1 hr 30 mins
Times vary
Max 25


  • After closing time, when visitors have been seen out, a guard unlocks the doors of St. Mark’s Basilica just for us to explore the city’s most important building completely alone!
  • See all general access areas of St. Mark’s Basilica and unlock doors to visit special sections such as the crypt—where the bones of St. Mark himself are said to lie—and the Pala d’Oro.
  • Explore in a small group of 25 people maximum with an expert tour guide at the helm, who will share stories and help you spot hidden details. Access to this St. Mark's Basilica after hours tour is limited to Walks of Italy groups only and we’ve capped it at four groups per day.

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Sep 30, 2023

I have been waiting to return to St. Mark's Cathedral for 30 years. This evening tour was exactly what I had been waiting for. Our guide was really knowledgeable, the amount of people in the cathedral was very manageable and the the beauty of it in the evening was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you.


Sep 28, 2023

We had the best tour guide yesterday. Martina made a tour not just educational and interesting, but also added some humor to the history.


Sep 10, 2023

Grace was an excellent guide. She did a fantastic job interpreting St Marks for us. She made the tour feel ver special.


Sep 09, 2023

This is a suggestion: NOT A REVIEW. I recommend a laser pointer to highlight the icons, if it does not damage them. The other tours crowded us a little. I think our tour left a minute early, but we caught up to the last group. They were efficient and welcoming.


Aug 29, 2023

Exceeded expectations. Guide was a rich resource of information

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Spend an unforgettable day in Venice by enjoying some of the best local cuisine, exploring the Doge’s Palace, and wrapping up with this VIP tour of St. Mark’s Basilica after dark.

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