The Golden Basilica - Skip the Line Entrance

The Golden Basilica - Skip the Line Entrance

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  • Take a guided tour to learn about the long history of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Revel in the magnificent Pala d'Oro, a work of Byzantine beauty set aglow with hundreds of diamonds and priceless stones.
  • Admire the more than 85,000 square feet of mosaics throughout the Basilica.
  • Explore the architectural marvels of the Basilica, which include over 500 columns that span the ages from the sixth to the eleventh.
  • An optional, complimentary extension of the trip is a visit to a local glass factory to observe a glasscrafter in action.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted (No need to take print!)


Take The Golden Basilica Tour to witness the magnificence of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. St. Mark's Basilica, with its early origins in the 9th century and its current magnificence, is a tribute to the artistic and historical significance of Venice. This guided tour explores the magnificent mosaics, Byzantine architecture, and the renowned Pala d'Oro of the Basilica. Our guide, who has been trained in accordance with the Curia of Venice, will highlight the architectural innovations that distinguish this renowned cathedral as well as the magnificent mosaics that span over eight centuries as you go inside the Basilica.


Take an unmatched tour of St. Mark's Basilica, Venice's crown gem, with us on The Golden Basilica Tour. Join us for a guided tour to see the splendor of one of the most imposing cathedrals in the world, from its fascinating history to the stunning exhibition of art and architecture it currently features.

You can visit a realm where history and artistry collide by using skip-the-line access. Experience the treasury's curated treasures, marvel at the Pala d'Oro's amazing craftsmanship, and let the Basilica's enormous golden mosaics overwhelm you.

Make your reservation right away to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter that will fully immerse you in the spirituality, beauty, and history of St. Mark's Basilica.


Departure Timings: 10:45am (Please reach 15 minutes prior to the start time)
Duration: (Approx.) 1 hour.
Meeting Point: Calle Larga de l’Ascension – In front Post Office.
Ending Point: Same as the meeting point.
(Please check the calendar to know about availability)


  • Professional Guide
  • Skip the Line ticket to the Basilica and Pala d’Oro
  • Audio devices (Incase of groups over 10 people)
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum & Terrace


  • Gratuities

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the meeting location: Calle Larga de l’Ascension – In front Post Office.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair or stroller accesssible: No.
Voucher Information : Mobile and Paper Voucher are accepted!
We recommend that all travelers carry their passport or ID card on the day of travel.
Everyone joining the tour is encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing since there will be considerable walking involved.
For security purposes, sacks, bags, or knapsacks are prohibited from entering the Basilica.
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish.
During days of high turnout or due to unforeseen circumstances like high tide or security issues, the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica may be longer than anticipated.
To visit the Basilica, appropriate attire is necessary (no shorts). For security reasons, suitcases, backpacks, or large bags are not permitted inside. Before your visit, you must deposit them at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square- Calle san Basso). The storage service is free, but please allow ample time!
Disclaimer: The Tour Operator reserves the right to  close or cancel  certain shows, attractions, entertainments, restaurants, shops or ancillary facilities without notice. There will be no refund provided in that case.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled within 24 hours of travel date.