This exclusive evening walking tour will provide you access to Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world, after closing time with no crowds! Enter this Byzantine treasure trove with just your guide and the church custodian after hours. Leave the crowds outside, while you discover the peace and serenity of this spiritual location, which was once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice. Starting in Saint Mark’s Square, your specialized guide will introduce you to another side of Venice and its origins. Enjoy fantastic tales of tyranny and embrace the dynamic history of Venice, whilst discovering the history of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring building in Venice: Saint Mark’s Basilica.
Your passionate and expert guide will explain the intricate works and history of the ornate decoration found throughout this architectural masterpiece. Witness the Pala d’Oro, one Italy’s most refined and accomplished examples of Byzantine enamel, decorated in gold with over 1,900 gems. As the Basilica will be open exclusively for this intimate tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit areas that are not usually open to the masses, such as the main altar and the crypt, where the relics of Saint Mark are said to be laid. There will be no more than 6 groups in any one time inside the Basilica, therefore, this one and a half hour tour behind closed doors really will be a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t wait any longer, book online now to be part of this exclusive tour with limited access.