See the wonders of Venice's St Mark's Basilica without the crowds during this after-hours, small-group tour. Learn about the basilica's famed mosaics from your guide and explore the crypt below the church to see where St Mark's remains are said to lie. Upgrade to see the Doge's Palace after the basilica and wander the former home of the Venetian Republic's government.
After-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica with optional Doge's Palace visit
Enjoy evening access to St Mark's Basilica, a historical Venice attraction
Admire valuable treasures such as the Pala d’Oro, without the crowds
Visit the crypt where the remains of St Mark are believed to lie
Upgrade to visit the Doge's Palace after St Mark’s Basilica
Explore the Doge's apartments and cross the famous Bridge of Sighs
Small-group tour limited to 15 people for personal attention from a guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
With this tour, bypass daytime crowds and upgrade to see the Doge's Palace.
Another great tour. Quite long and on this occasion unseasonably cold, but the tour was great. The basilica in the evening is fantastic - an absolute must see! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Recommended
Do not miss going on this tour. Apart from all the knowledge about the Venice and the Basilica you get to see the inside of St Marks in complete darkness, with the lights being turned on one-by-one. Magical moment.
Roberta was fantastic! So knowledgeable. We meet our guide at the designated meeting spot. This is really important, because if you can’t speak the language, it is a little nerve racking to be sure you are where you are suppose to be meeting up The instructions on our confirmation were exact and we met Roberta there. Her thorough lecture of Doge Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica was truly appreciated. You have to see St. Marks After-Hours...it was dramatic, breathtaking and once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend this tour and Roberta, if you are lucky enough to get her.
Every time I go to Italy, I see something that makes me go wow and ST Marks Basilica and Doges Palace didnt disappoint.
We met at 5:00pm and walked through St Marks Square to the Doges Palace. Our guide was informative and passionate and we learnt about the political history of Venice as well as viewing some wonderful artwork, taking in the dungeons and Bridge of Sighs.
Onto St Marks Basilica, which was closed to only a few groups. Again, the magnificent artwork was explained and we saw the crypt and the coffin which allegedly contains St Marks bones. The highlight was when the lights of the Basilica were switched off - plunging it into darkness, and then slowly switched back on to reveal the incredible mosaics that decorate the ceiling.
Andre was our guide and he explained all the details and historical background of Doge's palace and Saint Mark's Basilica. He kept the tour interesting and visiting these places after hours is amazing. I highly recommend this tour and our guide Andre.
Both of Basilica and Palace are main places to visit in Venice, where are always crowded. Without long standing in a waiting queue we could visit there in the small group. The silhouettes of the Venetian roof-tops or masts in sunset through the Doge's windows were fabulous. The lighted-up mosaic ceiling at the Basilica in the evening was breathtaking. It was a great experience at all. Thank you, Moses.
The after hours tour is the only way to see St Mark's. Lighting make it come alive and let's not even begin to discuss how much time was saved skipping the lines. Tour guide was incredible. It was the highlight of our trip.
Elena was a wonderful guide for our night tour and adventure through Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica.Our group practically had the place to ourselves! Elena was knowledgeable and fun! Walked through entire palace including Bridge of Sighs. Then into St. Mark's to see the golden mosaics lit up at night. Incredible, truly once lifetime experience. A wonderful tour for visit to Venice.