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Small-Group Tour with Evening Access to Saint Mark's Basilica

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and small group of just 15 people or fewer at Piazzetta dei Leoncini in Saint Mark’s Square 15 minutes before your chosen start time. 

    Begin by looking around Saint Mark's Square, learning about the origins of Venice through your guide's commentary. Enter the Basilica without waiting in any lines or pushing past any crowds. This after-hours experience really begins when the church custodian unlocks the door for the lucky few evening visitors. There will be a maximum of six small groups in the Basilica with you. 

    Visit areas not usually open to the public, such as the crypt. Learn about the intricate artworks, such as the Pala d'Oro, a work of Byzantine enamel decorated with more than 1,900 precious gems. View the 43,00 square feet (3,995 square meters) of golden mosaics, illuminated just for your tour. 

    End your tour after 1.5 hours of exploration and learning.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazzetta dei Leoncini, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    8:00pm VIP Basilica AfterHours
    8/23/2019 - 8/23/2019Friday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    9/11/2019 - 9/11/2019Wednesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    9/25/2019 - 9/25/2019Wednesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    10/9/2019 - 10/9/2019Wednesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019Wednesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    11/6/2019 - 11/6/2019Wednesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    12/3/2019 - 12/3/2019Tuesday:07:45 PM - 08:00 PM

    9:00pm VIP Basilica AfterHours
    9/6/2019 - 9/6/2019Friday:08:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    9/13/2019 - 9/13/2019Friday:08:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    10/4/2019 - 10/4/2019Friday:08:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019Friday:08:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019Wednesday:08:45 PM - 09:00 PM

    7:00pm VIP Basilica AfterHours
    8/7/2019 - 8/7/2019Wednesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    8/16/2019 - 8/16/2019Friday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    8/28/2019 - 8/28/2019Wednesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    9/4/2019 - 9/4/2019Wednesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    9/18/2019 - 9/18/2019Wednesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019Wednesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019Tuesday:06:45 PM - 07:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Exclusive access for Venice Events' groups to Saint Mark's Basilica after hours
    • Small groups of 15 people or less
    • Includes Saint Mark's Square, inside Saint Mark's Basilica and its breathtaking mosaics, the Crypt, normally not accessible and the Pala d’Oro alterpiece
    • Professional local guide for 1 h 30 min
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica and the treasury
    • Optional gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica
    • Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
    • The tour will take place rain or shine
    • Pick up from a centrally located meeting point
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (32)
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    No crowd, excellent guide, this was the best way to spend an evening in Venice Really exciting tour absolutely recommended!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank silvia c
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your awesome review. We are pleased to see that you had a nice experience with us and we look forward in seeing you again touring with us. Best regards, Venice Events Team.

    Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

    Definitely best way to visit basilica. Yes, it is expensive, but worth every penny! Informative, cozy, calm tour!

    Thank Gagosha
    VEincoming, General Manager at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback on our Small-Group Tour with Evening Access to Saint Mark's Basilica. We are glad you enjoyed it and we look forward in seeing you again. Kind Regards, Venice Events Team.

    Reviewed December 7, 2018

    I've visited the Basilica in Venice numerous times but booked this tour because it offered being able to see the Basilica without lots of other people there and access to the crypt which is not usually accessible. Just being able to wander freely through the...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank mary k
    Reviewed July 30, 2018

    A good way to see the Basilica without the crowds. Our guide was very enthusiastic, knowledeable and funny. She was a native of Venice, and her love for her city and culture was evident. We literally did have the place to ourselves, so this tour...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank jld94114
    Renzo F, Direttore at Venice Events, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

    Hi, we are very happy to read you enjoyed one of our most exclusive tour. It's an incredible experience! thank you for sharing! Venice Events

    Reviewed May 25, 2018

    A very special visit to Saint’s Mark Basilica in a small group using headphones. An outstanding privilege to what was virtually private access to this wonderful cathedral. A special moment when the lights came up to reveal the magnificence of the mosaics. Andrea Vianello, an...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank itinerant2017
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    August 17, 2019|
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    Response from cshep25 |
    Two more things. Once in Venice, you are near Murano and Burano. Murano is known for their glassworks. Burano for their lace. Tours of the glass works are available, and very enjoyable. Bring $$$$$ if you think you might end... More
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