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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. Enjoy the stunning view on Piazza San Marco with your special access to St Marks' balcony, 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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$89.15
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$89.15

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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$145.79
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$145.79

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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$88.10
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$88.10
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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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$102.78
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Skip-the-Line: Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica Guided Small-Group Tour

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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$72.37
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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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$100.85
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour
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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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$333.52
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$333.52
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride

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Get exclusive, skip-the-line access to the very best of Venice on a private, 6-hour walking and gondola tour of the city. Learn about Venetian art and culture as you trace a route from Piazza San Marco to the elaborate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Discover the remarkable architecture and history of the Basilica San Marco, and continue through a series of churches, landmarks and picture-perfect highlights. Finish the day in true Venice style with a private gondola ride through the iconic canals of Venice.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$989.04
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VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

VIP Secret Itineraries Doges Palace Tour with St. Marks Basilica

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No visit to Venice is complete without taking in the Doge’s Palace, but this Gothic masterpiece has vast sections that most visitors never see. With this tour, enjoy VIP access behind the scenes to explore the palace’s secret archives, torture chambers, and attic prison cells with a guide. Afterwards, enter St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line tickets to admire the mosaics before taking a turn through St. Mark’s Square and past the Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.64
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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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$40.90
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas
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Venice in a Day Tour with St Mark's, Doge's Palace and Gondolas

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Discover several Venetian attractions in one itinerary with this full-day tour. Visit St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge with an art historian guide leading the way. Stroll along Venice’s romantic canals and climb aboard a gondola for a scenic boat ride. After free time for lunch, skip the line for instant access into Doge’s Palace to see Casanova’s prison cell and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.94
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$139.94

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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$47.20
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Venice Semi-Private Tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's | with Private Option
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Venice Semi-Private Tour of Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's | with Private Option

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Venice’s blockbuster attractions on St. Mark’s Square are among the most visited in Italy. With this semi-private tour, you can skip the long lines to enter Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace and enjoy a more intimate visit with a small group and guide. Avoid the worst of the crowds and take a deep dive into the impressive art and fascinating history of these religious and civic landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.54
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Historic Venice: St. Mark's Basilica guided tour, Doge's Palace & Gondola ride
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Historic Venice: St. Mark's Basilica guided tour, Doge's Palace & Gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.30
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$135.30

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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$114.32
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Private Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Walking Tour
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Private Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Walking Tour

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With this Exclusive Experience you will enjoy a comprehensive and engaging Tour of Venice's two most famous sites, Saint Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, and all of it in your very own Private Group with your very own Private Guide! Savor the privileges of an intimate and personalized tour, which affords you the possibility of going at your own pace, and asking all the questions you wish! Enjoy Skip-the-line access to one of the world's most famous basilicas and to Venice's most important and historical Palazzo. Highlights include the tens of thousands square feet of Golden Mosaics adorning the interior of the Basilica, breathtaking views from Saint Mark's terrace, the Bridge of Sighs, and the scary prisons of the Doge's Palace, its impressive Gun Room and magnificent Hall of Great Council.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.72
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$208.72
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Best of Venice Walking Tour with Gondola, St Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace
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Best of Venice Walking Tour with Gondola, St Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace

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Stroll Venice’s streets and squares, glide under the Bridge of Sighs in a gondola, explore the Doge’s Palace, including its dungeons, and discover St. Mark’s Basilica on this expertly curated half-day tour. Your guide introduces artists such as Tintoretto and Titian, and the role of St. Mark in Venetian history: With no more than 12 travelers in your group, you’re guaranteed plenty of interaction.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.23
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Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Book 24h in advance and Explore the best of Venice at a 10% discount with this Super Saver combo of three popular tours. Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, where you can wander through ornate public rooms and across the notorious Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also head to the front of the long queue at St Mark’s Basilica to tour the dazzling interior of this Byzantine masterpiece and enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice’s hidden gems. Finally, cruise down the Grand Canal aboard a motorboat and soak in the majestic passing scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.23
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$198.23
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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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$66.60
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Venice Highlights: St.Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace
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Venice Highlights: St.Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace

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Go sightseeing in Venice with a small-group tour of city highlights including St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. Meet your guide for a half-day stroll focused on the history and culture of Venice. Maximize time with pre-reserved tickets at St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. Go inside these landmarks and learn about their history from a local guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.05
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Best Venice Tour with Skip-the-Line St Mark’s Basilica & Grand Canal Boat tour

Best Venice Tour with Skip-the-Line St Mark’s Basilica & 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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$124.81
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Private Night Tour of Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica
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Private Night Tour of Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica

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The Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica are Venice’s most famous sights, but long lines and huge crowds make visiting a chore. With this exclusive after-hours tour, marvel at these wonders after closing time when you have the palace and church all to yourself. Take in the impressive halls and prisons inside the Doge’s Palace then move on to the basilica to admire the glittering mosaics and altar.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$314.65
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Venice and Lagoon Islands Tour with audio guides (Hop-on Hop-off 24h)

Venice and Lagoon Islands Tour with audio guides (Hop-on Hop-off 24h)

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Visit Venice from the water and explore its most beautiful islands on this great value hop-on hop-off boat tour. Choose from 14 stops along two routes, including the islands of Murano, with a visit to a glass factory, and Burano, famous for its lace making. Itineraries, map and audio guides for 120 different points of interest help you make the most of your time in Venice while avoiding the cost of a guided tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.98
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$20.98

San Marco Golden Basilica: SKIP the Line Ticket & Audio-Guide
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San Marco Golden Basilica: SKIP the Line Ticket & Audio-Guide

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Skip the long line and enter in the breathtaking Golden Basilica, so-called because of hundreds of mosaics made by pure gold! The high detailed audio commentary will explain the history of the five-domes cathedral and its uncountable artworks on your mobile phone. Find out secrets and mysteries behind the many biblical scenes painted inside. Admire the golden masterpiece of byzantine art and incredible gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors. This view will leave you speechless!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.45
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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.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) costs USD 20.45. Guided St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tours start around USD 20.45 per person.