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

By LivTours Venice
from
$141.12
per adult
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$141.12
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Small Group of 6 people max
  • Professional Guide
  • Privileged and Exclusive After Hours entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
What's not included
  • Food and Drink
  • Gratuities (optional)


Departure details
  • Piazza San Marco, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy The meeting point is In front of Museo Correra in Piazza San Marco, right across from the Basilica of San Marco. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6718P47

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour
  • 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.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour?
How much is Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour?
Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour price starts from $141.07. Discover and book Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour cancellation policy?
Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour?
Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour is hosted by LivTours Venice. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact LivTours Venice on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Saint Mark's VIP Night Tour: Exclusive Access Small Group Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6718P47

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza San Marco
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    The meeting point is In front of Museo Correra in Piazza San Marco, right across from the Basilica of San Marco. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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michellemN2941MC
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Nico gave us a great day trip in Venice!
Nico is a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable about his city. His passion and energy is infectious. Great sense of
Michelle1835
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Liv Tours are the Best!
We are so impressed with Liv Tours. We missed our connection out of London due to a flight delay and we had to try
Aileen R
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Knowledge and friendly
Marie-Therese was knowledgeable and friendly. It’s easy to see the beauty in St.Marks Basillica and Doge’s Palace.
Connector627844
Connector627844
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Amazing Tour and Great Guide!
We had a wonderful experience on our tour. It was like walking around with an extremely knowledgeable and personabl
Kim6-2014
Kim6-2014
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Murano tour
This was my kids’ favorite tour. They loved riding the water taxi to Murano and then watching the master glass blo
B1965YAjaneh
B1965YAjaneh
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Best ever!
Our tour guide Jennifer went above & beyond! Spent two extra hours with us to make sure we found our driver & got s
llovat
llovat
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St Mark’s and Doges Palace best tour and guide.
Marie-Therese with LivTours was a great guide for private Doges Palace & St. Mark’s. Her art history background was
peanutmiracle
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Great private tour of Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s!
We did the private tour of Doge’s Palace with access to secret rooms with Marie-Therese. She was a fabulous guide w
B6898IGjerryg
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Had a fabulous time
Certainly the st mark cathedral was tops but Nicko's knowledge of the building and the city as a whole was both ins
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Valentina’s fantastic family tour
Valentina was a fantastic guide. Our kids (13, 12, 12) learned a lot. She brought along pictures and maps to help i
NorthStar01964319052
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Wonderful Tour
We took several tours on this vacation, and this was the best by far. Our guide was warm, friendly, knowledgeable,
smikejam
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Fabulous tour , fabulous guide
From the moment we met Nico we knew we were in for a treat. He described the history and importance of Venice and i
MickosT
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Nico is your man!
Nico was an incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining guide on our tour of the Doges’ Palace. He even found ways
John P
John P
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Venice in a day
My almost 11 year old son and i loved our tour with Tullia. From our first minutes together we started learning all
Inspiration612557
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Exceptional Doge’s palace guided tour!!
Nico was such an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable, patient and passionate about the history of Venice. My
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travelingtoothdoc
Maryland23 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
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!
Written May 15, 2022
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JennyAnd
3 contributions
May 2022
We toured St. Mark's Basilica at night as a party of six, including my in-laws who are in their 70's, and my two kids who are both under the age of 12. Every single member of our party agreed that this was the highlight of our time in Venice! Maria, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much, and for both of my kids to love it as much as our parents did felt like a huge win. We highly recommend this tour and only wish we had booked more just like this! We were in the church as a party of six, with one other group of about four people. That's it - we had the place to ourselves - and as we exited, we saw another night tour group of more than thirty people (we thought maybe even 50!) waiting to get it. We already knew how special our tour was but realized then how incredibly smart we were to purchase this one!
Written May 12, 2022
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beckminster
8 contributions
My husband and I were in Venice for our anniversary and didn’t want to wait in line to see St. Mark’s, so I booked this tour. It exceeded our expectations! It was so special to see the mosaic ceilings all illuminated, and to have time to linger at the Pala d’Oro without a crowd! Also, we got to go down into the crypt! Francesca was such a knowledgeable and kind guide, we absolutely loved it and couldn’t believe how lucky we were. Definitely book this tour, wouldn’t want to see the basilica any other way!
Written September 7, 2021
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livitalytours
Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our special St. Mark's Night tour and of our guide, Francesca. It is true that once you've had the experience of seeing the Basilica without the crowds and with the special illumination, there's no way you would want to do it any other way. Thank you for sharing your impressions with us. Angelo and Kristin
Written September 8, 2021
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SwimMom50
Many, LA2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
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.
Written June 14, 2022
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StefanoG
Bali, Indonesia32 contributions
Aug 2019
I highly recommend the tour operator Martina, she was really amazing, she really has passion for her job. We were a small group of friends and we decided to get this type of tour for small groups. We would never forget it for sure. Pala d’Oro and the "cripta" were literally insane for who loves architecture.
One of the best companies so far!
Written February 20, 2020
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DayTrip21676561081
Dear Stefano We're so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the special St. Mark's night tour in Venice and we'll be sure to let Martina know how much you enjoyed having her as your guide. We're thrilled that our small group policy fit perfectly for your group of friends and that you all had such an awesome experience. Thank you for taking the time to write about it Angelo and Kristin
Written March 2, 2020
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Elizabeth C
Los Angeles, CA158 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
This was an incredible experience, just my family of four, plus one other family of four (clearly they don’t actually stick to their claim of only six people per tour, but it was not an issue because such a small intimate group). Our guide was Pamela, and she was just fabulous.... so knowledgeable about Venice’s history and the religious and art history of the basilica as well. We started in the piazza and had some time to chat with Pamela before the other family arrived, and she told us a lot about the history of the Piazza and Venice in the last and now as well. When the tour began,, it was sunset and we were outside the basilica and learned about the many mosaics and the history of how St. Mark’s bones came to Venice. Inside, we learned about the basilica’s construction and the damage done by the high tides. Inside, we sat and all the lights to see the walkways were cut off. From darkness, they brought up the lights on all the mosaics which was just breathtaking. The gold gleamed! Pamela gave us a wonderful tour with discussion about the different scenes and organization of the mosaic scenes, then to St. Mark’s crypt, the altar, and the gold altarpiece. We had a special treat in that the altarpiece was being turned feast mass the following morning, so we got to see it in place behind the altar from both sides. It was just a phenomenal tour, one we will never forget. I can’t recommend Pamela highly enough. If we had more time in Venice, we would definitely try to book another tour with her. This was our first LivItaly tour, and I’m now looking for others to book for our time in Rome.
Written June 15, 2019
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Danièle
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
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.
Written October 25, 2022
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Susan M
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was our 3rd Tour with this company and it was just as great as the first two! Highly recommend! Visiting Saint Mark’s at night was a special magical experience, from the lighting, to the ease of moving around the space with no crowd, to the ability to enjoy the tour and info provided in a calm non-chaotic way. Will continue to seek out this company in the future!
Written May 1, 2022
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LA-Travelr
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We used LivItaly on a trip a few years ago and had the most amazing time with their guides and when we decided to go back to visit Venice we looked them up right away. We were so fortunated to be in Venice on a day when they offered their super VIP night tour of Saint Marks basilica. We met our guide in Saint marks square, it was after dark and all the street lights were lit, very beautiful. The guide gave us a great introduction about the basilica. The custodian opened the massive door to the church and let our small group (our family of four and one more couple) and guide inside. As soon as we entered they closed the door again and we were standing in there ALONE in the dark. The lights started slowly to turn on and our jaws just dropped when we saw all the golden mosaics. Since we were the only ones in there our guide could speak with a normal voice explaining all the treasures of Saint Marks. She could have whispered and we would still her her perfectly! The tour also included a visit to the Pala d’Oro and the crypts which are never accessible in the daytime. This tour was a once in a lifetime experience and I will cherish it forever! The day after we passed by Saint Marks basilica and saw the massive groups of people lining up to enter and that made our visit feel even more exclusive!
Written May 20, 2019
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