1-hour in-depth tour of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
Enjoy skip-the-line access to the basilica to avoid the long queues that often form
Learn about the centuries of St. Mark's history from an expert guide
See the main attractions inside the cathedral, including the Golden Pall
It was not our first visit to San Marco, It proved worthwhile to do it with an expert guide who finally managed to put all infos into the right context. It was probably a mistake to do it on a Saturday though when the crowd was even more dense than usual.
But what else can you do than just awe...
The tour met promptly and we had and extremely knowledgeable guide who spoke great English. Gave us a lot of information and included a little humour too. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and would highly recommend it
The queue for St Mark's is constantly long in the summer, if you want to save time this is definitely the ticket to get. The guide was good and really helped you appreciated the beauty of the Basilica.
This tour was great! The guide was very knowledgeable and we got to see up close all the beautiful mosaics and gold leaf inside.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The problem was the heat, it was so hot and inside the Basilica it was like a steam room, no air . The Basilica was beautiful, but we really couldn't enjoy it because of the heat.
San Marco, of course, is magnificent and amazing to experience. Our guide was pleasant and well-informed -- but difficult to hear the radio system worked poorly, the heat was overwhelming, and the fact that this tour was a continuation of the previous tour of the Doge's Palace, which we weren't on, made for a somewhat disjointed experience for those of us who joined at San Marco. This could have been better done.
Could barely understand the tour guide
I found the guides not to be very organized. They did not have enough sound devices for everyone and we had to wait at least 30 minutes until they found more. It seemed that our guide was just running through the commentary without too much enthusiasm. Maybe it was burnout.
The biggest advantage of this tour is skipping the line. Although we enjoyed the tour, the audio/sound wasn't that great so you couldn't always hear the guide very clearly. It was still worth doing.
This tour could work its way up to 4 or 5 stars with some better organization and audio sets. There was so much standing around and waiting, I think waiting in the line would have taken the same amount of time. We basically jumped into a tour group that had just completed the Doge's Palace and was working its way into the Basilica. That guide and the group were running behind so we had to wait for them to make their way from the Palace to the Basilica. Out of the 5 tours we took on our trip to Italy, this was the only one that was coordinating multiple tours in different languages, all at the same time and it felt chaotic. The staff were nice so nothing against them.
The guide was great, I really liked her and she was very informative. It was a shame the audio sets were so bad, I felt like I missed some of information. Also, while I felt like it was obvious the Basilica would have a dress code, others were in the dark and totally caught of guard so perhaps this tour should include a friendly reminder that shoulders should be covered and nothing showing above the knees. Overall, I'm still glad we did this tour, I hope they take people's reviews into consideration and improve where needed.
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