Exclusive Alone In St. Mark's & Doge's Palace Tour

612 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • Private access to St. Mark's Basilica after hours, only for Walks groups - no crowds, no lines!
  • Experience being inside St.Mark's Basilica like almost no one else… Alone! Illuminated mosaics are even more breathtaking at night.
  • Enter the Doge's Palace after closing time - on this tour you will see Venice's most famous sites in the best possible way!
  • Explore both centres of Venice's power: church and politics!
  • Enjoy the intimacy of our small groups with your enthusiastic, English-speaking guide.
  • 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)
  • Clock Tower on St. Mark's Basilica (exterior)
  • Marciana Library (exterior)
  • Doge’s Palace
  • New Prisons
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive access ticket for St. Mark's Basilica (after closing)
  • After-closing ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Headset

Take a flashlight! Explore both St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace after-hours.

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Total Customer Reviews: 612

Verified Ratings
4.8 /5
based on 612 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.8/5
Guest Support
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Great
Visiting both of these sites after hours is a definite privilege, especially St. Marks.
Verified · Richard · Jul 07, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Elena was an excellent, informative and engaging guide. We learned so much from her and enjoyed the small group experience in Doges Palace and St Mark's. Highly recommend!
Verified · Karen · Jun 28, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Great tour, wonderful guide Iole. Very interesting, I wasnt bored for a minute. Liked the break in between two visits, we pais a visit at Caffe Florian and had a walk at St.Marks Square, witch was a great extra. The after hours experience was a real trekt, worth every Penny.
Verified · Hilde · May 15, 2024 · Belgium · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Great way to avoid the crowds and we loved our guide!
Verified · Juli · May 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great
Both of our tours with Devour and Walks were excellent. Tour guides very friendly and knowledgeable.
Verified · Caroline · May 05, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years

FAQs

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.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
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.
What can I bring into the Doge's Palace?
You are permitted to enter the Doge's Palace with handbags and small backpacks. But any large backpacks or luggage are not permitted inside. You have to check them in the cloakroom.
Does the Doge's Palace accommodate wheelchair users?
The Doge’s Palace is not wheelchair-friendly. Some parts are accessible, but the Secret Rooms, Prisons, and Armory and not. Our route, in particular, is not wheelchair-friendly so we do not recommend that wheelchair users take this tour.
Are there any breaks on this tour?
During this tour there is a short break (15 to 30 minutes) in between visiting the Doge's Palace and entering St. Mark's Basilica.

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