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St Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1 hour (20 minutes more for optional Glass craftsman at work in St. Mark's Square)

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office.

    Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Save time with skip-the-line access to St Mark’s Basilica
  • Visit a top Venice attraction with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit St Mark’s Museum boasting famous artefacts of the Basilica
  • Take in stunning views of Venice from the Basilica's terrace
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Discover the crown jewel of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) on a guided tour. Skip the long lines with priority access and explore the Byzantine masterpiece boasting hundreds of mosaics made of pure gold!

You guide will explain the meaning and history of the five-domes cathedral and its uncountable artworks, narrating legends and anecdotes behind the many biblical scenes painted inside.

Visit the Basilica's Terrace with the copies of the famous horses. From a fabulous vantage point, admire stunning views of Venice: St. Mark’s Square.

Discover St. Mark’s Museum and admire objects of various kinds and origins belonging to the Basilica, including the quadriga of St. Mark’s, the famous horses, moved from its original in the terrace after the last restoration.

At the end of your activity you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark's square (20-minute tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally.


  • Shared guided tour by a qualified and experienced guide
  • Skip the Line: the Basilica guided tour with the Terrace 
  • Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square (free optional tour)


  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

For the visit of the Basilica is required suitable clothing (no shorts).

During some days of high turnout or for reason of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.

Comfortable shoes suggested.

Optional Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square at the end of the tour.

The tour is NOT private but it could be shared with other participants.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

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