The must see: St Mark’s Square and the Golden Church

  • basilica di san marco
  • CHiesa di san MArco Venezia
  • Piazza SAn MArco Venezia


After an introcuction in St Mark’s Square, enjoy the fabulous St Mark’s Basilica (skip-the-line) and a walking tour to grasp the true essence of Venice, by learning about the glorious past and also everyday life. 

St Mark’s Square, sumptuous theatre of the city splendor in the past and in the present.


St Mark’s Square, sumptuous theatre of the city splendor in the past and in the present, protected by the silent majesty of the famous Bell Tower. Then, the inimitable and unique Basilica of San Marco with its thousands of square meters of gold mosaics and its oriental atmosphere 

We highly recommend to include the Pala d’Oro, (the Golden Altar Piece), an amazing piece of art that also offers the opportunity of stopping for a few minutes closed to St Mark’s Tomb while listening to our stories and anedoctes. The tour can also include the  Museum of the Cathedral with the amazing four bronze horses , stolen by the Venetian during the IV Crusade; from the upper floor the golden mosaics are closer and  the ticket also allow you to get to the anoramic terrace.

We also suggest to complete this tour with an orientation walking tour throughout charming campi and campielli to talk about the history of Venice and everydays’ life in such a special town.

See our suggestions of itineraries from St Mark’s Square: ⇒ walking tours,

All our itineraries are fully customizable and can be combined with other tours, such as a tour in the ⇒Doge’s Palace or a ⇒boat tour.  

Duration: around 2 hours (Church+walking tour church + bat tout).  

Notes: The skip-the.line door in St Mark’s Church è is available only from April 1st to October 31st; in case of a flooding event the skip-the.line is not guaraìthout notice.



Morning tours start at 9 am or 11 am and last 2 or 4 hours. Afternoon tours can be scheduled at your convenience.

  • AT YOUR HOTEL/APARTMENT: We are glad to come and pick you up at your hotel lobby if you stay downtown. Otherwise see the other pmeeting points in google maps:

At the exit door of the Doge’s Palace (Porta della Carta).


Campo San Bartolomeo, just at Carlo Goldoni’s statue. 


Outside the railway station, on the stairs under the clock on the left hand side.


    Near the Alilaguna desk (public water buses)

€ 80,00 € per hour up to 9 persons. If you want to book more than one tour, for larger groups, or for special tour, rates upon request. Fares do not include admission tickets for Museums/Churches or transportation fees.

Suppelent pick up far from St Mark’s Square or at the railway/cruise terminal €25/30.

Please note the tour will run, rain or sunshine and even in case of a flooding event.
Cancellation in the previous 72 hours prior to the tour departure will be charged 100% via PayPal.

Within 3 days before the tour no penalty.

From 3 to 2 days before the tour, 50% penalty

Less than 2 days before the tour and no show, 100% penalty.

The tour can be considered confirmed after you receive the Confirmation Form with all practical information.

We are not legally responsible for services provided by other business partners. In case of circumstances beyond our control or unforeseen events, we might not be able to lead the tour.  Pre-paid tours will be fully refunded.

Remember that even during the tour parents are responsible for their children’s actions: don’t relax too much!

Since we are not a tour operator, according to the Italian Law we are responsible only for the quality of our service: we strongly recommend to arrange a travel insurance covering any kind of accidents that might occur during your trip (including a medical and personal insurance).


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