Discover St. Mark's Basilica & Venetian Secrets - live guided tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a stroll through Piazza San Marco with a live guide who will explain the history of this famous square and accompany you inside the St. Mark’s Basilica, one of Venice’s most popular historical landmarks with walls covered in golden mosaics. On this exclusive tour, you'll skip the lines for quicker access to the Byzantine splendors inside. After the guided tour, you can wander through the maze of alleys and get to know some hidden gems using our fingertip digital map. Use your mobile phone to find out more than 200 points of interest.

• Skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark's Square
• Gain entrance to Byzantine treasures without waiting in line
• Brush up on Venetian history with a guided stroll through St. Mark's Square
• Get an overview of the area's main monuments
• Enjoy a mobile audio guide with a digital map and commentary of more than 200 Venice highlights

ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM - the visit to the Basilica is at 10:45 AM.

What's Included

Guided tour of St.Mark's Basilica - Skip the line entrance

Guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco and historic center

Headsets to hear the guide clearly in case of group with more than 10 persons

Mobile audio guide with digital map with more than 200 Venice highlights

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • ATTENTION: the walking tour is at 9:00 AM - the visit to the Basilica is at 10:45 AM.
  • For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts)
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • On Sunday, due to the Mass, the visit to the Basilica will be done from the terrace
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The customers health is the most important matter for us, the tour operates in according to the Covid-19 National directives in order to guarantee the experiences in a safe environment.
  • We only ask the kindness to bring the own mask in case you need to wear it.
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail. If you have any problems with this, please come to Venice Tours office (San Marco 1130) for assistance.
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned, and the tour will leave with small groups.
  • Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
The experience starts with a walking tour around the highlights of Venice. The professional guide will explain you the main attractions of Saint Mark’s Square as Doge Palace, the Basilica, Clock Tower and much more!

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
You will learn history and legends of the venetian picturesque squares like Santa Maria Formosa or S. Giovanni and Paolo and the Rialto area with its traditional markets!

• Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
The guide will bring you inside the breathtaking Basilica of Saint Mark, known as the Golden Basilica, due to many mosaics realized with pure gold! A professional guide will accompany you inside (skipping the line) and will explain the history, curiosities and legends about the inimitable masterpieces around you! Be stunned in front of the five-domes covered with gold and decorated by the best artists of the time. This exclusive experience will give you priority access to the Pala D’oro (golden altarpiece composed by gems and diamonds) and to the Saint Mark’s Treasury: a spectacular collection of relics and holy items collected along the centuries.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ponte dell'Accademia
Later, enjoy the Audio guide with digital map to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest!

• Admission Ticket Free


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Sheldon_G, 08-12-2022
I’m not sure how to spell her name, but our guide Christina was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about everything. She was very respectful of me when there were stairs and specifically told me when they were very steep, Wonderful tour!

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