Venice: St. Marks Basilica Tour with Pala d'Oro

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With a qualified guide, take advantage of Skip-the-Line access to St. Mark's Basilica. You'll learn about the magnificent cathedral in Venice, which is decorated with works of art and gold.


  • Admire St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most majestic cathedrals in the world
  • Embark on a 50 minutes tour with a professional guide
  • Admire the Pala d'Oro, and the basilica: a splendour of religious art


You can avoid the line at the cathedral's entrance by making your way there on foot. You will be in awe of the amazing golden mosaics and masterpieces of Byzantine arts that the guide explains to you about inside this Golden Basilica. You will enjoy the stunning gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors while the guide explains the history and unique features of this ancient basilica. Byzantine arts are a distinctive form of artwork in Italy. Mosaics can be found in the atrium of the church. A treasure view, which is a splendor of religious art collection spanning centuries, will also be pointed out by the guide. Here, you can admire the altarpiece of Pala d'Oro, a stunning example of Byzantine art that is adorned with thousands of gems and precious stones. The guide will narrate the history of this Byzantine artwork and the tale behind each piece as you feast your eyes on the treasures. This tour will conclude at the museum; it will be simple and not overly demanding. You will be led by knowledgeable guides who will strike the ideal balance between history, art, and architecture. You are welcome to stick around after the tour is over to explore the museum on your own, though.


Official certified guide Radio system to hear the guide Skip the Line access to the Basilica Tickets to the Museum of St Marks and Pala d’Oro

Important Information

  • • Photography is not allowed only inside the Cathedral • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be rearranged or refunded) • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and are knee-length to access St Mark’s Basilica, otherwise you might not be allowed in. • For security reasons sacks, bags or knapsacks are not allowed inside the Basilica • The storage service is free of charge but please allow sufficient time to do so

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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