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Religious Sites

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.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • United States
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  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Australia
Guests from United States, France, United Kingdom and over 63 countries have loved this experience
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.
Maria-Theresia Scopelliti



Apr, 2024

Mit dem Ticket ging es ganz einfach und schnell. Die Besichtigungen waren lohnenswert. Nur für den Besuch auf dem oberen Bereich des Markusdoms mussten wir nach lösen. Das war uns beim Buchen der Tickets nicht klar gewesen.
Raquel Dominguez Lopez



Mar, 2024

We didn't have to wait for anything but the entrance there costs only 3€. I would take it again to ensure the entrance without queues.
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Tetiana Bielik



Mar, 2024

I couldn't get there because of confusing app and the support never reached me out back though promised. Very disappointed experience

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

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.

  • 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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