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Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica: VIP Guided Tour By Night

Join a small group for an exclusive moonlit tour of Venice's iconic cathedral

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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Live guide: English
Max group size: 15
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Hop on a small group tour of not more than 15 visitors for an exclusive moonlit journey through Venice's iconic St. Mark's Basilica
  • See stunning mosaics, the golden altarpiece, and even take an exclusive tour of the crypt!
  • Your English-speaking guide will fill you in on all kinds of secrets and trivia, as you watch the moon shimmer on the canals

Description

St. Mark's Basilica is impressive in the daylight, but seeing it glittering in the moonlight is something else entirely. With only limited numbers of small groups allowed this is a wonderfully intimate experience. Your expert tour guide will introduce you to the many secrets of this iconic place of worship. Gawp at the stunning mosaics, admire the golden altarpiece, and even take an exclusive tour of the crypt!

After the thousands of tourists have already called it a night, your experience is just beginning!

Follow your English-speaking guide from St. Mark's Square and prepare to be thoroughly blown away by the Byzantine architecture, dating all the way back to the 9th century. You'll learn all about the power and influence of the Venetian Republic, and see the spoils for yourself in the gilt-encrusted decorations and Pala d'Oro altarpiece.

Then it's time to get spooky, as your guide takes you below ground to the crypt – normally inaccessible to the unwashed masses. Explore these sacred tombs by candlelight and see the site where St. Mark's remains supposedly lie.

It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience – even if you've already seen the Basilica, you've never seen it like this!

Ticket

What's included

90-minute guided tour in English of St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica
Visit of the Pala d'Oro and the Crypt
Admission to the Treasury

What's not included

Admission to the upper floor of St. Mark's Basilica
Food and drinks
Additional info

Getting There

Vaporetto: Lines 1, 2, 10, A, B or N to San Marco, lines 1, 2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 14, 15, 20, B or N to San Zaccaria.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

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Starting point
Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124, Venice
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St. Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco 328, 30100, Venice
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide, who will be holding an orange umbrella
  • The meeting point is on Piazzetta dei Leoncini, left of St. Mark's Basilica when facing the Basilica

Ratings & reviews

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Jul 6, 2019
You get small group access to the Basilica without the crowds, which is nice. The tour is 90 min. Small audio devices are included to hear the tour guide. Privy, but worth the money.
Jun 6, 2019
The church is beautiful and more so at night. So glad we did this tour, especially because most of the crowds have left for the day. It was an amazing experience!
Sep 19, 2018
Amazing tour of one of the most iconic buildings on earth, wee structured with 30 mins outside to talk general history of sure and 60 mins inside St Mark's and chance to marvel at ceiling lit up plus visit the crypt. Tourconductwd by a personable, articulate and brilliant Venetian brec and born guide, Iole, whose memorable anecdotes made the fascinating history of the basilica palpable, vivid and memorable. A truly excellent guide!

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