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

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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.


  • 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


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.


Tour guide Headsets (for groups of 6 or more) Exclusive night entrance to St. Mark's Basilica

Important Information

  • Availability of timed entrances to St. Mark's Basilica is limited and tour start time may vary between 7:00pm and 9:30pm. We recommend flexibility when booking this tour as the start time may change. Please advise during the booking process if any travelers have mobility concerns so that the activity provider 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 A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements Large bags, backpacks, tripods, and large umbrellas cannot be brought into the church. You are encouraged to leave such items at your hotel

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