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

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Experience the history and glory of the St. Mark’s Basilica of Piazza San Marco with this efficient reserved entrance ticket to the ground floor of the Basilica that comes with an informative audio guide too.


  • Marvel at the art, architecture, and rich history of the Golden Basilica of the Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Venice.

  • On this self-guided tour, enjoy reserved access to the ground floor of St. Mark's Basilica in a smooth manner, soaking up its colorful exterior facade with its arches, turrets, mosaics, and statues.

  • View the marble interiors, the ceiling mosaics of Biblical scenes with their vivid colors, and the golden mosaics that create a unique shining effect.

  • With your included audio guide that comes in 5 different languages, learn everything there is to know about the intricate artwork and architecture, especially parts that are usually overlooked.


  • Reserved entry ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (ground floor only)

  • Audio guide in English, Italian, Spanish, German or French

  • Digital map of the Basilica

  • Guidebook of St. Mark's Basilica (1 book per booking)


  • Live guide

  • Smartphone

  • Headsets

  • Transport and transfers

  • Access to Pala d'Oro

  • Access to St. Mark's Museum

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

380 Ratings
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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Argentina
  • Ireland
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Argentina
  • Ireland
Guests from United States, United Kingdom, France and over 28 countries have loved this experience
Jose De Moya



May, 2024

The Basilica is very beautiful and worth seeing!!!! What gave us the most difficulty, was to validate the entrance tickets... After we went to the entrance in the basilica, we were returned to find the office to validate. Quite a complicated address.
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MANGIN Catherine



May, 2024

Friendly, competent staff; installed the audioguide for us; great freedom to visit St Mark's Basilica, no waiting time; great!
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Stephen Seddon



Apr, 2024

The Visit was good and we didn't have to queue but we could not initially find the ticket office. The price was much higher than the standard entry price and was not good value.
Kathryn Grove



Apr, 2024

The audio guide app was very glitchy - we'd downloaded the tour as advised by the provider but then it wouldn't play without internet access (there was no signal inside the basilica so we could only use it when outside on the roof terrace area). We managed to use the same app inside the doge palace which was a better experience though the layout was difficult to navigate and didn't seem to follow a sensible route through the rooms
Tanya Wallwork



Apr, 2024

Definitely worth getting the skip the queue tickets. Slightly confusing where to go for them, but the staff are so incredibly helpful with sorting it. The basilica is definitely not to be missed. An absolute must is to get tickets (from inside) for going outside with the horses at the top- the view is something else and it's incredible safe.

On this self-audio-guided tour, soak up the pure exquisiteness of the St. Mark’s Basilica of Piazza San Marco. It’s also known as the ‘Golden Basilica’ because of its infinite mosaic paneling made of pure gold. With your reserved access ticket to the ground floor of the Basilica and a detailed audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German (to download onto your phone), learn all about the history and artworks of this world-famous cathedral so integral to the heart of Venice.

Gaze in wonder at the arches and turrets of the exterior facade of this golden masterpiece. Rich in Byzantine art and 43,000 square feet of mosaic alone, you’ll also observe marble inlays on the floors, marble pillars, and the uniquely small windows of the Basilica. The gold and blue hues of the ceiling mosaics stand out the most. Listen to interesting legends and anecdotes about the stories behind the Biblical scenes painted on the interiors and the colorful embellishments and statues and paintings of animals, and learn how artists created these incredible works of art in 1060. If you wish, sit on a bench and quietly take in this unforgettable monument of great artistic vision at your pace.

St. Mark's Square

Monday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

St. Mark's Basilica

Monday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Thursday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Friday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Saturday9:30 AM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 PM
Sunday2:00 PM - 5:15 PMlast entry 4:45 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.

Additional information

  • Strictly use earphones when inside the Basilica (they will also elevate your audio guide experience)!

  • The venue does not have a smartphone charging facility. Please ensure you charge your phone before your visit to enjoy an uninterrupted digital audio guide experience.

  • You cannot enter with luggage. There is Luggage Storage in Piazzetta dei Leoncini, a few meters from the Basilica.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please refer to your final voucher for the meeting point details & specific instructions.
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