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Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore Venice's lesser-known gems on this walking tour. Led by a guide, stroll through the stalls of fresh produce at the Rialto Market, stopping at an osteria for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti (Venetian snacks). The head to the historic San Polo and Cannareggio districts, and cross over the Grand Canal on a gondola ride.
  • Walking tour of hidden Venice with a guide
  • Discover the history-rich parts of Venice that many visitors don’t get to see
  • Visit the old artisan quarters of the Rialto area and the historical red light district in Carampane
  • Sip a glass of wine and sample some traditional Venetians snacks at a local osteria
  • See Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, a former prison for tax evaders in the San Polo neighborhood
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Professional guide
Small group of maximum 16 people
Light taste of cicchetti and wine
Shared gondola to cross over the Grand Canal
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

11:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at Campo San Bartolomeo to kick off this walking tour, beginning with a stroll through the Rialto Market, filled with fresh vegetable produce and seafood. After wandering the around the stalls, take a seat at a nearby osteria for a glass of wine and sampling of cicchetti (Venetian tapas).

Afterward, hop on a gondola for a ride across the Grand Canal. Venture on foot through the Cannareggio district to see one of the oldest churches in Venice, dating back to the 7th century. You'll also pass through the Castelletto area, known as the red light district of the medieval era.

Continue to the San Polo neighborhood, and admire the ornate, 16th-century Palazzo dei Camerlenghi along the banks of the Grand Canal. Despite its beautiful exterior, the palace was once greatly feared by small-time criminals during its days as a tax evaders’ prison.
Your tour will conclude by the Rialto Bridge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ponte di Rialto
Learn all secrets of the Rialto Bridge, including those of the nearby buildings and listen to the fascinating history of mercantile Venice, when this area was one of the biggest Market places of the western world.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercati di Rialto
Visit the picturesque Rialto Fish and Vegetable Market and learn how since the ninth Century this area was the financial and commercial centre of Venice. Enjoy also the visit to a typical osteria where you will taste some venitian cicchetti (Tapas) and wine.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Canal Grande
Enjoy views of the Grand Canal while standing on the Rialto Bridge, and enjoy a Gondola ride as you cross the Grand Canal to reach the Famous Rialto Market.
Stop At:  
San Polo
Pass over a small bridge in San Polo District and enter in the area once called the red-light district of Venice: today the location is a quieter and characteristic residential district in the heart of Venice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Polo
Walk through the smallest and oldest part of Venice, having been settled since 9th Century.This district has been the site of Venice's main market since XI century. During the tour you will discover all secret corners of this enchanting area of Venice and revive the times when Venice was one of the most important commercial cities of the western world.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
Learn about this historic building facing the Grand Canal, once the headquarters and living quarters of the German merchants. Complete your tour with a visit to the rooftop terrace, featuring an overwhelming view of Venice.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Please make sure to check your email prior departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Semi-Private Secret Venice with Rialto market & Food and Wine Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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  • "Please note make an early start to your meeting point because even though we allowed a couple of hours we still only had half an hour to spare before the tour commenced." See review

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star-5
This ended up being a private tour as...
Lisa L
, Aug 2018
This ended up being a private tour as our group of 4 were the only ones. The guide was really informative and entertaining. We loved the market place. The glass of wine and selection of 2 nibbles each at the end was a nice finish to tour.
star-5
My wife and I loved this tour! It...
aaron.leupold
, Mar 2018
My wife and I loved this tour! It ended up being just the two of us and our tour guide Georgia. You could tell she loves what she does and loves Venice and wants to share it with others. She took us to places we never would have found by ourselves.
star-4
Our guide was amazing. She was so...
John B
, Nov 2017
Our guide was amazing. She was so sweet and extremely knowledgable. We totally enjoyed our time.
star-5
Great way to see a different side to...
helen.aisbett
, Nov 2017
Great way to see a different side to Venice. We had a group of 4 which was great. Very informative. Enjoyed it. Worth doing.
star-2
The walkabout was interesting but felt...
Leandre P
, Nov 2017
The walkabout was interesting but felt more fun could have been had with the Cicchetti and wine. Only one stop for this as opposed to what seemed should have been multiple stops.
star-5
With only 3 days in Venice and being...
Carinna Gaylor
, Nov 2017
With only 3 days in Venice and being seasoned travellers, we opted for something a little less touristy. Very difficult in a city that is virtually wall to wall tourists. Had a very good fortune to meet Cristina at exactly the spot indicated on the instruction. This day were a smaller group only 6 guests, so Cristina got to know us on a first name basis making us feel we were on a private tour. Over the next 4 hours our guide demystified and painted a fascinating picture of Venice, it's people, it's history, and it's status as a city that's a living museum. Highly recommend this tour and more importantly Cristina who really made this special.
star-5
Would have been great I am sure but...
Claire C
, Oct 2017
Would have been great I am sure but unfortunately we missed this tour and I couldn't write a review without giving a rating. We allowed 45 minutes to make the 20 minute walk to the meeting point but Google Maps and I became very confused. I led us in a wide circle that ended no where near the starting point. When I rang the tour company to say we wouldn't make it, they very kindly tried to arrange a meeting point with the guide on the tour, but this was too hard to coordinate. I very much appreciate them trying though. I strongly suggest purchasing a 3 paper map of Venice rather than relying on Google Maps if you need to be at a particular place and time as the narrow walkways and high buildings apparently interfere with the Google Maps signal.
star-5
Excellent tour in every way! Highly...
Nancy P
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour in every way! Highly recommend this one.
star-5
Loved this tour and our guide...
E Lynn G
, Oct 2017
Loved this tour and our guide provided so much history. See the Rialto Market in progress and learning about the area was amazing included the finale of our special treats and wine. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Excellent tour. Highly recommend...
Thomas M
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Highly recommend this. Guide is from Venice and is extremely energetic and knowledgeable. We learned so much about Venice and its history!

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