• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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Avoid the usual wait outside St. Mark's Basilica with this skip-the-line 1-hour bilingual tour. See the intricate golden mosaics of the cathedral on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Visit two areas normally off-limits to the public – the Baptistery and Zen Chapel.

Please note: Due to the Jubilee in Rome, taking place between December 2015 to November 2016, the Baptistery and Zen Chapel of St Mark’s will be closed to the tourists during this period and accessible only to observant to pray. For this reason the tour will be available again in 2017.


  • 1-hour bilingual tour of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to avoid the often long waits outside the cathedral
  • See the main sights inside St. Mark's with a professional guide
  • Visit two areas normally closed to the public – the Baptistery and Zen Chapel

What You Can Expect

Skip-The-Line: St Mark's Cathedral Tour with Entrance to the Baptistery and Zen Chapel

St. Mark's Basilica Mosaics

Customer Reviews

Anna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very interesting tour. We had a slight problem with finding the meeting point because of the crowd lining up to visit the basilica. Very knowledgeable guide. Tour covered places that other tours do not include in their exploration of the basilica. Well spent hour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide (forgive me for forgetting her name!) was fantastic. Her enthusiasm for the subjects was infectious and made us all want to know and learn more. She was very knowledgeable and offered us a wodnerfu tour. On top of al that, she was helpful with my father who has minor mobility isses.

ronnietan247 Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very knowledgable

angelica m r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We learned so much about the Cathedral, the Baptistery and Zen Chapel. We weren't allowed to take pictures inside and it's absolutely breathtaking. Our guide, Gulia, was very knowledgable told interesting stories.

Simon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour!

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. It was good to be able to see parts of St Mark's that are not normally open to the public.

Ryan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommend the extra access this tour offered. Young lady that gave tour was excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Amazing place.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We stood outside St. Peters door of the Basilica as stated in the directions and my husband spoke to the information guy who said we were too early. I assumed the tour would start outside the door and wed go in as a group. No. The group was already gathered inside the door of the Basilica! It's a good thing my husband asked the information guy again later. We were given VOX devices and one earphone so we could clearly hear our young, female guide. The mosaics in the Basilica are gorgeous. We saw the Baptistry, Zen Chapel and Treasury and the Golden Pall. No photos are allowed but people did it anyway. The golden mosaics are quite impressive. In the treasury are artifacts stolen from Constantinople and one is a jewel inlaid golden box said to contain a piece of the Cross. Theyve never opened the box but did a CT scan and whats left is dust but the guide only admitted that after a lot of questioning by a man in our group. The mosaics on the floor were also beautiful with intricate patterns and shapes of animals. This was an excellent tour where we didn't have to wait in the very long line and were given excellent explanations of what we saw.

Adele L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Skip the line is definitely worth it! An amazing place with fabulous guide! We took the 4 o clock tour so had to rush off to retrieve our bags before the bag storage closed at 5. Pity that photos can and #39;t be taken!

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