St Mark's Basilica Fast Track Private Tour and Factory Option

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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Enjoy an incredible visit (1 hour) of the byzantine masterpiece with a qualified and professional guide that will escort you in the marvelous Golden Basilica, in Saint Mark's Square!  An amazing tour to discover the secrets and the works of art the cathedral where you will be able to admire the famous Pala d’Oro!
Amazing guided tour in the breathtaking Cathedral of St. Mark, known as the Golden Basilica, due to many mosaics realized with pure gold!An expert guide will escort you inside (skipping the line) and will explain the history, curiosities and legends about the inimitable masterpieces around you! Be stunned in front of the five-domes covered with gold and decorated by the best artists of the time. This exclusive experience will give you priority access to the Pala D’oro (golden altarpiece composed by gems and diamonds) and to the Saint Mark’s Treasury: a spectacular collection of relics and holy items collected along the centuries. After the tour you will have the possibility to visit a glass factory close to St. Mark’s Square, here you will see a glass craftsman at work. (free and optional tour, the guide will advise you on how to participate).A wonderful experience that makes you discover the main landmark of the Venetian history.

What’s included

  • Shared guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. From April to October is monolingual, from November to March the visit can be bilingual.
  • Skip the Line: the Basilica and Pala d’Oro guided tour.
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Glass Craftsman at work close to Saint Mark’s Square.

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup