Venice: The Golden Basilica including guided tour

Venice: The Golden Basilica including guided tour

An amazing tour to discover the secrets and works of art of the Cathedral and where you can admire the famous Pala d'Oro. Without queuing!

An amazing tour to discover the secrets and works of art of the Cathedral and where you can admire the famous Pala d'Oro. Without queuing!

The facts


  • Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Participants: 1 - 100
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
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Your experience


  • Discover the main monument of the beautiful Piazza San Marco
  • An amazing guided tour through the impressive basilica
  • Visit the Pala D'oro and the mysterious treasury of Saint Mark's


Unforgettable tour of the Venetian Byzantine masterpiece: The Golden Basilica.

A specialized guide will accompany you to the Basilica (without having to stand in line) and let you discover its incredible golden mosaics and artistic masterpieces! You will visit the Pala D'oro with its thousand precious stones and the treasury of Saint Mark. It is a huge, beautiful art collection that has been collected over the centuries. The guide explains the peculiarities, the history, the importance of the Basilica and its biblical scenes depicted on the works of art. The Basilica is a unique masterpiece of Byzantine art, where you can find sculptures and paintings by the most famous Italian artist! After visiting the Basilica, you have the opportunity to visit a glass factory near St. Mark's Square, where you can see a glass craftsman at work. Please note that this is a free optional tour of approximately 20 minutes and is not part of the tour.

Please note

Additional information

Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible to wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. The tour does not take place during exceptional floods or religious events (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after, or it will be refunded otherwise).
For reasons of force majeure (e.g. security problems) the waiting time for access to St. Mark's Church may be longer than expected. In this case, please line up and follow the instructions of the tour guide. Suitable clothing (no shorts) is required to visit the Basilica.
For safety reasons, sacks, bags or backpacks are not allowed in the Basilica. Before your visit, you must leave your belongings at Ateneo San Basso (St Mark's Square, Calle San Basso). The storage service is free of charge, but please take your time!
Mobile vouchers are accepted.

From April to October:
The tour takes place every day in English, French, German, Spanish and Saturday in Italian.
(The visit is monolingual)

From November to March:
The tour takes place every day in English.
On Mondays and Fridays it is also in German.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays also in French.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays it also takes place in Spanish.

Included in the price

  • Joint guided tour with a qualified and experienced tour guide.
  • Without queuing up at the queue.
  • For groups of more than 10 people, audio receiver devices are included.
  • Hotel pickup

Meeting point

ST. MARK'S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER MARK'S SQUARE - CLOCK TOWER AFTER THE OFFICE - The white building with the blue clock facade. Our assistant is waiting for you with a sign saying "TOUR".

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to one day before the date of the activity.

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