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Carnivals and Secrets: Venice Free Tour

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    Very interesting, our guide was Argentine and made the visit very enjoyable and interesting, although we were caught on a very rainy day, it was worth it
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The city of canals is shrouded in mystery... Discover its secrets with this free walking tour!

The city of canals is shrouded in mystery... Discover its secrets with this free walking tour!

Carnivals and Secrets: Venice Free Tour

This alternative free tour of Venice begins at the main entrance to the Church of San Simeone Piccolo, in the centre of the Santa Croce neighbourhood.

The tour takes in the other side of Venice, leaving behind the major tourist areas like St. Mark's Square. This is a city filled with hidden gems, away from the throngs of cruise passengers and more who daily fill the “Serenísima”.

On this free walking tour of Venice's legends, we'll discover some of the stories only the locals know. On the banks of the Gran Canal we'll learn about the devastating Black Death, a terrible illness which decimated the city in the 14th century.

Then the tour continues around the San Paolo neighbourhood, where we'll see the details of the Campo San Paolo - the nerve centre of the area. It's here that we'll recommend some of the best bars in the area to enjoy a spritz, one of Venice's typical indulgences!

And the tour will also pass by a traditional Venetian squero - a gondola workshop to you and I! And the free tour comes to an end next to the Galleria dell'Accademia, in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood to the south of the Gran Canal. Here you'll be able to see the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, itself home to many a legend...

Group Sizes

This free tour does not admit bookings for more than 6 people. If your group is larger than this, you should reserve the private tour of Venice.

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Price

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Duration

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

English speaking guide

Not included

Tips

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

This particular activity contributes as follows:

  • No printing of documentation required.

Provider

Vivaldi tours Show more

  • Vivaldi tours

    Corporate name: MARIA CONCEPCIÓN LÓPEZ SASTRE

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - At Civitatis we guarantee the best quality and prices, click here if you want to know how we select our activities.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Meeting point

Church of San Simeone Piccolo.

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