Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after hours tour
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Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after hours tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Wednesday and Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Unique, guided walking tour of the Basilica after hours, without the crowds!
  • Visit the Pala d'Oro, the 'Golden Altar' and more exclusive areas such as the crypt
What to expect

This exclusive evening walking tour will provide you access to Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world, after closing time with no crowds! Enter this Byzantine treasure trove with just your guide and the church custodian after hours. Leave the crowds outside, while you discover the peace and serenity of this spiritual location, which was once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice. Starting in Saint Mark’s Square, your specialized guide will introduce you to another side of Venice and its origins. Enjoy fantastic tales of tyranny and embrace the dynamic history of Venice, whilst discovering the history of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring building in Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica.

Your passionate and expert guide will explain the intricate works and history of the ornate decoration found throughout this architectural masterpiece. Witness the Pala d’Oro, one Italy’s most refined and accomplished examples of Byzantine enamel, decorated in gold with over 1,900 gems. As the Basilica will be open exclusively for this intimate tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit areas that are not usually open to the masses, such as the main altar and the crypt, where the relics of Saint Mark are said to be laid. There will be no more than 6 groups in any one time inside the Basilica, therefore, this one and a half hour tour behind closed doors really will be a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t wait any longer, book online now to be part of this exclusive tour with limited access.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Exclusive access into Saint Mark's Basilica after hours
    • 1 hour and 30 minutes guided walking tour
    • Highly qualified tour guide
    What's not included
    • Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica and the treasury
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Senior (aged 65-99): reduced
    • Student (aged 13-22): reduced
    • Child (aged 4-12): reduced
    • Infant (aged 0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Calle de la Canonica, 305, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Meet directly in Piazzetta dei Leoncini which is on the left hand side when facing the Saint Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's Square, Venice. Look for our assistant who will be holding a bright orange umbrella.

    What to remember
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Basilica
    • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
    • The tour will take place rain or shine
    • Groups of 15 people or less; a maximum of 6 groups per day
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    When
    • Wednesday and Friday at 7.00pm or 8.00pm
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    Provider
    VENICE EVENTS srl
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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