Benvenuti! The Essence of Venice Private Tour

Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining!

Want to see the best of Venice? How about some hidden gems? It’s all possible on this private tour! Join your local host and see main landmarks such as the San Marco square while discovering secret places like Acqua Alta bookshop with a local wine tasting for a perfect overview of the city.

Picturesque canals, elegant bridges, and breathtaking architecture; Venice, is a magical place! Join the local host of your choice on a tour that has it all. From a sight of the best highlights the city has to offer to the discovery of unique spots only the locals know about - this experience brings together the best of both worlds! So get ready, culture, history, and local lifestyle await!

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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • Entrance tickets
    • Local Guide
    • Due to post Covid-19 policy this tour has a limited amount of participants
    • Tips and tricks about the local way and information on Covid-19 regulations from our local guide
    • Your local host will reach you to make sure all precautionary measures are taken
    • Private experience only for you and your family/friends with social distance involved
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    Campo San Giacomo di Rialto: Say hi to your local host near the fountain and get the perfect introduction to your tour

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

    Rialto Bridge: Start your exploration with a view of the most beautiful and famous bridge in Venice on the Grand Canal

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi Rialto Bridge, 30124 Venice Italy

    Old & Modern: Visit what is now a department store that used to be a trading hall for German merchants in the heart of the Rialto market area

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 30122 Venice Italy

    Marco Polo's House: Hear the story of Marco Polo's explorations and see the house where he used to live!

    Explore the hidden gem: Admire a stunning church in the shape of a jewelry box, which remained untouched since it was built

    Basilica SS Giovanni e Paolo: Stop by the largest church in Venice and get a view of the architecture of one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: libreria Acqua alta, Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa Castello 5176, 30122 Venice Italy

    Acqua Alta: Get lost in a very inventive bookshop that gets flooded each year but still survives thanks to their original method of preserving the books

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Scuola Dalmata S.ti Giorgio e Trifone, Calle dei Furlani Castello 3259/a, 30122 Venice Italy

    Wine Tasting: Try delicious local wines, and learn about how locals buy their wine (This is not available on Sunday)

    Campo San Francesco Della Vigna: Enter a hidden gem and experience a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in the hidden cloisters of the church

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Campo San Zaccaria Castello 4693, 30122 Venice Italy

    Corta Nova Arch Discover beautiful architectural details and legends related to them together with your local host!

    Sotoportego Dei Preti: Check out an arch and try to find a curious little heart hidden in the ancient red brick - the love story behind it is beautiful and your local host will tell you all about it

    Campo San Giovanni in Bragora Wander through beautiful courtyards that show the essence of Venetian architecture

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fondamenta de Ca' Bala Dorsoduro, Venice Italy

    Understand the aqua-alta phenomenon or how each year Venice get flooded

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venice Italy

    Palazzo Ducale: Get amazed by the beauty of one of the most important jewels of Venice, a palace built between the 10th and 11th centuries that holds plenty of histories

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    San Marco Square Explore at your own pace the beauty of each imposing building and the San Marco Square itself! Ask your host all questions you want!

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Birraria La Corte, Campo S. Polo, 2168, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Royal Gardens, Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P658

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