Guided tour

Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Guided tour

Hidden Venice: Unusual Walking Tour

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 36.65 US$ 29.32 per person

An unusual walking tour through most the unusual places of Venice. The specialized guide will escort you through the heart of Venice narrating its secrets and history.

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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the most unusual places in Venice
  • Enjoy a tour with a guide who will escort you through the labyrinth of Venice
  • Find hidden corners and picturesque squares in the heart of the city
  • Choose an optional gondola ride and discover the romantic canals of Venice
  • See Venice highlights, like Marco Polo's house and St. Mark's Square
Full description

Get off the beaten path of Venice, away from the crowds. With a guide, explore the heart of Venice, including lesser-known areas, rich with history such as the Rialto Bridge.

First, discover Campo Santa Maria Formosa, one of the largest squares of the city, and explore the nine streets and 11 bridges that branch from it. Cross the Campiello degli Orbi, where once lived presumably a blind people Confraternity.

Next, arrive at the Saints John and Paul area, now the site of Venetian hospital. Visit the labyrinth of calli and campi (narrow Venetian streets and squares) and find Marco Polo's House, a building believed to be the home of the famous explorer, marked by a white plaque and now used as a theater.

Finally, pass through St. Mark's Square with its stunning monuments as well as Doge's Palace. Choose an optional gondola ride on the canals to admire Venice's highlights, such as the Mozart House, the Fenice Opera House, and the Grand Canal. End your tour at Piazza San Marco.

  • Guided walking tour
  • Audio-receiver devices (for groups over 10 people)
  • 30-minute guided gondola ride (depending on option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The walking tour does not operate in cases of exceptionally high tides (in such cases, it can be postponed to the day after, otherwise it will be refunded)
  • The tour could be bilingual: -English and Italian at 9:15 AM and 11:30 AM; English, and Spanish at 2:00 PM; French and German at 11:00 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 975 reviews

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I have been to Venice before. I was amazed at how much I learnt on this guided tour. My guide was Francesco, who was brilliant. We visited the back lanes and off the beaten tracks of the city, which was fabulous. We went over lots of the little bridges, requiring mobility so would suggest other travellers make sure that it is right for them. I paid about 24 euros which was excellent value- it lasted just under 2 hours. I was the only one on the tour and I appreciated them running it. Meeting place was just off St Marks Square which is very central. Would highly recommend.

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March 3, 2023

A really interesting tour, made better by only being four people, 6 people failed to turn up! If the group was bigger then it wouldn't have been as good. The office is really hard to find and google maps is no use. Follow the written directions on the information about the tour.

February 27, 2023

Our Guide Nicoletta, explained to us the little hidden mysteries of Venice by taking us through narrow streets, each prettier than the next. The people who took part in the excursion allowed us to share a good time with very interesting questions and the 2 hours spent were a special moment that we did not imagine at the start.

January 20, 2023

Product ID: 184334