Private Secret Venice Tour; Rialto Market, San Polo & Food and Wine tasting

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From $241.61

220 reviews   (4.24)

Price varies by group size

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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 side of Venice that many visitors don’t see on a leisurely paced, 2 hours walking tour, packed with historical anecdotes, quirky stories and little-known facts. With a local guide, knowledgeable about Venice’s past, you'll explore the Rialto Market and San Polo neighborhoods and you'll enjoy a true taste of Italy with some Cicchetti (Venetian tapas) and a glass of wine at a local osteria.

What's Included

Light taste of cicchetti and wine

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equ
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves walking.
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Ponte di Rialto
Learn all secrets of the Rialto Bridge, including those of the nearby buildings and listen to the fascinating history of mercantile Venice, when this area was one of the biggest Market places of the western world.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
Visit the picturesque Rialto Fish and Vegetable Market and learn how since the ninth Century this area was the financial and commercial centre of Venice. Enjoy also the visit to a typical osteria where you will taste some venitian cicchetti (Tapas) and wine.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
Enjoy views of the Grand Canal while standing on the Rialto Bridge, and enjoy a Gondola ride as you cross the Grand Canal to reach the Famous Rialto Market.

• Admission Ticket Free

San Polo
Walk through the smallest and oldest part of Venice, having been settled since 9th Century.This district has been the site of Venice's main market since XI century. During the tour you will discover all secret corners of this enchanting area of Venice and revive the times when Venice was one of the most important commercial cities of the western world.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
Learn about this historic building facing the Grand Canal, once the headquarters and living quarters of the German merchants. Complete your tour with a visit to the rooftop terrace, featuring an overwhelming view of Venice.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Worth the money and time
DayTrip595447, 05-01-2020
Our guide was Giulia Tamai and she was excellent!! She had many stories and antidotes about the market and Venice. The tour was not rushed and my husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. I would recommend this tour for anyone who would like to know more about the Rialto market and Venice.
The perfect way to explore a different side of Venice!
Erin B, 03-10-2019
We just had one day in Venice so this was the perfect way to see more than just the main tourist attractions. Christina is really passionate about her city (rightly so!) and gave us an insight into it's history and what it's like to live there taking us to parts of Venice we would never have discovered on our own. With food, wine, a gondola ride and a spectacular view to top it off we couldn't have asked for more thank you Monica and Christina! :)
Away from Busy San Marco Square
Oly642, 24-10-2018
We really enjoyed four hours away from the bustle of St. Mark's Square! We traveled many small streets to learn more history and how Venetians live today. Our guide was Cristina Pigozzo and she was absolutely fabulous- she is a Venetian, proud of her city, enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable.
An Insider's tour
Brian_Palmquist, 21-09-2018
Our Guide, Cristina, was excellent, with a nice balance of history and insider tips ("no Venetian ever buys this kind of spice, rather they ket this other"). A good length for a hot day, with a nice finish of wine and cicchetti.
This ended up being a private tour as...
Lisa L, 21-08-2018

This ended up being a private tour as our group of 4 were the only ones. The guide was really informative and entertaining. We loved the market place. The glass of wine and selection of 2 nibbles each at the end was a nice finish to tour.

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