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Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto market & cicchetti tasting

Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto market & cicchetti tasting

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Explore the hidden corners and off-the-beaten-track itineraries on our Hidden Venice Tour with Rialto food market and cicchetti tasting. Cross the Grand Canal on a traditional Gondola and take a stroll through Cannaregio district. See a classic Venetian campiello square and take a look at colorful seasonal products displayed at the famous Rialto food market. Stop by a typical bacari bar to taste cicchetti with a glass of wine and discover the secret areas of San Polo including Casteletto red district. Conclude your Venice Tour by Rialto Bridge

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55.00
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2.5 hours

Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto market & cicchetti tasting

From: 55.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Local Expert Venice English - speaking Guide
  • Three cicchetti (venetian tapas) and a glass of wine or a traditional Spritz in a Venetian bacari wine bar
  • Shared Gondola ride to cross the Grand Canal
  • Features Rialto Market, San Polo & Cannaregio District and Hidden Venice
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Explore the secret corners and hidden itineraries of Venice. Relax like a true Venetian and sip local wine accompanied by the typical cicchetti sandwiches (Venetian tapas). Leave the hordes of tourists behind and discover a city mostly known only by the locals.

Your Hidden Venice Tour will guide you through a fascinating labyrinth of narrow alleyways punctuated by delicate bridges and enchanting canals. Learn about the history of Venice as one of the most rich and flourishing markets of the western world. Discover one of the most beautiful campielli (little square) where there used to be many workshops making oars for the gondolas. Take a stroll in Cannaregio district and see the 7th century Santi Apostoli church which was extensively restored in Renaissance times. Cross the Grand Canal on a typical gondola widely used by the locals as a means of transport.

Explore the lively and colourful food market area of the Rialto and be entertained by the legend of hunchback of San Giacomo. Stop by a typical "bacaro" - a local wine bar where you will taste "cicchetti" (Venetian tapas) accompanied by a glass of wine. Explore the hidden San Polo district. This is where (at the time of La Serenissima, during Renaissance times) east and west met and where spices, precious fabrics, silk and many other goods were traded by merchants from around the globe. Your Hidden Venice Walking Tour will pass by the old locandas, where the merchants would sojourn and encounter the famous Venetian courtesans in the old red light district of Casteletto, that is home to the notorious Ponte delle Tette. During this walk, you'll see some of the oldest houses in Venice and learn about how life used to be in Venice and how life is today for the modern day Venetians.

Last but not least, you’ll visit one of the most beautiful Campi (squares) of Venice - San Polo. Like a grand arena (where there used to be bull fights!), with its elegant palaces, it is a complete contrast to the narrow streets, dark passageways, delicate bridges and tiny courtyards of the off-the-beaten-path Venice. Your Rialto market & cicchetti Hidden Venice Tour will conclude by one of the major landmarks: the Rialto Bridge.

This tour is feasible in the morning when the Rialto market is open. If you would like to schedule this itinerary in the afternoon the itinerary can be amended to spend more time in the Cannaregio or San Polo district and you would skip the Rialto market stop. Contact us for further details if you are interested in the afternoon option.

IMPORTANT: Access to bars, restaurants, museums may require you to present your Green Pass or another certificate (like a CDC vaccine card) confirming your Covid-19 vaccination. Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity

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Your English speaking guide will come and meet on the top of the Rialto Bridge, holding a sign with your name written on it

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  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
  • The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Other languages available on request
  • Access to bars, restaurants, museums may require you to present your Green Pass or another certificate (like a CDC vaccine card) confirming your Covid-19 vaccination. Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity
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5/5
Dr Brian Gerrard
Aug 21 2017

Please see rating for the Company.

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Claudia Berger
Apr 20 2017

Petrfect organized - perfect guid

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