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What To Expect
On this tour, escorted by a tour guide accredited by the Curia of Venice, you will enjoy a full visit of the Golden Cathedral. This masterpiece of Byzantine art, a monument like no other in Italy, is filled with beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlaid floors. You can sit comfortably while our guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala d'oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. Enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries. The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allows us to avoid the queues!
After your tour of the St Mark's Basilica, you can go on an optional trip (free of charge) by private boat to Murano Island and visit a glass factory to see and discover one of the greatest Venetian arts. The return to San Marco is included.
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.
Children 5 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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.