Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

881 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


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
based on 882 reviews
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Latest reviews
Great Tour- to be in the Basilica in such a small group and being able to move around freely and spend quality time without being rushed was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable but also quite entertaining in his commentary. By far the best tour I’ve had in Venice.
Denise · Aug 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
As a very experienced traveler, I rarely book tours, but knowing how insane Venice can be in the summer, I booked this after-hours tour through San Marco. It is NOT to be missed. The full grandeur of the space is best enjoyed at night, and the tour provided ample time to simply sit in the nave and take it all in. Our guide (Martina) was fantastic. A small group. Just lovely.
Susan · Jul 07, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
The tour guide (Elena) was great. Very knowledgeable, informative and pleasant.
Wagdy · Jul 05, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
The tour of the Basilica at night is the best way to see and understand the history and significance of the building and its art and relics. This tour is a must if you are interested in seeing this magnificent church.
Louis · Jun 30, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
This tour is incredible and the tour guides are amazing. Seeing the cathedral at night is magical and not dealing with the crowds is well worth the money. I'm not a history buff but I was fascinated by what our guide was saying.
Ernest · Jun 25, 2022 · Canada · Male · 45 to 54 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.


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.
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 avaialbe date or give you credit for another tour anywhere else in the world.

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