Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

1025 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: 1025

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4.8 /5
based on 1025 Walks’ customer ratings
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Our guide Iola, was the best I ever had!
Verified · David · Dec 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent tour thanks to the unique possibility to see San Marco fully illuminated in the evening and the also exelent tour guide and tour assistant.
Verified · Gyorgy · Oct 19, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
Iole was an incredible guide, from beginning to end. Knowledgeable, friendly, funny... St Mark's is stunning lit up at night and we learned so much including how St Mark himself was retrieved from Alexandria (trust me, it's hilarious). Inside the basilica was breathtaking, particularly when the lights went down and came back up. All in all, it was a wonderful experience if a bit rushed. 1 hour isn't long enough for that amount of money (only drawback)
Verified · Julie · Oct 10, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Romy was excellent! She gave a very professional and expert description of St. Marks Basilica in Venice, together with personal perspectives and experience that made the tour even more authentic. It was one of the best travel experiences we have had anywhere!
Verified · Gregory · Oct 09, 2023 · Switzerland · Male · 45 to 54 years
Our guide was Romy, a passionate, very well informed Venitian who made sure we saw all we could and understand all we could about St Marks,
Verified · Joan · Oct 08, 2023 · Canada · 55 to 64 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.
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 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.
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.

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