Strolling in Venice 1.5-Hour Afternoon Walking Tour

Strolling in Venice 1.5-Hour Afternoon Walking Tour

From $27.85 per person

Discover the secret sights of Venice on a 1.5-hour walking tour, and get a more intimate experience of life in the city. Wander the streets off the usual tourist trail, and see some of the local “campi” (little squares) and “bacari” (traditional bars).

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the secret sights of Venice, along with some of its more famous monuments
  • Learn about the city's links with the Orient
  • Explore the picturesque streets surrounding the Rialto Bridge
  • Go to some of the little squares ("campi") of Venice
  • See some of the traditional bars ("bacari")
  • Get off the crowded streets of the usual tourist trail
  • Visit the Bovolo Staircase and La Fenice opera house
Full description
Discover a more authentic side to Venice on a 90-minute walking tour, and wander among the alleys and peaceful canals away from the crowded areas. Encounter precious gems of art and architecture, and get a deeper more intimate experience of the city. Your guide will take you to some of the “campi” (little squares of Venice) and point out thriving “bacari” (local bars), describing the surroundings and telling you interesting facts about life in a city built on water along the way. Head towards the famous opera house of La Fenice, before going to the Bovolo Staircase, inspired by the architecture of the Orient and a living example of the city’s bond with the East. Named after the Venetian word for snail, the “Bovolo” clearly refers to its original spiral shape. Although pretty hard to find, a visit to this little gem is worth it. Stroll the elegant area surrounding the Rialto Bridge, connecting the Sestieri (“districts”) of San Marco and San Polo. Learn how it was a busy crossing area in commercial life, always crawling with local and foreign merchants. The Rialto is still the pulsing center of shops and commercial life in Venice, as well as home to the picturesque food and fish market of the city. Enjoy a beautiful view of the bridge from a dock on the Grand Canal. Photography lovers get ready!
Includes
  • Guide
  • Headphones to hear your guide better
  • Commentary on St Mark's Square sites
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Please note that this tour does not include entrance to the main sites, and will take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
  •  Please note that no refund will be given for no shows or late arrivals
  • The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally high tide in Venice or heavy rain the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
  • Please note that this tour is likely to be bilingual in low season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5
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Confessing Venetian / cool tour

Due to flight delays we unfortunately could not take the originally booked German-speaking tour. Despite the confirmation and confirmation by telephone, Saturdays - so the statement on site - there are basically no German-speaking tours !! ?? OK, then just English (the alternative would have been: no participation / money away / 4 people - also stupid). The guide spoke easy-to-understand English and explained many things - preferably in a special, humorous way.

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September 18, 2018

I was five minutes late and couldn't find the group. I tried calling the number phone number listed but it didn't go anywhere. my fault for being late but I wish they'd leave a number for the the guide

August 8, 2020

Interesting, but guide not focused on the group

Covered a lot of ground quickly, but would have been better if guide checked to see that the group was together more often. She was like a wind up toy - kept going in one direction & never looked back to check on us. Also criticised everyone and everything not Venetian. Left late and returned early, missing Marco Polo house. Wish I'd booked a different tour ...

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October 12, 2019

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