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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This was a fabulous experience. Our guide was amazing and his passion was contagious. We loved every minute!
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.
michele United States of ...
What a beautiful tour. Going in the evening was a bonus. The crowds were gone and our guide was wonderful. She did a fantastic job explaining the many stunning icons within the church. when the turned the lights on and the Basilica lit up it took my breath away. Great value for the money.
St Marks at night with a small group was the best way to see this amazing place and our tour guide was just great
This tour was without a doubt THE highlight of our trip to Venice. Our guide was energetic and personable. We loved discovering so many magical places within St. Mark's and would repeat this tour if we ever go back to Venice.
We had a small group of 8 and a very informative guide. Tour started with a walk across St Marks square and information outside the basilica whilst waiting for the security to let us inside. Inside we were one of only were only two small groups. We sat in darkness while they switched on the lights to reveal the amazing mosaics. Also had access to parts of the basilica not normally open on other tours. If you want to visit the basilica this is the way to do it.
It was hard to find the meeting place but after that, this tour was a home run. Our guide was very knowledgeable and to be inside the Basilica after hours was amazing. Only two groups of about 10-15 people each. Even went into the crypts. Highly recommend
Passionate guide. A great way to see St Marks without the crowds.
We enjoyed the evening tour by given by Susan. She did a wonderful explanation of the history of the Doge Palace and the St Mark's basilica, the architecture, the paintings, the history of the mosaic decoration. We learnt alot and thats what we are here for!
The night time experience was great. Not as crowded. Beautiful views of the church.
Excellent tour. Small group was great and to see the inside of San Marco Basilica lit up was amazing. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Went to places not normally accessible in the day. Highly recommended.
This tour deserves far more than 5 stars it was fantastic!. If your budget can run to it worth every penny/cent. We were grouped into three small groups of just a few people each with our own guide. Our guide was amazing, informative, entertaining and clearly genuinely knowledgeable. With the Basilica so busy in the day time, with only a 10 minute walk through permitted, it is simply not possible to absorb the magnificence of the place. But this tour provides time and space to look as well as informative explanations from the guide. The tour also includes a visit to the crypt as well as a view of the golden altarpiece which are not normally available.
We went to St Mark's Basilica in the day when there were hundreds of other people, long lines and had really no idea of what we were really looking at. We went on this tour in the evening to compare and were blown away by how great it was! Moses, our tour guide, was knowledgable, funny and great at explaining what all the mosaics were and it was very eye opening on what we had missed the first time around. They also turned on all of the lights after dark, and felt very privileged to see the inside glowing. We were able to go down into the crypt and also were able to get quite close to where St Mark's remains were laid to rest and see the beauty of the church, which you are not able to do unless you're there after hours. I book tours on behalf of clients for a living, and I wholeheartedly recommend this tour while in Venice!
This was an incredible experience! Our guide, Marie-Therese, was knowledgeable, funny and just plain super! Definitely recommend this tour as you have St. Mark's practically to yourself and the beauty of the Cathedral is incredible at night.
Our morning tour guide for the San Marco cathedral Moses, was fantastic. Knowledgeable, funny and provided an amazing understanding of the culture of Venice.
Our afternoon tour guide of Doges palace was also good. The place is amazing. Our guide Mariateresa was good but Moses was a very hard act to
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