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Exclusive St. Mark's Basilica After Hours Access and Doge's Palace Evening Tour Quick Confirmation

St. Mark's Basilica

Visit two of Venice's most famous attractions without the inconvenience of a large crowd! Explore the Doge's Palace in the evening and get exclusive access to St. Mark's Basilica after visiting hours for a unique and unforgettable experience.

  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, altar
  • Italy, Venice, Doge Palace
  • St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, Venice
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  • St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, Venice
  • St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, Venice
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You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 144.64
USD 144.64
Child (Age 2-14)
USD 139.03
USD 139.03
Infant (Age 0-1)
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Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 144.64
USD 144.64
Child (Age 2-14)
USD 139.03
USD 139.03
Infant (Age 0-1)
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Exclusive access to St. Mark’s Basilica after closing / Admission to Doge’s Palace
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 17:00 - 19:15 (Show details)
Starting time: 17:00 17:15 18:00 18:15 18:30 19:00 19:15 (Hide details)
  • 16:45 Check-in Outside of Correr Museum
  • 17:00 Doge's Palace Without the Crowds
    14515__1444990629 Learn the history of Doge's Palace from your expert guide, answering any questions that you may have. See the apartments of the Doge, Hall of the Great Council and walk on the Bridge of Sighs as you guide tells you stories about the bridge.
  • Break Time (15-30 minutes)
    Enjoy a break before you head to St. Mark's Basilica.
  • St. Mark's Basilica After Hours
    St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, Venice Explore St. Mark's Basilica unlike any other tour, with after visiting hours access. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you walk alone in the basilica without the usual crowds and marvel at the golden mosaics shimmering in the dark.
  • Pala d'Oro
    St Mark's Basilica, Basilica San Marco, altar Go back in time and marvel at the historic Byzantine altarpiece. Admire the Pala d'Oro's 1,900 stunning gems.
  • St. Mark's Basilica Crypt
    Crypt_air_vent Enjoy privileged access to the Basilica's crypt, normally inaccessible during the official opening hours. Visit the rumored location of St. Mark's remains.
  • 20:30 Tour Ends at St. Mark's Square
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Backpacks and similar baggage are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica.
    • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate. Guests are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The activity provider cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
    • Strollers are not allowed
Additional Note(s)
    • Please note that St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are occasionally closed to the public without previous notice due to high tides or particular festivities.
    • Please note that there will be a 15-30 minute break between your tour of the Doge’s Palace and your after-hours tour of St.Mark’s Basilica.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
Activity provider
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What languages are your tours conducted in?
  • English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.
How will I recognize my tour guide?
  • Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.
What If I’m running late to my tour?
  • We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
  • It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.
The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?
  • It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).
Do you accept last-minute bookings?
  • When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.
Should I tip my tour guide?
  • It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.
Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.
I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?
  • Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.
What should I bring on my tour?
  • We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.
It’s raining, is my tour still running?
  • Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.
What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?
  • A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 144.64
USD 144.64

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Sandra
I am so glad we did this! Firstly by doing this tour late afternoon there were no crowds in either the Doge's Place or the Basilica. The tour was set at a good pace and there was time for questions. T...more