St. Mark's Cathedral: the Shining Golden Basilica - Guided Tour

Venezia, Italy
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1h 30min
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What To Expect

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.

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.

Continue your journey with an exciting virtual reality experience. With the VR headset on, time peels away, revealing Piazza San Marco and its iconic monuments as they once were. Picture the Basilica transformed into the Doge's private chapel and the Doge's Palace into a medieval fortress!

For an exclusive tour, choose the private option: enjoy a personal guide.

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Important info

Public transportation options are available nearby. Suitable for all physical fitness levels. Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or in case of religious functions (in these cases it can be postponed the day after otherwise it will be refunded). During some days of high turnout or reasons of force majeure (for example high tide or security problems) the waiting time to access St.Mark's Basilica might be longer than expected: in this case please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide. For the visit of the Basilica suitable clothing is required (no shorts).. Due to the security reason, luggage and bags are not allowed inside the Basilica. On certain dates, most travelers staying outside of Venice who are planning to visit for the day will be required to pay a €5 access fee. For further details (including exemptions) and to learn what days this fee is applicable, please visit:

What's included
Shared guided tour to the St.Mark Basilica. St. Mark's Basilica Terrace (if Legendary Tour Option is selected). Virtual Reality Journey - Explore St. Mark's Square over the centuries. Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.. Skip the Line Ticket to St. Mark's Cathedral. The Yard of Venice: St. Mark's Square history dedicated circuit visit. Private Tour Option (if selected)
What's not included
Hotel pickup & DropOff. Pala D'Oro Visit. Food & Drinks
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
Meeting Point

Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square.