Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour

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From $139.77

11 reviews   (4.91)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is an incredible exclusive After-Hours Semi-Private Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, after the Basilica has officially closed to the general public. The crowds will have gone, and the custodians will have closed the entry doors to the rest of the tourists, except for you. The doors will reopen exclusively for this privileged access tour, that will leave you as the only witnesses of the Golden Church of Venice in the magic of night. With our guarantee of just 6 people per group, a professional expert guide will lead you on an incredible intimate journey through the magic of the Basilica as evening has fallen and it is only for your eyes to witness. In the quiet of night, its incredible splendour will shine as the thousands of square feet of golden mosaics will light up in an astounding light show. Again, only for you to see. This is guaranteed to be a truly unique, dramatic, once in a life-time experience, that you will surely never forget.

What's Included

Privileged and Exclusive After Hours entrance

Professional Guide

Small Group of 6 people max

What's Not Included

Food and Drink

Gratuities (optional)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • This tour operates within current local COVID-19 protocol. We are not responsible for any persons who do not adhere to regulations, and in said circumstances will result in loss of the tour without refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

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
Do not miss out on this very exclusive After-Hours Tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, after the Basilica has officially closed to the general public and its privileged access is exclusively reserved to us! In the quiet of night, its incredible splendor will be only for you to enjoy. Meet your professional expert local guide in Piazza San Marco, Venice's most iconic square, and join your intimate small group of only 6 people max. Learn about the history of this iconic Piazza, and feel its quieting energy, as the city turns dark and tourists and locals turn in for the evening.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Marco
Once you have entered the Basilica, you will witness the incredible light show of the Golden Mosaics that entirely cover the Basilica's interior, and have no doubt why in fact it is nicknamed the 'Golden Church', la 'Basilica d'Oro'. During your hour and half exclusive exploration you will also get to see the Pala d'Oro all the way up close - something that during official opening hours is nearly impossible. And for a spooky and exclusive finale you will also get to descend into the crypt, hear the tales of floods and natural disasters that the basilica has survived, and see their marks on the stained walls. A truly unique, dramatic, once in a life-time experience that you are sure to never forget!

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


super very private tour all alone with our guide in the fully lit basilica is a memorable experience and worth the price
GlobeTrotting288226, 25-10-2022
Excellent guide Pamela who is knowledgeable, friendly and very clear in her explanations. She showed us unique details and artifacts. This cannot be compared with regular daytime visits in a packed basilica.
Martina was a very...
Steven_B, 12-10-2022
Martina was a very knowledgeable guide and able to answer any questions my wife and I had. Incredible sights
Highlight of Our Trip to Venice
SwimMom50, 14-06-2022
This tour was amazing and the highlight of our time in Venice. Our guide Nico, was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about Saint Mark’s and he brought the wonder and mystery of this amazing structure to life for us with historical details and biblical stories. I am so glad we chose this tour and had Nico to guide us through the 1,000 year journey of Saint Mark’s.
St. Mark’s VIP Night
travelingtoothdoc, 15-05-2022
This tour was incredible. Sabrina was a great guide and her demonstration and explanation of all the biblical mosaics was fascinating. When all of the lights were turned off in the cathedral and slowly re-illuminated, it was simply chilling. Then going down into the crypt just added to the whole experience. If you have the opportunity to take this tour, do not miss it. It was that special!
Small groups are great
Jeanne_S, 28-05-2022
Excellent way to see St. Mark's, just wish there was less standing. Very thorough guide. Got to see crypt.

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