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Skip the Line St Mark's Basilica & Terraces Guided Tour

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Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Don’t miss Venice’s “must see” landmark! On this express tour with Skip-the-Line access, you’ll be able to experience St. Mark’s Basilica and its normally off-limits terraces, no matter how little time you have in the Floating City. You’ll begin your tour in St. Mark’s Square, where your expert guide will point out some of the architectural details that make this building so fascinating. From the Byzantine-style onion domes to the giant bronze horses that adorn the façade, you’ll learn how the construction of St. Mark’s was influenced by Venice’s active trade with the east from the 9th to 12th centuries. Though the outside is spectacular, the real beauty can be seen within. Gilded, glittering mosaics depicting Biblical scenes cover almost every surface of the church, even the incredible domes! Your guide will point out details of the amazing works within before you’re led up to the basilica’s 1st floor terraces. These terraces aren’t included on most standard tours, but you’ll be granted special access to the stunning vantage point they provide. Breath-taking views await you no matter which direction you turn. Prepare to be dazzled as you gaze on the Venice lagoon, Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square. After you’ve taken in the views, your guide will lead you back out St. Mark’s Square, so you can continue on with your Venetian vacation!

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Saint Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Beverage
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip was only an hour long (longer tours are available) but we were given a lot of information on the development of the building and the history of the city in a very short time. If you are limited by time this is an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Simmo5810
Reviewed June 8, 2019

We found this particular tour to be very well organised, arriving at the specified time on our voucher to the meeting point which was clearly described on the voucher. The City Wonder guide checked us off a list and once everyone had arrived for the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank suziewoo24
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