Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

948 reviews

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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4.9 /5
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What an incredible experience. Nicole our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke so well about the history of Venice and the Basilica. To sit in darkness and watch as the interior slowly lit up to show the mosaics was just unforgettable. It seems pricey but the experience was so much better than the general admission with the masses. You won't regret booking this trip. 10 out of 10.
Deborah · May 18, 2023 · Female · 45 to 54 years
Elle was a great tour leader. Totally enjoyed the after hours St Mark's tour because there were less people and noise and we had the time to experience every part of the cathedral including St Mark's crypt.
Anthony · Apr 28, 2023 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
The tour itself was great, especially our guide Giuliano. We got to see the cathedral, the only thing that could’ve been better is if we had a little bit more time since we only had 1 hour at cathedral and our guise wasn’t able to tell us everything within 1 hour since there’s so much to tell.
Ivan · Apr 11, 2023 · Czechia · Male · 25 to 34 years
Yay nico
Courtney · Apr 02, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
We had a fantastic hour with our guide in the Saint Marks Basilica in Venice. We were one of only two groups in the basilica and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The tour didn’t feel rushed and our guide was very funny and knowledgeable. What a special feeling to be in the basilica after closing time, after seeing it packed during the day.
Kirsty-Anne · Mar 18, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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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. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.

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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