St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour With Optional Doge's Palace Visit - Venice

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Varies
  • Departure Details :
    Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy,
  • Return Details :
    St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore St Marks Basilica with your professional guide without the hassle of crowds on an after-hours tour, and enjoy an optional visit to Doge's Palace, if you wish. Inside St Marks Basilica, admire treasured mosaics and a Byzantine altarpiece, and then follow your guide into the crypt where St Mark himself is believed to rest. Upgrade your tour to include a 2-hour late entry tour of the Doges Palace, including the armory, New Prisons and incredible council rooms and frescos of Palazzo Ducale. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Exclusive after-hours access
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Small groups of 15 people or fewer

After-hours St. Marks Basilica tickets

Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace

Doges Palace tickets (if an option with Doge Palace selected)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica

Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities

If option with Doge's Palace selected: The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible

Please remember that a basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress

If the option with Doge's Palace selected: Please note that there will be a short break (15-30 min) between your visit to the Doges Palace and your after-hours visit at St.Marks Basilica.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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