St. Mark's Basilica guided tour with Pala d'Oro

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St. Mark's Basilica tour with Pala d'Oro

Embark on a journey to explore one of Venice's iconic landmarks and one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in the world: St. Mark's Basilica. Immerse yourself in the wonder of its hidden gems, as you delve into the rich history of Venice and the stories of its cherished patron, St. Mark

Why you should go

This tour is an invitation to be awestruck by the grandeur and beauty of St. Mark's Basilica, a splendid fusion of Eastern and Western architectural styles. You will delve into the rich, enduring history of Venice, uncovering the story of St. Mark and the journey of his remains to this sacred place. This experience offers more than just a view of Venice; it immerses you in the city's historical and illustrious past, which continues to sparkle through its historic sites and legendary figures. Amidst the Basilica's dazzling golden mosaics and intricate marble inlays, our expert guide will lead you through the history and distinctive characteristics of this unparalleled Byzantine art treasure.
Following this, you will have the opportunity to witness a masterpiece of Byzantine art - the magnificent Pala d'Oro. This exquisite altarpiece, adorned with sacred imagery, is crafted from gold, silver, and encrusted with hundreds of precious stones. Serving as a reliquary, it holds the remains of Saint Mark the Evangelist, adding to its historical and spiritual significance.


  • Uncover one of Venice's emblematic treasures and one of the world's most exquisite cathedrals
  • Gain insights into the symbols and historical narratives embedded within the Basilica's interior
  • Be captivated by the play of light created by the golden mosaics adorning the Basilica's interior
  • Journey through an architectural masterpiece that continues to live and inspire
  • Marvel at the stunning Pala d'Oro


  • Qualified tour guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica and ticket to the Pala d'Oro
  • Personal headsets to hear the guide better


  • Food and Beverages
  • Museum and Terrace

  • Be aware that refunds are not available for no-shows or late arrivals. The tour proceeds even in rainy conditions. However, in cases of exceptionally high tides, the tour may be cancelled and a refund will be issued.
  • Please be aware that starting from April 25th and on certain dates, registration and payment of an access contribution will be necessary to visit the city of Venice. We encourage you to check all the information and procedures for registration or payment on the dedicated website of Comune di Venezia.

Please Note

  • Due to security measures, large backpacks and bags are prohibited inside the Basilica.
  • Dress respectfully for your visit; bare knees and shoulders are not suitable for entry into the Basilica.
  • The venue is not entirely accessibile for wheelchairs


  • Campo San Zaccaria
  • St. Mark's Square
  • St. Mark's Basilica


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St. Mark's Basilica guided tour with Pala d'Oro
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