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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit provided by Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

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

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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.
You'll start at
Museo Correr
Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyPlease note we meet in front of the entrance of Museo Correr, which is at the opposite side of the St. Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's square. The group will meet just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in Piazza San Marco.
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  • 1
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bridge of Sighs
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalySt. Mark's Square
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  • 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
  • Upgrade to add a visit to the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs
  • Group limited to 15 for an intimate, more personalized experience
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, closing 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
90–210 minutes
Return Details
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Professional guide
  • After-hours St. Mark’s Basilica tickets
  • Doge’s Palace tickets (if option with Doge Palace selected)
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities
  • If option with Doge's Palace selected: The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • If otpion with Doge's Palace selected: Please note that there will be a short break (15-30 min) between your visit at the Doge’s Palace and your after-hours visit at St.Mark’s Basilica.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Walks
A culture bath in Venice
Very interesting visit, a nice lesson of history and art in one of the most beautiful place of Europe!
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Great Tour!!
This was an awesome tour! I'm a student and I took my parents to Venice for the day and this was the perfect thing
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Martin I
Interesting tour of Venice's well known landmarks
Informative tour giving insight and knowledge you would not gain if you were not guided. The tour was well
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London, United Kingdom
excellent tour
our guide Susan was so informative and passionate. im not really one for city walks but this really is worth it,
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Legendary Venice
Superb tour with Susan who really knew her stuff and also kept children included and engaged . Having a
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Kuismin A
Great tour in Venice
The tour was brilliant. Our guide, Julietta, was friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative
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Chris M.
Great context to beautiful architecture
This was our 3rd city on our trip to Italy, after visiting Milan and Florence. We had been given tours to all the
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Eddie D
Venice tour of San Marco and doges palave
The whole tour was fantastic.. 10 out of 5 stars at least.. Finding the start point really easily, then the
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Brilliant tour and guide
Sabrina was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and Venice generally. All arrangements
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Graciela Wehrenfennig
Competa, Spain
We had a great time and a wonderful tour with a great guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It is a pity it got
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  • Duration: 90–210 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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