Half day tour to discover hidden gems and highlights of Venice
Let's unveil the secrets of San Marco and Castello districts. Be ready to discover symbols of the past and of nowadays!
If you are a curious traveller and it's your first time in Venice for sure you'd like to have answers to all these questions:
Why was Venice built on water? When was Venice built? Why does St. Mark's Church look so Oriental? Is Venice sinking?
I will lead you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic. So, let's discover the past full of charm of this unique city and its intriguing present. We will explore Piazza San Marco, its origins, as well as the history of the authentic Castello district. I'll tell you anecdotes about the history of Venice and and many stories about hidden gems through the local point of view!
Venice is the most romantic and unique city on the water of the world. I wanna show you its real soul, helping to discover the essence
Let's get the authentic athmosphere of Venice by walking to the main sites of St Mark's and discovering hidden gems in Castello: what we had in the square in the past? Let's discover what changed during the centuries and St. Mark's won't have secrets for you!
Let's see the Bridge of Sights from a different point of View and let's move to Castello the authentic residential area for Venetian to discover what's happened during the black plaque period ! I let you learn our past and the art and the traditions of this unique city.
This tour lasts approx 2 hours and 30 minutes during which we keep to the city centre.
Since this tour is customizable you might decide to tour in other areas, such as Cannaregio or Dorsoduro districts.
Venice is not such a big town and almost everything is at walking distance.
During this tour I will give you many tips about museums, exhibitions, concerts, where to eat, how to move around and for sure also what to should avoid to act as a real Venetian!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The meeting point will be in St. Mark square in front of the historical Caffè Florian or at your accommodation on request
End location: In the central part of Venice, e.g. the Rialto Bridge. The tour can be customized, we can choose together the final stop
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour
2h 30 minutes of private guide service with a licensed tour guide and great lover of Venice
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - Any amounts related to personal expenses like drinks, snacks, meals, souvenirs.
10 Euros - , I might suggest to carry with you 10 Euros per person for food&drinks or if you use public toilettes (1,50)
Other admissions may occur according to your wish of visiting other places.
Any personal expenses, from food to souvenirs.
Licensed guides have no restrictions
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Lucia was great with my family. She had purchased tickets in advance to expedite the admission process. She was able to add-on last minute wishes to attend a glass blowing exhibition which was the highlight for my kids.