Leave the hustle and bustle of the popular hot spots in Venice behind to discover a Venice that is not very well known, but equally enchanting. The colourful Rialto market, the prison where tax evaders served time, the red light district and the old houses of Venice are fascinating. Listen to engrossing stories as you walk through streets and narrow passageways of the city that has delighted millions of visitors.
Your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge at 11:30am, from where you will start your walking tour.
Leave the hordes of tourists behind and discover the Venice of your dreams as you navigate a fascinating labyrinth of narrow alleyways punctuated by delicate bridges and enchanting canals.
Explore the lively and colourful market area of the Rialto and learn of the legend of the hunchback of San Giacomo. Pass by the old locandas, where the merchants would sojourn and encounter the famous Venetian courtesans in the old red light district of Venice, that is home to the notorious "Ponte delle Tette".
Enjoy a guided walk through a labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways in the old artisans quarters of Venice and listen to numerous stories of the illustrious merchants and their acts of cruelty. During this walk, you'll see some of the oldest houses in Venice, quaint picturesque bridges and palaces, an old prison for tax evaders and learn about how life used to be in Venice and how life is today for the modern day Venetians.
Visit the important Frari Church, hidden away in the San Polo district of the city, home to masterpieces of Titian & Bellini as well as an imposing funeral monument by Canova. The most important church in Venice after the Basilica of San Marco.
The tour ends at the Frari Church at around 1:30pm.
Brilliant tour very interesting the tour guide was very good, friendly interesting and very knowledgable....Sonja A Smith
A great morning spent exploring Venice that most tourists would probably not visit. Our tour guide Christina was certainly the best ever, and made the whole experience even more...Mr A J Mobbs
informative good understanding of Old Venice and how Venice is moving to more modern trading to cater for tourists, which could be argued is detrimental to why some tourists...kenneth carter
01 Apr - 30 Apr: Sunday
01 May - 20 Jul: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
21 Jul - 07 Sep: Sunday
08 Sep - 18 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Duration: 2 hours
Meet your guide at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.
Waterbus N 1 and N 2 will take you to Rialto. Climb the flight of steps to reach the top of the bridge and await for your guide right in the middle with a sign with the name of the tour written on it.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the Frari Church
Do wear comfortable footwear as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Your tour guide will be holding a sign with the name of the tour written on it
Your guide will be waiting for you at the top centre of the Rialto Bridge.
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