Guided tour

Venice: St. Marks Tour with Pala d'Oro

Activity provider: StarFlorence
Guided tour

Venice: St. Marks Tour with Pala d'Oro

Activity provider: StarFlorence

From US$ 63.98 per person

Enjoy Skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica with a professional guide. You’ll discover the art and architecture of the magnificent cathedral in Venice, which is full of gold and art masterpieces.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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English, German, Italian, French, Spanish


  • 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
Full description
Walk your way to the entrance of the Cathedral, and skip the line at the entrance to the cathedral. Inside this Golden Basilica, the guide with explains to you the famous fact about the incredible golden mosaics and the masterpieces of Byzantine arts which you’ll be awed! Byzantine arts are a unique artwork in Italy and mosaics are found in the church’s atrium, you’ll have the pleasure to savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, while the guide will show you the represented biblical scenes from the Old Testaments, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. The guide will also point out a treasury view which is a splendor of religious art collection among the centuries, where you’ll admire the altarpiece of Pala d’Oro an exquisite example of the Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones. As you feast your eyes with treasures, the guide will narrate the history of this Byzantine artwork and the story behind each of it. This tour will end at the museum, it’ll be a hassle free and not overwhelming tour. Our professional guides will guide you through, a perfect balance between art, architecture, and history. however, you are also welcome to stay back after the tour ends in order to visit the museum on yours.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions not mentioned in inclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

We meet customers in front of Columns of San Marco, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia, IT.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  •  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
Customer reviews

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Skipping the line was great, the guide was knowledgeable

June 5, 2022

Product ID: 244142