Exclusive Access St. Mark’s Basilica Night Tour with Underground Crypts

As the only group inside, experience the magic of St. Mark’s Basilica by entering after it closes

5 / 5 See All 7 Reviews · 1.5h 25 max · Venice, Italy

When St. Mark’s Basilica closes its doors to the public, you’re able to fully appreciate the monument with no noise and no crowds. With your VIP access, uncover the crypt home to the bones of St. Mark himself.

Tour Details
  • St. Mark's Square
  • St. Mark's Basilica after closing
  • Underground Crypts
  • St. Mark's Crypt
  • Golden Altarpiece

Can you imagine the lights turning on as you enter St. Mark's Basilica with just your group? Are you looking for the most exclusive small group tour in Venice? Are you excited to see the "Church of Gold" hours after it closes to the public? On this St. Mark's Basilica under the stars tour you will have the lavish church to yourself. Explore the golden altar and the relics of St. Mark without the massive crowds that swarm it during the day. This one hour VIP Venice experience includes: 

  • Expert English Speaking Guide
  • Exclusive VIP access to St. Mark's Basilica after hours
  • Maximum group size of 25
  • Access to the Golden Altar and Underground Crypts

St. Mark’s Square

Meet your guide in the beautiful St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll get your introduction to this vast piazza’s significance to the city and Venetian Republic. Within the square, you’ll recognize the Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal and of course, the gilded wonder of St. Mark’s Basilica. Just staring at the Basilica’s façade will enamor you, enchanting you to explore more on your exclusive visit.

Privileged Evening Access to St. Mark’s Basilica

Yes, we said it. You would be the ONLY group inside of St. Mark’s Basilica during your tour, which makes you a VIP. As you make your way inside the tranquil and empty Basilica, you’ll notice byzantine mosaics lining the entryway. Your expert guide will shed light on the frescoes inside, illuminating the stories behind Mark the Evangelist.

Underground Crypts

Balanced with the palatial gold adorning the walls, ceilings and frescoes within the Basilica, the crypts offer a more eerie aesthetic. Descend underground to find the crypt that’s said to be the burial place of St. Mark himself. 

Golden Altarpiece

Commonly nicknamed the Church of Gold or Chiesa d’Oro, St. Mark’s Basilica is home to countless golden artifacts, from its façade to the altar. Covered in precious gems, this altarpiece is a spectacle to see up close, which the daytime crowds struggle to see. Your guide will explain the piece’s significance and walk you through its depictions of the lives of Christ and St. Mark.

What you get with this tour
Only group inside St. Mark's Basilica
Professional English-Speaking Guide
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2/18/2020
Very special

I've been to St. Mark's before, but to be able to see it at night without the crowds really opened it up for me. It was one of the most unique experiences of my trip and I cannot recommend it enough.

2/11/2020
Unreal!

Seeing this at night was a really special experience

2/10/2020
Definitely worth it!

This was one of the most unique experiences I've had in Venice (and I've been a few times!)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square (columns of San Marco & San Teodoro) located on the south side of the square, near the canal. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

What to bring?

Walking shoes and something to cover your knees and shoulders for St. Mark's Basilica

I have doubts about my mobility. Is this the right tour for me?

If you have reduced mobility, we suggest taking a private Venice tour. The itinerary is much more flexible and easily modified.

What should I wear?

Since St. Mark's is a sacred place, both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Venice are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, you'll be walking plenty on this tour of Venice.

Does the tour always skip the line?

You could consider this a "skip the line" tour, but there is no line at all. Your group will be the only group going inside.

What to bring?

Walking shoes and something to cover your knees and shoulders for St. Mark's Basilica

Where to meet?

Between the two big columns in St. Mark’s Square (columns of San Marco & San Teodoro) located on the south side of the square, near the canal. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

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