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Venetian Ships Pavilion and Castello: Private Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venetian Ships Pavilion and Castello: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 232.84 per group up to 2

Escape the crowds and enjoy a two-hour private guided walking tour in Venice. Visit the Castello area and the historical Venetian Ships Pavilion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Private group


  • Enjoy a guided walk along the narrow streets of the Castello neighborhood
  • Learn about the people sentenced to death on Calle Della Morte
  • See a variety of historic ships at the Arsenale Ships Pavilion
Full description
Visit the Castello area and tour the historic Venetian Ships Pavilion on a 2-hour walking tour. Make your way through the labyrinth of alleyways into the heart of Castello, the largest residential area of Venice. Walk along Calle Della Morte, where your guide will tell you about the people sentenced to death by the Venetian Council of Ten. Continue to the School of San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni, and the Church of San Francesco Della Vigna. Cross the Ponte Del Cristo to the eastern side of the city. At the Ships Pavilion, skip the lines waiting to enter, and follow your guide to see historic Venetian boats, including the funeral Gondola of Venetian doges and several war ships.
  • Private guide
  • Walking tour of the Castello area
  • Optional gratuites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee for the museum (€10 per person, payable the day of)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Equestrian Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, along Riva degli Schiavoni, close to the Hotel Londra Palace. Look for your guide holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • The tour has a maximum group size of 15 persons
  • The activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • It is recommended that you bring a bottle of water on hot days
  • There is no refund given for late arrivals or no shows
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Good guide who knew to tell fascinating about her city and neighborhood. Many streets, always a fascinating story! Bravo

September 5, 2019

very interesting

very good guide - the whole thing suffered only from the very bad weather.

August 26, 2018

the guide spoke excellent French and her knowledge of the city and its history was impressive. Her little attentions for my pregnant daughter touched me

July 24, 2018

Product ID: 65695