“A very knowledgeable guide, who took us off the beaten track and told us the story of ancient and modern Venice, with a few humorous anecdotes thrown in. Only down-side was that the quality of the headphones/receivers was not brilliant - we stopped using them in the end. ...Simon N., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
A rich and stimulating itinerary - Venice at its best! One of travelers' favorite walks, this is a walk of wonder and discovery of the real Venice, through its past and also its present. Leave the hordes of tourists 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 colorful 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.
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 second most important church in Venice after the Basilica of San Marco - Frari Church. Visit the imposing Frari Church and see masterpieces of Titian and Bellini as well as a majestic funeral monument by Canova.
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Children below 6 years old are free of charge.
This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
This tour can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests.
In entering churches, shoulders and knees must be covered. Large bags are not allowed.
The tour operates rain or shine.
The Frari Church may be closed on certain occasions (e.g. religious ceremonies). At such events, an alternative area or church will be visited.
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