Heart and Soul of Venice Private Tour, highlights and hidden gems of Venice tour

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From $335.87

47 reviews   (4.96)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info:

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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This is the best tour to fall in love with Venice! Venice is the most romantic and unique city on the water in the world. I want to show you the real soul of it, helping you discover its essence and not just the touristic places.

What we will visit together during this tour:

Campo San Polo, the biggest campo in Venice and the history of Carnival and “bull fights” in Venice.
One of the narrowest calli (street) of Venice.
Carampane, the former red light district of Venice.
The colourful and historical Rialto market.
The place where Venice was founded according to the legend.

I will explain the secrets of Venice through these emblematic and historical places, how it was founded, curiosities, and many other things.

If you want to know everything about this fantastic city, book the tour!

What's Included

Private guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Campo San Polo
We will discover all the secrets of the biggest campo in Venice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle Stretta
We will see one of the narrowest calli in Venice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will discover the incredible history of the historical red light district of the Venetian Republic.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte delle Tette
Such an incredible bridge.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
No more secrets for you ! Let's unveil the Venetian markets history.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Do you know the history of Merchants in Venice? How important was wine for the Republic? And the legends connected to the history of the Rialto bridge? Let's discover the historical area.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Let's discover the history of the foundation of Venice.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piazza San Marco
This is a tailord tour, let me know if you want to include Piazza San Marco square as well otherwise I suggest you to discover the gorgeous Canmpo San Giovanni and Paolo and hidden corners of Venice to fall in love with my city!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Perfect tour!
madeleineturner, 15-10-2022
Highly recommend Lucia's tour! It was very informative and entertaining. She was the perfect tour guide!
An inspiring and entertaining tour that was fun from start to finish.
Mark M, 10-10-2022
Lucia is a very dedicated and committed tour guide. She comes orepared to share in the rich history of Venice and Venetian life past and present. She is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic in her approach with a passion for key landmarks in Venice's lengthy timeline. She is efforvescent and fun as she takes a journey through the historic to the sublime. I highly recommend her tour.
Spectacular Views Of Venice
zarak369, 16-07-2022
Lucia was simply spectacular . I saw parts of Venice I would never find on my own . The full history of the island left us speechless
Venice thru Lucia's eyes
mariacX2498XI, 28-05-2022
Would definetely recommend Lucia.
She truly knows Venice, she gave us tips and facts both interesting and funny that you would not read in guidebooks. The whole group felt included and she was willing to answer all questions with a smile.
Amazing tour!
aleksandraa727, 26-05-2022
We had amazing tour with Lucia. She is funny, positive and full of energy. She showed us Venice from another prospective and gave us great advices how to eat and drink as locals avoiding all the tourist traps. We learned a lot and had amazing time.

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