Guided tour

Saint Mark's and Doge's Palace: VIP After Hours Tour

Saint Mark's and Doge's Palace: VIP After Hours Tour

From US$ 230.83 per person

Get exclusive, after-hours access into Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace, all in a small group tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Saint Mark's Basilica with exclusive and after hours access
  • Enjoy a thorough and enchanted tour of the Doge's Palace
  • See and learn all about the Bridge of Sighs
  • Get the intimacy and personalised feel of a semi private tour
  • Admire the ancient Pala D'oro altar piece up close
Full description
Enjoy exclusive, after-hours access into one of the most prestigious landmarks of Venice, the incredible Saint Mark's Basilica, preceded by a thorough and enchanted tour of the Doge's Palace, all in a semi-private group. Meet your guide in one of Italy’s most famous piazzas – St Mark’s Square – noted for its charming, Italian-Gothic beauty, just off the shores of the canal. Head to the Doge’s Palace and learn about the amazing color-changing facade of the Doge’s Palace and why it changes color from day to night. Go to the famous Bridge of Sighs, the last sight for prisoners on their march towards imprisonment. Make your way to Saint Mark's Basilica, the gates of which will have already closed for all other visitors, but will reopen exclusively for you. Admire the Pala D’oro ancient altarpiece up close, an act that is seemingly impossible during hurried daytime crowds. See the crypts where noble Venetians have been laid to rest. Be completely alone in the basilica for the portion of your tour – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Includes
  • Entrance and tour of Doge's Palace
  • VIP after-hours entrance
  • Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet under the winged lion column in Saint Mark's Square, closest side to Grand Canal. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign. Please arrive 10 minutes prior the tour start time.

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Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
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Fantastic experience. Really worth it

July 26, 2021

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