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

515 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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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9 /5
based on 515 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Latest reviews
Excellent
Tour was awesome. Guide was amazing. Would definitely be booking with this company again.
T'Lecia · Nov 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Excellent
What an incredible experience! It was just magical. Being alone in Saint Mark and the Doge’s palace at night is absolutely the best way to see these amazing places. Our tour guide Nico was great, I truly enjoyed his presentation! Thanks for a wonderful tour!
Violette · Nov 28, 2022 · France · Female · 35 to 44 years
Excellent
Amazing & unique experience touring St Marks Basilica & the Doges Palace in a private small group. We had the entire places to ourselves. Our guide Marie Terese was extremely informative & entertaining. A definite must do experience!
Natalie · Nov 03, 2022 · Canada · Female · 35 to 44 years
Great
Doge Palace and Saint Mark's after Dark was great. Note 1 hour break between the sites. The children and teens on my tour didn't seem interested in subject nor listening to info and the length of your may have been too much for them
William · Oct 25, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Great
Tour is great. Doge Palace and Saint Mark's after dark. Note there is an 1 hour break between the tours. Not a tour for children or teens, the 4 kids and 2 younger people seemed jumpy and not interested in the tour subject or listening to the guide.
William · Oct 25, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 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.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

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.
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.
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.
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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