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Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica

With its golden interior, stunning mosaics, and soaring Byzantine architecture, St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the most popular Venice sights with millions visiting annually. Here are a few ways to avoid the long queues with a skip-the-line tour.

 

Combo Walking and Gondola Skip-the-Line Tours

If you want to experience the best of Venice in a single day, consider a tour that combines St. Mark’s with a gondola ride and walking tour. The basilica is usually the final stop, and you’ll maximize your time in the city by skipping the line to the church.

Skip-the-Line Combo Tours with Doge’s Palace

Many tours of St. Mark’s Basilica are combined with entrance to Doge’s Palace, as the two are set side by side. Skip the line at both attractions when you opt for a combo tour, where you’ll bypass the crowds and spend between two and three hours exploring the famous sights.

St. Mark’s Basilica After Hours

Another way to avoid the crowds is to visit after hours, when St. Mark’s Basilica is closed to the general public. Choose a guided tour with after-hours access to experience the gilded Byzantine beauty in near silence and without the usual crowds.

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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.06
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US$105.06

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.06
Price varies by group size
From
US$105.06
Price varies by group size

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Discover the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice without the headache of long lines. Head to the front of the queue with your expert guide and step inside to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold mosaics and embellished domes. Explore other architectural highlights of St. Mark’s Square and learn about Venice’s history as a seafaring superpower and Italian cultural capital. You also escape to quieter backstreets of Hidden Venice to visit lesser-known attractions and gain insight into daily Venetian life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.04
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Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride, Walking Tour & St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Morning Venice Gondola Ride, Walking Tour & St Mark's Basilica

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Enjoy two of the best experiences in Venice with this combined 3.5-hour tour of a morning gondola ride and a walking tour including St. Mark's Basilica. Explore the highlights of Venice on foot during a fascinating walking tour. Relax on a gondola ride through Venice's canals. Marvel at the golden mosaics inside St. Mark's. Do it all with this one combination tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$108.60
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US$108.60

Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

Byzantine Venice Walking tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

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No visit to Venice is complete without a tour of the awe-inspiring architecture of St Mark’s Square. Escape the crowds and discover highlights of Venetian history with a guided, small-group walking tour. Explore the magnificent Doge’s Palace and photogenic bell tower, and skip the front of the queue to see the dazzling gilded interior of St Mark’s Basilica.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.10
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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How do you skip the line at Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica?
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Travelers who want to skip the lines at Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica have options:
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What is a skip-the-line ticket for Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica?
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Skip-the-line tickets allow travelers to skip ticket or admission lines—sometimes both—and move through fast-track at any designated security checks.
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Can you buy skip-the-line tickets at Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica?
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Yes. However, if you’d like to buy skip-the-line tickets directly from Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica, we recommend trying on less busy weekdays and at least one day before your visit—you’re unlikely to find them available on the day of.
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How long are the lines at Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica?
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Ticket line wait time at Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica can be up to two hours long. On less busy days the wait is between 15 to 40 minutes. To avoid ticket lines completely, purchase skip-the-line tickets online in advance.
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Are Skip the Line at St Mark's Basilica skip-the-line tickets worth it?
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The short answer is yes. Viator skip-the-line tickets save you up to two hours waiting in line and are easy to cancel. What’s more, Viator offers last-minute deals on tickets when the official site runs out, and allows travelers to book in seconds without signing in—the official site requires full registration.

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