Saint Mark's Basilica Exclusive Night Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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From the piazza we’ll head into a special entrance of the basilica accessible only to visitors joining a special night tour of St. Mark’s. It goes without saying that we won’t have to wait in line. As it is after hours, the church will be dark when we enter. But then as the lights are turned on one by one, the full majesty of St. Mark’s Basilica will be revealed in all its glory. The basilica’s glittering mosaics extend over more than 4,000 square metres, and this jaw-dropping expanse of gold has for good reason given St. Mark’s the nickname of the Church of Gold.

On our tour, your expert guide will teach you about the complicated iconography of these mosaics, how they were made and the enormous influence they were to have on the story of medieval art. From the oldest mosaics, crafted in the 11th-century, through the highpoint of medieval artisanship in the 1200s and right up to designs created by Renaissance and Mannerist masters like Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Exclusive night entrance to St. Mark's Basilica

Exclusive night entrance to St.Mark's Basilica

Expert, English-Speaking Guide

Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)

What's Not Included

Food and beverages

Gratuities (optional)

Transportation to and from the meeting and end points

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • As this is a walking tour through various areas of the city centre, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
  • Please advise during the booking process if any travelers have mobility concerns so that we can best accommodate you.
  • Please note that to obtain a student discount, valid student ID must be shown on the day of your tour. If a student does not have valid student ID, they may be charged a new full ticket price for entry, which must be paid by you on the day of the tour.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes early and at the right meeting point as we cannot wait for late arrivals.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
It is the city’s main public square and contains its most famous buildings such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

• Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
On our night tour of St. Mark’s, you’ll meet your guide in beautiful St. Mark’s Square, for centuries the spiritual and political centre of Venice - the Doge’s palace also stands silent watch over the piazza. To start our tour, your guide will explain the significance of the square to the history and geography of the city - for good reason Napoleon described the Piazza as the ‘drawing room of Europe,’ and the elegant cafes that line the square, including Caffe Quadri and famous Caffe Florian, have lost none of their old-world charm.

During our time in the piazza we’ll learn about some of the other highlights on show here, including the stunning Torre dell’Orologio - a Renaissance clock tower decorated with fabulous sculptures, as well as St. Mark’s Campanile, the soaring 12th-century brick bell tower that is still the tallest building in Venice.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


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Marcella_N, 13-07-2022
Excellent Tour. Tour guide was phenomenal. Well worth the money would encourage taking this tour. It’s not just about the line it is understanding the details of St Marks.

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