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St. Mark’s Basilica: Single-Group After Hours Access

by City Wonders Limited Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £70

Out of the darkness, the shimmering glory of St. Mark’s Basilica appears fresco by fresco, in a special spectacle for a very select few. This intimate night-time tour’s special after-hours access guarantees that the vast, ornate church will be deserted except for your tour group – giving you time and space to absorb its hallowed atmosphere.

The tour begins at sunset, overlooking St Mark’s Square. Your guide, an expert on Venetian history, will greet you with stories of the famous square’s significance to Venice’s unrivalled Middle Ages trade network. Then as night falls on the intricate façade of the Basilica, you’ll head carefully into the darkened interior.

As you adjust to the unusual quiet, the space will gradually light up, to reveal the luminous glass and gold mosaics and testament frescoes. The frescoes will illustrate your guide’s commentary as you listen to the unbelievable story of St Mark the Evangelist.

Without the bustle of the daytime crowd, the church custodian can give your group access to areas of St Mark’s Basilica that are normally off-limits. You’ll get to see the Pala d’Oro, a fabulous jewel-encrusted Byzantine altarpiece, and enter the crypt where St Mark himself is said to rest. All in the kind of peace few visitors to this landmark church ever experience.

Out of the darkness, the shimmering glory of St. Mark’s Basilica appears fresco by fresco, in a special spectacle for a very select few. This intimate night-time tour’s special after-hours access guarantees that the vast, ornate church will be deserted except for your tour group – giving you time and space to absorb its hallowed atmosphere.

The tour begins at sunset, overlooking St Mark’s Square. Your guide, an expert on Venetian history, will greet you with stories of the famous square’s significance to Venice’s unrivalled Middle Ages trade network. Then as night falls on the intricate façade of the Basilica, you’ll head carefully into the darkened interior.

As you adjust to the unusual quiet, the space will gradually light up, to reveal the luminous glass and gold mosaics and testament frescoes. The frescoes will illustrate your guide’s commentary as you listen to the unbelievable story of St Mark the Evangelist.

Without the bustle of the daytime crowd, the church custodian can give your group access to areas of St Mark’s Basilica that are normally off-limits. You’ll get to see the Pala d’Oro, a fabulous jewel-encrusted Byzantine altarpiece, and enter the crypt where St Mark himself is said to rest. All in the kind of peace few visitors to this landmark church ever experience.

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7:15 PM, Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£69.49

Total price is £69.49, taxes included

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St. Mark’s Basilica: Single-Group After Hours Access

Activity Location

Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Ponte della Paglia

    Ponte della Paglia

    Venezia 30124


Highlights

  • Reserve St. Mark’s Basilica for your group alone

  • Luminous mosaics appear dramatically from the dark

  • Special after-hours entry to beautiful Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Access to exclusive areas such as the crypt & Pala d'Oro

  • Expert guide to relate the history of the city as you walk


Inclusions

  • After-hours admission to Saint Mark's Basilica

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Headset for tour commentary depending on group size

  • Small groups of 25 people or less


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible and is unable to accommodate strollers or prams.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


St. Mark’s Basilica: Single-Group After Hours Access ratings based on 2 verified reviews

Verified reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 3 Sep 2018

Eine sehr nette Führerin, und man hatte den Markusdom wirklich für sich mit ausreichend Zeit . Gerade wer die Besucherschlangen am Tag gesehen hat ,weiß, dass er alles richtig gemacht hat 😊

5/5 7 May 2018

Really enjoyed our the after hours access without the crowds The best way to marvel at the ornate ceiling. Our guide was very warm and informative. He allowed us to take our time to enjoy each element and was clearly heard.