Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after dark and Doge's Palace tour
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Exclusive Saint Mark's Basilica after dark and Doge's Palace tour

4.8/5
Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
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$150.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Experience being inside St.Mark's Basilica after hours: no crowds, no lines!
  • Gain privileged entrance to the Doge's Palace and explore one of Venice's most famous sites
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a small group, with a maximum of 25 people
What to expect

Explore two of Venice's must-see attractions after the crowds have gone home with nothing but a small group and an expert guide. You will not only enjoy privileged access to the Doge’s Palace, minimizing your time in line, but you will get private access to St.Mark's Basilica after hours! In just a few hours, see two top sites and get memories that will last a lifetime.

Your evening starts with a guided tour of the Doge's Palace. Visiting at last entry-time, you'll get to explore rooms like the Armory, the Hall of the Great Council. the spooky prisons and the Bridge of Sighs during the quietest time of day, allowing you the time and space to really appreciate this incredible building.

Your tour will continue over to St. Mark's Basilica, which will already have closed for the evening. Step inside and experience Venice’s most important site empty! As you explore the church, including the crypt, your guide will tell you all about this incredible building and its beautiful artifacts including the main altar and the famous Byzantine altarpiece, the Pala d'Oro.

Sights included:

  • St. Mark's Basilica (at night!)
  • Special access to the Pala d'Oro
  • St. Marks' Basilica Crypt
  • St. Mark's Square
  • Doge's Palace
  • Palace Armory
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Prisons
  • Bell Tower (outside)
  • The Marciana Library (outside)
  • Torre d'Orologio (outside)
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What's included
  • check Individual headset
  • check Tour guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Piazza San Marco, 76, 30124 Venice VE, Italy

Meeting point:
Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in Piazza San Marco. Meet under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum.
What to remember
  • The maximum group size is 25 people
  • Please note that all customers must show up at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before starting time chosen as no refunds or re-bookings can be allowed for latecomers or no-shows
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • Unfortunately, due to site restrictions, this tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs users
  • The 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 being denied entry due to improper dress
  • After-hour admission to St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace (after closing)
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside St. Mark's Basilica
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, 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
  • Please note that there may be a break of up to 2 hours between your Doge’s Palace tour and the After-Hour visit, due to the temporary earlier closing time at the Doge’s Palace. Your guide in this case will provide bar/restaurant recommendations. This may extend the overall length of the tour
  • Sites visited during this tour are subject to occasional closures due to holy observances, high tides, and/or flooding. If a site closes, your guide will tour the exterior of the site. If time permits, you'll be contacted prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time
  • Please note that all guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty
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Provider
Walks
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.8/5

Based on 28 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

5/5

Service

5/5

Staff

5/5

Value for money

5/5

  • FionaM

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Traveled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    This tour is truly a private tour of both the Palace and Basilica. Grace gave us a fantastic experience and lots of information throughout. We were s ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Quelle belle visite!!! Magnifiques endroits et guide très intéressante et vraiment compétente! À faire absolument!!!!

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Elanor was the MOST AMAZING guide. She was so knowlegable and communicated very clearly. She was also very patient when half the group had to drop out ...

  • Anonymous

    From France - November 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Visite éblouissante. A faire absolument !

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - October 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Un mondo di bellezza e arte di altissimo livello raccontato con passione, professionalità e anche simpatia, dalla bravissima guida Nicoletta. Da prova ...

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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