Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour
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Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
Rialto was the commercial heart of the ancient Republic of Venice. Discover the history of one of the most iconic symbols of Venice.
Pass By: Mercati di Rialto, Campo della Pescaria Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice Italy
Rialto market is one of the most authentic parts of the city: it sells fresh fish, vegetables and fruit that Venetians buy everyday for their homes.
Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice Italy
Frari's gothic Church is one of the most majestic buildings in the city. Inside you'll see exquisite artworks by Titian and Bellini, as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova.
Pass By: Campo San Polo, Campo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
San polo is a quiet Square where you can have a taste of the authentic side of Venice.
Pass By: Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannareggio, 3512, 30121 Venice Italy
The church was erected by the now-defunct religious order the "Humiliati" in the mid-14th century and is located in the beautiful district of Cannaregio.
Pass By: Cannaregio, Venice Italy
Discover the most authentic district of Venice: Cannaregio.
Pass By: Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice Italy
La Fenice thatre is one of the most important theatres of Italy, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent conductors from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists such as Nono and Maderna, ballets, and chamber music concerts.
Pass By: Scala Contarini del Bovolo, San Marco, 4303, 30124 Venice Italy
Hidden in a maze of streets and canals, very close to Campo Manin, appears an architectural gem characterized by a style that is among Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine: the Scala Contarini del Bovolo.
Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy
In the 17th century Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute).
Pass By: Ponte dell'Accademia, Venice Italy
The Accademia Bridge is the only wooden bridge in Venice. From the top you can enjoy a great view of the Grand Canal and of the Salute Church.
Pass By: Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Campo San Zaccaria Castello 4693, 30122 Venice Italy
The Church of San Zaccaria is a 15th-century former monastic church dedicated to St. Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. Inside, one of the oldest crypts of the city.
Pass By: Campo del Ghetto, 30121 Venice Italy
The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jews were compelled to live by the government of the Venetian Republic. The English word ghetto is derived from the Jewish ghetto in Venice.
- Private Walking Tour (3 hours)
- Professional guide
- Private tour and commentary
- Appetizer and one glass of wine at a Venetian bacaro
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This tour is accompanied by a tour hostess and can cover any kind of city sightseeing. Hostesses are not allowed to give precise historical and artistic explanation inside palaces and churches and give short information only
- Usually the hostess accompanies tourists along unknown parts of the city sharing stories
- San Marco square, Ducal Palace and the Basilica can not be visited on this tour
- Your tour guide cannot accompany you into any church or historical buildings
- On Sunday mornings it is not possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. Rialto Market is closed every Sunday and Monday. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued
Venice was a fun city, glad we did the tour. However, there are a few things I would change. We had to meet to start the tour at the travel agency office, which was VERY difficult to find. We ended up calling them to get a land marker and finally found it. But why not meet at a common central landmark. Our tour guide was very old we're in our late 40's, opinionated and didn't really try to connect with us. She was very knowledgable about Venice and the history of Venice, but wasn't interested in us or sharing anything other than historical facts. The tour included 1 glass of wine and one small local snack. We understood this to be a 3 hour tour but she ended at about 2.5 hours, maybe due to the fact that it was so HOT.
Was great on our first day to walk around some of the areas of Venice that we would not normally have seen and learn a lot about the history of the place. ur guide was excellent and it was no trouble answering any questions we had
Asked our guide, Barbara, to show us hidden Venice and had a fascinating walk around the back streets learning about the city and the people. We went at our own pace stopping off for coffee when tired rather than being rushed from place to place. Highly informative and amusing. We all agreed that on future city visits we would book a guided tour to help acquaint ourselves with our surroundings.
Grace is from Venice. She is knows a tremendous amount of history and stories about the region and its relationship to other countries and cultures throughout time. She is also a very helpful and kind person. Grace's tour provided my wife and me with the perfect start and an excellent overview of Venice ranging from history and locations and the development of this beautiful city. While expensive, a tour with Grace was well, well worth it -- especially at the start of our visit -- so we could better understand the significance of what we saw and experienced for the rest of our stay in this spectacular and wondrous place. Thank you Grace! -Cliff and Sue Woods
Excellent overview with a lot a local insights from our guide. She really knew Venice and made the tour really interesting.