Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

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From US$ 38.22 per person

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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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, English, Italian, Japanese
Private or small groups available
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

  • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
  • 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 before heading up to the terraces to admire panoramic views of Venice. 

After meeting your guide, 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 with the help of your guide's knowledge.

Witness the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore the basilica, listen as your guide tells you the fascinating 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 — the former political and religious center of the Republic of Venice — and its surrounding monuments.

  • Saint Mark's Basilica entry ticket
  • Access to Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Live tour guide
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet next to the San Marco post office on Calle larga de l'Ascension, opposite Saint Mark's Basilica. Look for the yellow sign on the wooden kiosk saying "meeting point, turive assistant".

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Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

based on 1793 reviews

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Our guide had lots of knowledge and some neat facts. He didn't bring lots of energy though, not as captivating as some other guides we've had.

September 24, 2022

It was a unique experience. We learned a lot of new things also because our guide was very competent. Thanks Bruno!

August 27, 2022

The guided tour lasted longer than expected, our guide, Alessandro, gave us a lot of information not only about the Basilica, but also what else to see.

June 6, 2022

Product ID: 397222

VA ID: 397222