GuruWalk Original
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Secret and Mysterious Venice: San Marco and the Silk Road

Duration: 2h
Languages: 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!

The tour is free to pay for groups of less than 6 people, EVEN IF THEY COME WITH DIFFERENT RESERVATIONS, the guide may refuse the admission of groups of more than 6 people to the tour unless they accept the minimum payment per person. For groups of more than 6 there is a minimum charge of 10 euros per person, even if they have made separate reservations.
In a city like Venice where a coffee costs 5 euros it is still a bargain.
With us you not only have a guide but a friend you can count on to make your trip unforgettable.

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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 VIOLET umbrella and my 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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Kylie 06 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
David gave a great overview of Venice and its history. The stops on the tour were really good to explore parts of the city that we wouldn't have seen otherwise, while also making it to St Mark's Basilica. David was open to answering other questions we had about Venice and the sights as well, which was helpful.
Janet 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Very friendly and informative. Enjoyed the walk with Mary.
Barbara 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Eine Tour mit ortsansässigem Guru-Guide ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert. Man sieht Orte und bekommt Informationen, die man sich sonst mühsam zusammen suchen müßte. Enttäuscht waren wir von der Gruppengröße, ca 30 Teilnehmer, dadurch zog man wie ein Bandwurm durch die engen Gassen. In einer kleineren Gruppe hätte man besser mit dem Guide ins Gespräch kommen können und sicherlich mehr Insiderwissen im Vorübergehen bekommen.
Gergely 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
It was a great idea to sign up for this tour, David is an excellent guide, recommended.
Dmitry 29 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Very interesting, balanced content of information (history + current city trends + architecture + fun facts)! As a guide David was wonderful! Maybe I'd prefer longer itinerary with less stops and more hidden, not touristic places and locations. Because we have been in Venice 2 days and already see many of these places....
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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 5 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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