St. Mark's Basilica Tickets

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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€33.50
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45 min. - 1 hr.
  • A short and sweet guided tour that covers all you need to learn about St. Mark's Basilica along with skip-the-line entry!
  • Be dazzled by golden mosaics and heavenly chapels as you peer up into the huge domes. Get an optional aerial view of Venice from the basilica's terrace.
  • Choose an expert tour guide in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Customize further with a 45-min or 1-hour option.
  • At St. Mark's Museum, find gold tesserae, royal fabrics like the Doge's red velvet, and even the bones of around 78 saints!
  • A short and sweet guided tour that covers all you need to learn about St. Mark's Basilica along with skip-the-line entry!
  • Be dazzled by golden mosaics and heavenly chapels as you peer up into the huge domes. Get an optional aerial view of Venice from the basilica's terrace.
  • Choose an expert tour guide in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish. Customize further with a 45-min or 1-hour option.
  • At St. Mark's Museum, find gold tesserae, royal fabrics like the Doge's red velvet, and even the bones of around 78 saints!

Inclusions

  • 45-min or 1-hour guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum (optional)
  • Access to the basilica terraces (optional)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Pala D'Oro
  • Tip: Head to the Treasury to see a collection of precious objects looted by the Venetians from Constantinople, along with a few art pieces by the ancient craftsmen of Venice.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€84.50
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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Walk through the most legendary Venetian neighborhoods and tour St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all with an expert guide.
  • Don't waste time in queues and discover biblical sculptures and geometric marble inlays within the 5-domed basilica of St. Mark.
  • Understand the political relevance of the Doge's Palace as you admire artworks like Federico Zuccari's Barbarossa kisses the Pope's foot in lavish rooms like the Great Council Chamber.
  • Enjoy dedicated attention in your preferred language – choose between an English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide.
  • Your exploration doesn't just stop there! This ticket also gives you access to treasures of the Biblioteca Marciana and the Archaeological Museum.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Tip: Try spotting designs of foxes, peacocks, doves, roosters and rhinoceros in the marble inlays while you’re walking around St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the statues of Poseidon and Mars at the Staircase of the Giants in Doge's Palace.
  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

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€9.90
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Flexible duration
Audio guide
  • Unwrap the legacy of religion and royalty in Venice with these skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica! Add on an audio guide in 5 languages.
  • Add on a multilingual audio guide as you admire the 5 ornate domes, world-famous golden mosaics, and intricate sculptures of this grand church.
  • Another ticket upgrade lets you up close to the Pala d'Oro altarpiece, featuring the world's only remaining undamaged Gothic goldsmithing.
  • Peek at the glory of the Byzantine Empire as you marvel at Persian carpets, ancient vestments, and silk-silver tapestries in the St. Mark's museum.
  • Unwrap the legacy of religion and royalty in Venice with these skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica! Add on an audio guide in 5 languages.
  • Add on a multilingual audio guide as you admire the 5 ornate domes, world-famous golden mosaics, and intricate sculptures of this grand church.
  • Another ticket upgrade lets you up close to the Pala d'Oro altarpiece, featuring the world's only remaining undamaged Gothic goldsmithing.
  • Peek at the glory of the Byzantine Empire as you marvel at Persian carpets, ancient vestments, and silk-silver tapestries in the St. Mark's museum.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Access to Pala D’Oro (optional)
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian & German (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: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 3%): St. Mark's Basilica + Doge's Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets

from €39.90
€38.70

3% off

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  • With this cost-saving combo, gain speedy access to 2 iconic symbols of Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace.
  • Discover 12th-century mosaics in the Transept Chapels of the basilica, and bronze horses and ancient tapestries at St. Mark's Museum.
  • At the Doge's Palace, admire the stunning Gothic façade, gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and an impressive collection of weaponry and armor.
  • Uncover iconic artworks within the palace, including Vittore Carpaccio's The Lion of St. Mark and Saint Christopher by Titian.
  • Your ticket includes the Venice 3-museum pass, granting you entry to Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.
  • With this cost-saving combo, gain speedy access to 2 iconic symbols of Venice: St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace.
  • Discover 12th-century mosaics in the Transept Chapels of the basilica, and bronze horses and ancient tapestries at St. Mark's Museum.
  • At the Doge's Palace, admire the stunning Gothic façade, gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and an impressive collection of weaponry and armor.
  • Uncover iconic artworks within the palace, including Vittore Carpaccio's The Lion of St. Mark and Saint Christopher by Titian.
  • Your ticket includes the Venice 3-museum pass, granting you entry to Museo Correr, the Archaeological Museum, and the Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

Inclusions

St. Mark's Basilica

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

Doge's Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to Doge's Palace
  • Access to Museo Correr
  • Access to the Archaeological Museum
  • Access to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Tip: Take a leisurely walk through the narthex, the entrance vestibule of the basilica, which features beautiful marble floors and intricate carvings.
  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): St. Mark’s Basilica + St. Mark’s Bell Tower Tickets

from €32.90
€31.26

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  • This combo saves your money while giving you access to 2 must-see Venetian attractions – 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. Easily ascend by elevator!
  • This combo saves your money while giving you access to 2 must-see Venetian attractions – 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. Easily ascend by elevator!

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Skip-the-line entry to 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: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

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.
  • Adults should compulsorily accompany minors.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

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Free cancellation

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2 hr.
  • 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).

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Venice Gondola Ride

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

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  • Explore the best of Venice on this guided 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.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Pick what suits your plan; a half or full-day trip. Extend your tour to journey into the colorful towns of Murano and Burano Islands.
  • With an optional visit to the islands, be ready to immerse in the artisanal magic of glass-blowing and lace-making workshops.
  • Explore the best of Venice on this guided 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.
  • Learn all about the history of St. Mark's and the political significance of the Doge's Palace from an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Pick what suits your plan; a half or full-day trip. Extend your tour to journey into the colorful towns of Murano and Burano Islands.
  • With an optional visit to the islands, be ready to immerse in the artisanal magic of glass-blowing and lace-making workshops.

Inclusions

  • Full/half-day tour of Venice (as per option selected)
  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Guided tour of Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Round-trip transfers to/from Murano & Burano Islands (optional)
  • Glass-blowing demonstration (optional)
  • Lace-making demonstration (optional)

Half-day tour

  • St Marks Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • 30-minute gondola ride

Full-day tour

  • St Marks Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Glass-blowing demonstration at Murano Island
  • Lace-making demonstration at Burano Island
  • Tip: Take advantage of the local expert knowledge! Request your gondolier to point out the lesser-known sights along the canals.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.

Venice Gondola Ride

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

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3 hr. 30 min.
Guided tour
  • Stroll through the Serenissima Republic, experiencing the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace as your guide explains the historical relevance of the alluring structures in a language of your choice.
  • With the English tour, you can even set off on a gondola ride through the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • It doesn't end there! Witness renowned Venetian glass-blowing in a 20-minute demonstration at St. Mark’s Square for free, if you select a morning slot.
  • Stroll through the Serenissima Republic, experiencing the quaint charm of the city with the expert narration of a professional guide.
  • Explore every inch of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace as your guide explains the historical relevance of the alluring structures in a language of your choice.
  • With the English tour, you can even set off on a gondola ride through the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • It doesn't end there! Witness renowned Venetian glass-blowing in a 20-minute demonstration at St. Mark’s Square for free, if you select a morning slot.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour shared walking tour of Venice
  • Guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Italian, German, Spanish or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets 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)
  • 30-minute gondola ride (optional)
  • Tip: It is recommended that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find the meeting points mentioned in their voucher.
  • Both venues are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

St. Mark's Basilica

  • Strict dress code: All guests must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees to enter the basilica.
  • Keep your camera tucked away – photography is strictly not allowed at the venue.
  • A ramp is available at the Porta del Fiori (Door of Flowers) entrance on the left-hand side of the basilica.
  • The Museum on the upper floor of the basilica is served by both a lift and stair lifts.

Doge's Palace

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and any type of commercial photography is a no-go inside the venue.
  • Please note that the Secret Itineraries, Prisons and Armory are not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Absolute Venice - Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica & More with Priority Access

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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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St. Mark's Basilica Night Tour with Optional Doge's Palace

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  • Set out on a special 1.5-hour night tour of St. Mark's Basilica, along with an English-speaking local guide, away from the bustling crowds.
  • Marvel at the 43,000 sq. ft. of golden mosaics and the exquisite Pala d'Oro altarpiece, adorned with about 2,000 gems, illuminated in the night.
  • Engage with your guide's storytelling, offering insights into the church's history as you descend into the Crypt, housing the relics of St. Mark.
  • Explore the Bell Tower, offering panoramic views of Venice, and the legendary Marciana Library, showcasing priceless manuscripts and artworks.
  • Opt for an upgrade to explore Doge's Palace, a magnificent architectural marvel and symbol of Venetian political power and rich history.
  • Set out on a special 1.5-hour night tour of St. Mark's Basilica, along with an English-speaking local guide, away from the bustling crowds.
  • Marvel at the 43,000 sq. ft. of golden mosaics and the exquisite Pala d'Oro altarpiece, adorned with about 2,000 gems, illuminated in the night.
  • Engage with your guide's storytelling, offering insights into the church's history as you descend into the Crypt, housing the relics of St. Mark.
  • Explore the Bell Tower, offering panoramic views of Venice, and the legendary Marciana Library, showcasing priceless manuscripts and artworks.
  • Opt for an upgrade to explore Doge's Palace, a magnificent architectural marvel and symbol of Venetian political power and rich history.

Inclusions

  • Exclusive access ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (after closing)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Headset
  • Entry to Doge's Palace (optional)
  • 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 1 hour). This may extend the overall length of the tour.
  • 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.

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

  • Long waiting times at St. Mark's Basilica are the norm often extending to anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour even during the off-season. Plan ahead and buy skip-the-line tickets online in advance. It's a game-changer. The convenience of bypassing 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 an insightful visit, where you can spend more time at the site and learn fascinating stories and lesser-known secrets of this sensational monument from the experts.

  • Be aware that there are additional fees for specific areas within the basilica, such as:
    - Pala d’Oro (€6-8): One of the major highlights of the Basilica is its stunning golden altarpiece behind the main altar. Considered one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship.
    - Treasury (€3-5): Housing religious relics, manuscripts, and precious metals, offering insights into the cultural and religious heritage of Venice and the Basilica.
    - Museum (€7-10, usually included in our Basilica tickets, Terrace optional): Witness history in the sculptures, mosaics, and artworks showcasing the artistic and architectural evolution of St. Mark's Basilica over the centuries.

  • The St. Mark's Bell Tower (costs extra €12-15) is one of Venice's beloved and most sold-out highlights, owing to its mesmerizing views. Don't let the climb deter you, there's an elevator for your convenience. The extra Euros seems well worth it for this unique experience. It is closed in adverse weather conditions like strong winds, fog, intense cold, etc.

  • Children under 6 years can enter the Basilica for free.

  • St. Mark's Basilica closes during Sunday morning mass, reopening at 2pm for tourists. Entry is free during mass. The Museum is accessible from 9:30am to 2pm. The tickets are timed so choose wisely; early hours are less crowded. Bright lights illuminate the golden mosaics from 11:30am to 12:30pm for optimal viewing.

  • During busy hours, visiting time inside the Basilica might be limited to around ten minutes, while during low or mid-seasons, you have the freedom to explore for as long as you like.

Which St. Mark's Basilica ticket is best for you?

St Marks Basilica Skip the line Tickets

If you're short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line access
Duration: Flexible

  • Speedy access to St. Mark's Basilica, bypassing queues, enabling efficient exploration without delays.
  • With optional upgrade to access Pala D'Oro and an audio guide, you get a rich understanding of the basilica's significance, enhancing your visit despite time constraints.

Recommended tickets:

  • St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tickets
St Marks Basilica Guided Tours

If you wish 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.
  • With combined options like the one including the Doge's Palace, you'll enjoy a thorough exploration of Venice's cultural treasures and a deeper connection to the city's heritage.

Recommended tours:

  • Guided Tour of St. Marks Basilica with Priority Entry
  • Absolute Venice - Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica & More with Priority Access
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.

Recommended tickets:

  • St. Mark's Basilica Night Tour with Optional Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride

If you're on a budget

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: 2 hours

  • Choosing the combo ticket enables budget-conscious travelers to save by bundling attractions together, with several seasonal discounts as an added bonus.
  • Pair a basilica tour with another must-do Venetian experience- a guided gondola ride, ensuring memorable experiences without overspending.

Recommended tickets:

  • Combo: St. Mark's Basilica + Doge's Palace Fast-Track Tickets
  • St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

Plan your visit to St. Mark's Basilica

Timings
Location
Entrances
Facilities
Rules
Dine
Stay
Tips
St Marks Basilica - Opening Hours
St Marks Basilica - Location
St Marks Basilica - Entrances
St Marks Basilica - Facilities
St. Mark's Basilica Rules
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
St. Mark's Basilica- Gondola ride

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 €9, while guided tours can cost upwards of €32.

How to book tickets to the St. Mark's Basilica tickets?

You have the option to book St. Mark's Basilica tickets online or get them at the venue. Booking online offers benefits like choosing your preferred experience, avoiding queues, and potential discounts. Some online tickets also provide combined access to other attractions like the Doge's Palace for a complete experience.

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?

There are several benefits to booking tickets online.
- Skip the lines: Especially during peak seasons, the basilica can attract long queues. Booking tickets online allows you to bypass these lines and save time during your visit.
- Guaranteed entry: Walk-in tickets may not be available, particularly during busy periods. Booking online ensures your entry to the basilica is secured.
- Choose from various options: Online booking enables you to select the type of experience that suits you best, whether it's a guided tour or a combo ticket for access to other attractions in Venice.
- Discounts & offers: Online bookings often come with exclusive discounts and special offers that may not be available at the ticket office.
- Customer service: With online booking, you have access to 24/7 customer service via phone, email, or chat, allowing you to address any concerns promptly.

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

Yes, there are skip-the-line entry tickets available for St. Mark's Basilica. These tickets allow visitors to bypass the long queues at the entrance and gain direct access to the basilica, saving valuable time during their visit. Here are some of our popular options, some with multilingual tours:
Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark's Basilica with Audio Guide
Combo (Save 5%): St. Mark’s Basilica + St. Mark’s Bell Tower Tickets

Are guided tours available at the St. Mark's Basilica?

Yes, guided tours are available at St. Mark's Basilica. These tours are led by knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the history, architecture, and significance of the basilica. Guided tours offer a more immersive experience and allow visitors to learn about the various aspects of this iconic landmark. You can extend the tour to other Venetian attractions with combo options:
Guided Tour of St. Marks Basilica with Priority Entry
St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride
Absolute Venice - Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica & More with Priority Access

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.

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

Discounted tickets may be available depending upon seasonal offers or promotions. Entry is free for children under 6 years. Check with the ticket at the time of checkout for details.

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 9:30am to 5:15pm, daily, except on Sundays, when the St.Mark's Museum is open from 9:30am; the Basilica only opens at 2pm.

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 St. Mark's Square, the official address is P.za San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, 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.

Can I visit St. Mark's Basilica with kids?

Yes, you can certainly visit St. Mark's Basilica with kids. However, there are a few things to consider to ensure that the visit is enjoyable for both you and your children:
Prepare them: Explain what to expect, dress code, and why the basilica is significant.
Choose quiet times: Visit early mornings or late afternoons to avoid crowds.
Engage them: Point out interesting details, use kid-friendly guides, and encourage questions.
Take breaks: Prevent fatigue by resting and hydrating periodically.
Be respectful: Remind them to be quiet, not touch artwork, and follow rules.
Make it fun: Turn it into a scavenger hunt to find specific artwork or architectural features, history trivia game, or rewarding them with a treat afterward.

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.