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Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 28.04 US$ 22.43 per person

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

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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Optional audio guide
Spanish, French, German
Private or small groups available


  • 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
Full description

Get off the beaten path of Venice, away from the crowds. With a guide, explore the heart of Venice, including lesser-known areas, rich with history such as the Rialto Area and The Church of San Giacometto (1200 A.D.).

Visit the labyrinth of “calli” and “campi” (narrow Venetian streets and squares) and find hidden architectural gems such as Marco Polo's House, a building believed to be the home of the famous explorer, marked by a white plaque and now used as a theater.

Continue to the Fenix Theatre, where Giuseppe Verdi and many other great composers performed their masterpieces. Pass through St. Mark's Square with its stunning monuments as well Doge's Palace, Basilica, and many other historic buildings.

  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Audio-receiver devices (groups over 10 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The office is close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 702 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was very informative and a small group of about 10 people (other tours we walked past had more than double this). The tour lasted around 100 mins and left dead on time and was easy to find the meeting point. A substantial time was spent at each location and this is a fantastic thing to do at the start of your trip to help you work out other things you would like to do whilst you are in Venice. Main points included: San Marco Square and facts about it, iconic Venetian locations such as world famous book shops, coffee shops and churches, the way in which Venice has sustained itself over the years and the unique techniques that have been used to build and survive. Reason for four stars- at points it was a little hard to hear the tour guide in noisier locations however I would recommend this style of tour rather than a bigger one that would include electronic aids other tours have that end up muffling sound. The tour guide was extremely polite and friendly.

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July 19, 2022

There were two of us and we booked an hour walk with a guide. It was easy to book and I would highly recommend it. We were only in Venice for two days and the walking tour gave us so much information and helped us to get orientated. It very much added to our trip!!

March 26, 2022

It was a real pleasure to do this tour. Francesco the guide is excellent telling good stories, showing details, giving useful information and making the tour interesting for everyone ( there was an 9 years old boy in the group and he was completely integrated) Very interesting to visit the streets with a Venitian approach.

February 24, 2022

Product ID: 184334