Meet your guide in St Marks Square and set off toward the grand domes and soaring steeples of St Marks Basilica. Learn how the histories of the basilica and Venice intertwine, and then admire the cathedral's imposing facade up close.
When the doors of St Marks Basilica are unlocked for your after-hours visit, head inside to explore and enjoy the rare silence that fills the structure. Admire valuable treasures including the Pala dOro, a stunning Byzantine altarpiece.
Head down to the crypt where the remains of St Mark himself are believed to lie, and see where the basilica's walls have been stained by flooding over the years. Marvel at mosaics illuminated by soft lighting and listen as your guide explains their historical significance.
Upgrade to the detailed tour for a late visit to Doges Palace, entering with the last of the days' visitors. Explore the Higher Council Hall (Sala del Maggior Consiglio) and Voting Hall (Sala della Scrutinio) as well as the courtrooms, armory and apartments of the doges.
Cross the 17th-century Bridge of Sighs to admire the bell tower, library and clock tower from the outside.
Both tour options finish back at St Marks Square.