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Why Choose It?
- Discover the island's secrets the Venetians keep to themselves.
- Stay off the tourist trail for an authentic feel of real Venice.
- Customize the tour to your liking, seeing exactly what you want to see.
Venice’s enchanting beauty is no secret, meaning its center is always filled with crowds. Our Hidden Venice itinerary takes you off the beaten path, giving you an authentic experience of this incredible city as you discover where the real locals live. Savor a sensory feast wandering Rialto Market next to the bridge that has given it its name. Venture to the seldom visisted districts of San Polo and Santa Croce, wandering its winding streets as you lose yourself in wonder. This tour culminates in an unforgettable experience tasting the city’s famous cicchetti – delicious homemade snacks accompanied by fine Venetian wines.
You can fully customize your Hidden Venice tour or leave it to us to suggest the very best. Our expert local guide knows Venice’s sites, walkways, and waterways like the back of her hand. So whether on dry land or by boat or gondola – or why not both! – you can rest safe in the knowledge you’ll be exploring La Serenissima in expert company and, most importantly, at your leisure. Visitors to Venice have a wealth of treasures to discover away from the often visited attraction of Saint Mark’s Basilica. And we know where they’re buried.
Explore Hidden Venice, away from the crowds
Venice’s treasures lie beyond the main tourist attractions. They are instead subsumed beneath slowly sinking churches, dotted across the lagoon’s dozens of islands, and around the twists and turns of Venice’s waterways. Your guide will accompany you through the authentic area of San Polo – a unique Venetian quarter where you can still find locals mulling around its charming piazzas, away from the hustle and bustle of the district to its south.
Santa Croce is another laid-back, slightly off-the-beaten-track area with an authentic local vibe. After school, kids play in Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, and this square and nearby streets are home to casual eateries serving global cuisine. On the Grand Canal, the imposing Fondaco dei Turchi features exhibits on natural history while the nearby Ca’ Pesaro palace showcases contemporary art and Asian decorative arts.
Sample the finest Venice has to offer, finishing with a cicchetti tasting session
Immerse yourself in true Venetian tradition by sampling cicchetti – Venice’s very own tapas and a quintessential Venetian pastime. Your expert local guide will take you to one of the small bars the locals keep to themselves, recommending the perfect combination of delicious homemade appetisers and choice Venetian wines.
Embark on your Venetian adventure
Wandering Venice’s walkways is all well and good, but in the City of Canals the wetter, the better. From sleek modern speedboats to prestigious, historic gondolas, Venetian transport makes seafaring easy. As this is a Hidden Venice experience, however, we’ll be discovering the city’s lesser-known treasures.
As an optional extra, you can visit the waterside church of San Michele in Isola, home to one of the Middle Ages’ most extraordinary world maps. Created in the 15th century, what makes this particular cartographic achievement so remarkable is that the monk who made it never left Venice. Instead, he acquired his knowledge entirely from conversations with the many traveling merchants who passed through the city.
Optional extra: ride in a gondola through the City of Canals
On this Hidden Venice tour we’ll be avoiding the Grand Canal. Instead, we’ll be exploring some of the center’s more scenic canals, so you get to see Venice the right way: from sea level. Pass under the 17th-century Bridge of Sighs connecting the Doge’s Palace with the Prigioni Nuove (New Prison) along the majestic Rio di Palazzo. Discover the atmospheric Jewish Ghetto as you take a gondola ride around Cannaregio. Even explore the areas around the Grand Canal, such as the famous Rialto Bridge. Tell us where you’d rather go and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Fully customize your Hidden Venice tour
Your Hidden Venice tour is fully customizable, so you get to see everything you want to during your time in La Serenissima. Contact us today to get started on your own Venetian adventure.
- Itinerary:Hidden Venice HighlightsCicchetti tasting sessionBoat tour of Venice lagoon (optional)Gondola ride (optional)
- Included:Private licensed tour guide
- Wheelchair accessible:Yes. (Itinerary may differ).
- Meeting Point:Hotel lobby (if centrally located)
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Great tour Our tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We visited various plazas that encompass many of the areas of Rome, something we could not have done on our own.
The golf cart... read moreOur tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We visited various plazas that encompass many of the areas of Rome, something we could not have done on our own.
The golf cart has access to many places that are inaccessible to buses or cars, and the up close view of the city was without parallel.
I would highly recommend this tour. It was a highlight of our wonderful trip to Rome. read less - 6/06/2022
Pizza and gelato awccess What a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we... read moreWhat a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we got all the recipes of the food we made plus additional recipes for pastas and more. 3 young adults and 1 young at heart enjoyed every minute of it. read less - 5/18/2022
- Brent D
Great experience! Pay for private or small group- worth it. Loved Julia Julia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never... read moreJulia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never stop talking. Very friendly and professional- ask for her- but I would guess all their guides are good. read less - 5/15/2022
Fabulous time on this food tour!! My friend and I had a personal tour by Luca around Trastevere, and he was so informative and knowledgeable and kind. The choice of restaurants was thoughtful and well-rounded; and... read moreMy friend and I had a personal tour by Luca around Trastevere, and he was so informative and knowledgeable and kind. The choice of restaurants was thoughtful and well-rounded; and we enjoyed the food and the stories behind it. Overall we had a wonderful time…the choices were perfect, and our tour guide was amazing!!! read less - 4/15/2022
Cherry on Top We thouroughly enjoyed our experience learning to make pizza and gelato. We joined Walks Inside Rome for this fabulous cooking class on our last evening in Italy and it... read moreWe thouroughly enjoyed our experience learning to make pizza and gelato. We joined Walks Inside Rome for this fabulous cooking class on our last evening in Italy and it turned out to be the cherry on top of an extremely memorable vacation.
I would recommend this activity to anyone interested in learning to make pizza and gelato and for any group looking to have a fun time. read less - 4/06/2022