St. Mark's Basilica Tour with Basilica Crypt Visit

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Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica
The apostles worked in gold. On the 900 year golden retable in St Mark's basilica, Italy, considered to be the finest existing byzantine work of art
The apostles worked in gold. On the 900 year golden retable in St Mark's basilica, Italy, considered to be the finest existing byzantine work of art
St Mark's Square
St Mark's Square
Gold lion on starred blue background of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy
Gold lion on starred blue background of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy
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What To Expect

Explore around the famous St. Mark's Basilica together with a knowledgeable guide and a custodian that will open the basilica for the group after visiting hours! Hear stories of the highly interesting history of the basilica and its relics. See the significant relics and countless mosaics decorating the basilica's interior!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a highly interesting guided tour of the St. Mark's Basilica!

  • Discover the historical events that led to the construction of the basilica

  • Explore around the St. Mark's Basilica after its visiting hours and skip the long queues leading to its famous attractions

  • Visit the basilica's crypt where the remains of the saint himself are kept

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
Piazza San Marco
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM
Product Code:
14516
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Description

Discover the wonders of the St. Mark's Basilica as you go on an exclusive tour of its interiors after visiting hours!

Start off the tour by meeting up with your guide at the St. Mark's Square. Hear fascinating stories of how a 9th century kidnapping led to the construction of the enormous basilica dedicated to the Saint Mark.

After a history brief, head over to the said basilica where a custodian unlocks the door for you after visiting hours. Step inside and marvel at the basilica's great interiors without having to squeeze in with the hundreds of tourists visiting the basilica. See the world famous Pala d'Oro, a Byzantine altarpiece comprised of more than 1,900 gems.

Come to the basilica's crypt which is known to house the remains of St. Mark. See the stained walls of the crypt which tells the story of the numerous floods that had plagued Venice in the past.

As you go around the basilica, admire the bright illuminated mosaics of the Basilica which stands about 43,000 square feet each.

The tour will end at the basilica.

Inclusions

  • St. Mark's Basilica entrance tickets and visit

  • Basilica crypt visit

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities.

  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 15 people.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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