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Venice: Guided Golden Basilica Tour

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Discover one of the primary symbols of Venice, as well one among the most beautiful and stunning cathedrals on Earth: the St. Mark Basilica. You can marvel in front of its stunning mosaics and hidden treasures, while learning more about Venice's history.


  • Explore a living architectural gem
  • Learn about the symbols and the history of the Basilica’s interior
  • Immerse yourself in the lights created by the golden mosaics inside the Basilica


This guided tour will take you to discover one of the symbols of Venice: The St. Mark Basilica. During this tour, you will marvel in front of the majesty and true beauty of the St. Mark Basilica, the place where Eastern and Western architecture combine styles. Here, you will learn more about the everlasting history of Venice, including St. Mark and how his ruins came to rest to be shielded here. This is not only a tour to see Venice, but also to experience this city through its history and glorious past, still shining in its historical sites and legendary characters. During this tour, your guide will take you through the first floor of the Basilica, where you will visit the terrace and the museum. From above, you will be able to admire the golden mosaics, which are perhaps the most famous feature of the cathedral.


Qualified tour guide Skip the line ticket to St. Mark's Basilica Entrance to the museum and terrace Personal headsets

Important Information

  • Backpacks and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and have to be left at the free deposit available in Calle San Basso
  • Please wear appropriate clothes to enter the Basilica (no bare knees or shoulders)
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
  • This tour happens rain or shine (in the event of exceptional high tides, it may be canceled with a refund provided)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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