Golden Basilica of San Marco: live guided tour with Skip the Line Tickets

7 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1 hr

This guided tour will lead you to the most iconic sight in Venice: discover the superb Saint Mark’s Basilica overlooking Saint Mark’s Square together with an expert and qualified guide (you will spend 1 hour inside the Cathedral). The guide will take you on a journey back to the history of this magnificent place and will tell you exciting stories and fascinating legends behind it. From the pure gold mosaics, the Cathedral is also known as the Golden Basilica. At the end of the guided tour, you can wander through the maze of alleys and get to know Venice hidden gems using our fingertip digital map. Use your mobile phone to find out more than 200 points of interest. For an exclusive tour, choose the private option: enjoy a personal guide. • Skip the line at Saint Mark’s Basilica • Discover the church with a professional guide • Learn about the church history and architecture

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco

Amazing guided tour in the breathtaking Cathedral of St. Mark, known as the Golden Basilica, due to many mosaics realized with pure gold! An expert guide will escort 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. Enjoy part of explaination comfortably seated in the middle of the cathedral. 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. After the tour you will have the possibility to visit a glass factory close to St. Mark’s Square, here you will see a glass craftsman at work. (free and optional tour, the guide will advise you on how to participate). A wonderful experience that makes you discover the main landmark of the Venetian history.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Piazza San Marco

A self-guided tour is the most original way to discover independently Accademia, San Marco and Rialto areas: the most celebrated and amazing areas of Venice! 31 attractions spread across the route, among them you will appreciate the glorious Theatre “La Fenice”, Rialto Bridge with its characteristic markets and the imposing Accademia Bridge! Of course, the audio-guide will escort you through endless history of Saint Mark’s Square and its spectacular basin! Download the app on your device and you won’t get lost in the city! You will be able to visit Venice, corner by corner, step by step, at your pace. The mobile app has a map which leads you anytime, letting you decide the pace of your visit as you listen to the automatic audio-narration on the city’s panoramic highlights. On the device will appear also the text of description under the picture of the monuments. This app won’t use up any data connection as it runs on GPS only. We will send you an e-mail with the QR and the instructions to active the tour.
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