Guided tour

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

St. Mark's Basilica: Tour with Terrace Access

From US$ 40.55 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French, 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
  • Piazza San Marco, Venice visit
  • 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 your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind the Correr museum. Look for your guide who will be holding an umbrella and have a shirt with the logo 'Venetoinside' on it.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1837 reviews

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Very nice passionate and exciting guided tour

November 3, 2022

We felt strongly that we overpaid for this tour. We met our guide near St. Mark’s Square/Museo Correr. It was not well-marked nor did he have any signage. Tried to reach via email but no response was received. We were lucky to have asked around until we found him. He was not made aware of our names, so could not confirm until he called the travel agent/arranger, who was to have met us there but was late. Our guide was very nice but it was hard for us to hear and understand the information he was trying to convey. Our tour guide provided additional time and information as he knew that we were disappointed. We were happy to have skipped the line to St. Marks Basilica, but should have planned ahead/purchased other tickets.

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October 10, 2022

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

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