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Skip the Line St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

From US$30.80
  • Save hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Let a guide reveal easy-to-miss details on a guided tour 
  • Gain access to the Golden Pall, one of the world's most valuable objects
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going to a new place
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12 pm - English commentary
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Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
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12 pm - French commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October..
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12 pm - Spanish commentary
Bilingual tour operated by a multilingual guide from November to March. Monolingual tour from April to October.
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The long lines that St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) attract are a testament to its popularity. Save hours of precious vacation time on a skip-the-line tour of Venice's famous cathedral. Inside, a guide reveals details that you may have missed if exploring independently, and provides commentary that brings the landmark’s rich history to life. Plus, your admission ticket includes access to the Golden Pall, too.
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a central Venice location at the departure time chosen at checkout. Please note your guide is multilingual, and this tour is bilingual.
With your skip-the-line admission ticket, bypass long lines often in excess of two hours and head straight inside the world-famous cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica.
Alongside your guide, admire intricate Italo-Byzantine architecture characterized by golden mosaics. Visit the remains of St. Mark, and marvel at the Golden Pall, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world.
After your tour concludes, you can remain inside St. Mark’s Basilica to explore further if you'd like.
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

Well worth getting if going to Venice in the high season and to avoid the long queues of tourist. one just goes straight through without any waiting at all.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

We waited an hour after the scheduled time for our tour to start and it then only lasted 30 minutes. The tour guide was disorganised and shared minimal information. The tour cost us 81 Euro. You can get into the Basilica for free. Don't do...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sherri-Leigh B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was an excellent tour and well worth the money. Not only did we skip the line, we received a very informed tour and were able to go into areas not open to the general public. I highly recommend this. We also stayed longer and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank anavaquer
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It was easy to find the tour at the clocktower and there was no wasted time the organisers were very good. Our guide was a Venetian lady with super english and a great knowledge both of the basilica and wider points of interest in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kh579
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting guided tour by a very knowledgeable expert which was a treat. On completing the inside tour we were led outside and spoke about some items and then it was complete. What would have been so much better is to collect headset inside and then...More

Thank deaniw
Venetoinside, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Venetoinside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear deaniw, thank you for your feedback! Regarding your suggestions about the end of the tour, please consider that the guide concludes the explanations outside the Basilica because nobody can stop inside... Being St. Mark's Basilica one of the most visited attractions in Venice, the...More

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22 April 2019|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
I do not see why not but I would ask the church authority first.
23 January 2019|
Response from kh579 | Reviewed this property |
Not this one but There may be one that does both
9 April 2018|
Response from CanadaChicas | Reviewed this property |
We only booked the skip the line portion which only gets you a reserved time to enter. The church itself is free, but there are very long lines. The tour is self guided, but there are other attractions to see once inside... More
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