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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

1. Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride with App Commentary

Feel the essence of Venice as you explore hidden and picturesque waterways near the Grand Canal with a gondola ride. Listen to in-app commentary to learn more about the city as you admire the sights. Start your activity by meeting the host, who will explain some curiosities about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Get free access to an app with commentary of your itinerary on the gondola. As you enjoy the beauties of the Grand Canal, admire the marvelous Palaces such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, the Gritti Palace, the Salute Church, the Punta della Dogana. Discover the worldwide-famous La Fenice Theatre and the Mozart House along the romantic and hidden waterways. At the end of your ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Saint Mark’s Basin with San Giorgio Island.

Venice: 2-Hour Legends and Ghosts of Cannaregio Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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: Medieval Guided Walking Tour

4. 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.

Venice: Private Murders & Mysteries Tour

5. 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: Highlights of Venice City Exploration Game

6. 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

7. 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.

Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

8. Venice: Poveglia Haunted History Private Tour

From the meeting point on Certosa, board the traditional Venetian boat to start your private guided tour. The first stop will be at the former quarantine center, Lazzaretto Vecchio, where between 1403 and 1630 it housed a hospital which cared for people during the plague. Explore the grounds as you learn about the functions of this building during the plague and as a military base. Next, take the chance to learn how to drive a handcrafted Venetian boat before heading to the highlight of the tour: Poveglia Island. Sail around the ancient island that first appears in the historical record in 421, and was populated until the residents fled warfare in 1379. The island has been unoccupied since 1968 and remains shrouded in mystery. Listen as your guide explains the history that has made this island so famous.

Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

9. Venice: The Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

Starting in Campo San Bartolomeo, this 1.5-hour walking tour takes you to the hidden corners of Venice. A qualified guide will lead you through winding streets and eerie squares and tell you tales of mystery, murder and superstition. This tour covers areas of Venice after dark including hidden squares and darkened alleys, that otherwise you might not have the courage to visit. Walk through the Castello district as you learn about Venetian doges and noblemen. Hear about unrequited love, the ghostly sounds outside the Malibran Theater and tales of tragic deaths. Head to Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, and then walk along the foreboding Fondamenta Nuova, across from a cemetery. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. The tour ends in the Cannaregio district.

Venice Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

10. Venice Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

Explore Venice's Castello and Cannaregio areas on a walking tour and find out what’s lurking in the dark. You’ll hear typical tales and stories of the city, but much more as well. Listen to your guide reminisce about the ghosts and apparitions that have always fueled the Venetian imagination. Learn about these spirits everywhere you go during the tour, along alleyways, in courtyards, around the squares, and on the streets. Find out about intriguing ancient legends about Doges and notable Venetian citizens, as well as the city's ancient common people. Get a real fright from scary tales from more recent times that will keep you alert as you walk around Venice. After the sun has set, the city’s atmosphere lends itself to the supernatural, as the nuances of the evening bring even more suspense to the stories you’ll hear.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Really cool experience, was totally worth it. Just prepare for quite long “check-in” for the tour - we were around 30 people, so it took some 15-20mins, then short walk to gondolas (~15 mins) and only then was the gondola ride - just something to keep in mind if you are time-conscious. Overall, amazing experience to see the city from different viewpoint.

guide was very helpful explaining the history of the buildings and the gondoliers, excellent value for money and a great experience

Fab experience only booked it last minute as I only had a day trip to Venice. All ran very smoothly, highly recommend.

It's so worth to book the gondola in advanced. Because local charge 80-100 euro without tour guide.

Great tour and guide was very informative… good to go later in the day