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$ 36.59 US$ 29.27 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.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, Italian, English, 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 /5

based on 978 reviews

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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.

April 1, 2023

Ottima esperienza! Siamo partiti da Piazza San Marco e la guida ci ha accompagnati lungo vicoli e stradine veneziane fuori dai giri classici, cosa che ho apprezzato tantissimo perché mi ha fatto scoprire angoli della città che difficilmente avrei conosciuto passeggiando da sola, come Palazzo Fortuny, la casa di Marco Polo e la libreria Acqua Alta (bellissima!). La guida è molto preparata, ci ha davvero parlato di tutto, storia, arte, architettura e aneddoti sui posti visitati. È stata molto piacevole, le spiegazioni ricche di dettagli e molto disponibile nel rispondere alle mie curiosità. L’uso degli auricolari è stato ottimo per non perdere le spiegazioni mentre si camminava nelle stradine. Veramente un bellissimo tour, grazie!!

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April 1, 2023

The tour was amazing. We went all about venice to places we wouldn’t know to go. Only criticism is that the tour guide could slow down walking speed or say “let’s go” when moving on as most of the group didn’t know and got left behind then and had to catch up.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 184334