Off Venice walking tour & traditional boat yard


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

an enjoyable walk in a secluded part of town

In Venice there is much more to see and grasp than only a few 'landmarks' always crowded by large group tours.
Few areas are still populated by local people with no souvenir shops around and where local life still rule and the easternmost part of Castello is one of these.

This walking tour will bring you through a large area barely touched by the urban restructuring of 19th and 20th centuries where the ancient layout of the city is still visible.

But the tour also includes a couple of important remarkable places, the very ornate gate of the arsenal and the imposing Franciscan Church and its old cloisters.

And to provide you with a real 'taste' of local life we'll visit and old yard where boats are maintained and brought back to the water. The owner will introduce you to some of the main features about traditional Venetian boats.


This tour will include the following features:

- Franciscan church of san Francesco della Vigna with cloisters
- the Arsenal's gate and its ramparts.
- the Island of San Pietro, the 'last' one in Venice
- visit of a local boat yard
- extensive walk in a secluded area of town

NOTICE: to enter the boat yard a fee of 25, 00 euros is required and the visit there relies on the owner's availability.
The visit on the boat yard can be done from Mondays to Fridays.
On weekends we can extend our walk.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The ideal place to start this walking tour is St. Mark's square.
Let me know where you'll stay in Venice to determine where will be best to meet.

End location: The tour ends in central Venice, the guide will help you find your way back.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

The boat yard opens from Monday to Friday and its closed on weekends and public holidays.
Therefore if you want to book this tour in any of the foresaid days we'll extend the walk and we won't enter the yard. But there is so much to see anyhow.


This is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes.

What’s Included

- my service as a private licensed guide for 3 hrs and 30 mins

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 euro - It is entirely up to you about how much money you want to bring.
Consider personal expenses like food, drinks, souvenirs or any other personal expense

What’s Extra

25,00 euros fee up to six people to enter the boat yard


Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fernando led us on a fabulous tour to the furthest area of Venice including a terrific boatyard tour. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable and informative. And he is great fun to be with. Clearly one of the best tour guides we have had anywhere!!
William Boyan

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