Discover Venice: city center walking tour in the afternoon

Discover Venice: city center walking tour in the afternoon

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  • Duration:

    1 hour and 15 minutes

  • Languages:

    en,fr,de,es

  • Suitable:

    Solo Travel, Couples, Children, Groups, Students, Business

  • Available:

    Daily at 3:45 pm

Why this Event?

Discover Venice’s most unusual and characteristic corners during this charming walking tour.
Experience a lesser-known Venice, wandering through its back streets and small hidden squares starting just outside Saint Mark's Square and reaching Rialto Bridge, and learn a little about what its like living in this unique city.

Meet your local guide in front of the post office just behind Saint Mark's Square, and let yourself be lead through the labyrinth of alleyways, squares or “campi” and hear about the history, stories and the local Venetian dialect.
On leaving the square, you will stop in front of the Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous Opera House's in Europe, learn about its glorious but also troubled history.

Passing through other hidden corners of the city you will be able to discover the history of Venice, through its prominent architectural sights.
Admire the Bovolo Staircase, a Renaissance masterpiece, and one of Venice's finest architectural jewels; this fascinating and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin.

Before heading back, you will make a stop close to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal and discover what made it the historical center of the commercial area of the city.

The tour ends in campo San Luca, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.

Highlights

• A guided walk away from the crowds to discover hidden Venice;
• External visit of the most popular Venetian sights and hidden corners: the Fenice Theatre, the Bovolo Staircase and Rialto Bridge;
• Pick up from a centrally located meeting point.

Included

  • Guided Tour of the area covering Saint Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge;
  • Personal audio system and headset;
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish or German.

Excluded

  • This tour does not include inside visits to museums or attractions;
  • Optional gratuities;
  • Hotel pick up and drop off;
  • Food and drink.

Essential Information

• This is an external walking tour only;
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
• You should wear comfortable walking-shoes;
• The walking tour will take place rain or shine.

Itinerary

• Saint Mark's square
• The Fenice Theatre
• Bovolo Staircase
• Rialto Bridge
• Campo San Luca

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Oct 05 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 28 2016
 
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 11 2016
 
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
 
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
 
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
 
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
 
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
 
Excellent
Aug 18 2016
 
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

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