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St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour

Stroll the square, explore the church

Start your tour on Saint Mark's Square and get to know the area that has been the hub of Venetian social and political life for more than a thousand years. Afterwards, get skip-the-line access to the eye-shatteringly beautiful St. Mark's Basilica with its many glittering surfaces.

St. Mark's first became a church way back in 828, when a couple of merchants smuggled the body of St. Mark out of Egypt in a barrel of pork fat (as the legend goes). This risky mission was because an angel told St. Mark that Venice would be his final resting place, and the Venetian leaders did not want that angel to be a liar.

Since that time the church has risen and fallen and risen again. Today, St. Mark's Basilica is not just Venice's finest church - it's one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world.

And this ticket will not only get you skip-the-line access to the church, it also gets you a one-hour walking tour with a fully licensed English-speaking guide.

Your tour will give you context on the history of the Venetian Republic, and insights into the magnificence of the gleaming Basilica.

Of course, it's a place of worship, but not only that. Resplendent with 8,500 m2 of glittering mosaics - many made by layering 24-carat gold leaf onto the back of the glass to represent divine light - the whole church seems to shimmer in the daylight. And all around you are shiny, expensive details, silently declaring, 'The Venetian Republic is mighty and wealthy!'

After spending time gawking at the church, you'll be able to wander back out into the Piazza San Marco.

At this point, filled with knowledge and beauty, you should take the chance to fill your belly with some Venetian cicchetti (tapas) - for with the soul satisfied, it's time for the body to get its due.

Additional Information

  • Visitors under the age of 2 may participate in the tour free
  • Visitors are advised to dress appropriately during their visit to St. Mark’s Basilica; shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Large bags and suitcases aren’t allowed
  • Kindly note that the tour may be affected in case of high tides

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
N/A
Transport
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 12:00

Address:

Clock Tower
Piazza San Marco, 30124, Venice

St. Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco 328, 30100, Venice

What You Get

Includes

  • Entrance to St. Mark's Basilica
  • One-hour guided tour in English of St. Mark's Basilica in a small group (maximum 35 people) with a professional guide
  • Skip the line and entrance fee to the Pala D'oro inside St. Mark's Basilica
  • Headset for the guided tour so you can hear the guide better

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Doesn't include the upper floor of the basilica

How to Use

  • Show your smartphone ticket to our assistant before the tour
  • Meeting time: Mon - Sat, 11:45
  • Departure: 12:00
  • Meeting point: Piazza San Marco, in front of YEX Exchange Office, under the Clock Tower
  • Tour guide: Look for a tour guide holding a white sign that says 'TURIVE Tour'

Terms and Conditions

Important Notes:

  • You can present a printed or mobile copy of the voucher/ticket for this activity
  • The voucher/ticket is accepted only at authorised redemption points
  • The voucher/ticket is valid only on the date and time specified
  • The voucher/ticket cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion unless otherwise stated
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of late comers/no shows, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • Full refunds will be given to customers who have purchased the loss coverage for uncollected tickets

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Regular Ticket
$42.00
Age 2 and Above

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