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What To Expect
Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark's Golden Basilica with skip the line entry! Unique of its kind in Italy, marvel at the masterpiece of Byzantine Art. Take in the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while your guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of the ancient basilica. Have a glimpse of the Pala d'oro, an exquisite example of the Byzantine Art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. Admire the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.
A free coupon for a visit to a Murano glass factory will be given to discover one of the Venetian greatest arts. Please note this is a free of charge optional trip by private boat to Murano Island (generally scheduled from 2PM to 4PM) and it is not a part of the tour. Be kindly aware that this optional visit could take longer than the scheduled time and that the activity provider does not recommend to participate if you have other reservation scheduled on the same day.
Privileged entry to the Golden Basilica
Audio receiver device
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
April to October Schedule (Summer)
English, German, French, Spanish: Monday to Saturday
November to March Schedule (Winter)
English: Monday to Saturday
German: Monday and Friday
French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
No shorts or tank tops will be allowed. Those not dressed appropriately may be denied entrance.
Until 31 March 2017, children 5 years old and below are free of charge. Starting 01 April 2017, children 2 years old and below are free of charge.
For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica.
Access to the Basilica may not be possible due to church services or exceptional high tides. In these cases, the tour can be held the next day or reimbursed.
The optional trip to Murano Island will take another hour.
The tour does not operate during religious holidays and in cases of exceptional high tide and bad weather.
The tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
During some days of high turnout or for force majeure (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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 15 minutes