Guided tour

Venice: Saint Mark's Basilica After Hours Guided Tour

Venice: Saint Mark's Basilica After Hours Guided Tour

From US$ 101.60 per person

Tour Saint Mark's Basilica on this tour that permits access after closing time. Marvel at the spectacular golden mosaics, the Pala d'Oro and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included


  • Enter Saint Mark's Basilica after closing time
  • Admire the golden mosaics and Pala d'Oro on a guided tour
  • Learn about the history of Venice from an expert guide
Full description
Enjoy an exclusive evening walking tour with access to Saint Mark’s Basilica after closing time. Start in Saint Mark’s Square on this 1.5-hour tour, where your guide will tell you about the dynamic history of Venice. Enter Saint Mark’s Basilica without delay, after closing time. Marvel at the 43,000 square feet of golden mosaics, illuminated just for this tour. See the Pala d’Oro, one of the most refined examples of Byzantine enamel, decorated with over 1,900 gems. Visit areas that otherwise are not open to the public, such as the crypt, which is said to contain the relics of Saint Mark.
  • Exclusive access to Saint Mark's Basilica after hours
  • Tour of Saint Mark's Square, inside Saint Mark's Basilica and its breathtaking mosaics, the Crypt, which is normally not accessible, and the Pala d’Oro altarpiece
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica and the Treasury
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before the tour departure near the water well at Piazzetta dei Leoncini (on the left hand side when facing the Saint Mark's Basilica in St. Mark's Square). Address: San Marco, 314, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. Look for your guide who will be holding a sign with the local supplier's name on and an orange umbrella.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the starting time. If you arrive late for the departure you will miss the tour
  • This activity is not wheelchair-accessible
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the Basilica
  • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
  • The tour operates rain or shine
  • Optional gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Visiting the Basilica after hours with only ten of us in the place at the time was a wonderful experience. There were large groups (60+) exiting as we went in, and another large group was getting ready to go in as we were leaving. This is truly an exclusive experience. You spend the first 30 minutes outside the church with the guide appreciating and learning about the frescoes, history, etc. and then you have an entire hour alone with the guide inside. Our guide Adriana, was fantastic - so passionate, knowledgeable and fun. So many stories. We learned a lot not only about the Basilica but about the Doges, Venice, Napoleon. It was truly moving to be able to soak in the beauty of the interior of the Basilica in peace and near solitude. I highly recommend this activity! Well worth the extra money.

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October 29, 2017

Our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. Very informative and fun. Small tour so it felt personable.

September 5, 2019

Francesca was great!

June 5, 2019

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