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Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Venice at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Venice’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. As you walk through the city, you will see Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Campo San Polo, Rialto Bridge, Campo S. Salvador, Teatro La Fenice, St. Mark’s Square, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Chiesa di San Zaccaria, San Giorgio dei Greci, and more.

Venice Inferno Private Tour

2. Venice Inferno Private Tour

The start of this tour is at the church of San Geremia with the preserved relics of Saint Lucia. From there, you'll head off on a motor boat to cross the northern part of the Venice Lagoon and see the famous Cemetery Island of San Michele. Then it's time to see the place that Dante Alighieri mentions in the Inferno... the Venetian Arsenal! Here he was inspired by the idea of ​​boiling pitch, which tortures the damned. Here you will find the famous inscriptions of Dante's Divine Comedy. While sailing on the Lagoon of Venice, you'll of course also see San Marco and see the Sospiri Bridge, and the famous Venetian prisons – lots of adventures await you! The tour even includes a visit to the crypt of the nearby church of San Zaccaria. You will discover in more detail the Basilica of San Marco, the golden church, and visit the famous four horses. This is famous place, where Enrico Dandolo called the Venetians for the Fourth Crusad. Through a short walk you will reach the Rialto area, where you can touch the palace of Doge Dandolo, who died and was buried in Constantinople in 1205.

Private Walking Tour in Venice

3. Private Walking Tour in Venice

Stroll from Saint Mark’s Square and hear the historical details about the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. See legendary landmarks such as the Doges’ Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Clock Tower. Walk to the Church of San Zaccaria and proceed down the narrow streets to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo and church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Pass the former home of Marco Polo and get an amazing view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge. End with a look at the Rialto Market, where locals go to buy fresh seasonal produce.

Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

4. Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

Escape the crowds and discover the secret sights of Venice off the usual tourist trail. Follow your private guide to hidden corners between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. Be seduced by the less-discovered side of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Depart Piazza San Marco with its Byzantine basilica and imposing Doge's Palace. Stroll to the pretty square of Campo Santo Stefano, and then see the magnificent spiral staircase of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Continue to the Campo Manin and the lesser-known Teatro Goldoni opera house. Discover the former confraternity of the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and more. Along the way, walk over some of the romantic bridges in the city and discover some of the narrow streets known as calli  

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What people are saying about San Zaccaria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Look into hidden corners

The very committed tour guide did exactly what we wanted: she showed us parts of "her Venice", if possible in the time! We saw and were excellently explained places that we would probably never have seen without Mrs. Nicoletta, but which are definitely worth visiting! As with some tours of this personal kind, the "glow in the eyes of the tour guide" showed how she loves these sides of her homeland! We have to thank her for remarkable insights, which also justifies the slightly higher price for only two participants! That the postponement of the tour by a few hours, which we requested at very short notice due to the weather forecast, worked so smoothly on site, is also positive!

Very good experience allowing us the visit and a personalized discovery of the city using the small streets outside the main arteries. A bath in the splendor of the past but also the discovery of the Venetian life of today ... To do and to do again

Was very exciting and funny. Cool to get to know Venice away from the most famous hotspots. The tour is well run and gives an insight into the history of the city, and at our pace. Gladly again!

Absolutely professional tour, Marie Therese Klopp is the best guide in Venice, even had hot subjects for us and adjusted perfectly to our needs!!! Greetings from Dirk

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She didn’t mind all my husbands questions.