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Alone in St. Mark's Basilica: after hours tour
Attractions & guided tours

Alone in St. Mark's Basilica: after hours tour

4.7/5
Excellent
Based on 43 reviews
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$97.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Exclusive after-hours access to St. Mark's Basilica, Venice's most famous site
  • Feel privileged as a Basilica guard will unlock the doors for you to explore special areas
  • See the 43,000 square feet of illuminated mosaics; even more breathtaking lit up at night
  • Delve into the history of St. Mark's and of Venice with your enthusiastic, English-speaking guide
What to expect

See St. Mark’s without the lines or crowds. A Basilica guard will be there to unlock the doors just for Walks of Italy and its small groups of a maximum of 15 participants. It’s the ultimate VIP treatment, and the most exclusive way to visit St. Mark’s Basilica!

You’ll be able to skip all the lines—not only into the basilica but also to see the Pala d’Oro, the spectacular, Byzantine altarpiece that uses more than 1,900 gems!

Since you’re alone in the basilica with Walks groups only, you can even go where others, visiting during the day, can’t. Like the crypt, which the custodian unlocks for you: This is where the bones of St. Mark are said to actually be kept.

Nighttime is the best time to visit because that’s when the mosaics are at their most beautiful. All 43,000 square feet are lit up, glimmering and sparkling in the dark!

If just seeing the basilica this way wasn’t entrancing enough, there’s also your guide, an expert who’s passionate about Venetian art and history. You’ll hear the tale of how St. Mark’s became St. Mark’s, a story that pivots on a kidnapping and a dangerous sea voyage! You’ll learn where the precious marbles decorating St. Mark’s really come from.

A one-hour tour that will give you memories that will last a lifetime!

Sights included:

  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Pala d'Oro
  • St. Marks' Basilica Crypt
  • St. Mark's Square
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What's included
  • check Individual headset
  • check Tour guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Piazza San Marco, 76, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:
Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in Piazza San Marco. Meet under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum.
What to remember
  • The maximum group size of this tour is 25 people or less
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
  • Due to the religious nature of the St. Mark's Basilica, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. The local tour operator cannot be held responsible for those denied entry
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica
  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities
  • After-hour access to St. Mark's Basilica after closing is included
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Please note that photography is not permitted inside the Basilica
  • Please note that there may be a break of up to 2 hours between the Doge’s Palace tour and the exclusive After Hour visit, due to the temporary earlier closing time at the Doge’s Palace. Your guide in this case will provide bar/restaurant recommendations
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Provider
Walks
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.7/5

Based on 43 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - June 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide was excellent. The tour took my breath away when the lights came on. Such beauty

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - March 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Bei der Buchung war ich skeptisch ob sich der recht teure Besuch der Basilika nach den Öffnungszeiten lohnt. Nach dem Besuch muss ich zugeben - JA, un ...

  • Anonymous

    From Mexico - November 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Una più bella esperienza.Il livello di conoscenza della nostra Guida Romy ci ha stupito. Purtroppo gli incaricati della sicurezza a San Marco hanno c ...

  • Anonymous

    From Austria - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Kündige Führerin wenig Leute es war ein Erlebnis

  • Anonymous

    From Canada - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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