Venetian Ships Pavilion And The Castello District - Venice

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Tour Information

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Central Venice
  • Return Details :
    The tour ends inside the Ship Pavilion in the area of the Arsenale
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Explore one of Venice's less-visited areas with this 2-hour small-group walking tour of the Castello district and the Venetian Ships Pavilion in the Arsenale. The Pavilion was built in the mid-16th century as an oars workshop and storage facility supported by a blacksmith workshop, and now houses vessels of great historical importance. Wander through Venice's hidden back streets and squares during this fascinating tour.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Venice,in front of the equestrian monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, which is just a short walk along the water front not too far from Saint Mark's Square.

Wanderthrough the labyrinth of alleyways with your guide into the heart of the Castello neighborhood, the largest residential area in Venice. Pass through Campo Della Bragora, now Bandiera e Moro and then through Calle Della Morte (Street of Death), as you hearabout the people sentenced to death here by the Venetian Council of 10. Arrive at the School of San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni, which holds a painting by the famous artist 'Carpaccio.'

Continue to San Francesco Della Vigna, the church dedicated to San Francesco Di Assisi. Crossing the Ponte Del Cristo you arrive at the Celestia, which is on the eastern side of the city overlooking Saint Michele's cemetery and the Island of Murano, where they make glass. Following that there will be a specially-constructed walkway which goes around the outer wall of the Arsenale (the house of industry). Today this is a military area and not open to the public. It was once known as the most important ship building yard in Europe.

Makeyour way toward the magnificent entrance of the Arsenale, passing traditional maritime houses of famous captains and merchants from the Venetian Navy.Arrive at the Ships Pavilionand skip the line with your guide. Inside, see many historical Venetian boats, including the Bucintoro, the Disdotto, the funeral Gondola ofVenetian Doges, and also several war ships. The exhibits giveyou a real feel of the maritime history of the city.

The tour concludes at the Ships Pavilion.


  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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