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Landmarks of Hidden Venice - Private Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    09:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)
  • Duration
    2 Hours
Inclusions
  • Walking tour of hidden Venice
  • skip the line to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Guide available in English language only
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Key Highlights

  • Explore parts of Venice that most tourists never see
  • Customise your itinerary to suit your interest and requirements
  • Visit the lively Rialto Market and the Frari Church, the most important church after the Basilica of San Marco
  • Private tour ensures maximum interaction with your guide
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

The itinerary can be adapted to suit your requirements and allows you to interact closely with your guide for an in-depth discovery of the fascinating history of Venice.

Leave the hustle and bustle of the popular hot spots in Venice behind to discover a Venice that is not very well known, but equally enchanting. The colourful Rialto market, the prison where tax evaders served time, the red light district and the old houses of Venice are fascinating.

Listen to engrossing stories as you walk through streets and narrow passageways of the city that has delighted millions of visitors.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 Hours

  • Start time

    09:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)

  • Meeting Point

    Hotel pickup is included in the St Marks area only. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details to reconfirm the pick-up time.)

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends in the centre of Venice.

Itinerary

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotels in the St Marks area and escort you on a walking tour of Hidden Venice.

    This is a private tour and can be tailored to what you wish to see, please discuss your requirements with your guide on the day.

    Leave the traditional tourist spots behind and discover the Venice of your dreams as you navigate a fascinating labyrinth of narrow alleyways punctuated by delicate bridges and enchanting canals.

    Explore the lively and colourful market area of the Rialto and learn of the legend of the hunchback of San Giacomo. Pass by the old locandas, where the merchants would sojourn and encounter the famous Venetian courtesans in the old red light district of Venice, that is home to the notorious "Ponte delle Tette".

    Enjoy a guided walk through a labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways in the old artisans quarters of Venice and listen to numerous stories of the illustrious merchants and their acts of cruelty. During this walk, you'll see some of the oldest houses in Venice, quaint picturesque bridges and palaces, an old prison for tax evaders and learn about how life used to be in Venice and how life is today for the modern day Venetians.

    Visit the important Frari Church, hidden away in the San Polo district of the city, home to masterpieces of Titian & Bellini as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova. The most important church in Venice after the Basilica of San Marco.

    The tour ends in the centre of Venice.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Walking tour of hidden Venice
  • skip the line to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Guide available in English language only
  • Entrance fees

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it

Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.

Hotel pickup is available outside the St Marks area in additional fee is 33 Euros

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Landmarks of hidden Venice
    Mr Michael Webb, Australia 04/06/2012