Off the beaten path walk in Venice

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53 reviews   (4.98)

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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 floating city of Venice without following the beaten routes with bustling crowds. We will walk in selected hidden alleyways and paths that lead to hidden jewels and we will wander through local neighbourhoods, stunning palaces overlooking the canals and beautiful gardens.
As you take in the peaceful vibes, you’ll get a glimpse of day to day Venetian life, before stumbling upon a church that was used as the setting of a movie. Head towards the canal where locals love to buy their fruits and vegetables straight from a boat.
Every corner you will explore has something unique in store for you. Like a hidden 14th century church with a calming ambiance and a very beautiful and richly decorated inside.
Continue strolling around between narrow "calles" and "campos" where local kids play. Follow your local guide among beautiful palaces, must-see hidden churches in quiet corners, ending up in one of the most scenografic spots of Venice.

What's Included

Nature and Interpretive Guide & Tour leader

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

What To Expect

The meeting point will this charming Campiello close to Ca Foscari, a gothic palace on the Canal Grande housing the headquarters of the Venice University

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo San Pantalon
Before looking at the only graffito by Banksy in Venice on Rio Novo, we will admire the largest painting on canvas in the world at San Pantolon church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo Santa Margherita
We will cross this large campo, hosting a quiet market in the morning and one of the main hib of the venetian nightlife from the late afternoon

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo San Barnaba
The neoclassical facade of the church is very familiar also to visitors on their first time in Venice. This place became famous because of some scenes of the film ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade' (1989) and "Summer time" (1955).

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Carmini
A 14th century cathedral which has preserved its
original Gothic character.
Carmini church worked together with the Scuola Grande dei Carmini just beside it, both belonging to Carmelites and therefore dedicated to the worship of the Virgin of Mount Carmel in Palestine (Santa Maria del Carmelo).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo dei Carmini
In this square stands what remains of an ancient palace inhabited in the distant past by the Moro family and known as the "​house of Othello

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Sebastiano
One of Venice’s leading art venues thanks to its magnificent cycle of paintings by Paolo Veronese, who is buried here. Next to the Church there was the convent which now houses the
humanities faculty of Ca’ Foscari University (re-designed by the famous Italian designer Carlo Scarpa in a dialectic twist with the old church)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Nicolo dei Mendicoli
A 12th Century church with a Veneto-Byzantine tower
bell and the interiors all in wood. Early Venice was an aggregation of independent communities, each with its own individual characteristics. San Nicolò dei Mendicoli is an extreme case: its inhabitants (all fishermen) gathered in the church we are going to enter in a while to elect their own doge, who would have dressed in scarlet and following a symbolic ritual, go to the Doge’s Palace in Saint Mark’s to receive the embrace of the true doge.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fondamenta Zattere
This wide fondamenta was once called “Carbonaia” (because of the coal - carbone in Italian - that used to be unloaded here). Paved in 1519 in was then called “delle Zattere” because here docked the rafts - zattere - with wood for the Arsenale arriving from the mainland by river and then by lagoon.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Punta della Dogana
Punta della Dogana is an art museum in one of Venice's old customs buildings, the Dogana da Mar. It also refers to the triangular scenografic area of Venice where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal, and its collection of buildings: Santa Maria della Salute, the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, and Dogana da Mar at the triangle's tip.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Best introduction to Venice
604adrianm, 28-06-2022
We had a great time with Valerio and learnt more about Venice in 2 hours than we have on any other tour. He showed us some of the hidden gems of the city and gave just many suggestions/ recommendations for our remaining days. He also came and had a drink with us after, so it was nice to hang out with a local. We would recommend going on this tour on your first day in Venice so that you better understand the ins and outs of the city.
Really exciting tour
105shimonr, 08-08-2021
Very very nice tour but minimum of 4 hours and st. Mark is a most to see. And prepare alot of money.
This is the experience you’re looking for!
dominiquemol, 23-07-2021
If you want to learn more about Venice,
If you want a private and personalized experience,
If you’d like to talk and converse with a genuine born and bred Venitian,
If you’re looking for of the beaten path,
If you want to have a great experience,
Book Valerio, you won’t regret it!
I had the best time!
What a day!!!
titasas, 29-06-2021
An awesome tour through Venice with an even more awesome tour guide Genny. So informative and interesting. Must emphasize that lots of jokes and entertaining conversations are included!!! Would totally recommend for everyone, locals or foreigners.

Best experience. Thanks!
Really friendly tour
Venture47939907856, 25-06-2021
Really interesting tour with lots of hidden gems of Venice without crowds. The best is you can personalize it depend of your needs. Adair is really friendly and she speak about Venice with lots of passion.

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