Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

From US$ 44.18 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 - 1 hour
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Small group available
  • 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
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
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  • 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".

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

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

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 278 reviews

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    The meeting point was well described and Lara, our tour guide, was there on time. She is an absolute piece of gold. You can tell she enjoys her work. The tour was in English. Admission was fast and uncomplicated and she told us a lot about the cathedral and the history. Since the tour went into the evening and it got dark early, we had a wonderful view of the illuminated St. Mark's Square from above. Thank you Lara for the great tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Maggie

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    December 7, 2021

    What can you say about an impressive tour including not have to stand in line…a trip to the second floor…both admissions paid by guide..and a guide who even told us when the bells toll and who strikes the in depth history of the art. She made it come to life!

    September 2, 2021

    October 30, 2021

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    Product ID: 132801

    VA ID: 397222