Guided tour

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

57 reviews

Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica Guided Tour

From US$ 44.08 per person

Visit Saint Mark's Basilica, one of the symbols of Venice. Discover the history and the anecdotes related to this great, iconic church with a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Saint Mark's Cathedral
  • Get stunning views on the panoramic terrace
  • Discover the history and anecdotes of the iconic church
Full description
Explore Saint Mark's Basilica, the city's most famous church, and one of the most important symbols of Italy. Discover a lot more about the history and the anecdotes related to this great and iconic church with a local guide. Enter the Cathedral and discover it from a different perspective. Marvel at this golden jewel, inside one of the most beautiful and important places of Venice. Reach the panoramic terrace and see the amazing view of Saint Mark's Square.
  • Licensed guide
  • Ticket to Museum of the Basilica
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet the guide in Piazzetta dei Leoncini on the left side of St. Mark's Basilica by the well. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks
    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • There is a strict dress code for the Basilica entrance: shoulders, knees, and thighs need to be covered, so please avoid short dresses, tank tops, shorts, and hats (for men)
    • It is prohibited to enter with large bags, animals, weapons, lighters, or scissors
    • Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance
    • We kindly inform you that the Skip the line service for St. Mark's basilica during certain periods of the year is not available
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 57 reviews

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    What can you say about an impressive tour including not have to stand in line…a trip to the second floor…both admissions paid by guide..and a guide who even told us when the bells toll and who strikes the in depth history of the art. She made it come to life!

    September 2, 2021

    La visita e’ stata condotta con grande professionalità e capacità empatia di coinvolgere i partecipanti . Unica critica quando si spiega con sopra la mascherina il suono non e’ chiaro e molte parole vengono spezzate o Jon si capiscono quindi bisognerebbe parlare mettendo all’universo prima l’audio guida e poi la mascherina .

    November 24, 2021


    Silvia, the tour guide, was amazing! She entertained the adults and the teens with her great story telling! Well done!

    October 29, 2021

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