The Real Hidden Venice

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558 reviews   (4.93)

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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 real Secret Venice on a special walking tour with a native Venetian guide!
The experience to live the uniqueness of the most authentic local districts.
From Cannaregio, admiring its small canals and millenary legends, the tour will take you back in 1400s, learning the stories of the Venetian Republic, full of secrets and mysteries.
During this exciting walk you will breathe a 100% local atmosphere, out of the beaten tracks, to admire the real life of Venice with its locals and crafts.
The experience will arrive up to Rialto bridge where your guide will show the old trade center from completely a different perspective!
Last but not least, an insightful exploration of San Polo where the oldest "mascareri" (creators of Carnival masks) are still working following the tradition of centuries ago. Histories, Legends and Secrets.. from the Venetian eyes!

What's Included

1 City Map per person

2 hours walking tour

Local guide

Local taxes

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 80

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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

Ponte degli Scalzi
Admire the city from the bridge.

• Admission Ticket Free

Learn the funny story of this "campo"

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Breathe the quietness of the most romantic canals of this area.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto
See the original floor of Venice in front of the church

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Palazzo Mastelli o del Cammello
Learn the legend of this millenary palace.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Squero dei Muti
Admire an old gondolas factory.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Discover the fascinating first bridge built on the Grand Canal, rich of stories, legends and traditions.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Nice tour of little gems in Venice
Emily_W, 17-12-2022
Lovely tour with great insight into history of Venice with a very knowledgeable guide! Enjoy my tour thoroughly!
Fantastic tour with Georgia
lisacW924LJ, 16-12-2022
Loved our tour! Family of 4 toured with Georgia. She was so knowledgeable & nice. Gave us a great overview to Venice. We learned so much & highly recommend.
Great tour of Venices quieter Streets
Rod_C, 15-12-2022
Great walk through the quieter Streets of Venice. Georgia our guide (from Murano) was very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. She was great in answering our questions and our childrens. Highly recommend this tour.
Fabulous private tour
pavelk753, 11-12-2022
Natasha provided a very intelligent and thoughtful tour around parts of Venice that are off the beaten track. along the way she taught us a lot about Venice history and showed us some delightfully local sights.
Altogether an excellent experience.
A different side to venice
Monica_C, 09-12-2022
This tour covers a lot of the older parts of Venice place you might not cross on your own- we spent a lot of time in the Jewish quarter
A great Xmas Day tour!
tomdarlow, 27-12-2022
Natasha was an excellent guide; informative and enthusiastic. We visited parts of the city we would never have found on our own, and learnt many interesting facts.
Excellent and highly recommended
B1580NZluise, 26-12-2022
This was an excellent activity. I went with two children ages 10 and 12 and they enjoy the activity even more than me. An unconventional view of Venice. Highly recommended
Don’t miss this!
Kirstin B, 12-01-2023
A great tour to see the hidden Venice; a nice easy pace full of history and detail.
Friendly knowledgable guide. We did this tour on our first day there and would definitely recommend.
Wonderful tour!
Jose_C, 12-01-2023
We loved this tour Most memorable part of our experience was the explanation behind historical legends associated with buildings and looking at hidden gems around Venice! Overall, great tour with Leonardo! He was very kind and knowledgeable as he grew up in Venice. Loved getting the perspective of a local.
Highly recommended!
paulpT7431SW, 10-01-2023
Natasha was wonderful guide, so knowledgeable and pleasant. A highly recommended tour for something off the beaten tourist path!
Our favorite part of our weekend in Venice!
Rachel D, 09-01-2023
My husband and I joined Natasha for a few hours of walking around nearly deserted areas of Venice. We definitely wouldn't have found those areas ourselves and even more importantly, even if we had, we would have thought we were simply walking down streets. Natasha pointed out so many details, and was non-stop with historical information about Venice in its prime as well as today. We can't recommend this tour enough!!
Nice, lively tour
elisabetta_m, 30-12-2022
We loved the Jewish ghetto part. Also, we walked along ways that were not packed with tourists. The guide told us about everyday privileges and troubles in Venetians’ lives which we liked as well as history bits of Venice we did not know. Furthermore the guide added some gastronomic advice non places to go which are always appreciated

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