Explore St Mark’s Basilica without the crowds on an after-hours tour, and enjoy an optional visit to Doge's Palace, if you wish. Inside St Mark’s Basilica, admire treasured mosaics and a Byzantine altarpiece, and then follow your guide into the crypt where St Mark himself is believed to rest. Upgrade for late access to the Doge’s Palace and learn about the Higher Council Hall, the Doge's apartments, and the Bridge of Sighs as you explore.

Upgrade your tour to include a 2-hour late entry tour of the Doge’s Palace, including the armory, New Prisons, and incredible council rooms and frescos of Palazzo Ducale. Please note that there may be a break up to 2 hours between your Doge’s Palace tour and your exclusive After Hour Visit, due to temporary earlier closing time at the Doge’s Palace. Your guide in this case will provide bar/restaurant recommendations
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  Professional guide
✔  Small groups of 25 people or fewer
✔  Doge’s Palace tickets (if option with Doge Palace selected)
✔  After-hours St. Mark’s Basilica tickets
✖  Gratuities
✖  Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Departure:  P.za San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in Piazza San Marco. Meet under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum.

Return: Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

St. Mark's Square

Piazza San Marco Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco Basilica di San Marco, Veneto Inside, take a deep breath. You’re experiencing St. Mark’s Basilica as almost nobody else does, or ever has ever been able to (aside from the Doge himself)—empty! No standing elbow-to-elbow with other tourists, no seeing the church as if through a strobe light from hundreds of popping flashbulbs, no noise from the crowds. Instead, you’re alone with your guide and the custodian. So you can experience the basilica as it should be experienced: in tranquility and peace.

Duration:  30 minutes

Doge's Palace The Doge Palace visit is included with the Doge Palace option only. Upgrade your tour to include a 2 hour late entry tour of the Doge’s Palace, including the armory, New Prisons and incredible council rooms and frescos of Palazzo Ducale. Traveling in small groups of 15 people or fewer, you’ll enter the Palace at the last entry time, finding one of Venice’s most popular attractions much quieter than other times during the day. (Please see seperate prodcut sheet.)

Duration:  2 hours

Bridge of Sighs The Bridge of sights visit is included with the Doge Palace option only. On this guided tour you’ll have the opportunity to explore the massive armory, and the spooky prisons. Finish with a visit inside the Bridge of Sighs, where your guide will tell you why it’s not quite as romantic as you thought.

Duration:  15 minutes

Torre dell'Orologio The Torre d'Orologio is included with the Doge Palace option only.
Additional info
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  This tour is in English.
•  This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
•  The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.
•  If you cannot join your tour at the last minute (running late, etc), please contact us. We may be able to reschedule your tour with a small amendment fee depending on availability.
•  Due to the religious nature of St. Mark's Basilica, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. You can bring extra covering (scarves, etc) to put on just before entering St. Mark's. Walks cannot be held responsible for those denied entry.
•  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, we will reach out to you prior to your tour. For last-minute closures, modifications may be communicated at the tour start time.
•  Large bags and backpacks cannot be brought into St. Mark's Basilica.
•  On certain days there may be a short break between the visit to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (never more than one hour). This may extend the overall length of the tour.
•  Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
Free cancellation
From $105.41
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
3.5 hours
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Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.