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Venezia, Italy
Unusual Venice Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Historical walking tour to discover the hidden Venice: the guide will show you secret corners and marvelous highlights. Stroll through the off beaten-track parts of Venice with an unusual walking tour. The amazing experience will bring you to the ancient heart of Venice: Campo Santa Maria Formosa with the baroque façade of its ancient church, and the Rialto Bridge area, the medieval center of the city. You will be accompanied through calli, campi and palazzi in an exciting journey through the secrets of Casanova and the treasures taken from Constantinople. Discover the famous Marco Polo's House, the Fenice Theatre and many other buidings! An the last but not the least: find out mysteries and legends of St. Mark’s Square and its breathtaking monuments.
  • Explore Venice's backstreets and local legends on a walking tour
  • Escape the crowds of St. Mark's Square into the quieter maze of surrounding squares and canals
  • Discover the hidden Venice with the guide
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Shared walking guided tour with a qualified and experenced guide.
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up
Venice Tours Desk , campo san gallo, san marco 1093, b, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is in the square, San Marco 1093/B.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The walking tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (In these cases, it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • Comfortable shoes suggested
  • The could be bilingual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Unusual Venice Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Unusual Venice Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Unusual Venice Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Unusual Venice Walking Tour.

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star-1
Either lengthen the tour and slow down or shorten and slow down!!!
Alexander_H
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide never gave her name. Rushed us so much that she said we had no time for questions or pictures. She started talking before everyone got to the location she was explaining. We actually lost her and could not finish the tour (we wanted a picture together at a church).
star-4
Worth the money! 😜
Steven_L
, Aug 2022
The picture is of our tour guide, who was excellent! Only small problem was at start in St. Marks square, it was so loud, that the tour guide should have had a mic and small speaker as I couldn’t hear him at all! The “Unusual Venice tour” was great and I loved the tour guides eccentric approach! It brought Venetian history to life! Thank you 💙
star-3
Nice people but not interesting
Hussain_K
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was a nice person but not interesting, her English is weak and the information we received was little and it is not completely clear
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Guest, we are sorry for your personal comment, please consider that the explanations of the guide, rich of interesting curiosities about the history of Venice, are appreciated by the clients. At your disposal for further information. Regards.
star-2
Disappointing - not as advertised
Anna_F
, Jul 2022
There was absolutely nothing unusual about this tour. We got the very basics of a normal tour of St Mark’s Square for over an hour and then maybe 45 min of some slightly more interesting factoids but mostly just a lot of dull facts and dates. Also we really only got half a tour because everything was repeated in two languages so we did a lot of standing around and waiting while the tour guide repeated everything she said in the other language. The tour guide herself was dull, had a strong accent that was difficult to understand (in English), and made nothing she said memorable. The only things I remember from the tour was something about a cistern that filtered the rainwater and that there used to be more cats on the island than there are today but I don’t know why. Finally, we chose to include the optional gondola ride when we purchased our tickets and when we got there we found out that it was separated from the tour by 2.5 hours! So we had to amuse ourselves for that 2.5 hours and return for the gondola ride. I wish that had been made clear upon booking that the ride was not directly after the tour. Thoroughly disappointing - I cannot recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Guest, we are deeply sorry for your personal comment, please consider that the explanations of the guide, rich of interesting curiosities about the history of Venice, are appreciated by the clients. Furthermore, please consider that the guide accompanies clients to the unusual and hidden parts of Venice, letting them to discover the city like a local. At your disposal for further information. Regards.
star-4
walk tour
mesfin_g
, Jul 2022
Great to hear a detailed explanation of the different Venice Overall good exp. Little confusion as to when the gondola tour was as we bought a package deal but 2 pm we were able to do it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for the review
star-5
Great Walking Tour
Allison_C
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful tour guide for our walking tour in Venice. We learned so much about Venice and met some wonderful people. Highly suggest this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Great tour and guide
Mary_K
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Valentina was very knowledgeable and shared some lesser known info on Venice. I was a bit nervous about the meeting point as many reviews (for other tours) had confusing meeting points. This was not the case. The meeting point was easy to get to which was a great start. Very well organised.
star-4
Excellent walking tour to begin your Venice experience
Ashley_G
, Jun 2022
Our guide Fransceso gave us a great account of some venetian history and modern culture. He took us to some beautiful spots and hidden gems that otherwise would have been missed. Would highly recommend. Beware though that the description of where to meet the guide for this trip was not clear on the details. You need to walk under the arches beneath the Correr museum to find the news stand and Fendi shop where you meet the guide!
star-5
In and around the streets of Venice
Sanah_A
, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed this experience. The guide was great & knowledgeable. He took us into areas we would have never ventured into so we’re grateful for this experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-1
Not up to standard.
Sev_E
, May 2022
I have no doubt that our guide was competent and did the best with what they had. Unfortunately, this tour just wasnt up to the standard that a typical tourist would expect. There was no audio device so we could not hear the guide very well. We felt that too many of the stops were uninteresting, such as stopping to look at drainage holes. We had picked up some Italian tourists shortly before starting so the guide had to take extra time to explain things in both languages, leaving us English speakers standing around with nothing to do. My wife and I left after the 6th or 7th stop as we only had one day in Venice and felt that this was not an effective use of our limited time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Guest, we are deeply sorry for your personal comment, please consider that the audio receiver device is available for this experience. Furthermore, please consider that the guide accompanies the clients to unusual places known only to Venetians telling them curiosities about the history of Venice. At your disposal for further information. Regards.
star-5
Venice on Foot
Beth_M
, May 2022
We learned so many interesting facts about the architecture and the difficulties involved in keeping the buildings maintained. We also visited areas no tourist would find and would certainly not know what they were looking at.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-4
Good tour
Susannah_L
, May 2022
We learned a lot about the history of areas other than the main squares, bridges and palaces and saw some out of the way sights we would have never know about otherwise. This was a fun and informative way to spend a couple of hours and left us in an area where the food and Aperol Spritz is much cheaper and the welcome friendlier. Thank you to Francesco for being a great guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Very enjoyable highly recommend
Kevin_S
, May 2022
Really enjoyed the tour Francisco our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned things about Venice we would otherwise have missed. It was really nice to see a different side of Venice and not just the usual tourist attractions.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-5
Loving the History
Kenrick_H
, May 2022
The beauty and the history in the area. The Statues are massive , the building are huge. You just have to wonder how much did the Ancient workers manage to Erect the statues. It is just amazong
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for your kind review
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Amber_C
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was so friendly and took his tour serious. It was a fun experience and I learned a lot from just the 2 hours.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for your kind review
star-4
Beyond the usual, and was worth it
Ellen_O
, Apr 2022
The two of us on her tour enjoyed it very much. It was difficult to hear her at times but overall, she was great at explaining history and local lore. Definitely would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the review. We take notes of your personal comment in order to improve our product. Regards.
star-4
Our guide was good...
Danni_B
, Mar 2022
Our guide was good however as she was translating into 2 languages the tour ran over time and did get a little lost at times. None the less it was informative
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for your kind review. We take note of your comments in order to improve our product. Regards.
star-3
Mediocre
Carole_R
, Mar 2022
Our guide Francesco was full of statistics: ie number of canals, number of bridges, etc. He showed us the prison attached to the Doges palace and then took us along a maze of narrow alleyways into some pretty little squares.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Carole, thank you for your review. Please note that the prison palace is an additional thing to see we provided fo free as inclusion of this tour.
star-4
Fun tour
Kathy_F
, Apr 2019
We enjoyed this experience. We had fun and learned interesting facts about Venice. You should give it a try.
star-1
The tour guide was very very poor...
K S
, Aug 2017
The tour guide was very very poor. It was supposed to be in english but the lady's language was so bad that it was neither Italian nor English. It was a new language, a mix of Italian and English all in Italian accent which I am still trying to figure out. It was a total waste of time and money. For heaven sake please provide guides who could speak decent English.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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