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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

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Skip the lines at the world-famous St Mark's Basilica, and enjoy optional entry to the stunning Pala d'Oro.


  • Skip the lines to the breathtaking St. Mark's Basilica – and add an audio guide to unlock the secrets of Venice's most significant church.

  • Explore the basilica’s history through its religious architecture including 5 cupolas, Biblical mosaics over its walls and vaults, and its sculptures.

  • Upgrade your experience to include access to the gothic Pala d'Oro altar, the only example in the world of intact goldsmithing.

  • Take in the intricacies of this altar that stands at a height of 2.12 meters, at two levels, and is decorated with precious gems and stones.

  • Did you know? The Basilica has 22,000 square feet of flooring covered in exquisite marble.


  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Access to Pala D’Oro (optional)

  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian & German (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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  • United States
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Austria
  • Romania
  • Australia
  • Hungary
Guests from United States, France, United Kingdom and over 68 countries have loved this experience
Liddia Ost



Jul, 2024

Basilica has a lot of interesting features and history. The treasury was closed which is one of the main reasons we visited so that was disappointing.
Susan Mathams



Jul, 2024

The palace and church were amazing. It was difficult to understand how to find the 3 museums that were in addition to this. The museums were great. Clearer maps and instructions would be good.
Katherine Miller



Jul, 2024

Easy to pick up the tickets from the office just a 5 minute walk from St. Mark's. Friendly staff. It's very helpful to be able to skip the line. Appreciated the free Venice travel guide (and would have come earlier in our stay to pick up the tickets if we had known about the book).
Alvin Penalosa



Jul, 2024

It was fast. But it wasn't clear that what I had was a boucher that needed to be converted to a ticket. Also, there was no clear directions where to exchange the voucher for a ticket. I mean, what is the point of a voucher when the app should just give a barcode for/as ticket?
Karl Schafer



Jul, 2024

Ticketing was simple: no exchanges for tickets at an additional location. We walked through the queue for pre-purchased online tickets and were inside without a wait.

Bypass the queues at the must-visit St. Mark's Basilica with these convenient skip-the-line entry tickets. You can even make your experience more well-rounded by including access to the Pala d'Oro.

Soak up the grandeur of St. Mark's Basilica

The Cathedral of Saint Mark, also known as the Basilica of San Marco, is one of Venice's most famous landmarks. Situated in the Piazza San Marco, it contains the remains of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. With golden mosaics, elaborate decorations, and 5 towering domes, the church is a stunning specimen of Byzantine architecture. The lavish and imposing exteriors of the basilica including its multicolored columns will surely amaze you the moment to set your gaze on this religious temple. Select the audio guide option to get access to carefully curated multilingual insights.

Upgrade to include the Pala d'Oro

The Basilica has several incredible pieces of art including the famous Pala d'Oro, an example of medieval goldsmithing. You’ll find this precious jeweled altar near the high altar, where the relics of the Evangelist are enshrined. A real masterpiece, this universal symbol of Byzantine genius is studded with innumerable exquisite stones and diamonds.

St. Mark's Basilica

Monday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM
Sunday02:00 PM - 05:15 PMlast entry 04:45 PM

St Marks museum

Monday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 05:15 PM
Sunday02:00 PM - 05:15 PM

What's not allowed

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.

  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.

  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at St. Mark Basilica.

  • Address: P.za San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy.

  • Landmark: Entrance on the left side of the Basilica, please follow the signs for the STL entrance.

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