Due to the high probability of bad weather in winter, the next running date of this tour is April 3, 2015. Book now for dates after that or for visits before, consider our Legendary Venice Tour, our only Venice tour running year-round.
Why Choose this Tour?
What could be more romantic than a stroll and a gondola ride through Venice?
Experience this magical city in the best ways possible, while learning the fascinating
history behind the most famous sites. A true Venetian (they do exist!) leads you
through this open-air museum, letting you get your bearings as you explore a maze
of charming alleyways, bridges and palaces. Top it off with a relaxing Venice gondola
ride and you have the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind floating city.
Enjoy a Venice walking tour, visiting famous icons and secret sights.
After meeting your local expert at the lovely Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, you’ll
head to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered
so audacious in its engineering, critics at the time predicted it would fall. (It’s still
standing, 420 years later!) And don’t forget to take those postcard-worthy pictures.
We'll drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fisherman and its
famous cuisine before going off the beaten path into the sestiere of Cannaregio, one
of the loveliest, most authentic neighborhoods in Venice. This area also happens
to be home to some of Venice’s finest hidden gems.
In the Church of San Giovanni
Grisostomo, admire stunning paintings by Bellini and Sebastiano del Piombo; visit the house of Marco Polo; admire the treasure-box church
of Santa Maria dei Miracoli; at Campo San
Giovanni and Paolo, you'll see a statue by Leonardo Da Vinci's former master; while Campo Santo Maria Formosa, offers a compact view of the varied and beautiful Venetian
Hear the stories that bring the streets and canals of Venice to life.
We’ve carefully chosen the sights on this tour to give you a real insight into the city.
Sure, you’ll see the Rialto Bridge and pass some of Venice’s prettiest postcard spots,
but you’ll also delve into quiet streets, pass peaceful canals and go beyond the areas
that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and
secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to find.
As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you
with tales of the city’s past and tell you what it’s like to live on the island today.
Curious about real estate prices? Or how they handle flooding? Now’s your chance
to ask a real insider! And since your group is small, with a maximum of just 12
people or fewer, there’s no reason to be shy.
After spending some time with our expert local guides on our Venice walking tour,
you’ll be well set up to get the best from the rest of your vacation – with top tips on
what to visit, what to avoid and where to eat.
Enjoy a memorable Venice gondola ride with 6 people or fewer.
The best is yet to come! At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave
you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional
Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion through the city’s canals. Sit back and
enjoy exploring the city as it was meant to be seen - from the water!
This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best. And with no more
than 5 other people on your boat (max group size of 6) it’s sure to be every bit as
romantic as you had dreamed. Venice gondola rides normally cost €80 but can cost more - so not only are you ticking another must-do off your bucket list, you're saving money too.
Allow us to introduce you to our Venice – a city of winding streets, stunning canals
and stories untold.