GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Secret and Mysterious Venice: San Marco and the Silk Road

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 07, 2022

We are several guides in love with Venice, some are authors of several guides and articles about the most beautiful city in the world, others historians. Our specialty is to make our clients happy by showing them culture, history but also leisure and gastronomy. We are looking forward to showing you Venice.

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Tour description

San Marcos and the Silk Road.
This is the most secret route to get to San Marcos where no one arrives seeing the most beautiful parts of the island on the way.
We are going to see the most important of Venice but in a secret tour through the streets and the least crowded squares.
The idea is that if you have only one day in Venice you can see everything and see things that nobody sees.

We will start with the Fondamente Nove from where we can see the San Michelle Cemetery Island and the Casin dei Espiritus until we reach the old Scuola Grande de San Marco and today Ospedale Civile, up to Santa Maria Formosa where the famous courtesan Veronica Franco received the king of France, to later see the Bridge of Sighs away from the crowds and be able to take the coolest photos.
We end up in Piazza San Marco where sixteen hundred years of history of the Serenissima await you.

Enjoy this tour in the evening to be able to visit the area with less crowds, you will thank me!
*IMPORTANT: Groups of more than 6 people are not allowed, EVEN IF THEY COME WITH DIFFERENT RESERVATIONS, the guide may refuse the admission of these groups on the tour. For groups of more than 6 we have private tours from 150 euros that can be contracted directly with the guide

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  • Meeting point:
    Campo dei Gesuiti, 30121 Venezia VE, ...
    Campo dei Gesuiti, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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    We are in front of the Jesuit Church in Campo dei Gesuiti, very close to the Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop. You will recognize me because I will be wearing a pink umbrella and my guide's 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).

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MONICA 27 Mar 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Muy buena opción de free tour. Vale la pena tomarla. Muy bueno lo que hacen
Paula 26 Mar 2023
Platja d'Aro

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
El tour en sí estuvo correcto. Me hubiera gustado que fuera más dinámico y estusiasta. Lo malo fue que el grupo era demasiado grande, se perdía la atención y complicaba escuchar bien.
Carmen 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Recomiendo mucho el tour con David. Ha sido la tercera vez que víne a Venecia y David ha conseguido sorprendernos con muchas informaciónes que es muy dificil enterarte cuando vienes como turista. Muy agradable y siempre pendiente de [email protected]! Grácias!Repitiré sin duda!
Eric 26 Mar 2023

It’s okay. Really not the best tour I had but not the worst either. Not very informative and the guide could be more enthusiastic but quite acceptable for a first impression of Venice
Emma 25 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
Well worth it to learn more about Venice.
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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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