• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit

Upgrade your tour and visit the beautiful Doge's Palace

Customer Reviews

Katherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This is the best tour I have ever done. You skip all the crowds and get to see portions of St. Marks that most other people do not get to see. The guide I knowledgeable and is able to answer all questions. I highly recommend this tour.

axasuzie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour is definitely the only way to see two beautiful

rhpeirce United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Really enjoyed our after hours tour of St Marks and Doge’s Palace! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour a great experience. Loved the Bridge of Sighs and seeing the prison. Another highlight was the illumination of St Marks. Highly recommend.

Debbie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

worth every penny. What a great way to see it and being the pulpit and down in the crypt! The lighting was fantastic!!!!!!!! 2 small groups.

JUdith Barrington United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an awesome tour inside the basilica! Your guide was Andrea and he was superb. I would do this again. He knew everything about the church.

SusieY United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Highly recommend this tour - 3 small groups entered at one time - not crowded at all. They sat everyone in the pews, turned out all of the lights, pitch black then turned on one at a time - the Basilica was beautiful. The groups plan it so only one group is below at one time - it was great! Don't miss St. Mark's day or evening when in Venice!

Arthur B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

The trip to St.Marks Basilica and the Doges palace was amazing. The ornate paintings in the palace combined with the gorgeous mosaics in the basilica were a feast for the eyes. We were so glad we didnt have to deal with the crowds that were present during the day. Matteo, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and had a passion for the subject matter. His expertise made the tour that much more enjoyable.

Anita J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Excellent tour, well worth the time and money. Our tour guide Moses was so well versed in the history of both the Palace and the Basilica. He explained the background of what we were saying in such a manner that was understandable, relatable, and engaging. To truly understand how Venice as a city came to be and how the inner workings of a capitalistic society ran, take the tour. Venice is totally different than other parts of Europe and this helps you understand why.

Seeing the Basilica after hours is truly stunning. Not only are there very few people, but there is that magical moment when you are sitting quietly and they turn on the lights they are usually off for all other tours. Only then can you appreciate the wonderful mosaics on the ceilings. You are able to go right up to the alter and even see things that are reserved for very special days. In the crypt, see the final resting place of all of the Doges as well as the private Doges chapel where he was locked away to pray for days before major events.

Moses was truly wonderful and the tour was excellent. Highly recommend!

Kerry EW Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Exceptional tour with an exceptional guide. It includes the Doges Palace, the bridge of Sighs and all areas of the Basilica including the crypt area below. Sue was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the history, religion and art in the palace and basilica. The church was absolutely amazing. We started on the outside mosaics then once mass was over moved into the interior of the church where we sat in the dim afternoon light. They then turned on the church lights progressively to show the spectacular gold mosaic ceiling. This was an excellent tour and it was nice to do it without the huge crowds which we saw when we visited the square and the lines the next day. We had a great time. Kerry and Harry Williams

Kyle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The after hours tour is fantastic. Quiet, private, secretive and awesome to be there without anyone else. We were able to go down into the crypts, watched a special light show as the basilica came back to life after the lights went out, and I got to take tons of pictures I normally would not have been able to take. Our guide Marcello? was great and walked slow so that my MIL could keep up with her limited mobility. Great tour, just wish we had opted to add on the Doge's palace as well.

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