Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

From $38.17 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica and get stunning views of Venice from the terraces. Admire beautiful mosaics and impressive artworks alongside an expert guide.

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Duration options: 45 minutes
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  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the Byzantine artworks
  • Learn the fascinating history of this Venetian architectural wonder
  • Take in stunning views of St. Mark’s Square from the basilica’s terrace
Full description
Join a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line access. Marvel at the basilica’s golden interiors and Byzantine art and get panoramic views of Venice from the terraces. Step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Witness beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Lastly, go up to the basilica’s terrace and take in stunning views of the lively St. Mark’s Square and its surrounding monuments.
  • Saint Mark's Basilica guided tour
  • Access to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide under the clock tower in St Mark's Square (please note the Clock Tower is not the Bell Tower).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Backpacks

    Know before you go

    • Tours will not enter the basilica until further notice. When possible, tours will visit the terrace and the museum instead
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 7 reviews

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    The guide, Matteo, was very knowledgeable and informative and it was great to be able to go in and find out all about the history of St Marks. Matteo was very helpful and happy to answer any questions. I recommend this guide to anyone who is interested in going to Venice.

    February 22, 2020

    Wrażenia niesamowite ze zwiedzania Bazyliki, zobaczenia słynnego złotego ołtarza (Pala d'Oro) i poznania historii tego zabytkowego sanktuarium.

    February 29, 2020


    ottima guida e tempistiche

    June 9, 2021

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    Product ID: 347586

    VA ID: 397222