Giudecca island discovery tour

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From $67.17

7 reviews   (4.86)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the fishbone-like shape Giudecca island, known to be Venice’s unofficial seventh sestiere, once an aristocratic retreat, later the city industrial centre and nowadays a trendy artistic district.
Let’s walk through the largest and closest island to Venice, from which it is separated by the broad and deep Giudecca Canal enjoying breath-taking views on the splendid city.
The peacefulness of the island also made it popular among religious communities and with patrician families who built palaces with lovely gardens and allotments there. You will see how after the fall of the Republic, these areas were converted into warehouses, barracks, prisons, factories and workers’ quarters, some of them nowadays converted for artistic ad modern purposes. You will be walking not only through the long pedestrian quay running the length of its Venice-facing side but also wandering its hidden lagoon-facing side with gardens, art galleries and residential neighbourhoods.

What's Included

Tour leader & nature and interpretive guide

What's Not Included


Water bus ticket to Giudecca island. Tickets will be purchased on board

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Giudecca disputed history begins with its name. We will learn that its name does not come from one time jewish inhanbitants (an italian word for Jews is also Giudei) but from a Venetian word "zudega" meaning "the judged", referring to rebel aristocratic families banished here during the 9th century. In recent years, the large abandoned spaces attracted a new set of exiles: artists, who could no longer afford rents in central venice for their lofts and studios.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will visit a AD 890 church with a simple Veneto-Byzantine structure dated from 14th century. It is named after a Byzantine Christan martyr, who was thrown to hungry lions, which, after biting off her hand they refused to eat her holy virgin flesh.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro Junghans
we will see how a former factory for glasses has been converted to a modern residential neighbourhood and a contemporary theatre facing the southern lagoon.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
We will admire a church designed by Palladio, built to celebrate the city's deliverance from the black death. Survival is never taken for granted in this tidal town and to give thanks every July Venetian have been mking the pilgrimage acroos the canal to this church on a shaky pontoon bridge from the Zattere since 1578

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Villa Heriot
We will enter an Art Noveau villa off the beaten paths, enjoying breath-taking views over the southern lagoon.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa dei Tre Oci
We will end up our tour with scenic views on San Marco and Punta della Salute, walking by a palace with a distinctive neo gothic brick facade and three peculiar arched windows.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Guideca island
patrick_delcol, 07-05-2021
This was a super out-of-track discovery with Valerio. Something which helped us understanding better the true Venetian life. Definitely worth....and moreover with the stunning view at the end.
Un tesoro da scoprire
Hendrik56988, 17-12-2022
Un tour approfondito che permette di scoprire gli angoli nascosti e inspettati dell"isola. La guida Valerio è un tesoro di conoscenze
annaeX7462DK, 26-02-2022
Il giro che viene proposto è interessante e stimolante; Valerio conosce perfettamente la sua città e intrattiene con dettagli che non sono quelli dei soliti giri turistici. La Giudecca nasconde molti angoli unici che meritano la visita, e la guida sa intrattenere con grande gentilezza, simpatia e preparazione.
Piacevole passeggiata alla giudecca
loredanam783, 22-03-2021
Bellissima passeggiata in un luogo affascinante di Venezia. Grazie alla bravissima guida Genny ho scoperto la Giudecca e tante curiosità.
Giudecca, passeggiata insolita
F9729TKdavidev, 15-03-2021
Bella esperienza, una passeggiata insolita. Si passa tantissime volte davanti alla Giudecca ma non si immagina "cosa ci sia dentro" e le trasformazioni che ha visto nel tempo. Passeggiata consigliata!

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