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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) Tours and Tickets

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The crown jewel of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is an ornate cathedral which blends elements of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture. Topped by soaring domes and replete with astonishing golden mosaics, the church is so opulent it is known as the Chiesa d’Oro, or the Golden Church.

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Mon - Sat 9:45am-5:00pm, Sun and holidays 2pm-4:30pm
Piazza San Marco, Venice, 30124
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.25
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Small Group Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.54
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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

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St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice’s most visited attractions and this skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time queuing outside. Enjoy priority access and a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Golden Basilica.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.87
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.22
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$103.22

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Discover the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice without the headache of long lines. Head to the front of the queue with your expert guide and step inside to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold mosaics and embellished domes. Explore other architectural highlights of St. Mark’s Square and learn about Venice’s history as a seafaring superpower and Italian cultural capital. You also escape to quieter backstreets of Hidden Venice to visit lesser-known attractions and gain insight into daily Venetian life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the golden mosaics, soaring domes and iconic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour of the cathedral. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through the treasures inside the Byzantine landmark, and hear the story of how St. Mark's body came to rest in the city. See how the unique building combines Eastern and Western architecture, and stand before the stunning Pala d’Oro altar, which glimmers with gold, gems and precious stones.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.86
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23
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Skip the Line Venice Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Tour - T23

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View two highlights of St. Mark’s Square in Venice without waiting in the main entrance lines on this walking tour. Bypass the ticket lines at the Doge’s Palace to see its gilded rooms, and cross the Bridge of Sighs to the prison building as you learn about the 1,000-year history of Venice’s republic. Then, tour St. Mark’s Basilica to admire the mosaics and treasures of this Byzantine masterpiece. Admission fees included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride
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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.48
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Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Guided Small-Group Tour
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Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Guided Small-Group Tour

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The entrance lines at Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica can sometimes feel like they last forever. Bypass the annoyance of waiting in long queues by prebooking this Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour. Perfect for those with a limited time in Venice, you’ll visit both big attractions with a guide leading the way and loading you with historical info you wouldn’t hear otherwise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Public Tour St Mark's Basilica

Public Tour St Mark's Basilica

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Rich with mosaics, Byzantine art, and architectural details, the St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) is a Venice masterpiece. With that much to see it’s easy to miss key points, but a guided visit ensures you cover the highlights—while learning the stories behind the artwork. On this tour, you'll settle into a comfortable seat as the guide points out Biblical scenes, the Pala d’Oro, the Treasury, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - T3
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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour - T3

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Step inside one of Venice’s prime attractions without the long wait on this skip-the-line tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. The entrance lines can last for hours, but you'll skip straight to the front of the queue with a reserved ticket so you can spend more time admiring the glittering gold mosaics and masterpieces of Renaissance painting and sculpture that adorn the interior. Learn the history behind the Italo-Byzantine basilica from an expert guide, using headsets so you can hear clearly.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Experience the two most quintessential things in Venice with a gondola ride and a tour of St. Mark's Basilica. See the sights of the canal city from the water during a 35-minute gondola cruise, followed by a guided tour of the Byzantine jewel of St. Mark's.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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See the Doge's Palace, which served as the center of power in the Venetian Republic, with this skip-the-line 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the artistic treasures in the palace, including paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and imagine Venice in its so-called Golden Age. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace into the infamous prison, where Casanova was once held. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-group Saint Mark’s Basilica Skip-the-line Tour

Small-group Saint Mark’s Basilica Skip-the-line Tour

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Meet your local guide in Piazza San Marco and discover during a 1-hour express tour, one of the symbols of the city. This golden jewel will leave you speechless and you will never forget the feeling of being inside the most terrific basilica of Venice. This is the Venetian heart of Catholicism that in Italy is part of everyday life. This extraordinary church preserves the body of Saint Mark and, the glory around him, created a real cult. Your local guide will tell you more about Mark the evangelist and his symbol that you can find everywhere in the city: the lion. Finally, reach St.Mark museum and the panoramic terrace to admire the amazing view on Saint Mark's square, called “Europe’s living room”, thanks to the elegance of the buildings and for the people who gather everyday in this beautiful place. Your guide will tell you about the story of the horse statues located on the top of the basilica and you’ll see the city from a completely different point of view.
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  • 1 hour
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

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Experience quintessential Venice on this walking tour, including a memorable gondola ride. See iconic landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the House of Marco Polo; get a taste of local life at the Rialto Fish Market and explore historic neighborhoods like Cannaregio. Then, admire the palatial architecture of St. Mark’s Square, enter the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up the scenery on a romantic gondola cruise. This small-group tour is limited for a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line
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St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line

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This guided tour will lead you to the most iconic sight in Venice: discover the superb Saint Mark’s Basilica overlooking Saint Mark’s Square together with an expert and qualified guide (you will spend 1 hour inside the Cathedral). The guide will take you on a journey back to the history of this magnificent place and will tell you exciting stories and fascinating legends behind it. From the pure gold mosaics, the Cathedral is also known as the Golden Basilica. At the end of the guided tour, you can wander through the maze of alleys and get to know Venice's hidden gems using our fingertip digital map. Use your mobile phone to find out more than 200 points of interest.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica
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Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

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No visit to Venice is complete without a tour of the awe-inspiring architecture of St Mark’s Square. Escape the crowds and discover highlights of Venetian history with a guided, small-group walking tour. Explore the magnificent Doge’s Palace and photogenic bell tower, and skip the front of the queue to see the dazzling gilded interior of St Mark’s Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

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Enjoy the best of Venice on this guided walking tour plus skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Explore the best that the canal city has to offer, winding your way through narrow alleys, and see Venice's top attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.72
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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour
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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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This is a fantastic way to explore the best of Venice in one day. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line ticket to Doge’s Palace included. Explore the palace artwork, architecture, and learn about its former prisoners. You’ll also be given entrance tickets to three Saint Mark’s Square museums to explore independently. A highlight is having a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica where you’ll see its spectacular Byzantine art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.69
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Unusual Perspectives of St Mark's Museum and Basilica
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Unusual Perspectives of St Mark's Museum and Basilica

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Get an in-depth look at one of Venice's most spectacular sights with this tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Visit St. Mark's Museum to see scale models of the cathedral. Take in the awe-inspiring golden mosaics inside the basilica. See the bronze horses, which came from Constantinople, replicas of which now overlook St. Mark's Square. Enjoy the extraordinary opportunity to walk onto the loggia to get your own unique view over St. Mark's Square and its buildings viewed from above.
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  • 45 minutes
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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) hours of operation: Mon - Sat 9:45am-5:00pm, Sun and holidays 2pm-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.