Hidden Venice Afternoon Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 9 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    03:45 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the most unusual corners of Venice on this 1.15 hour afternoon walk. Learn interesting facts about life in the famous water city.Join a professional guide to see relatively hidden sights such as the opera house of La Fenice and the circular Bovolo Stair.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Family friendly
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Venice for this afternoon walking tour of the city's hidden charms.

There's no better way to discover Venice than by wandering among its alleys and peaceful canals. Away from the crowded areas, Venice is a precious gem to be discovered. Those eager to really explore Venice will find a city that slowly reveals a deeper and more intimate side- a side filled with the people still living there with 'campi' (Venices little squares) and the thriving 'bacari' (local bars).

While strolling around, a passionate local guide will describe the surroundings as well as tell you interesting facts about life in a water city. Venice also has a lot of history and culture, and important highlights will not be missing during the walk.

At first, head towards La Fenice Theater (external), one of the most famous opera theaters in the world, attracting thousands of opera lovers every year. Another hidden gem is the 'Bovolo Staircase,' a stunning staircase inspired by oriental architectures and an example of Venices bond with the East. The Bovolo staircase was named after 'bovolo,' the Venetian word for snail, clearly referring to its original spiral shape. Although pretty hard to find, a visit to this little gem is really worth it.

Stroll around the elegant area surrounding Rialto Bridgeconnecting the Sestieri (districts) of San Marco and San polo. It was a busy crossing area in commercial life back in the day, always crawling with local and foreign merchants. Today, it is the most famous bridge among the ones crossing the Grand canal, and still somehow preserves its ancient charm and atmosphere. In fact, Rialto is still the pulsing center of shops and commercial life in Venice, as well as home to the picturesque food and fish market of the city. You will not actually cross Rialto bridge, but enjoy a beautiful view of the famous bridge from a dock on the Grand canal - photography lovers be ready.

Inclusions

Qualified guide

Personal headsets

Exclusions

Entrance fees (external tour)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour does not include entrance to main sites and it will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)

No refund will be accepted for no shows or late comers.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

The tour will be provided rain or shine, in the event of exceptional high tide in Venice or heavy rain it might be cancelled by the organizers and refund will be provided

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-May-2022

    Our guise was most knowledgeable and shared information with our small group answering any and all questions with her local charm and passion.

  • 21-Apr-2022

    Our guide Barbara was brilliant, we took the tour in French and her French was perfect. She was very knowledgeable and gave good recommendations on things to see.

  • 31-Jan-2022

    Organizzazione ottima, guida preparata e disponibile. Prima visita a Palazzo Mocenigo e poi vari angoli e segreti della città. Da rifare !

  • 26-Oct-2021

    An excellent tour of hidden Venice, following the canals hearing about the early settlements and it's inhabitants. Crossing many bridges, seeing churches and places of interest, including the ghetto. Hearing the tales of the 18 century Venetians. A fascinating 2 hours with Natalia who spoke excellent English and had some great stories about the good and the great of Venice in its hay day ! A great tour can thoroughly recommend.

  • 07-Sep-2017

    Such a great tour and our guide was so fun. She was kind and helpful with getting around.

  • 07-Sep-2017

    Such a great tour and our guide was so fun. She was kind and helpful with getting around.

  • 21-Feb-2017

    Tour had no real impetous. Guide was an older gentleman who ambled along paying little attention to whether our group was keeping up with him or not. Despite the headsets it was often difficult to make out what he was saying. The big pluses on the tour were the fact that we were taken to spot with best view of Rialto Bridge and being taken to the Bovolo staircase. We had already wandererd past the square where the staircase is situated several times with no clue that we were just seconds away from such a stunning site.

  • 21-Feb-2017

    Tour had no real impetous. Guide was an older gentleman who ambled along paying little attention to whether our group was keeping up with him or not. Despite the headsets it was often difficult to make out what he was saying. The big pluses on the tour were the fact that we were taken to spot with best view of Rialto Bridge and being taken to the Bovolo staircase. We had already wandererd past the square where the staircase is situated several times with no clue that we were just seconds away from such a stunning site.

  • 20-Feb-2017

    La visite très intéressante , permet de découvrir Venise autrement la guide était très bien très pro

  • 31-Jul-2016

    Guide was a little dry but very informative...maybe too much information.

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