St. Mark's Golden Basilica - Skip the Line Entry and Guided Tour

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interior of St. Mark's Basilica
interior of St. Mark's Basilica
basilica di San Marco
basilica di San Marco
The apostles worked in gold, ST. mark's Basilica - 900 Years old golden ratable
The apostles worked in gold, ST. mark's Basilica - 900 Years old golden ratable
St Mark's Basilica - golden mosaic
St Mark's Basilica - golden mosaic
outside portal of the Basilica of St. Mark
outside portal of the Basilica of St. Mark
basilica di San Marco
basilica di San Marco
Old town of Murano Island
Old town of Murano Island
Venice glass ducks on Murano island
Venice glass ducks on Murano island
Murano Island
Murano Island

What To Expect

Take a guided tour in the majestic Byzantine cathedral known as the Church of Gold.


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1 hour
daily except Sunday at 12:00 PM
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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

  • Guided tour

  • Audio receiver device

  • Optional trip to Murano Island by boat


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

April to October Schedule (Summer)

  • English, German, French, Spanish: Monday to Saturday

  • Italian (the visit can be bilingual): Saturday

November to March Schedule (Winter)

  • English: Monday to Saturday

  • German: Monday and Friday

  • French: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

  • Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday

Please Note

  • 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.

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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