Venice San Marco Basilica tour

Discover One of the Most Magical Cathedrals in Italy

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 1 hour
Availability: Daily, except religious holidays
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Guided tour of the San Marco Basilica (entry tickets included)

This is a guided tour of one of the most magical cathedrals in the world, San Marco Basilica. The Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807.

On this tour of the Basilica, our tour guide, appointed in accordance with the Curia of Venice, will lead you around the majestic building for a full one-hour tour. You will be able to take in the unique collection of Byzantine art, the gold mosaics and the marble inlays of the floors. As you are led around further, our guide will re-tell the stories of the Basilica whilst you admire the biblical scenes, the history and the other particularities of this ancient place. You will no doubt be in ore of the Pala d'Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones, as well as the view of the Treasury, a splendour of the religious art collected along the centuries.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.