For once our tour is not going to be just about walking, floating will be involved to discover many hidden gems in this labyrinthine-city that Venice is. In the capable hands of our local guide, dodge the flow of tourists and visit the city through a native’s eyes. Get “locals only know” information such as great restaurants, quiet spots and historical fun facts. With his help, unlock the secrets of the maze and bring wonderful memories home.
Become familiar with Cannaregio Sestieri (district) and learn its history
Let yourself be submersed by the singular atmosphere of St. Mark's Basilica
Follow the the daedalus of canals onboard a gondola for a 30-minutes journey
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Step inside the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica to learn the history of Venice in one captivating tale after another. You'll meet your local guide in St. Mark's Square, one of the loveliest public squares in all of Europe.
Venice through the eyes of a native
Because of Covid-19, this tour has taylored to ensure maximum safety. St Marks Basilica may impose or change access at the last minute, our tours have options to deal with such changes and still bring you a wonderful experience. Also be informed that large backpacks are not allowed on the tour.
Meeting by the Rialto Bridge, a district known for its centuries old businesses, our dedicated local guide, after showing you around in the Rialto Fish Market, will quickly take you away from the swarms of tourists and lead you to the neighborhood of Cannaregio. Crossing the peaceful piazzas and the narrow back-streets of the former Jewish Ghetto, learn from your guide how to get your bearings and get tips on where to go and how to avoid tourist traps.
As inevitable as fate, once you reach St. Mark's Basilica, the crowd will await you there but fear not, with your pre-reserved tickets you will quickly access the Magnificent Basilica and it’s golden mosaics. Your guide will also teach you to spot the Asian and Middle Eastern influences on its architecture.
Time to relax, in small groups of 6, with our 30 minutes Gondola ride and enjoy the city from water level and get an entirely new perspective of the city and its unique charm.
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
No. Unfortunately, gondolas are not wheelchair accessbile.
The Rialto Market is closed on Mondays. If you take the tour on a Monday we will still visit Rialto but you won't see as much activity around the market.
You can only take small bags into St. Mark's. Anything bigger than a purse - backpacks or luggage - is prohibited. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any large bags with you.
No. During your gondola ride you will be alone with maximum 5 other people and your Venetian gondoliere. This experience is much better as quiet time. Just sit back, relax and soak up the beauty of the city's canals.
Yes. Because it is a holy place, St. Mark's Basilica insists that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. They can and will refuse entry to anyone who does not meet this standard and we can't do anything about it, so come prepared.