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Guided Tours
4.2(2.3K)

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

from
€32
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
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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Guided Tours
4.3(2.2K)

Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

from
€79
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. 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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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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Guided Tours
4.4(1.1K)

St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour with Gondola Ride

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

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€114.45
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
9 hr.
  • 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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Walking Tours
4.3(654)

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

from
€115
Free Cancellation

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

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
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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1 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
  • 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.
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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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Originally built in the 9th century to house the remains of St. Mark, the basilica was rebuilt in Byzantine style after a fire in 932 AD. Known as the Church of Gold for its lavish use of gold, the basilica's Greek cross design is a testament to its architectural grandeur. Join us as we delve into the fascinating story of St. Mark's Basilica and its hidden treasures with our expert guides. Find curated St. Mark's Basilica tour options to elevate your visit to this iconic landmark.

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

Skip-the-line guided tours

Skip-the-line guided tours

Duration: 1 hour - 9 hours
Suited for: Priority access and in-depth insights from expert guides.
Ticket price: €39 to €134.1

Why go for it?

  • Enjoy swift entry, maximizing your time inside the basilica. Enjoy a more relaxed and focused visit without the rush.
  • Understand the significance of the basilica's art and architecture with expert commentary providing historical context and interesting facts.
  • Many skip-the-line tours include access to the St. Mark’s Museum & Doge's Palace, allowing for a more thorough exploration.

Recommended tours:
Guided Tour of St. Marks Basilica with Priority Entry
For extended exploration:
St. Mark’ & Doge’s Palace Full-Day Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

After hours tours

After hours tours

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes - 3 hours
Suited for: Intimate and less crowded experience.
Ticket Price: From €88.2

Why go for it?

  • Witness the basilica adorned in the soft glow of evening lights. The after-hours tour provides a unique perspective on the architectural details and mosaics.
  • Enjoy the serenity of St. Mark's Basilica without the daytime crowds. Enrich your visit with expert guide's insights, delving into the basilica's history and art.

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

Walking city tours

Walking city tours

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Suited for: Condensed tour of Venice's iconic landmarks.
Ticket Price: From €89

Why go for it?

  • A walking city tour provides an intimate, immersive and flexible experience, allowing you to soak in the charm of Venice at your own pace.
  • Led by an expert guide, the walking tour ensures you don't miss any historical or architectural gems. Get fascinating insights into the city's rich history and culture.

Recommended tours:
Walking Tour of Venice with Guided Tour of Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica
Absolute Venice - Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica & More with Priority Access

Gondola cruises

Gondola cruises

Duration: 2 - 6 hours
Suited for: Cultural Venetian experience with Basilica access
Ticket Price: From €75 - €119.81

Why go for it?

  • Enjoy the best of both worlds – explore the iconic St. Mark's Basilica and experience the famed magical charm of Venice's canals on a gondola.
  • Glide through the picturesque canals, passing landmarks like Mozart House, La Fenice Theatre, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Salute Church, immersing yourself in the city's opulent ambiance.

Recommended tours:
Venice Full-Day Guided Tour with Gondola Cruise
Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride

Why take a St. Mark's Basilica tour?

St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the most popular and most visited landmarks in Venice. Here are a few reasons why you should take a St. Mark’s Basilica tour.

St. Mark's Basilica tours

What to expect on a St. Mark's Basilica tour?

St. Mark’s Basilica is massive. You might find it difficult to navigate the attraction all by yourself, which is why a guided tour is recommended because it includes an expert guide with in-depth knowledge of the Basilica. You can listen to fascinating stories and anecdotes about the site on your tour. A St. Mark’s Basilica tour will enhance your experience of the visit because you have an expert telling you all that there is to know about the historic site.

After you meet your group and guide at the designated meeting point, you will be taken inside St. Mark’s Basilica and shown all the artworks, architecture, mosaic inlays, and installations as well as major points of interest like the dome, the treasury, the St. Mark’s Museum, Pala d’Or, the Tomb of St. Mark, the Transept Chapels, Campanile, and the Basilica Terrace. Soak in the rich history and magnificent architecture of the Basilica as well as stunning views of the city of Venice and its iconic landmarks on your St. Mark’s Basilica tour.

Frequently asked questions about St. Mark's Basilica tours

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

The cost of a St. Mark's Basilica guided tour varies based on factors such as tour type, duration, and additional inclusions like skip-the-line access or combo options. Prices typically range from €32 to €90 per person, with options including skip-the-line tours starting at €32, guided tours with gondola ride from €75, after-hours tours starting at €78.40, and combo tours from €89. Prices may change, so it's recommended to check real-time availability and prices through our curated collection of experiences.

Which is the best St. Mark's Basilica tour?

Choosing the best tour depends largely on your personal preferences. Here's something to help:
- If you're short on time: Consider a skip-the-line guided tour, offering priority access and expert insights in a condensed timeframe.
- If you want to explore in-depth: An after-hours tour provides a serene and intimate experience, allowing you to delve into the basilica's history and architecture without daytime crowds.
- If you want the complete Venice experience: Opt for a walking city tour, combining a guided exploration of St. Mark's Basilica with a leisurely stroll through Venice's iconic landmarks or even better, a serene gondola ride.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of the St. Mark’s Basilica and what does it include?

Opting for a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica is a smart choice because you get insider knowledge from experts who share fascinating facts about the basilica's art and history. Plus, you get to skip the long lines, so you can spend more time exploring and less time waiting. Access major points of interest inside the Basilica like the Treasury, the Transept Chapels, the Tomb of St. Mark, the Campanile, the Basilica Terrace, the Dome, and more. Some tours even include access to other cool attractions like the Doge's Palace or take a gondola cruise, giving you a full Venetian experience. It's like having a VIP pass to Venice's cultural highlights!

What is the cost of the guided tour compared to a regular ticket?

Guided tours are pricier compared to regular tickets, but they come with added benefits like expert commentary and skip-the-line access. You can expect to pay around €32 to €75 more per person for this enhanced experience. However, it's totally worth it for the insights and avoiding long queues!

In what languages are the tours available?

St. Mark’s Basilica guided tours are available in four languages – English, Spanish, German, and French.

How many people can go on a tour?

It depends on the type of guided tour you book. The small group tour will have no more than 10 people while the other guided tours have a maximum capacity of 25 guests.

Is the St. Mark’s Basilica tour worth it?

Yes. The St. Mark’s Basilica tour is worth it because it is the largest church in Venice and one of the most iconic ones in the world. It houses the remains of Saint Mark and is famous for its mosaic flooring.

Do the tours include skip the line access?

Yes. The St. Mark’s Basilica guided tours include a skip the line feature, which means you get priority access to the attraction.

Can I cancel a booked tour?

Yes. You can cancel your St. Mark’s Basilica tour between 24 to 72 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund. Make sure you check the cancellation policy of the tour you book.

How long is the St. Mark’s Basilica guided tour?

The St. Mark’s Basilica guided tour can take anywhere between 1 to 4 hours, depending on the tour you book.

Are there any discounted tickets for St. Mark’s Basilica tours?

Yes. You can get up to 5% off on your St. Mark's Basilica tour tickets. Additionally, children between 2 to 5 years of age can enjoy reduced ticket prices for the Guided Tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with Gondola Ride.

Can I book a private tour?

Yes, private tours like after-hours tour are often available for St. Mark's Basilica. These tours offer a more personalized experience at .

Are there any age restrictions for the guided tours?

There are typically no specific age restrictions for guided tours of St. Mark's Basilica. However, it's essential to check the specific ticket details as some tours may be more suitable for certain age groups due to the content or duration of the tour.

Are audio guides available as an alternative to a human guide?

Yes, audio guides are available as an alternative to a human guide for exploring St. Mark's Basilica. These guides provide recorded commentary in multiple languages, allowing visitors to learn about the basilica's history and significance at their own pace.

Are there any areas of the Basilica that are accessible only with a guided tour?

Yes, there are certain areas of the Basilica that are accessible only with a guided tour. For example, access to the terrace is available exclusively through guided tours. These tours provide visitors with the opportunity to explore hidden or restricted areas of the basilica while receiving insightful commentary from knowledgeable guides.

Where is the designated meet-up point for the tours?

The meet-up point for guided tours is typically located in the main entrance hall of St. Mark's Basilica. You can easily spot it by looking for signage or asking a staff member for assistance. However, it's advisable to check your tickets for the most current information, as different types of tickets may have different meeting points.

What if I arrive late?

If you arrive late, there's a chance you may miss the tour, as they usually start promptly. Latecomers might not be able to join the group or receive a refund. To avoid this, aim to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. This way, you'll have some buffer time in case you encounter any delays on your way.