Guided Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica – Priority-access ticket

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  • Discover the beauty of Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Fast-track access to Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Explore Byzantine art

  • Admire the Pala d'Or

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1hr

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Starting time 12:00 PM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


With your priority-access ticket, get direct entrance to Saint Mark's basilica with your guide without waiting in line!

As soon as you get inside Saint Mark's Basilica, the mosaics which cover the walls make an immediate and profound impression. As your visit continues, your guide will show you biblical works of art and tell you about the history of this holy site.

Moving on, you will get to admire the Pala d'Oro, the altarpiece encrusted with precious stones, pearls and gold; one of the most famous Byzantine works of art in the world.

You will then continue your tour of the Basilica with a visit to the Treasury, which is full of relics and treasures obtained through crusades.

Your visit will end at Saint Mark's Square after the tour of Saint Mark's Basilica. Visitors may also opt to take a tour of an artisan glass blowing shop near Saint Mark's for free after the main tour has finished.


Different language options are proposed for different days.

April to October

  • English, French, German, Spanish: every tour
  • Italian: Saturday

November to March

  • English: every tour
  • German: Monday and Friday
  • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Spanish: Wednesday and Saturday

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: approx. 1 hour 
  • Departure: Saint Mark's Square
  • Depending on the nationality of participants, the tour may be conducted in more than one language
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • For security reasons, backpacks are not authorized inside Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Out of respect for the places of worship visited, please wear appropriate clothing
  • This is not a private tour; the activity is shared with other participants
  • This activity is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • The glass blowing workshop visit is a special offer, and can not be reimbursed should it be cancelled for any reason
  • The glassblowing tour lasts approximately 20 minutes
  • Guides will explain to visitors how to partake in the tour 
  • This tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or religious functions (in these cases the tour will be postponed or refunded)
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Services of a tour guide
  • Priority-access ticket for Saint Mark's Basilica

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

52 reviews
  • Guide tres interessante
    Manuella B.
    May 14, 2019
  • Coupe fil indispensable vu l'affluence. La guide était très intéressante. Je recommande sans hésiter ce choix !
    patricia R.
    May 7, 2019
  • visite incontournable pour la beauté du lieu, organisation parfaite, par contre, la guide n'était pas passionnante.... Ne semblait pas vraiment maitriser son sujet....
    sandrine D.
    Apr 15, 2019

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