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Unusual Perspectives of St Mark's Museum and Basilica

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Venezia, Italy
Unusual Perspectives of St Mark's Museum and Basilica

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Get an in-depth look at one of Venice's most spectacular sights with this tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Visit St. Mark's Museum to see scale models of the cathedral. Take in the awe-inspiring golden mosaics inside the basilica. See the bronze horses, which came from Constantinople, replicas of which now overlook St. Mark's Square. Enjoy the extraordinary opportunity to walk onto the loggia to get your own unique view over St. Mark's Square and its buildings viewed from above.
  • 45-minutetour of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, including the loggia
  • Seea scale model of the basilica in St. Mark's Museum
  • Marvelat the intricate golden mosaics inside the basilica
  • Getan up-close look at the famous bronze horses
  • Lookover St. Mark's Square from above with a visit to the loggia
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Guided tour
Skip the Line access to St Mark’s Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Under the Clock Tower in St Mark's Square. Please note the Clock Tower is not the bell Tower (Campanile)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
  • At the end of the tour you can continue the visit inside St. Mark’s Basilica on your own. Please note that the church closes at 5pm.
  • The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to prohibit visits and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons.
  • In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
  • At the meeting point you will find our assistants, easily recognizable by an identification badge with 'Insidecom' and their names.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insidecom srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Worth booking this tour to avoid the...
Ruth A
, Aug 2017
Worth booking this tour to avoid the long queues and view the basilica and Square from different angles. Informative guide explained things we wouldn't have known about the history and construction of the building, etc.
Delighted i booked this tour as i...
Shirley H
, Aug 2017
Delighted i booked this tour as i dont think you would get the real feel of the Basilica on your own,Our guide was a local who loved her job and you could feel the love she had for venice, We learned alot about the histort here also you can stay on after the tour is over and take a while on your own and to get some beauitful photos
Would definantly recommend as seeing...
Gemma M
, Jul 2017
Would definantly recommend as seeing the queues to get in where huge we skipped all this and you get the added bonus of being able to go right up the top and see great views of st marks square.
We loved our guide, Selene. She is a...
Virginia K
, Oct 2016
We loved our guide, Selene. She is a young spunky archaeologist and also works for the Church, so is passionate and knowledgeable about her subject. We loved the perspective from the upper floor and the proximity to the recently cleaned mosaic of Christ Pantocrator.
Very interesting tour. Tour leader was...
Joseph G
, Sep 2016
Very interesting tour. Tour leader was very knowledgeable.
We Enjoyed this tour very much, the...
, Jul 2016
We Enjoyed this tour very much, the time allowed to really look at things and especially the view from the Loggia over St Marks Square. I found the history very interesting and our tour guide was very helpful.
Alicia was punctual and kind...
, Jun 2016
Alicia was punctual and kind. Furthermore, she really knew about her topic and provided us with a lot of interesting information, which made the tour an experience that we definitely recommend.
After some confusion about where to...
, Oct 2015
After some confusion about where to join the tour there are several different tours that all meet in the same place outside of the Basilica at the same time we were lucky enough to have the most charming guide who was only to keen to share her passion for the Museum and Basilica. I recommend this small group tour without hesitation.
We enjoyed this activity quite a...
, Aug 2015
We enjoyed this activity quite a bit. The group size was very manageable, our tour guide was very pleasant and informative. I wish I had realized you could not take photos inside the Basilica. I feel like the tour ended abruptly up on the outside balcony, and wish we could have had more information within the basilica. Overall, a good tour, and worth the very reasonable price. Very good instructions on where to meet, and what to bring.
Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir une...
, Apr 2017
Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir une guide passionnée.

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