“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
Enjoy a fascinating walk through the quiet hidden Venice on this half-day small group tour! Experience Venice like a true local by visiting a Venetians osteria and sampling a few Cicchetti with a glass of wine. See the notable Rialto Market and cross over the Rialto Bridge on a special gondola.
Start the tour at the Rialto Market. Prepare to be amazed by the vibrant colors and fantastic smells as you walk through the market. Learn about the history of Venice as one of the most rich and flouroshing markets of the western world.
Visit one of the most beautiful little campi's facing the Grand Canal. Venture through to the Cannareggio district to see one of the oldest churches in Venice that dates from the 7th century. Take time to relax on a gondola crossing the grand canal to reach the other side of Venice, where Rialto and San Polo await you.
Continue to a walking tour through one of the most hidden, secret areas of San Polo. This is where east and west met. Spices, precious fabrics, silk and other goods were traded by merchants from around the world. Head to the medieval red light district of Castelletto, the area where the merchants relax from their hectic life.
As you venture further into the tour, marvel at picturesque views around every corner and take in the serenity of the city.
Audio guide (more than 8 guests)
Admission to Frari Church
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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