Highlights and Hidden Gems Night Tour in Venice

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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As the sun sets, Venice shows its most intimate side. Enjoy the dreamlike beauty of Venice by night, while discovering hidden gems among dark and mysterious "calles". This is a night tour you will remember: Venice is even more beautiful at night when the most amazing monuments of the city and the most secret hidden gems are enlightened by dim street lights. Loose yourself in the myriad reflections created by the buildings in the waters of the Grand Canal and immerse your soul in the magic that pervades Venice after sunset
You will enter the intricate maze of narrow streets that wind through Venice to discover ancient stories, legends and mysteries that will be revealed to you in this unique tour of Venice at night.
You will walk thorugh the most significant corners of Venice at night when churches and ancient palaces are silhouetted against the magic night sky.

What's Included

Tour Leader & Nature and Interpretive Guide

What's Not Included


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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Giddily over the top even by rococo standards, this impressive building is a gaudy, glitzy 18th century Jesuit church. Almost impossible to take a picture in all at once!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Scuola Grande di San Marco
Instead of a father son sunday soccer play, sculptor Pietro Lombardo and his sons had something more ambitious in mind: a high Renaissance polychrome marble facade for the most important confraternity in Venice! Mauro Codussi put the finishing touches of this gem, particularly beautiful at the sunset or at night.
Magnificent lions of St. Mark prowl above the portals, while sculpted trompe l’oeil perspective beguile the eye.
Nowadays this beatiful building is hosting a public hospital

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni
Bartolomeo Colleoni ‘s galloping bronze equestrian statue is one of the only two such public monuments in Venice. It commemorates one of Venice most loyal mercenary commanders: from 1448 Coleoni commanded armies for the Republic of Venice, though in true mercenary from he switched side a couple of times when he had been stiffed on pay or promotions!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa di Marco Polo
In this palace used to live Marco Polo (1254-1324), who captured his adventures across central asia and China in memories entitled il “Milione” (1299), the first travel blog at intercontinental level history records.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
The market place in Venice is Rialto: its fish and vegetable market in the morning is noisy, raw, authentic and full of true venetian life.
In the night is a quiet place to walk through (with a fish smell!) and one of the hotspot of Venetian nightlife.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte delle Tette
This bridge is know since the 15th century as “Tits Bridge”. Back in those days, shadowy porticos around this bridge sheltered a designated red light district where neighbourhood prostitutes were encouraged to display their wares in windows instead of taking marketing campaigns to the streets in their legendary platform shoes.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo Santa Margherita
Even in the dead of winter and the heat of the summer, you can count on action here in Venice at night. The oblong, unruly square features a bevy of beverage temptations with several wine bars and restaurants. During the day it hosts a small regular weekday market, an flea market once a week and periodic political protests.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo San Barnaba
This square and church may look familiar, even for newcomers in Venice.
A scene in the 1989 film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was shot in the Campo San Barnaba in front of the church, with the church's façade as an imaginary library. Indiana was then escaping from the library through an undergoing tunnel (which of course does not exist) ending up in the middle of this square, surprising elegant italian families having an ice cream.
Also an inconic scene from the movie “Summer Time” (1955) was show shot here, with Catherine Hepburn falling into a nearby canal.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte dell'Accademia
This wooden bridge was built in 37 days in 1933, to replace a corroded 1854 steel bridge) and was meant to be temporary. It is still here!
It connects Dorsoduro and the Gallerie dell'Accademia with San Marco district offering one of the most scenografic view above Canal Grande

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
This church is a monumental sigh of relief (Salute means health), placed in the final part of the Canal Grande, when the canal ends up into the basin of Saint Mark.. This splendid domed church was commissioned by Venice’s plague survivors as thanks for salvation.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Punta della Dogana
This warehouse (Dogana means Customs) has been built in 1677 by Giuseppe Benoni to ensure no ship entered the canal Grande without paying duties
It has been renovated and reopened in 2009 (after an intervention by Tadao Ando) and now it belongs to the french Collectionist Pinaul (together with Palazzo Grassi). It is now a art space helding exhibitions organised bt the Pinault collection.
From the top you can enjoy a magnific view spotting in one shot The Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco, the island of San Giorgio, the Canal Grande, the Canal Della Giudecca and the Giudecca island with the Zitelle and Redentore church and the Venice Giardini.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Get to know Venice with a local guy
Stefan W, 12-10-2022
Did you know that in Venice there is a church which was used to play basketball? Or that the number of residents is falling constantly? Valerio has interesting informations about Venice that probably you will not find in any guiding book. His tours are made only with small groups. Reliable, enjoyable, local (he is Venetian).
Fun walking tour
Andrea W, 11-10-2022
Fun walking tour with lots of city history and etymology as you walk. It’s a fun way to see some off the beaten path sites and hear some local perspective. Valerio is a very fun guy with a great ability to relate to everyone. His English is excellent, and his German also appears to be excellent (based on the laughs of our tour companions)
A must while in Venice
Andrew T, 26-09-2022
Valerio is completely fantastic! We had a wonderful time exploring the city for a couple of hours before midnight. He made it very special for my beautiful wife for her birthday to hear the bells at midnight. We all enjoyed the experience immensely. Valerio is very knowledgeable about so very many things in Venice. A must do while in Venice.
Take me to Venice
Grizca, 30-06-2022
Pleasing and interesting tour involving Venice alleys, peculiar relationship between Venetian people and the water and historical events as well. Our guide Valerio proved excellent knowledge on the topic, witty personality and amazing comunicative skills: we stared at a guide that went far beyond the mere description of monuments and places to the extent that Valerio could even establish some comparisons with local reality of each family in the group when answering all their questions (both in Italian and in English languages). On top of that, the tour organizer cleverly planned to gather people in small group thus allowing an easy and a direct interaction with guide. Definitely recommended it!
Good Venice Orientation
Andrew_F, 25-06-2022
We did this tour the first night of arrival in Venice. I had not slept on the flight so it was a stretch to do this but it was worth it. The way it is described you might not do it on the first night in town, but it ended up being a great orientation. He showed us how to interpret street signs and walked us through areas that I did not see later on. He was entertaining and informative, I thought it was a great introduction.

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