Venice: Skip-the-Line Golden Basilica Tour

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Skip the line and enjoy a guided visit of the five-dome cathedral, the Saint Mark’s Basilica. Full of gold and art-masterpieces, it is in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1986.


Take a fascinating guided tour through the Golden Basilica, Saint Mark, with its famous golden mosaics. You will skip the line and enter the majestic church with an expert guide. You will be stunned in front of the five domes decorated by renowned artists. Your guide will narrate the history of this byzantine artwork and its meaning. Discover the Saint Mark Treasury, a magnificent collection of relics and precious items collected along the centuries. Learn about the meaning of the many biblical scenes painted in the church from your guide. Enjoy the view of St. Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, and a copy of the famous horses of Constantinople, the quadriga of St. Mark, from the terraces. After the tour, you will have the possibility to visit a glass factory close to St. Mark’s Square, where you will see a glass craftsman at work (free and optional tour, the guide will advise you on how to participate). Use the mobile app to discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares. Listen to the audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice Theater, Rialto Bridge, the Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more.