San Marco square, the Basilica and Rialto
Get in touch with the history of Venice and its highlights. Let's discover the secrets of San Marco square including a the visit of St. Mark's church avoiding the long queue: a skip the line ticket will help you to save time! Be seduced by the Rialto bridge and area too: many secrets are waiting to be discovered!
During this tour we'll visit:
San Marco square and its secrets, the Basilica of St. Mark's and its gold shining mosaics indoors (we will skip the line for the Basilica) and finally we'll reach Rialto bridge and area: the heart of Venice!
October 29 - April 15:
Basilica: 9. 30 a. m. - 5. 00 p. m. - Sunday and holidays: 2. 00 p. m. - 4. 30 p. m.
St. Mark's Museum: 9. 45 a. m. - 4. 45 p. m.
Pala d'oro: 9. 45 a. m. - 4. 45 p. m. - Sunday and holidays: 2. 00 p. m. - 4. 30 p. m.
Treasury: 9. 45 a. m. - 4. 45 p. m. - Sunday and holidays: 2. 00 p. m. - 4. 30 p. m.
April 16 - October 28: Basilica: 9. 30 a. m. - 5. 00 p. m.
Pala d'oro and treasury: 9. 35 a. m. - 5. 00 p. m. - Sunday and holidays: 2. 00 p. m. - 5. 00 p. m.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the San Zaccaria waterbus stop or any other convenient place
End location: Rialto bridge
Duration: 3 hours
Backpacks not allowed in the Basilica but can be dropped in deposit in calle del Basso.
Dress code in St. Mark's basilica: no shorts, no miniskirts, no sleeveless, no bare shoulders anyway, knee long skirts, T or Polo shirts are OK.
St. Mark's Basilica may be closed without notice in case of unscheduled religious services.
In case of floods and from Nov. 1 to April 30 there is just one access to enter the Basilica, they won't have "skip the line" access.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - - Any personal expences
- Entrances to other sites or for visiting the pala d'oro and terrace of St. Mark's Basilica
Licensed guides have no restrictions
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