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Afternoon Venice: On and Off the Beaten Path

Your guru: Francesco
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  • Venice
  • Available in: English

About the guru Francesco

Hi to all the tourists out there who are excited to get to know more about my hometown of Venice. I'm licensed tour guide, I've been doing walking tours for seven years, and I was born and raised in Venice. Over this period, I have met people from many different cultures and had the chance to share some of Venice's most beautiful places and many of it's hidden secrets. I ha... More »

Hi to all the tourists out there who are excited to get to know more about my hometown of Venice. I'm licensed tour guide, I've been doing walking tours for seven years, and I was born and raised in Venice. Over this period, I have met people from many different cultures and had the chance to share some of Venice's most beautiful places and many of it's hidden secrets. I have enjoyed the experience so much, that I have earned over 250 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor for my tours in Venice.

About the tour

Welcome to one of the world's most beautiful cities, Venice! Join my tour if you want to learn more about all this amazing city has to offer. Being a native, I know all about the interesting stories that Venice and it's many famous streets, canals and buildings have to tell you.

I love helping tourists discover the lesser-known and more hidden history of Venice. On my tours, I have many fascinating anecdotes that really make the city and its colorful past come to life.

This tour includes, but is not limited to these iconic places:

-Jewish ghetto, the oldest Jewish ghetto in the world

-Casino di Venezia, the oldest casino in the world.

-The Church of the Illuminati,

-The Rialto fish market,

-The Rialto bridge (featured in the 007 Casino Royale film)

-The site of the Old Brothels

-This tour close to the Church of Frari. (Which you might recognize from the famous film "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade")

*Please be sure to arrive 10 min early so that we can begin the tour on time.

**Depending on the weather conditions, (seasonal- Acqua Alta) the walkers' physical condition, the heavy crowds that can sometimes make a tour very difficult, and based on things that the walkers find particularly interesting, I can adjust the itinerary so that your trip in Venice is truly unforgettable and allows you to see the city like a true local.

What are you waiting for!? Book your tour with me and see a side of the city that many tour guides never give you the chance to see. Find out why so many travelers have given me a 5-star review on TripAdvisor!

Grazie mille amico!

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How to find me: Find me by the old well in the middle of the campo San Geremia wearing my Oficial Guide Badge
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 4

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M.

14 hours ago

No show up!

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Vanessa

1 day ago

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Christina

3 days ago

Ist was a Great Tour with Francesco. He knows the City very well and Shows me places and streets, that I would never find by myself. His deep knowledge about the city and the history makes this tour very special and very unique. Thanks for this experience!

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Marie-Louise

4 days ago

Unfortunately he did not show up and did not respond to our messages. So after waiting for 15 minutes at the meeting point we had to conclude there was no walking tour for us.

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