St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge's Palace Evening Tour

Escape the crowds on a late afternoon guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and discover 2 of the icons of Venice away from the crowds. Meet at the Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in St. Mark's square, under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum. Then, enter the Doge's Palace to learn more about the center of power during the Venetian Republic.
Group
3 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 19 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
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English
What is included in activity
Entry to St. Mark’s Basilica after closing
Entry to the Doge’s Palace
Live guide
Tour
What is not included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Details

Escape the crowds on a late afternoon guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and discover 2 of the icons of Venice away from the crowds.

Meet at the Correr Museum (Museo Correr) in St. Mark's square, under the portico just outside the entrance of the museum. Then, enter the Doge's Palace to learn more about the center of power during the Venetian Republic.
See the sumptuous apartments of the Venetian rulers, as well as the Hall of the Great Council with its stunning frescoes by Veronese and Tintoretto.

Hear secret stories behind the art, such as why one doge in the painted series is covered by a black veil. Learn how the were dukes were elected, and what they did. Explore the massive armory and spooky prisons.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs on the inside, and hear why it is not quite as romantic as you might have thought!

After a short break, continue to the Byzantine basilica of St. Mark's, and see its gilt decorations after the crowds have left for the day. A custodian of the cathedral will unlock its doors so that you can experience like only a doge could. Marvel at the gemstones of the Pala d’Oro altarpiece.

Visit the crypt, where the bones of St. Mark are said to be kept. Admire mosaics in the soft glimmer of the evening light, and learn about Venetian art and history from your passionate guide.

Important information

What to bring

• Comfortable shoes
• Long-sleeved shirt
• Long pants

Not allowed

• Luggage or large bags
• Sleeveless shirts
• Shorts

Know before you go

• Due to the religious nature of the Basilica, all individuals regardless of gender must cover their shoulders and knees. A scarf or shawl is acceptable. The activity provider cannot be held responsible for those denied entry
• The prisons and armory at the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible
• This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace are closed to the public without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities
• There may be a break of up to 2 hours between your Doge’s Palace tour and your after hour visit due to changing closing times at Doge’s. In this case, your guide will provide bar/restaurant recommendations
• This is a small group tour of 25 people or fewer

Not suitable for

• Wheelchair users
• People with mobility impairments

€180.7
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Price
Adult (Age 15-99)
€180.7
per person
Children (Age 2-14)
€174.2
per person
Infant (Age 1 and younger)
€0
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• Correr Museum
• St. Mark’s Basilica
• Doge’s Palace
• St. Mark's square

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 1 hour in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

P.za San Marco, 76, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

How long your tour will be
3 hrs 30 min
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