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  3. Venice

Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour

Product ID: 184334
An unusual walking tour through most the unusual places of Venice. The specialized guide will escort you through the heart of Venice narrating its secrets and history.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
Starting time 3:45 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
French, German, Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the most unusual places in Venice
  • Be guided by an expert who will escort you through the labyrinth of Venice
  • Find hidden corners and picturesque squares in the heart of the city
  • Receive a free audio guide and digital map to continue your exploration after
Full description
Get off the beaten tracks of Venice, away from the overcrowded places. The guide will escort you through the heart of Venice letting you discover the most fascinating and secret corners, rich with history such as the Rialto Area, with its typical markets, and the oldest church of Venice: The Church of San Giacometto (about 1200 A.D.). Once upon a time, merchants from all over the world came here to trade and sell their exotic goods.

Go through the labyrinth of “calli” and “campi” (narrow Venetian streets and squares) in order to find some hidden architectonic places such as the marvelous “Scala Contarini del Bovolo”, a spectacular spiral staircase that belonged to one of the richest families in Venice. A few meters from there you will see the Fenix Theatre, where Giuseppe Verdi and many other great composers performed their masterpieces.

Later, make the most of an included audio guide with a digital map to continue discovering the 5 districts of Venice and their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights covering more than 200 points of interest, including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, the Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more.

Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. Both the walking tour and self-guided audio tour offer an unmissable opportunity to visit Venice in an alternative and unusual way!
Includes
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in groups of over 10 people
  • Shared walking guided tour with a qualified and experienced guide
  • Audio guide with a digital map to discover Venice at your own pace after (more than 200 points described)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties
• The walking tour does not operate in cases of exceptionally high tides (in these cases, it can be postponed to the day after, otherwise it will be refunded)
• Comfortable shoes suggested
• From April to October, the tour is monolingual, from November to March the tour can be bilingual
• You will receive an audio guide with a digital map by e-mail
• You must download the audio guide with a digital map onto your mobile phone
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From £27.31 £21.85 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 366 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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It is gratifying that the tour was carried out with only 6 people. Perhaps it wasn't entirely clear what exactly was meant by "mystical", but it was very insightful and instructive. We have learned a lot about Venice and its history, as only a guided tour can do that is well-versed - in this case, it comes from Germany and has been living in Venice for 25 years.

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December 10, 2019

We liked the guide. We expected something completely different, maybe really secret corridors or something like that. The tour guide was very competent and showed us a few corners of Venice that were not crowded with tourists but also the story behind the facades. For families with children under 12 or 13, the tour could be boring. Many thanks.

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October 15, 2019

It was a very good tour and our guide was very interesting and informative. The speaker system was effective and I could understand everything that was said (I have a slight hearing problem) I enjoyed the tour. I think it is mis-named as it wasn't really mysterious. Perhaps it would be better titled 'Venice beneath the surface,' or something like that. But worth doing, definitely.

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July 15, 2019

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VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Product ID: 184334