Afternoon in Venice: on and off the beaten track

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Francesco
Quality Verified Registered on January 11, 2020

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.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice! Join my tour if you want to learn more about all that this wonderful city has to offer. Being a native, I know all about the interesting stories that Venice and its 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 locations:

  • the 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 movie 007 Casino Royale)
  • The site of the old brothels

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

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  • Meeting point:
    Campo San Geremia, 30121 Venezia VE, ...
    Campo San Geremia, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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    Find me near the old well in the middle of Campo San Geremia with my official guide badge

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Gloria 25 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022

If you didn’t believe in conspiracies, you might after this. The guide never said anything about conspiracies but from the bits and pieces I’ve read before this tour, ...

Jonothan 24 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022

Great ‘off the beaten track’ tour that greatly expanded our knowledge of the history of Venice. The Jewish angle was very interesting and Francesco brought it to life ...

Catherine 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled in family - Nov 2022

Entertaining, interactive and very informative! Thanks Francesco. Would recommend!

Tommaso 19 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022

Amazing tour, be prepared to be tested, you will not be the only one making questions! Lots of hidden gems discovered thanks to this tour. Very recommended

Brendan 17 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Only one day in Venice and we chose this tour to get off the beaten track and we certainly did! Francesco was full of interesting knowledge and we walked away thinking...

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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