Guided tour

Venice: Guided Night Walking Tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

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Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

Venice: Guided Night Walking Tour & Saint Mark's Basilica

Activity provider: Through Eternity Tours

From US$ 118.92 per person

Explore Venice bathed in moonlight as night descends on the city’s twinkling canals on a guided tour. Start in St. Mark's Square and explore the extraordinary Saint Mark's Basilica after dark.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time in the Saint Mark's Basilica as you explore Venice after dark
  • Marvel at the extraordinary fusion of architectural styles and traditions
  • Gaze at glittering mosaics, and see why St. Mark’s is called the Golden Church
  • See Saint Mark's Basilica without the crowds with exclusive night entry
  • Find out how local bishops asserted an ancient link with Saint Mark
Full description
With its awe-inspiring array of domes, arches and turrets, there is no mistaking St. Mark’s basilica. Dominating the piazza of the same name, St. Mark’s stands at the very epicentre of the city. And it looks even more spectacular at night. On our night tour of St. Mark’s, you’ll meet your guide in beautiful St. Mark’s Square, for centuries the spiritual and political centre of Venice - the Doge’s palace also stands silent watch over the piazza. To start our tour, your guide will explain the significance of the square to the history and geography of the city - for good reason Napoleon described the Piazza as the ‘drawing room of Europe,’ and the elegant cafes that line the square, including Caffe Quadri and famous Caffe Florian, have lost none of their old-world charm. During our time in the piazza we’ll learn about some of the other highlights on show here, including the stunning Torre dell’Orologio - a Renaissance clock tower decorated with fabulous sculptures, as well as St. Mark’s Campanile, the soaring 12th-century brick bell tower that is still the tallest building in Venice.
Includes
  • Expert, English-Speaking Guide
  • Headsets (for groups of 6 or more)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Exclusive night entrance to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You will meet your guide in front of the Correr Museum located at the west end of Piazza di San Marco. Your guide will have a "Through Eternity" sign or flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As this is a walking tour through various areas of the city centre, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.
  • Please advise during the booking process if any travelers have mobility concerns so that we can best accommodate you.
  • To obtain a student discount, valid student ID must be shown on the day of your tour. If a student does not have valid student ID, they may be charged a new full ticket price for entry, which must be paid by you on the day of the tour.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Our tour was very educational and beautiful! Our tour guide was patient, answered every question and very enthusiastic! She explained the art of the mosaic beautifully. We got to see the crypt of St. Mark as well as the pala d’ oro, a wonderful gem masterpiece in the 12th century. We went underground beneath the alter and saw possibly the originally stone of the church. The mosaics on the floor were one of the most beautiful artwork I’ve seen. Our tour guide had us imagine the times and helped you visualize what it took to make this beautiful basilica. From getting booty from the 4th crusades, to explaining the politics, religion and families that influence the church; the tour was simply amazing!

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June 18, 2022

Highly recommended, small group, more time to look at the cathedral

May 22, 2022

I very much enjoyed this tour. Loved our guide

September 22, 2022

Product ID: 414557