Venice welcomes more than 30 million travelers each year. So, trying to get inside of its most famous landmarks is not very easy at times. However, with the guided tour of Venice Basilica, you can leave anxious crowds and long queues behind! Instead, take your time and explore the intriguing history of this Venices unique basilica on our Tour of St Mark's Basilica in Venice led by an expert Guide.
Visiting the Basilica is one of the must-dos of Venice. Our tour package will treat you to skip-the-line St Mark's Basilica tickets. Hence, you will have more time to actually explore and experience this amazing Venetian landmark. Moreover, with us, you also get a special entry to the terrace of Venice Basilica and enjoy the amazing views of St. Marks Square.Read more
Prices for Infant from 0-6 years old: free of charge
Check-in closes 30 min before departure
Optional: Upgrade to Venice Doge's Palace Tour
Both men and women must cover their knees, shoulders and stomach
Skipping security check is not possible
St Mark's Basilica guided tour is one of the most interesting things to do in Venice. This is because trying to make sense of the interior adorned with 8,000 square meters of lavish gold mosaics by yourself is a bit daunting. If you are not quite sure what to look out for, you might miss out on the most significant parts.
Besides the mosaics, you will lay your eyes on the bejeweled Pala Doro altarpiece containing the relics of St Mark. They are hidden behind a screen of enamels, precious stones, and gold. Our basilica San Marco bell tower likewise covers the visit to the museum in Venice. This museum is home to over 280 glass, gold, silver, and enamel pieces from the period of the Fourth Crusade. In addition, there is an impressive collection of liturgical vestments, Persian carpets, and beautifully crafted silk and silver tapestries.
And there is still more! Just keep exploring with our Guide. Make your way to the terrace from where you can admire the famous ancient Horses of Saint Mark's Basilica Venice. They were shipped to Venice from Constantinople in the 13th century!
St. Mark's Final Resting Place
Basilicas story starts with St Marks journey to Rome. The legend has it that when St Mark stopped in Venice, an angel prophesied to him that Venice would be his final place of rest! And indeed, in 828 the angel's prophecy appears to have come true. In that year, the merchants smuggled the remains of the saint from Alexandria. Consequently, the Doge himself issued a commanded for the construction of the Venice museum to stand guard to the relics of the saints. Even if you have to see the Venice in a day, St Mark's Cathedral Venice should be a landmark at the very top of your list.