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

  • 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
St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit
From US$104.90
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Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 8pm
From US$104.85
Tour & Doge's Palace - 5pm
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 7pm
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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing experience

I have been to St. Mark's in the past but this was a new experience. We were given a unique opportunity after hours to see this Cathedral in an entirely different light. (no pun intended) Our guide was one of the most knowledgable I've ever...More

Thank TeresaK776
Reviewed 4 days ago
Money Well Spent

We took the back to back Doge's Palace visit and After Hours Tour of St. Mark's Basilica. If you can afford to do this it's really the way to go. It allows you to see so much more and to learn more about what you're...More

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 6 days ago
Unique experience at San Marco

I always love visiting the Basilica, but the mob of people during the day makes it a less enjoyable experience. My friend and I decided to do the "After Hours" tour because we wanted a chance to be in the church WITHOUT 1,000 people. SOOOO...More

Thank S G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour of St. Mark's Basilica

Loved the evening tour of St. Marks! The mosaics were so beautiful! Susan was a wonderful guide. She was so knowledgable and passionate about the subject. Highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank ecoSanAntonio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elena was such a pleasure! Her explanations of The Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s made the experience so much better than it would have been on our own. I think our tour group was made up of 10 people but I cannot recall exactly as...More

Thank Traveler18657
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Melissa S
19 June 2018|
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Response from S G | Reviewed this property |
Great question - that was the one t hing I regretted. The museum upstairs is closed at night. So, no you do not. But it is still worth it!
Laura C
5 June 2018|
Response from AES51 | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasts 90 minutes. The one I reviewed was for the Basilica only but they do others. Details of dates/times the tours are available are on the walksofitaly website.
27 May 2018|
Response from ABtraveller99 |
How long is the tour for?
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