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Exclusive Tour in St. Mark’s Basilica after Closing

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Our Exclusive Alone in St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour begins in the evening when the crowds have gone for the night. Enjoy gold mosaics, the Pala d'Oro and the crypt.

  Duration: 1:30h
  Hosted in: EN

Exclusive Tour in St. Mark’s Basilica after Closing

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€ 89.00
About This Tour
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Guaranteed Entrance
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Group: Max 15 people


What you'll do

Your guide meets you at St. Mark’s Square. Through thrilling anecdotes and swashbuckling stories, learn about the history of Venice and St. Mark’s Basilica—like how it received its precious relics via a 9th-century kidnapping!


But then comes the real treat. All of the passersby will wonder where you’re going as a custodian unlocks the basilica’s doors for you and Walks of Italy’s small groups of maximum 15 clients… And walks you right in.[readmore]Inside, take a deep breath. You’re experiencing St. Mark’s Basilica as almost nobody else does, or ever has ever been able to (aside from the Doge himself)—empty! No standing elbow-to-elbow with other tourists, no seeing the church as if through a strobe light from hundreds of popping flashbulbs, no noise from the crowds. Instead, you’re alone with your guide and the custodian. So you can experience the basilica as it should be experienced: in tranquillity and peace.


Of course, you’ll also be able to skip all the lines—not only into the basilica but also to see the Pala d’Oro, the spectacular, Byzantine altarpiece that uses more than 1,900 gems! During the day, there’s a line to see this, but now? You have it almost all to yourself.


Since you’re alone in the basilica with Walks of Italy groups only, you can even go where others, visiting during the day, can’t. Like the crypt, which the custodian unlocks for you: This is where the bones of St. Mark are said to actually be kept. Plus, you can see the stained walls here from the past floods that have devastated Venice—the crypt used to be flooded every time the high tide hit the city!


Aside from the emptiness of the basilica, nighttime is the best time to visit because that’s when the mosaics are at their most beautiful. All 43,000 square feet are lit up, glimmering and sparkling in the dark!


If just seeing the basilica this way weren’t entrancing enough, there’s also your guide, an expert who’s passionate about Venetian art and history—and about sharing it with you in the most fun way possible. You’ll hear the tale of how St. Mark’s became St. Mark’s, a story that pivots on a kidnapping and a dangerous sea voyage! You’ll learn where the precious marbles decorating St. Mark’s really come from…A one-hour tour that will give you memories which will last a lifetime!

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Included / Excluded
Exclusive After-Hour Access to St. Mark’s after closing
Visit to St. Mark’s Square
Visit to the famous Crypt of St. Mark’s
Visit to the impressive Pala d’Oro altarpiece
Professional Guide
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Before You Go

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure

You can only take small bags into St. Mark's. Anything bigger than a purse - backpacks or luggage - is prohibited

St. Mark's Basilica insists that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees

To accommodate Wheelchairs on this tour, please contact us after booking so that we can organize a private tour for you


Meeting Point

Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venice, Italy. Outside the entrance of the Correr Museum.

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