Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's Basilica After Hours

1085 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: 1085

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4.8 /5
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Touring St Mark's at night with small groups was magical. Our tour guide, Iole, was such a great storyteller which enhanced the experience even more. Highly recommended!
Verified · Raul · Apr 26, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
I wish I knew our tour guides name. She was really exceptional and there were six of us (8:15 tour on Wednesday 11 April). We all thought so. My only criticism - which does not have to do with the tour, but the fact that theres so much to tell and not enough time that the lights are on in the Basilica to - allow for the telling.
Verified · Kathleen · Apr 12, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Hello, the night tour in San Marco was great. Jole had a lot of interesting things to tell us about the history of Venice and San Marco. She was able to include all individualities in the group and did justice to everyone. The interior view of the illuminated, golden ceiling is overwhelming and unforgettable. A must-see when in Venice... Peter
Verified · Peter · Mar 10, 2024 · Switzerland · Male · 65 to 74 years
Iole was so charming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were so glad we took this tour. Made this incredible place come alive.
Verified · Suzanne · Mar 09, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
The opportunity to experience this is limited so if you get the chance, take it. The Basilica after dark is awesome and our guide's knowledge enhanced an already incredible experience.
Verified · Linda · Feb 28, 2024 · United Kingdom


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.
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.

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