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
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Explore Venice bathed in moonlight as night descends on the city’s twinkling canals on a guided walking 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
  • Find out how local bishops asserted an ancient link with Saint Mark in the 8th century
  • Marvel at the extraordinary fusion of architectural styles and traditions
  • Gaze on glittering mosaics, and find out why St Mark’s is known as the Golden Church
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
  • Live local guide
  • Tickets and Entrance fees
  • Exclusive night entrance to St.Mark's Basilica
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

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

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    What to bring

    • Passport

    Know before you go

    • All visitors - children and infants included - must bring copies of passports on the day of any tour.
    • Please ensure you arrive 15 mins early and at the right meeting point, we cannot wait for late arrivals
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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