Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

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1.5 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?


  • Take in the splendor of St. Mark's Square

  • Enjoy special-access entry to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Go even further and explore the crypt

  • Marvel at the Pala d'Ora altarpiece

  • Sites Visited
  • St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • St. Mark's Crypt
  • Pala d’Oro Altarpiece
  • Bell Tower in St. Mark's Square (exterior)
  • Marciana Library (exterior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive access ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (after closing)
  • Headset

Don't walk, tip-toe; this is the most precious access in Venice


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Latest reviews
Our tour Guide was the most knowledgable guide that I have come across in my 20 or so tours. His love for his city was apparent. I would highly recommend this night time tour at St Marks.
Katherine · Sep 22, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
The San Marco Basilica night tour was outstanding. Our guide, Romy, was very knowledgeable and provided lots of great insight without telling us too much. The group size was perfect and getting to see the basilica without all the crowds was a real treat.
Thomas · Sep 09, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
The female Guide provided for the tour made this exquisite building seem as dull as a government office. Our group of 14 came away amazed - and not in a good way. She was not able to capture our attention at all. And, indeed, seemed confused herself. At one point, she had to (audibly) question herself as to whether she was heading into or out of the church. Our consensus was that the tour was an almost complete waste of money. The only good point was the lack of huge crowds; though we did spend quite a bit of our tour, standing, wasting time, while we waited for the previous groups to clear areas before we could proceed.
Richard · Sep 02, 2022 · Canada · Male · 55 to 64 years
This is an amazing incredible basilica. Going after hours where you are not crowded and can stand and enjoy the space in a serene civilized environment is worth every penny. Our guide Not only gave us a lot of great information about Basilica, but a lot of historical information about Venice itself which provided great context for enjoying the rest of the sites in Venice.
Cassandra · Aug 19, 2022 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
Very good guide. I would highly recommend St Marks after dark. Great experience. The mosaic ceiling was magnificent!
Gordon · Aug 18, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
This tour meets underneath the Portico, just outside the entrance of the Correr Museum in Piazza San Marco, 30124. The Correr Museum is directly opposite the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Can I use a wheelchair on this tour?
Yes, but we require advance notice in order to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. After booking, please contact us so that we can organize a private tour for you. If we cannot find a guide to lead you that day we'll offer you the same tour on the next available date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.
Does St. Mark's Basilica have a dress code?
Yes. Because it is a holy place, St. Mark's Basilica insists that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. They can and will refuse entry to anyone who does not meet this standard and we can't do anything about it, so come prepared.
Can I take a bag with me into St. Mark's Basilica?
You can only take small bags into St. Mark's. Anything bigger than a purse - backpacks or luggage - is prohibited. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any large bags with you.
What can I bring with me on this tour?
St. Mark's Basilica has very tight rules about what you can and cannot bring inside. Anything bigger than a purse - including backpacks or luggage - is NOT allowed inside the Basilica. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any bags larger than a purse with you.

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