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Venice: Medieval Guided Walking Tour

1. Venice: Medieval Guided Walking Tour

Explore the narrow alleyways of Venice and learn about the city's darkest secrets on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Choose to add an optional tranquil gondola ride through the canals of Venice after your walking tour. Listen to captivating commentary about the Prisons' Palace in St. Mark's Square, and learn about the Lords of Night — the fearsome police of the Serenissima Republic, infamous for torturing their prisoners. Learn about the secrets of Casanova, and discover the treasures stolen from Constantinople, and the fraught relationship with the far-east. Unveil the mysteries of Marco Polo and the Silk Road.  Go back through time with a mobile app that shows you a detailed reconstruction of what Venice looked like from the XI to the XVII centuries. Discover Campo San Beneto and admire Palazzo Fortuny, one of the largest palaces in Venice in the Gothic style.

St. Mark’s Square: Casanova’s Prison Walking Tour

2. St. Mark’s Square: Casanova’s Prison Walking Tour

Explore an amazing route through places that have never been visited until now. Enter the imposing courtroom and the dark cells of the old prisons of Piazza San Marco. You will learn what it meant to be a prisoner back in those days:  what prisoners ate, drank and where they slept. See actual graffiti left by inmates and listen to the story about Casanova’s exciting jailbreak. Hear the myths and legends that still live inside these cold walls and cells. Enjoy the explanation of the powerful Council of The Ten, which consisted of the highest Venice politicians, that oversaw the justice system in all Venetian domains.  Nowadays the prison’s palace that overlooks the stunning Riva Degli Schiavoni is the seat of the Artistic Circle, which offers its guests different cultural experiences and concerts. Yet still, you can feel the presence of the rich history when walking through the halls of the ancient prison.

Venice: Evening Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

3. Venice: Evening Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

The Venice Ghost Walking Tours feature a delightful sightseeing route through Hidden Venice that provides the perfect stage upon which your guide will introduce you to Ghost Stories and Legends from Venice's Past & Present. Stroll through narrow passageways, cross sleepy canals and abandoned piazzas (campi) to discover that Venice by night is a city of romance and mystery. During the Venice Ghost Walk you'll hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night air. Throughout these 90-minute Venice Ghost Walking Tours your knowledgeable and entertaining guides will also entertain you with ghost stories and legends about Venice and the Venetians themselves. Mind your step, as you follow your guide on this Ghost Walking Tour of Venice as you don't want to wake the dead! We'll cross several Ancient cemeteries hidden beneath the streets and campi of the modern-day city of Venice. And as you navigate the labyrinth of Hidden Venice you'll see numerous architectural gems lost in the backstreets of Venice that include the famous Bovolo staircase. Built by a wealthy Venetian, at a time when Venetians still travelled around the city on horse-back, this elaborate staircase enabled the nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments. You'll explore a secret passage-way, one of the few remaining ones left in the city. The lover of a noble Venetian lady used this passageway to gain access to her private apartments without the knowledge of her husband (access subject to water-levels). With stories of rat-infested prison cells that flooded during high tide, and a stroll along the "Calle dei Assassini" there will be many other surprises along the way. The Tour ends close to the Rialto Bridge.

Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

4. Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

Experience the mysterious atmosphere as night falls on the Cannaregio district of Venice. On this 2-hour tour a qualified guide will lead you to hidden corners and quiet places, while entertaining you with legends about this unique area. Your group will make its way through the maze of ancient narrow streets that visitors seldom see. Hear some of the darkest and most obscure stories about Venice. Learn about the ghosts of Cannaregio and of the continuous ghost appearances reported by the region’s current inhabitants.

Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

5. Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Verona with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Get to know the city while solving location-based riddles. Stroll over the arches of Castelvecchio Bridge above the Adige River and see the Roman amphitheater. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an interactive adventure to discover 10 Verona attractions (entry inside ticketed attractions not included). Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination and challenge yourself to use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Uncover local information and facts about the city as you explore. Along the way, enjoy the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Start playing at any time and admire the city at your own personal pace. Stop to snap as many photos as you want, or choose to take a lunch break in between. The tour route includes the Verona Arena, Porta Borsari, Juliet’s House, Piazza dei Signori, the Basilica di Santa Anastasia, the Ponte Pietra, Verona Cathedral, Ponte della Vittoria, Castelvecchio Museum, and Castelvecchio Bridge, where the tour ends.

Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

6. Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

Discover an entirely different Venice as you make your way through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways, where shadows linger and footsteps echo. Imagine a dark silent Venice with no lighting, eerie and spooky. Learn about the public executions in St. Marks Square, the inhumane mental asylums situated on the lagoon islands. Anecdotes of the courtesans, casinos and brothels and of course Casanova and 'the last kissing spot.' There's a story of the mysterious footprints, headless body and the head seen floating in a canal, the assassin alleyway and the murdered women dressed in white. Secret courtyards and architectural gems hidden in the silent alleys, such as the impressive spiral staircase. Finally, the story of the ill-fated Theatre, La Fenice and mystery of the last fire.

Venice: Sunset Gondola Ride & Guided Walking Tour

7. Venice: Sunset Gondola Ride & Guided Walking Tour

Experience Venice from the water and marvel at its spectacular mansions aboard a traditional gondola. Sit back and relax as you are punted along the magnificent Grand Canal and venture down some of the smaller canals to escape the crowds. Get carried away by this ancient mode of transportation as a professional gondolier rows you along the romantic waterways. Get breathtaking views of the city at every step of the way. Pass under historic bridges and near famous attractions. Travel back in time and experience Venice as it should be enjoyed by everyone who visits. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice in the evening and get to know an alternative side of the city. Hear about the mysteries, secrets and ghost legends of Venice from your guide. Follow routes that are off the beaten path as you spend a fascinating 1 hour and 45 minutes experiencing the intimate and peaceful atmosphere of the city at night. The walk will take you through the Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello districts of the city.

Venice: Highlights of Venice City Exploration Game

8. Venice: Highlights of Venice City Exploration Game

Take the role of a burglar on a mission and visit St. Mark’s, the central neighborhood of Venice on this phone exploration game. Solve clues and unlock stories as you discover Ponte della Paglia, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Clocktower, and more. The city game starts at Ponte della Paglia. The story unfolds as you solve challenges, with step-by-step directions on your phone guiding you to the next location.  It will take you between 1-1,5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game. The game concludes at Palazzo Bellavite.

Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

9. Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

Take a sit and enjoy a comfortable late afternoon 30 minute gondola, while relaxing and admiring the charm and beauty of Venice. The second part of the experience will take you on a guided tour to discover the traditional Venetian aperitif. You will taste the famous "cicchetti" and sip two wines at the local bacari. The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” (glass of wine) and a “cicchetto” (small snack, like a fried meatball or a stuffed slice of French bread). Then, the guide will take you along an unusual walk. We all know how a city can completely change during day and night. This is particularly true in Venice, where a new, charming city seems to reveal once the sun goes down and the crowds leave as well. This is the right opportunity to explore Venice as you would never expect to, discovering its beauty not only with the charm of the night, but also delving into some of the less beaten tracks. Interesting tales and stories about Venice's present and past will accompany your walk throughout the night.

Verona: Secrets behind the Sites Self-Guided Discovery Walk

10. Verona: Secrets behind the Sites Self-Guided Discovery Walk

Go on an interactive city discovery experience across Verona. Solve riddles using a web application in your mobile phone browser. Discover spots in Verona that most locals don’t even know about, and see the popular sights from a different angle, literally. Begin at Palazzo Della Gran Guardia. Solve 10 riddles that take you from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Dive into the hidden gems and stories of Verona. Know about the two tragic lovers (that aren’t Romeo and Juliet), find an elixir that once gulped down promises of eternal love, and go high above the city to enjoy the most majestic views.

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What people are saying about Veneto

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 122 reviews

We were a small group and it was easy to hear our lovely guide. She took us around and told a lot about the city, interesting ghost stories and historical facts. She was happy to answer all questions. Pace was perfect and we enjoyed the tour. At the end of the tour she pointed us to some nice dinner spots and because we asked, recommended activities for the next day. Amazing overall, can recommended.

This is was a very cute tour. We went to an area we wouldn’t have otherwise explored and heard tales that are part of Venice’s history but we probably wouldn’t have known any other way. I love ghost/night tours and do them everywhere I go.

wir fanden es toll! die in die app am anfang eingebaute einleitung hätte ein bisschen kürzer sein können aber als es dann los ging, waren wir wirklich begeistert. super abwechslungsreich und viel gesprächsstoff auch für den abend danach.

I loved my walking tour with Valentina! I learned so much and really appreciated some of the off the beaten path places she showed us. She knows Venice so well, and I could listen to her lovely Italian accent all day.

All goals were easy to walk, even at 38 degrees in Verona