Learn the secrets of charming one-of-a-kind Venice in a small group of only 18 people. Explore a maze of alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, the Scuola Grande di San Marco (Venice’s main hospital), the Arch of Paradise, the Church of Miracles and the Church of San Zulian. End your day with a relaxing 30-minute Gondola ride!
Your tour starts at the lovely Campo San Giacomo di Rialto where you’ll meet your expert tour guide (always a local Venetian) and head to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. Near the bridge, you’ll peek into the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the long fishing history of the city its famous cuisine (with a restaurant recommendation or two). Next, you’ll dive into the sestiere of Cannaregio, one of the loveliest, most authentic neighborhoods in Venice and home to some of the city’s finest hidden gems You’ll continue through Venice on foot. As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you with tales of the city’s past—and with what it’s like to live on the island today. Then, you'll head to the world-famous St. Mark’s Square, taking a moment to appreciate the space before diving into St. Mark’s Cathedral. As you admire the mosaics and other treasures inside, your guide will explain all there is to know about this amazing site.
The highlight of the tour comes at the end with an all-inclusive half-hour gondola ride with a professional gondolier. With only 6 people maximum per gondola, your experience will be intimate and relaxing, as you punt through the quieter hidden canals of Venice. This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the city at its best!
- Rialto Bridge
- Rialto Fish Market
- Fondaco dei Tedeschi (from outside)
- House of Marco Polo (from outside)
- Church of Miracles (from outside)
- Campo San Giovanni e Paolo
- Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice's main hospital (from the outside)
- Bronze Equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verocchio
- Campo Santa Maria Formosa
- Arch of Paradise
- Church of San Zulian (from outside)
- St. Mark's Basilica
- Gondola ride (30 minutes)