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

From US$110,40
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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Tour Only - 7.15pm
Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 7.15pm
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Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 8.15pm
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Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 7pm
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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.
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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Only way to do it!

I had a casual conversation with a man in a wine bar in Florence and when I told him I was going to Venice, he highly recommended this tour. And now, so do I. I am so glad I took him up on his suggestion....More

1  Thank kim0105
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Worth It

It was great to see the basilica without the crowd. We were able to go up on the alter and see it up close. Starting in the dark and then having the lights come on gradually was magical. Would have also done the Doge’s Palace...More

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 13 March 2018
A Magical Tour

We strongly recommend this tour as a way to see St Mark's up close and personal without the crowds, with access to the crypt, and with a very knowledgable guide (Sabrina).

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 24 February 2018
If you want to see St. Mark's Basilica, this is the only way

Our guide was a funny very sassy Venetian woman who knew tons and tons about history. She gave us an incredible lesson on the story of the Basilica, from the marble to the bones. I am not a religious person, but you get a real...More

Thank misstlee
Reviewed 15 January 2018
Let There Be Light

This tour was amazing! We started outside in front of the Basilica where our guide gave us a history of the architecture, and then once inside, for the after-hours tour, they turn up the lights, and it is truly a spectacle when all the lights...More

1  Thank James F
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