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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) Tours and Activities

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The crown jewel of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is an ornate cathedral which blends elements of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture. Topped by soaring domes and replete with astonishing golden mosaics, the church is so opulent it is known as the Chiesa d’Oro, or the Golden Church.

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Mon - Sat 9:45am-5:00pm, Sun and holidays 2pm-4:30pm
Piazza San Marco, Venice, 30124
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Group or Private Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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See the wonders of Venice's St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St. Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.17
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$107.17
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Group or Private Tour

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Delve into Venetian history on this tour that showcases two of the city's most iconic structures and sheds light on the stories behind them both. Enjoy skip-the-line access to both popular attractions. Your first stop is legendary St. Mark's Basilica. Wander around the mosaic-covered interior and Byzantine treasures while a local guide fills you in on how this collection came to be. Then continue to the Doge’s Palace to explore the former political heart of Venice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.13
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Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Visit two of the most popular attractions in Venice on this guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. Listen to your guide's commentary clearly with provided headsets and avoid hours-long queues with skip-the-line admission tickets. Entrance tickets to the Doge's Palace are also included for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.64
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica

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Discover the golden mosaics, soaring domes and iconic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica on a 1-hour guided tour of the cathedral. Learn about the history and culture of Venice through the treasures inside the Byzantine landmark, and hear the story of how St. Mark's body came to rest in the city. See how the unique building combines Eastern and Western architecture, and stand before the stunning Pala d’Oro altar, which glimmers with gold, gems and precious stones.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.29
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$41.29
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Discover the awe-inspiring St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice without the headache of long lines. Head to the front of the queue with your expert guide and step inside to admire the cathedral’s glittering gold mosaics and embellished domes. Explore other architectural highlights of St. Mark’s Square and learn about Venice’s history as a seafaring superpower and Italian cultural capital. You also escape to quieter backstreets of Hidden Venice to visit lesser-known attractions and gain insight into daily Venetian life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.96
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Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

Venice Skip the line St Mark's Basilica tour

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St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice’s most visited attractions and this skip-the-line tour ensures you don’t waste any time queuing outside. Enjoy priority access and a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Golden Basilica, followed by an optional cruise to visit a glass factory on Murano Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.53
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Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

Best of Venice Tour with St Mark’s Basilica and Grand Canal Boat tour

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See the best of Venice in a day on a tour that combines a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal. Hear the history of St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a guide, and visit St. Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.56
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Doge's Palace Guided Tour

Doge's Palace Guided Tour

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See the Doge's Palace, which served as the center of power in the Venetian Republic, with this skip-the-line 1-hour guided tour. Marvel at the artistic treasures in the palace, including paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Walk through ornately-decorated halls and imagine Venice in its so-called Golden Age. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs from the Doge's Palace into the infamous prison, where Casanova was once held. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.04
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$71.04
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Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola

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First time in Venice? Maximize your time in the city with a full-day itinerary that ticks off all the most memorable attractions. Stroll across the Rialto Bridge and browse the lively Rialto fish market, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a romantic cruise along the Grand Canal. Next, access St. Mark’s Basilica and gaze down over the city from the cathedral’s rooftop terrace. Finally, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the grandiose Doge’s Palace. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.33
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Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

Venice Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Doge's Palace and St Mark’s Basilica Tours plus Venice Walking Tour

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See two of Venice’s most iconic attractions and save 10% when you book them together with this Super Saver. Head to the front of the long queues with skip-the-line access to the famed Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Learn the history behind these architectural wonders from your local guide, and explore some of Venice’s lesser-known sights on a walking tour. Complete both tours in the same day with a break in between to spend at your leisure, depending on the operational schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
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Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

Venice Super-Saver: Doge’s Palace, Walking Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour

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Explore the best of Venice at a 10% discount with this Super Saver combo of three popular tours. Skip the line at the Doge’s Palace, where you can wander through ornate public rooms and across the notorious Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also head to the front of the long queue at St Mark’s Basilica to tour the dazzling interior of this Byzantine masterpiece and enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice’s hidden gems. Finally, cruise down the Grand Canal aboard a motorboat and soak in the majestic passing scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.42
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Venice guided tour of Doges Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica and Correr museum tour

Venice guided tour of Doges Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica and Correr museum tour

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Get an in-depth look at two of Venice's most popular attractions on this skip-the-line tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. See glittering mosaics inside the church and lavish rooms once inhabited by rulers of the Venetian Republic. Explore the fascinating history of La Serenissima in one combination tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.13
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Public Tour St Mark's Basilica Museum and Terrace

Public Tour St Mark's Basilica Museum and Terrace

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Rich with mosaics, Byzantine art, and architectural details, the St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) is a Venice masterpiece. With that much to see it’s easy to miss key points, but a guided visit ensures you cover the highlights—while learning the stories behind the artwork. On this tour, you'll settle into a comfortable seat as the guide points out Biblical scenes, the Pala d’Oro, the Treasury, and more.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

Venice Skip the Line Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Private Tour

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Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this private tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Admire the shimmering mosaics and golden altars of the city’s most famous cathedral, and see masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto as you wander through the lavish chambers of the Venetian Republic’s one-time rulers. Skip the long lines at both attractions with priority access (from April to October), so you don't waste a minute of precious vacation time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.36
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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

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Experience the two most quintessential things in Venice with a gondola ride and a tour of St. Mark's Basilica. See the sights of the canal city from the water during a 35-minute gondola cruise, followed by a guided tour of the Byzantine jewel of St. Mark's.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.28
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Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

Venice Walking Tour plus Skip the Lines Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tours

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Enjoy the best of Venice on this guided walking tour plus skip-the-line entry to the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. Explore the best that the canal city has to offer, winding your way through narrow alleys, and see Venice's top attractions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.73
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Classic Venice: Doge's Palace & Saint Mark's Basilica, Gondola ride

Classic Venice: Doge's Palace & Saint Mark's Basilica, Gondola ride

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Get a comprehensive overview of Venice on this 2.5-hour tour. Begin with a classic gondola ride down the Grand Canal to admire the city from the water. Then head to St. Mark’s Square and learn about the history of Venice as you tour inside the sumptuous basilica. Then skip the line at Doge’s Palace and explore the complex which is a combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.86
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Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge Palace and opt a shared guided tour instead. Then, enjoy the quintessential Venice experience—a gondola ride through the city’s canals and waterways. Your ticket also includes access to several landmarks surrounding Saint Mark’s Square, as well as access to a mobile app that provides commentary to a walking tour of the city at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
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Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

Venice Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica guided Tour

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The Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are two of Venice’s most beloved destinations, but the two landmarks can have ticket lines to match. See both landmarks with a private guide on a 2-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access, so you can make the most of your time in Venice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city

Venice in a Day: the main highlights of the city

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If you’re looking to see most of Venice’s well-known sights all in one day, put your trust in this fun combination day tour. This package includes a walking tour of the city away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area, a skip-the-line privilege at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and at St. Mark's Basilica and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal and smaller canals.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.94
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Welcome to Venice Small Group or Private Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

Welcome to Venice Small Group or Private Tour: Basilica San Marco & Gondola Ride

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Experience quintessential Venice on this walking tour, including a memorable gondola ride. See iconic landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the House of Marco Polo; get a taste of local life at the Rialto Fish Market and explore historic neighborhoods like Cannaregio. Then, admire the palatial architecture of St. Mark’s Square, enter the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up the scenery on a romantic gondola cruise. This small-group tour is limited for a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.08
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Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

Piazza San Marco: Doge's Palace & Basilica guided tour

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This is a fantastic way to explore the best of Venice in one day. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a skip-the-line ticket to Doge’s Palace included. Explore the palace artwork, architecture, and learn about its former prisoners. You’ll also be given entrance tickets to three Saint Mark’s Square museums to explore independently. A highlight is having a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica where you’ll see its spectacular Byzantine art.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line

St. Mark's Basilica: guided visit & seat inside - Skip the Line

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Skip the lines at Saint Mark’s Basilica and head straight into a private tour of the “Church of Gold.” Recognized as one of the foremost example of Byzantine architecture in the world, its most recognizable feature is the Pala d'Oro, a golden altar adorned with thousands of precious gemstones. Your guide will share the history of the building and its construction. Afterward, take an optional tour to a glass factory near the square at no additional charge.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

Doge's Palace: Skip the line tickets with audio guide

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This self-guided audio tour gives you the insight of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. Skip the lines to enter the Palazzo Ducale and Saint Mark’s Basilica and explore them at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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What are St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) hours of operation?
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St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) hours of operation: Mon - Sat 9:45am-5:00pm, Sun and holidays 2pm-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 151 St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) costs USD 12.04. Guided St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tours start around USD 12.04 per person. See all 151 St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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