Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

970 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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Total Customer Reviews: 970

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4.9 /5
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I have been waiting to return to St. Mark's Cathedral for 30 years. This evening tour was exactly what I had been waiting for. Our guide was really knowledgeable, the amount of people in the cathedral was very manageable and the the beauty of it in the evening was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you.
Verified · Tracy · Sep 30, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
We had the best tour guide yesterday. Martina made a tour not just educational and interesting, but also added some humor to the history.
Verified · Mila · Sep 28, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Grace was an excellent guide. She did a fantastic job interpreting St Marks for us. She made the tour feel ver special.
Verified · Steve · Sep 10, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
This is a suggestion: NOT A REVIEW. I recommend a laser pointer to highlight the icons, if it does not damage them. The other tours crowded us a little. I think our tour left a minute early, but we caught up to the last group. They were efficient and welcoming.
Verified · Jared · Sep 09, 2023 · USA · 55 to 64 years
Exceeded expectations. Guide was a rich resource of information
Verified · Kent · Aug 29, 2023 · USA · 65 to 74 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. 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! However please be aware that guides can not push wheelchairs so do ensure that you can operate your own chair or have someone to operate it for you.
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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