• 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

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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

Malcolm B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely amazing - well worth doing if you can. Nearly 2 hours with an amazing guide in a small group seeing things not normally seen with groups through the day. Incredible history.

James Bell United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the best tours we went on.

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing tour - the night time tour is the best way to see the Basilica. Our guide Francesca was lively and engaging, and opinionated! We really enjoyed her presentation of the church. The meeting point was easily found, and we had a small group about 10 people.

jane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Spectacular.

mch425

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide was excellent and open to questions. The tour was a plus without all the tourists and the lighting of St. Mark's at night was special.

jennattan08

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A must do!!! one of the best tour i've ever taken!! You get to see a lot more with less crowd. It was a more personal tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and charming as well. Totally enjoy it!

Bryce M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour of Doges Palace started at 5.15pm and we were treated to an amazing building, frescos and paintings while our guide told the history of Venice and the many battles fought. Some of the ceilings were spectacular. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was a very good, easy history lesson. After a tea break of 40 minutes we started our tour of St Marks Bascillica. She explained the frescos above the arches before we went into the gallery and along the arched corridor with the golden ceilings with pictures from the Old Testament. Then we entered the astonishing Cathedral itself. The frescos and art on the ceilings is amazing too. The golden alter swung around and we were able to see the sculptures up close. Amazing tour. Would definitely like to do it again.

Erick K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

An amazing tour and highly recommend. It was really great to be there after hours and not fight the crowds, but we were able to visit areas that are off limits during the daytime hours.

Suz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a fabulous experience. Our guide was amazing and his passion was contagious. We loved every minute!

Paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

An incredible tour. I would take this one again, as spectacular as it was. Bravo to Walks of Italy for this superb tour. I sincerely regret I didn't write down the name of our tour guide, a female, who really made this tour spectacular. Too many superlatives for you, the reader? But let me tell you we sat in the Basilica pews with all, but a small number of lights turned off. Music started playing and one by one the lights were turned on, revealing sparkling, shiny, gold-ground mosaics everywhere. The effect was transforming. Our tour guide was a font of knowledge and details of this awesome Basilica. On our walk around, we saw the incredible Pala d'Oro, the Golden Pall. It is a panel of gold decorated with precious gems, including over 1,900 diamonds. The bones of St. Mark were found in the building at the end of the 11th Century and placed in a sarcophagus in the Basilica. This tour deserves all 5 stars and the visitor would be mistaken to skip it.

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