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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour provided by Venice Events

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3303P26
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide in English, Frenche, German, Italian and Spanish • Skip the line and entrance fee • 1hour guided walking tour of Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary • Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and the terrace • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pick up and drop off • Pala d'oro
Duration
1h
Departure details
Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy MORNING MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 125, 30124, Venice, Italy
Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy AFTERNOON MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square). Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.
Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
Local guide in English, Frenche, German, Italian and Spanish • Skip the line and entrance fee • 1hour guided walking tour of Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary • Saint Mark's Basilica first floor museum and the terrace • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pick up and drop off • Pala d'oro
Departure details
Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy MORNING MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the clock tower (the blue one with the bell on top) next to the YEX change office in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign. Meeting point address: Piazza San Marco 125, 30124, Venice, Italy
Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy AFTERNOON MEETING POINT: 15 min before in front of the post office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256, San Marco (behind the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's square). Please look for the white "TURIVE TOUR" sign.
Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h
Return details
Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Check-in is 15 minutes before the tour start time
Backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the church
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
On very few occasions the Basilica may be closed due to high water, the tour will not be cancelled but the explanation of the Basilica will take place from the outside
From the 1st of November to the 31st of March there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica.
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
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4.5
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Jade L
25 contributions
Great afternoon!
A lovely experience and our guide was great! We have not been on many walking tours before we came to Italy however this was worth every penny even just to skip the queues! The whole tour was well coordinated and a great way to see some of the most renown sites of Venice! Also lots of opportunities to take great photos!
Written 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to see that you had an awesome experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written 4 November 2019
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Dominique B
105 contributions
Informative but a tad chaotic
Oct 2019 • Couples
Venice in the rain with multiple tour groups was chaotic but all was well in the end. San Marco IS astonishing & not to be missed. Our guide was knowledgeable but with multiple tours it was a tad confusing. We did get to skip the line; totally critical on a rainy day
Written 4 October 2019
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VEincoming
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to see that you had a good tour with us. During the High Season it's really crowded in Venice so it may seem chaotic but our assistants are always at your disposal to assist you. The skip-the-line is a must during High Season not only on the rainy days. Thank you for your review and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written 8 October 2019
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Kathryn F
30 contributions
This tour is a must!
Sep 2019 • Couples
The one hour tour of St. Mark’s Basilica is a must if you want to see the Basilica. Without a tour you have to wait in line for at least an hour or more! Our guide was knowledgeable and we could hear and understand everything with our headsets. The group was small enough that we could gather together as he pointed out some details. I am so glad we decided to purchase this tour. I totally recommend it to anyone interested in seeing and understanding the history of this remarkable basilica.
Written 18 September 2019
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VEincoming
Dear Kathryn, Thank you for your awesome review. We are really happy to see that you had nice experience with us. We will pass your review to the guide. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Venice Events Team.
Written 1 October 2019
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aBroadAbroad
Geneva58 contributions
Exceeded Our Expectations
Aug 2019
My friend and I booked this tour at the last minute when we arrived in Venice. We wanted a quick overview of the cathedral and to skip the massive lines. Frankly, neither of us had a lot of patience for crowds or big guided tours -- and we didn't expect all that much from this tour other than a brief intro. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised!

Our English-speaking guide, Fiona, was fantastic. She did an expert job of giving us a detailed history of both Venice and St. Mark's, as well as what had gone into the construction and design of the basilica. It was a one hour crash course in art history and culture. She was very knowledgeable and engaging; we both learned a lot. She even passed around samples of the tiny glass tiles that had been made by hand and carefully pieced together to create the massive, stunning ceilings over the course of 450 years.

Best yet, these ceilings are now illuminated by electric lights for one hour each day (11:30-12:30), and our visit, at noon, was timed to coincide with this perfectly. I've been to St. Mark's twice before. Seeing the mosaics illuminated was astonishing. We both came away from the tour awed and impressed. It was one of the highlights of our four days in Venice.
Written 8 August 2019
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VEincoming
Thank you for spending time in writing your review it is very important for us to receive feedback from our clients. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and will let Fiona our guide know that you think she is Fantastic. We hope to see you again some time on your next trip to Venice.
Written 14 August 2019
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RobinaorRobyn
Geelong, Australia71 contributions
Not the best tour I've had
Jan 2018 • Solo
I arrived at the meeting spot where the company people were waiting for me, at the tour time we moved to Doge's Palace and waited for the tour doing the Doge's Palace to finish because they said I was to join them in the basilica - first I knew about it. We waited ten minutes into the tour time before the tour arrived, we went into the basilica, needing to be very careful to watch where the guide was because she didn't wait and it was very easy to be left out of the group, as happened to some on the tour.
The tour finished ten minutes early, so my one hour tour lasted approx 40 minutes.
The explanation was ok, but brief.
I've done many tours over europe, this was definitely not one of the better ones. I wouldn't book another tour with them.
Written 12 January 2018
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