke middag in Venetië gehad. Helaas was de skip the line rij voor de San Marco zo lang dat het geen zin had om hierin te gaan staan. Onze gids Lorenzo heeft veel verteld over Venetië, de geschiedenis van de stad en de San Marco vanaf de buitenkant. We zijn nog naar een andere kerk gegaan, de San Zaccheria, waar een echte Bellini hangt. Prachtig! We kregen de tickets voor de San Marco en zijn zelf later op een rustiger moment naar binnen gegaan.

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March 27, 2023

Leider wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass wir eine Coronatest für unsere Tochter bräuchten. Leider gibt es kaum Testmöglichkeiten... 3 Stunden später hatten wir dann zwar einen Test, dafür aber leider die Tour verpasst. Und kein Guide hat je nach einem Test gefragt... Also leider eine Falschinformation.... Dafür sehr teuer...

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 184370