Saint Mark’s Basilica and Terraces Skip-the-line Tour

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Gather with your local guide in Piazza San Marco and embark on a 1-hour express guided tour of the Saint Mark’s Basilica. This radiant jewel will leave an indelible impression, etching the memory of your experience within the most awe-inspiring basilica in Venice. Serving as the Venetian heart of Catholicism, it seamlessly intertwines with the fabric of everyday life in Italy.

Within the confines of this extraordinary church lies the preserved body of Saint Mark, whose glory has inspired a genuine cult. Your knowledgeable local guide will delve into the history of Mark the evangelist and the pervasive symbol of the lion, omnipresent throughout the city. Continue your exploration, marveling at the golden domes and gaining insights into the Byzantine style of the Basilica.

Cap off your journey at the St. Mark museum and the panoramic terrace, offering a breathtaking view of Saint Mark’s square, often referred to as “Europe’s living room.” The elegance of the surrounding buildings and the daily convergence of people make this a captivating location. Your guide will share stories about the horse statues atop the Basilica, providing a unique perspective on the city. An experience not to be missed.


The renowned St. Mark’s church is often referred to as the Golden Basilica. This exquisite cathedral, constructed over a millennium, safeguards a priceless collection of golden mosaics. Uncover the rich history and concealed mysteries of this magnificent cathedral with a knowledgeable local guide during an enlightening one-hour tour.

  • See the best of Saint Mark’s basilica in just a 1-hour guided tour
  • Priority ticket and entrance to Saint Mark’s museum
  • Listen to stories and legends about this charming place
  • Admire the Golden mosaics of the domes

Important Information

  • Dress code: shoulders and knees must be covered to enter churches.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum number of 2 participants.
  • Food & Drinks are not permitted.


Please remember that you have to follow a precise dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees and thighs need to be covered so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts and hats (for men). It is not allowed to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters and scissors.

- Legally licensed English-speaking Tour Guide
- Saint Mark’s museum entrance ticket, St. Mark’s basilica priority ticket (when available)
- Smaller group (max 16 people): interact with your own Guide
- What to do in Venice: suggestions and tips for your stay in the city

Electronic voucher accepted

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Meeting Point

Venice, Piazza San Marco, 145.

The guide will be under the arcade near the blue clock tower holding a yellow sign with “TOUR” written.


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