St. Mark's Basilica Terrace Tickets

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

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45 min. - 1 hr.
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  • 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.
  • Upgrade and get access to high altar retable of the Basilica di San Marco, the Pala d'Oro with a guide.
  • 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, Spanish, German, Italian or French-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of 10+ people
  • Access to St. Mark's Museum (optional)
  • Access to the basilica terraces (optional)
  • Access to Pala d'Oro with a Spanish or English-speaking guide (optional)
  • 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.
  • Keep in mind luggage and large bags are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • 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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1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
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  • 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
  • Access to Pala d'Oro (optional)
  • 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 St. Mark’s Terraces

What is St. Mark's Basilica Terrace?

The St. Mark's Basilica Terraces are elevated platforms or outdoor spaces accessible within the Basilica. Enjoy sweeping views of Piazza San Marco from the terraces, offering a unique vantage point to appreciate the basilica's architecture, the adjacent piazzetta, and prominent landmarks such as the Campanile and Procuratie buildings. Access to these terraces often involves a guided tour or a separate admission fee, elevating your overall experience at the legendary Venetian landmark.

Why visit the St. Mark's Basilica terrace?

St. Mark's Basilica terrace

Accessibility at St. Mark's Basilica terrace

People with physical disabilities and wheelchair users can enter the Basilica and access the Treasury via the Porta dei Fiori, which features a ramp. The Museum, situated on the upper floor, is accessible via both a lift and stair lifts.

Visitors are advised to reach out to a staff member at the Porta dei Fiori, situated on the left-hand side of the Basilica, for assistance.

Frequently asked questions about St. Mark's Basilica terrace tickets

How can I purchase tickets for St. Mark's Basilica terrace?

You can either purchase the tickets for terrace access onsite or online in advance. It's recommended to book in advance to secure your preferred time slot and avoid long queues.

What is included in the St. Mark's Basilica terrace ticket?

The inclusions depend on the specific ticket details. You can purchase a standalone ticket for the terrace or a combo ticket for broader access to the Basilica. One of our popular choices is - Guided Tour of St. Marks Basilica with Priority Entry. The experience includes a shared guided tour with insightful commentary, access to the Basilica, terrace, and the Museum.

Are there guided tours available for the terrace?

Yes, guided tours are available for the terrace of St. Mark's Basilica. These tours offer a curated experience, providing visitors with insights into the history, architecture, and significance of the basilica while relishing the breathtaking panorama from the terrace.

Can I buy terrace tickets on-site or should I book in advance?

It is advisable to book St. Mark's Basilica tickets in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons. While on-site ticket purchases may be possible, booking in advance provides the convenience of securing your spot and avoiding potential long queues.

Is there a specific time slot for terrace access with the ticket?

Specific time slots for terrace access with tickets may vary based on the type of ticket or tour package you choose. It's recommended to check the details of your selected ticket or tour when making a reservation. Some tickets offer flexible access, allowing you to choose a convenient time within a certain timeframe, while others may have designated time slots. Be sure to review the terms and conditions associated with your chosen ticket for accurate information on terrace access timing.

Are terrace tickets separate from general admission to St. Mark's Basilica?

Yes, terrace tickets are separate from general admission to St. Mark's Basilica. Terrace access usually requires a distinct ticket or a specific category of ticket that explicitly includes terrace entry. General admission tickets may not cover terrace access, so choose a ticket option that aligns with your preferences.

How long can I stay on the terrace once I gain access?

The duration of stay on the terrace typically depends on the specific ticket or tour you choose. Guided tours may have a predetermined duration, while standalone terrace tickets might offer more flexibility. It's advisable to check the details of your chosen ticket for any time constraints or guidelines regarding terrace access duration.

Are there any age restrictions for accessing the terrace?

There are no age restrictions for accessing the terrace. All visitors, regardless of age, can enjoy the panoramic views from the St. Mark's Basilica terrace.

What landmarks and views can I expect from the St. Mark's Basilica terrace?

From the St. Mark's Basilica terrace, you can enjoy breathtaking views of St. Mark’s Square, the Venetian lagoon, and nearby landmarks such as the Procuratie buildings, the Campanile, and the Sansovino Loggia. It provides an ideal vantage point to appreciate the architectural details of the basilica's facade, including the iconic quadriga.

Is the terrace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the terrace is wheelchair accessible. People with physical disabilities and wheelchair users can enter the Basilica and access the Treasury via the Porta dei Fiori, which features a ramp. The Museum, situated on the upper floor, is accessible via both a lift and stair lifts. Visitors are advised to seek assistance from a staff member at the Porta dei Fiori for guidance.

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