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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$105,81
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Tour Only - 7.15pm
Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 7.15pm
Tour Only - 8.15pm
Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 8.15pm
Tour Only - 9:15pm
Includes after-hours tour of St Mark's Basilica; starts at 9:15pm
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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 6 days ago
A Nice Evening Tour!

We chose the St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour so as to avoid the crowds. There were probably around 15 small groups touring the basilica at the same time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain the details and history of...More

3  Thank elenalJ2015
Reviewed 6 days ago
Alone in St Marks and the Doge's Palace

This is a wonderful tour, and highly recommended. Our 'Walks of Italy' tour guide, Marina, is a highly accomplished art historian, very knowledgeable, and possessing a wonderful sense of humor. She showed us a wonderful, enlightening time. The highlight of the evening was visiting St....More

Thank karenclark2000
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour and guide

The tour and guide were great - informative and so knowledgeable to even the smallest details asked about. St Marks as it lit up at night was amazing.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
St. Mark's basilica after hrs tour with Doge's palace

Be cautious of this option as it doesn't include the optional Doge's palace as suggested. I went thru the booking several times to see if I had to add the option but couldn't locate it. I even called in and was told that the Doge's...More

Thank Shaaron D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience, but not at this price

St Marks looks beautiful - and very peaceful to do this with no crowds. The lighting up of the cathedral from inside is great - so as the time one gets to be at the altar and down at the tomb is nice and very...More

1  Thank Farhat-Saxena
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18 July 2018|
Response from IanWright_Philly | Reviewed this property |
90 minutes to two hours for St Marks. I would guess the doves palace adds an extra hour minimum.
Melissa S
18 June 2018|
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Response from Kathy F | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no
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.