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

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3.5 hours of touring, there is a break between first and second part of tour

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Marvel as you are guided through the Doge's Palace after sunset

  • Explore the Armory and the Hall of the Great Council

  • Familiarize yourself with the true story behind the Bridge of Sighs

  • Enjoy special access entry to St. Mark's Basilica

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a flashlight! The mosaics at St Mark's Basilica are incredible at night

  • 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)
  • Pre-reserved ticket to the Doge's Palace
  • Headset
Start your evening at the Doge's Palace, filled with luxurious works of art.Experience the Doge's Palace at it quietest time of day.The sun sets outside, time to enjoy to an evening experience like no other.Your guide chronicles the rise and fall of the Venetian Empire.The Doge's Palace was the heart of old Venice, and it is an incredible building.The large hall where the city's general assembly took place.At this time of day, you can really experience the magnificence fully.A view of St Mark's Square as night falls.Inside the Bridge of Sighs.St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace.In front of the Bell Tower.Next comes the highlight of the tour, St Mark's Basilica.The door is specially unlocked just for your tour.Experience St Mark's without the crowds, and take it all in.Your guide can help you understand all the various aspects of the Basilica.Take full advantage to explore the usually busy areas.Your guide can point out all of the small details that you otherwise miss.The Pala D'Oro is normally impossible to reach because of the queues. That's not an issue on this tour.A special visit to the Crypt is also included.

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Latest Reviews

Our guide was amazing very informative and explained everything wonderfully! Our tour at night was spectacular and a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Very good moment!! Francesca was amazing. And the lights, the quiet of the basilica was dope


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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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