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

Highlights
  • See St Mark's Basilica in Venice minus the crowds on an after-hours tour 
  • Tour the interior in a calm, fully lit setting with in-depth commentary
  • View the Pala d’Oro crowd free, and visit the usually off-limits crypt
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit
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Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica and visit to Doge's Palace; starts at 5pm
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Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 8pm
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Overview
St. Mark's Basilica is a Venice must-see, but usually elbow-to-elbow with crowds. This small-group tour lets you explore after hours in a crowd-free environment with the lights ablaze, so you can fully appreciate the interior. Plus, you get in-depth guided commentary and to visit the usually off-limits crypt, inaccessible to the general public. Upgrade to tour another Venice highlight—the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs—at a quieter, more peaceful time slot.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in St. Mark’s Square and walk to St. Mark’s Basilica as you learn how its history is intertwined with Venice’s past.

Absorb the magnificent façade and step inside, entering after the day’s crowds have left, when the lights are fully switched on. Marvel at the mosaics, all illuminated by the lights, and hear about their historical significance from your guide.

Admire the Pala d’Oro, the Byzantine altarpiece that's often hard to see because of long lines, and  enjoy special access to the crypt, the reputed burial place of St Mark. Also, see the wall marks left by flooding through the centuries.

Choose to upgrade to add a tour of the Doge’s Palace during its later, and quieter, opening hours. Explore the halls, courts, armory, and apartments; and cross the Bridge of Sighs to admire the palace exterior.

Both tour options end at St Mark’s Square.
Reviews (283)
1 - 5 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile
Spectacular!

Exceptional guided tour. Our guide Alessandro was extremely knowledgeable and a big contribution to make it a memorable experience. The Basilica’s lighted interior is an unique experience that can’t be missed.

2  Thank HDNogueira
Reviewed 26 December 2018
No question, best tour ever!

Our tour guide was terrific. I don't recall her name, but she was British. Fun accent. The Doge's Palace was first. It's room upon room of paintings and art. But our guide made it so interesting with stories of things that happened in the various...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Liz K
Reviewed 5 December 2018
Best Part of Trip

Even 1 month after my trip, this was the most memorable tour experience. I am returning to Venice with my daughter next year and plan to book it again so that she can experience it with me. Excellent guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kkkkdjskj
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile
A wonderful evening in St Mark’s

This tour exceeded our expectations. On this particular evening, our group of 13 were the only people in this astonishing building. Giuseppina was an informative, engaging and delightful guide. She began outside with a lively and engaging talk about the history of Venice and the...More

4  Thank Ben B
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Interesting concept for a busy placee

This is one way to skip the crowds which are formidable when seeing these top attractions in Venice, Italu

Date of experience: November 2018
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