St. Mark's Basilica Tickets

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Tickets

Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark's Basilica

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Mobile Ticket
30 min.
Audio Guide
  • With these tickets, gain skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica, the most notable religious cathedral in Venice.
  • Situated in the bustling Piazza San Marco, visit this must-see church with its 5 ornate domes, world-famous golden mosaics, and intricate sculptures.
  • The Pala d'Oro is an altar in the church known to be the world's sole example of undamaged Gothic goldsmithing, inlaid with precious gems and stones.
  • Upgrade your experience by including access to the gilded Pala d'Oro, one of the best expressions of Byzantine genius.
  • With these tickets, gain skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica, the most notable religious cathedral in Venice.
  • Situated in the bustling Piazza San Marco, visit this must-see church with its 5 ornate domes, world-famous golden mosaics, and intricate sculptures.
  • The Pala d'Oro is an altar in the church known to be the world's sole example of undamaged Gothic goldsmithing, inlaid with precious gems and stones.
  • Upgrade your experience by including access to the gilded Pala d'Oro, one of the best expressions of Byzantine genius.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala D’Oro (optional)
  • Audio guide (optional)
  • Tip: Plan to visit the Basilica on a weekday as crowds are sparse then, and you will comfortably be able to soak up the church in its entirety.
  • Strict Dress Code: please dress for a place of worship, and make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Guided Tour of St. Marks Basilica with Priority Entry

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€39
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
1 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Get priority entry with a special lane to the St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Your expert tour guide will narrate stories and legends about the church, highlighting its rich history.
  • The tour begins on the ground floor and takes you to the St. Mark’s Museum.
  • Get priority entry with a special lane to the St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Your expert tour guide will narrate stories and legends about the church, highlighting its rich history.
  • The tour begins on the ground floor and takes you to the St. Mark’s Museum.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Basilica.
  • Visit to the Basilica's terrace and St. Mark's Museum.
  • Shared guided tour with commentary.
  • Audio guide (in case the tour group exceeds 10 participants).
  • This tour will not be operational in case of exceptionally high tide or in case of religious functions (in both these cases the visit can be postponed or a refund will be provided).
  • On festivity days, the Holy Mass takes place on the ground floor, and it is possible to view the mosaics partially from the first floor.
  • This is not a private tour and is to be shared with other guests not belonging to the same part.
  • If there is a high turnout or for reasons of high tide or security problems, the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica may be slightly longer than expected. In such cases, please do line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
  • Due to security reasons, you cannot enter the Basilica with luggage or big bags.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tickets

Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark's Basilica with Audio Guide

€20.50
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Bypass queues and explore the ground floor of the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica of Piazza San Marco.
  • Make this self-guided visit more fruitful with an in-depth audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
  • Admire the colorful exterior façade with its arches, turrets, mosaics, and statues.
  • Wander within and soak in the marble interiors, the vivid ceiling mosaics of Biblical scenes, and the gold tiles that create a unique shining effect.
  • Bypass queues and explore the ground floor of the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica of Piazza San Marco.
  • Make this self-guided visit more fruitful with an in-depth audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
  • Admire the colorful exterior façade with its arches, turrets, mosaics, and statues.
  • Wander within and soak in the marble interiors, the vivid ceiling mosaics of Biblical scenes, and the gold tiles that create a unique shining effect.

Inclusions

  • Reserved entry ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (ground floor only)
  • Audio guide (in the language of your choice) to download onto your phone
  • Digital map of the Basilica
  • Guidebook of St. Mark's Basilica (1 book per booking)

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Smartphone
  • Headsets
  • Transport and transfers
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum
  • Please note this ticket includes access to the ground floor of the Basilica only.
  • You will be required to pay on the spot for collateral Pala D'Oro (€5) & St. Mark's Museum (€7).
  • Strict Dress Code: Please avoid wearing shorts, tank tops, or revealing clothing.
  • Please arrive at the timeslot selected in order to not lose your booking.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

€75
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Tick off 2 bucket list experiences in Venice at once! Follow an expert guide through St. Mark's Basilica, then catch a famous water taxi.
  • Dive right in with skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, as your guide helps unveil its dazzling gold mosaics in the language of your choice.
  • Soak in the charm of Venice with a leisurely half hour gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller waterways near the Salute Basilica.
  • Marvel at architectural wonders like La Fenice Theatre, and the Murano glass mosaics of Palazzo Barbarigo inspired by St. Marks' Basilica!
  • Enjoy a leisurely break between the 2 tours to explore the city, indulge in local delicacies, or simply soak up the Venetian vibes.
  • Tick off 2 bucket list experiences in Venice at once! Follow an expert guide through St. Mark's Basilica, then catch a famous water taxi.
  • Dive right in with skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica, as your guide helps unveil its dazzling gold mosaics in the language of your choice.
  • Soak in the charm of Venice with a leisurely half hour gondola ride along the Grand Canal and smaller waterways near the Salute Basilica.
  • Marvel at architectural wonders like La Fenice Theatre, and the Murano glass mosaics of Palazzo Barbarigo inspired by St. Marks' Basilica!
  • Enjoy a leisurely break between the 2 tours to explore the city, indulge in local delicacies, or simply soak up the Venetian vibes.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, Spanish, German or French-speaking guide
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride in Venice
  • Tip: Stop in at a local trattoria for an authentic Venetian Lunch, try local favourites like risotto al nero di seppia (black squid ink risotto) or fritto misto (mixed fried seafood).
  • Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons, it may not be possible to sit next to your partner.
  • The gondola ride is not accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Strict Dress Code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Please note that the tour may not operate under exceptional high tide conditions or during religious functions at the basilica. In the event of cancellation, your tour will either be rescheduled or refunded for your convenience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Walking Tours

Walking Tour of Venice with Guided Tour of Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica

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€89
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
3 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • As you walk through the Serenissima Republic, experience the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Choose the tour in a language of your choice. Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace and have your guide explain the historical relevance of the alluring structures.
  • If choosing an English Tour, upgrade your ticket to include a charming gondola ride.
  • Redeem an optional, free coupon to check out the renowned Venetian glass-blowing art in a 20-minute long demonstration at St. Mark’s Square.
  • As you walk through the Serenissima Republic, experience the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Choose the tour in a language of your choice. Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace and have your guide explain the historical relevance of the alluring structures.
  • If choosing an English Tour, upgrade your ticket to include a charming gondola ride.
  • Redeem an optional, free coupon to check out the renowned Venetian glass-blowing art in a 20-minute long demonstration at St. Mark’s Square.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour shared walking tour
  • 1-hour shared guided tour of the Golden Basilica
  • 1-hour shared guided tour of Doge's Palace
  • Audio-guide devices for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, & Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
  • Complimentary glass craftsman demonstration (9am slots only)
  • Gondola ride (optional)
  • This tour will not be operational in case of exceptionally high tide or in case of religious functions (in both these cases the visit can be postponed or a refund will be provided).
  • If there is a high turnout or security problems, the waiting time to access St. Mark’s Basilica may be longer than expected. In such cases, please line up and respect the instructions provided by the guide.
  • The Basilica is a place of worship, hence, appropriate clothing is recommended (shorts and tank tops will not be allowed). Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Photography and filming are prohibited inside the Basilica.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Venice in a Day: St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace, Murano & Burano with Gondola Ride

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Mobile Ticket
9 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Explore the best of Venice on this full-day tour, including seamless skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
  • Glide through historic canals on a 30-minute gondola ride, led by an expert gondolier who shares captivating stories.
  • Witness the age-old tradition of glassblowing at Murano island, observing skilled artisans at work in a real workshop.
  • Discover Burano's colorful houses and rich lacemaking heritage, with a live demonstration of the intricate craft.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Explore the best of Venice on this full-day tour, including seamless skip-the-line access to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace.
  • Glide through historic canals on a 30-minute gondola ride, led by an expert gondolier who shares captivating stories.
  • Witness the age-old tradition of glassblowing at Murano island, observing skilled artisans at work in a real workshop.
  • Discover Burano's colorful houses and rich lacemaking heritage, with a live demonstration of the intricate craft.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Venice
  • English-guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • English-guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride in Venice
  • Round-trip transfers to/from Murano & Burano Islands
  • Glass-blowing demonstration
  • Lace-making demonstration
  • Free time to explore both islands
  • Guided tour of St Marks Basilica
  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Murano Island with glass-blowing demonstration
  • Burano Island with lace-making demonstration

Tip: Take advantage of the local expert knowledge! Request your gondolier to point out the lesser-known sights along the canals.
There is a compulsory security check at the entrance to the main sites. Depending on the volume of visitors, there may be a short wait time.

  • Strict Dress Code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • This activity includes a shared gondola ride of up to 5 people. Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons.
    -This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Alone in St. Mark's Basilica with Optional Doge's Palace

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€78.40
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1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • This special access tour will let visitors experience the beauty of St. Mark's Basilica without the noisy crowds.
  • You can see a jaw-dropping 43,000 square feet of golden mosaics in the church.
  • The guide will also take the guests to the famous Pala d'Oro altarpiece that’s decorated with nearly 2,000 precious gems.
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Crypt, Bell Tower in St. Mark's Square, and the legendary Marciana Library in this 1.5-hour tour.
  • The tour guide will use a storytelling approach to help visitors visualize the construction of this unique church.
  • You can even upgrade your ticket to get access to get entry into Doge's Palace.
  • Note: On certain days there may be a short break between the visit to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (never more than one hour). This may extend the overall length of the tour.
  • This special access tour will let visitors experience the beauty of St. Mark's Basilica without the noisy crowds.
  • You can see a jaw-dropping 43,000 square feet of golden mosaics in the church.
  • The guide will also take the guests to the famous Pala d'Oro altarpiece that’s decorated with nearly 2,000 precious gems.
  • Visit St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Crypt, Bell Tower in St. Mark's Square, and the legendary Marciana Library in this 1.5-hour tour.
  • The tour guide will use a storytelling approach to help visitors visualize the construction of this unique church.
  • You can even upgrade your ticket to get access to get entry into Doge's Palace.
  • Note: On certain days there may be a short break between the visit to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (never more than one hour). This may extend the overall length of the tour.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive access ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (after closing)
  • Headset
  • Doge's Palace (optional)
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combos

Combo (Save 5%): St. Mark’s Basilica + St. Mark’s Bell Tower Tickets

€31
€29.45

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Mobile Ticket
  • Get this cost-effective combo that gives you access to 2 of Venice's must-see attractions – the St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark's Bell Tower.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the city's most visited landmarks known for its Byzantine architecture.
  • Explore the 'Golden Church', famous for its dominant golden mosaics and stunning architecture.
  • At the St. Mark's Bell Tower, explore all sections including the loggetta, adorned with statues of ancient Roman deities.
  • Admire the 5 great bells of St. Mark in this 16th-century tower, the tallest building in Venice.
  • Get this cost-effective combo that gives you access to 2 of Venice's must-see attractions – the St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark's Bell Tower.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the city's most visited landmarks known for its Byzantine architecture.
  • Explore the 'Golden Church', famous for its dominant golden mosaics and stunning architecture.
  • At the St. Mark's Bell Tower, explore all sections including the loggetta, adorned with statues of ancient Roman deities.
  • Admire the 5 great bells of St. Mark in this 16th-century tower, the tallest building in Venice.

Inclusions

St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Skip-the-line admission to St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark’s Bell Tower

  • Access to all parts of St. Mark's Bell Tower

St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Tip: Don't miss the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and Venetian crafts near St. Mark's Square. Visit the shops around Calle Larga XXII Marzo too.
  • Strict Dress Code: Dress appropriately as this is a worship place, and ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.

St. Mark’s Bell Tower

  • Tip: Near the Bell Tower, find authentic local delicacies in the Castello or Cannaregio districts such as 'sarde in saor' or 'fegato alla veneziana'.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Elevators.
  • Strict Dress Code: Please wear clothing that covers the knees and shoulders.
  • Adults should compulsorily accompany minors.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Walking Tours

Absolute Venice - Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica & More with Priority Access

€123
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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4 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Sign yourself up for a trip down memory lane with this ticket to Venice's finest historic attractions.
  • Discover the oldest and most iconic buildings and delve into the history of it all.
  • Follow your expert tour guide for more insight about each landmark.
  • Some of the intriguing stops include Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica, and Santa Maria Formosa.
  • Take your pick of guided tours available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • Sign yourself up for a trip down memory lane with this ticket to Venice's finest historic attractions.
  • Discover the oldest and most iconic buildings and delve into the history of it all.
  • Follow your expert tour guide for more insight about each landmark.
  • Some of the intriguing stops include Doge's Palace, St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica, and Santa Maria Formosa.
  • Take your pick of guided tours available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Inclusions

  • Services of expert multilingual tour guide
  • Walking tour of Venice’s famous alleys
  • Priority entry & guided tour of The Doge’s Palace
  • Priority entry & guided tour of St Mark’s Basilica
  • Personal audio device

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & beverages
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Venice Half-Day Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

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Guided Tour
  • In just half a day, take on a walking tour of Venice led by a local English-speaking guide, complete with a gondola ride along the enchanting waterways.
  • With skip-the-line entry, wait less and learn more about the gold mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica and the former seat of Venetian power, Doge’s Palace.
  • Spend 30 minutes tracing the Venetian canal system aboard a traditional gondola and experience the city from a unique vantage point.
  • The tour includes a stroll through the lively Rialto district’s market and bridge, the oldest of 4 that span the Grand Canal.
  • In just half a day, take on a walking tour of Venice led by a local English-speaking guide, complete with a gondola ride along the enchanting waterways.
  • With skip-the-line entry, wait less and learn more about the gold mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica and the former seat of Venetian power, Doge’s Palace.
  • Spend 30 minutes tracing the Venetian canal system aboard a traditional gondola and experience the city from a unique vantage point.
  • The tour includes a stroll through the lively Rialto district’s market and bridge, the oldest of 4 that span the Grand Canal.

Inclusions

  • Half-day guided tour of Venice
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-min gondola ride
  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Rialto Bridge and Market
  • Venetian gondola ride
  • Lunch break
  • Doge's Palace
  • Tip: Ask your guide for the authentic Venetian cicchetti spots or the best local bacari (wine bars) around Rialto Market.
  • Please note that for entry into St. Mark’s Basilica, knees and shoulders must be covered for all guests.
  • The tour is stroller and pram accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

St. Mark's Basilica - Home to God & Gold

Located in the heart of St Mark’s Square, the St. Mark's Basilica stands tall as a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture. Revered as a symbol of Venice, the church is breathtaking on the inside as it is on the outside with its awe-inspiring mosaics, and priceless works of art, including the esteemed Pala d'Oro altarpiece. Find the best tickets & tour options, highlights, travel guide and insider tips to explore the best of this landmark effortlessly.

Why visit St. Mark's Basilica?

  • Magnificent architectural fusion: The iconic basilica is a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and Venetian Gothic styles, reflecting Venice's diverse cultural influences.
  • Pala d'Oro Altarpiece: Made from gold, enamel, and precious gems, the Pala d'Oro altarpiece is an important religious artifact and remarkable work of art that exemplifies Byzantine craftsmanship.
  • Strong historic connection: Symbolizing Venice's spiritual and political legacy, it consecrated the Dukes and holds the winged lion, emblematic of the city.
  • Precious treasures: The basilica houses a number of Venetian masterpieces, such as a Treasury housing ancient artifacts and rare manuscripts, bronze doors that feature scenes from the Bible and the sculpted marble columns inside the church. 

Things to know before buying St. Mark's Basilica tickets

  • Long waiting times at the St. Mark's Basilica is a norm. Plan ahead and get your skip-the-lines tickets online in advance. It's a game-changer. The convenience of skipping the queue outweighs any loss of spontaneity.
  • San Marco Basilica's history, from stolen relics to centuries of legacies, is one gripping tale. Consider a guided tour for a wholesome visit so you don't miss out on the fascinating stories and lesser-known secrets of this sensational monument.
  • During busy times, the visit might be limited to around ten minutes. Also, it's advisable to get a printed copy of your ticket.
  • On Sunday morning, from 9.30 AM to 2 PM, you can visit only the Museum – Loggia dei Cavalli. Also, you will have to pay an additional fee to view the Pala D'Oro & St. Mark's Museum.
  • The Bell Tower opens every day from 9.30 AM to 9.15 PM (last admission: 8.45 PM). In adverse weather conditions such as fog, strong wind, intense cold, the Bell Tower might be closed.

All your St.Mark's Basilica ticket options explained

St Marks Basilica Skip the line Tickets

If you're short on time or are on a budget

Go for: Skip-the-line access, combo tickets
Duration: Flexible

  • Speedy access to St. Mark's Basilica, bypassing queues, enabling efficient exploration without delays.
  • Affordable choices inclusive of audio guides and combo tickets with St. Mark's Bell tower access so you have a wholesome experience without breaking the bank.

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St Marks Basilica Guided Tours

If you're looking to explore in-depth

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: Flexible

  • The guides reveal the fascinating history & often-overlooked mysteries of St. Mark's Basilica, explaining the meaning behind its detailed mosaics, sculptures, and artwork.
  • The tour includes a thorough exploration of the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica, and more equally significant Venetian landmarks sites.

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St Marks Basilica Exclusive Access

If you want exclusive access

Go for: After hour tours
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.

  • Presents a special chance to visit St. Mark's Basilica after regular hours, giving a peaceful and private experience without crowds.
  • Enjoy an expert-led tour by a local English-speaking guide, complete with a headset for detailed insights into the basilica's history and art.

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St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride

If you seek a unique experience

Go for: Gondola tour
Duration: 2 hours

  • The only thing better than a St. Mark's Basilica tour is combining one with the famed Venice gondola ride. Expert local guides narrate Venetian history amid the city's stunning backdrop, making it truly delightful.
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry to both St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace, maximizing your Venice visit.

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Explore St. Mark's Basilica

St Marks Basilica - Pala d'Oro
St Marks Basilica - St. Mark's Museum
St. Mark’s Campanile - Bell Tower

Plan your visit to St. Mark's Basilica

Timings
Location
Entrances
Rules
Facilities
Dine
Stay
Tips
St Marks Basilica - Opening Hours
St Marks Basilica - Location
St Marks Basilica - Entrances
St. Mark's Basilica Rules
  • Dress Code: Wear appropriate attire: no shorts, skirts above the knee, sleeveless tops, or hats for men.
  • Photography: No photography or videography is allowed inside St. Mark's Basilica. Some areas might allow it without flash, but for the most part it's forbidden.
  • Behavior: Maintain quiet, respectful conduct. Avoid loud noise or disruptive behavior.
  • During services: Maintain silence and respect during religious services or Mass.
  • No food or drinks: Eating and drinking are prohibited inside the basilica.
  • Security checks: Expect security screenings similar to airports. Large bags and sharp items are not be allowed.
  • Restricted areas: Some sections may be closed during certain times or events.
St Marks Basilica - Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Gift shops
  • Audio guides
  • Information desks
  • Accessibility - wheelchair access, stairlift & lift, contact points for visitors with special needs
St Marks Basilica - Eat
  • Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisti: This cozy osteria offers traditional Venetian cuisine and a wide selection of wines.
  • Trattoria da Remigio: A rustic and casual trattoria with outdoor seating, serving hearty and flavorful seafood dishes.
  • Al Nono Risorto: A family-run restaurant known for its delicious pizza and pasta dishes.
  • Bacaro Quebrado: A small and charming bar offering traditional cicchetti (small plates) and local wine.
  • Al Timon: Located in a quiet canal, this hidden gem serves fresh and delicious seafood dishes.
St Marks Basilica - Stay
  • Budget
    Hotel Le Isole (350 m), Hotel Casa Linger (850 m), Hotel Iris Venice (1.3 km)
  • Mid-Range
    Hotel Bonvecchiati (400 m), Hotel Al Codega (450 m), Hotel Flora (550 m)
  • Luxury
    Hotel Danieli (300 m), The Gritti Palace (700 m)
St Marks Basilica - Stay

Beyond St. Mark's Basilica

Doge's Palace
Museo Correr

Frequently asked questions about St. Mark's Basilica tickets

How much does a St. Mark's Basilica ticket cost?

The cost of tickets varies depending on the type of ticket and tour. Your basic skip-the-line entry tickets start from €8, while guided tours can cost upwards of €39.

Where can I buy St. Mark's Basilica tickets?

Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica can be booked online through authorized ticketing platforms to secure your visit and skip the long queues. It is recommended that you buy online so as to avoid the long lines.

Do I need tickets to visit St. Mark's Basilica?

Yes, to visit St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, tickets are required. It's a popular attraction, and having tickets beforehand is advisable to skip the lines, especially if you have limited time in Venice. You can get St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tickets and tours in advance to avoid waiting in line on-site.

Why should I book St. Mark's Basilica tickets online?

Booking St. Mark's Basilica tickets online saves time by skipping long queues. Online tickets also offer skip-the-line privileges for prompt access, along with the convenience of securing preferred dates, especially during peak tourist seasons when there are usually long waiting lines.

Can I get a discount on St. Mark's Basilica tickets?

Discounted tickets may be available for certain groups, such as students and senior citizens. Check with the ticket at the time of checkout for details.

Are there skip-the-line entry tickets to the Basilica?

Yes. If you want to skip the excruciatingly long lines for the Basilica entry, you can purchase priority access tickets to the Basilica. However, these tickets will not include a guided tour or access to the Pala d’Oro altar, Museum, Treasury, Campanile, and Crypt.

What are some of the highlights of St. Mark's Basilica?

Highlights of St. Mark's Basilica include the Pala d'Oro, the Treasury, the crypt, the transept chapels, and the magnificent domes.

Is there recommended route for a self guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica?

The best route to follow would start at the atrium. Start from atop and climb up the stairs to the Loggia – Museo di San Marco (San Marco Museum). After exploring the museum, make your way down and amble through the Treasury, to view the Pala d’Oro and sarcophagus of St. Mark. After this, follow the north aisle and exit the church. Once you’re outside, spend some time looking at the extraordinary exterior facades of St. Mark’s Basilica.

What are the timings of St. Mark's Basilica?

The opening hours of St. Mark's Basilica are from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM, daily, except on Sundays, when only the St.Mark's Museum is open from 9:30; the Basilica only opens at 2 PM.

How long do you need to spend at St. Mark's Basilica?

You will need at least one hour to the basilica. Visitors can spend longer if they wish to fully appreciate the details and history.

Where is St. Mark's Basilica located?

St. Mark's Basilica is located in the Piazza San Marco in the heart of Venice, Italy.

Is photography permitted inside St. Mark’s Basilica?

Unfortunately, no. Photography and filming is strictly prohibited inside the Basilica .

Is St. Mark's Basilica wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the basilica is accessible to visitors with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

Is it worth visiting St. Mark's Basilica?

Yes, St. Mark's Basilica is a must-visit attraction thanks to its historical significance, stunning architecture, and impressive artwork.

What is the cancellation policy for St. Mark's Basilica tickets?

The cancellation policy for St. Mark's Basilica tickets may vary depending on where you purchase them. It's essential to review the terms and conditions before buying to understand the cancellation policy.