St. Mark's Basilica Tours

Witness the jewel of St. Mark's Square: the Church of Gold

St. Mark’s Basilica is located in St. Mark’s Square, the biggest piazza in Venice, and it’s nicknamed “the Church of Gold.” Once you visit, the nickname makes sense: the inside is covered in thousands of meters of gilded mosaics. All the rich decor is a result of treasures shipped back after the conquest of Constantinople in 1204. Although, the most important treasure in the Basilica is the remains of St. Mark which were possibly stolen from Alexandria from the Venetians in 828 AD!

The Basilica is one of the most visited landmarks in Venice, so a skip the line tour is necessary to avoid long lines, especially in the summer months. St. Mark’s is the first stop on many of our Venice tours, so you can learn all about the history of the magnificent church and its piazza with one of our English-speaking expert guides. Our tours get you past the lines and also access to areas you may not have known even exist.

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Ultimate Venice in a Day with Murano and Burano

Do more in a day: St. Mark's, Doge's Palace, glassblowing and lacemaking demos, and a gondola ride

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Venice in a Day Combo Tour with Gondola Ride

Explore St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, and hidden areas of Venice

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St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Half-Day Tour with Gondola Ride

Hit up St. Mark's Square's most iconic attractions with skip-the-line tickets and an expert guide

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Private Venice Highlights Tour with Gondola Ride

Join your own expert guide to discover St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, and Venice's hidden gems

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Venice Discovery Private Tour

Skip the line at St. Mark's, explore Rialto Bridge, and ride a private boat through the Grand Canal