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St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access and Gondola Ride

3.5 / 5

11 reviews

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Pala d'Oro Access and Gondola Ride

From US$ 61.91 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica and see its opulent Pala d’Oro altar on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the Byzantine artworks
  • View the Pala d’Oro altar decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Explore the canals Venice on an unforgettable gondola ride and join a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access. Marvel at the basilica’s magnificent interiors and view the beauty of its gem-encrusted Pala d’Oro. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Admire the opulent Pala d’Oro, the high altar of the basilica, decorated with thousands of gems and precious stones. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
Includes
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind the Correr museum.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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very interesting. good tour guide.would recommend. need to be fit .

see above.

April 20, 2016

Good, but short

The tour was good, took us around several squares and streets around St. Marks basilica, sometimes was hard to understand the guide due to loud crowds and her accent, but she was knowledgeable. St. Marks basilica was impressive!

March 20, 2016

Very well. Just not too much time to really enjoy the place because the guide was advancing quickly.

June 18, 2022

Product ID: 397218

VA ID: 397218