Small-Group Tour with Evening Access to Saint Mark's Basilica

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This 1.5-hour evening walking tour will provide you access to Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world, after closing time. Enter this Byzantine treasure trove with just your guide and the church custodian, out of hours. Leave the crowds outside, while you discover the peace and serenity of this spiritual location, what was once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Piazzetta dei Leoncini, Venice Italy

Meet the assistant, collect your headset and start the tour with your professional guide.
Venice Event’s personally selected guide will ensure your small group can embrace the art and history of this sacred location.
There will be no more than 6 groups in any one time in the Basilica, and therefore, ensuring this one-and-a-half-hour tour is a once-in-a lifetime experience behind closed doors.

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

Starting in Saint Mark’s Square, our specialized guide will introduce you another side of Venice and its origins.
Enjoy fantastic tales of tyranny and embrace the dynamic history of Venice, whilst discovering the history of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring building in Venice, Saint Mark’s Basilica.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Without the need to skip the queues or wait behind hundreds of other sightseers you will enter this sumptuous building, when all of the other tourists have long gone.
The clink of the custodian's key as he opens the doors for your group will be the start of this very special and moving experience.

Without the buzz of a thousand tourists, relish in the glorious golden mosaics, all 43,000 square feet, illuminated just for this tour.
Your passionate, and expert guide will explain the intricate works and history of the ornate decoration found throughout this architectural masterpiece.
Witness the Pala d’Oro, one Italy’s most refined and accomplished examples of Byzantine enamel, decorated in gold and with over 1,900 gems.
As the Basilica, has been opened just for this intimate tour, we will also visit areas that otherwise are not open to the masses, such as the crypt, where the relics of Saint Mark are said to be laid and the main altar.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Exclusive access for Venice Events' groups to Saint Mark's Basilica after hours
  • Small groups of 15 people or less
  • Includes Saint Mark's Square, inside Saint Mark's Basilica and its breathtaking mosaics, the Crypt, normally not accessible and the Pala d’Oro alterpiece
  • Professional local guide for 1 h 30 min
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica and the treasury
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • The tour will take place rain or shine
  • Pick up from a centrally located meeting point
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Departure Point

Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Cherie P

03 Jul, 2019

This was a fantastic tour. We also went to the regular day tour to St Marks. There was not an overlap and each covered different areas. Overall the evening tour was best but that could have been because we had such a terrific guide. Highly recommend

Michele H

11 Jul, 2018

Seeing the Basilica in the evening was very special and very beautiful, the lighting made the mosaics more beautiful if that is possible. We went back in the day time to see the museum. Our tour guide was great and very informative.

Nim S

09 Jul, 2018

This was our 3Rd visit to Venice. We did the Doges Palace on the first visit but always avoided ST. Marks as it just looked like wall to wall people. A blogger friend of mind recommended this ttour and although pricey it is such a treat and privilege to be able to see inside this unique building. When the guides turn the lights on to see the ceiling mosaics I was awestruck. I'm lucky enough to have travelled extensively over the years and done many tours so am not always easily wowed but I really would suggest you skip the expensive gondolas get in with the locals on the water buses and spend your money on this tour. Our guide, Andrea, was engaging and educational and I came away feeling I understood not only the basilica better but Venice in general too.

Sundy F

01 Jul, 2018

This is the best tour I have ever been on! Our guide was an architect and this made the tour even more special. We had toured St. Mark's last fall during the day, but this was beyond our expectations. Seeing the Basilica at night was amazing and we felt privileged to be there. It is by far worth the price. You will not be disappointed!

Eric M

04 Mar, 2018

This was a life-changing experience. We enjoyed St. Mark's in a way that very few people do...alone! It was quiet, majestic, and spiritually moving, and our guide was awesome. I can't recommend this tour enough. We even got to go down to the catacombs below, which very few people were able to do.

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