Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto Market & Cicchetti Tour

Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto Market & Cicchetti Tour

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Explore the hidden corners and off-the-beaten-track itineraries in 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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2.5 hours

Private Hidden Venice Tours with Rialto Market & Cicchetti Tour

From: 85.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

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What’s included in Your Hidden Venice Tour with Private Cicchetti Tour
  • Local Expert 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

The Real Hidden Venice Walking Tour: a Private Guided Journey through Hidden Alleys, Canals, and Rich History
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.

During your Hidden Venice Tour, your private expert English-speaking guide will conduct 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. Explore one of the loveliest Campielli (small squares), once bustling with workshops crafting gondola oars. Wander through the charming Cannaregio district, where you'll encounter the 7th-century Santi Apostoli church, meticulously restored during the Renaissance.

Glide across the Grand Canal in a Gondola Ride
During this Venice Hidden Gems Tour, you’ll get the chance to cross the Grand Canal on a typical gondola, a favored mode of local transportation.

Exploring the Vibrant Rialto Market: Venice's Culinary Heartbeat
The Rialto Food Market, nestled in the heart of Venice, beckons visitors with its vibrant colors and bustling atmosphere. Here, locals and tourists converge to explore stalls brimming with fresh produce, seafood, and regional delicacies. A sensory feast awaits, offering a glimpse into Venice's rich culinary heritage and daily life.
Explore the lively and colorful food market area of the Rialto with your private guide, and be entertained by the legend of the hunchback of San Giacomo.

Private Cicchetti Tour of Venice: Enjoy an Aperitivo Like a Local
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, 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.

During your Hidden Venice Walking Tour, you'll stroll past ancient locandas, once bustling with merchants and famed Venetian courtesans in the historic red-light district of Casteletto, known for the notorious Ponte delle Tette. Explore Venice's oldest houses and gain insights into its rich historical past and modern-day Venetian life.

Your Private Hidden Venice Tour Continues in San Polo and Rialto Bridge
Concluding your journey, you'll marvel at one of Venice's most exquisite Campi (squares) — San Polo. Resembling a grand arena, once hosting bullfights, it stands in stark contrast to the city's labyrinthine streets, delicate bridges, and hidden courtyards. Your Rialto Market & Cicchetti Hidden Venice Tour culminates at the iconic Rialto Bridge.

This tour is mostly enjoyed in the morning when the Rialto market thrives. For afternoon explorations, the itinerary can be tailored to allow more time in Cannaregio or San Polo, omitting the Rialto market visit. Contact us for further details on the afternoon option.

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  • Food, drinks, gratuities, or any additional fees for extended tour options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

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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Additional Information and Accessibility about the Hidden Venice Walking Tour, Rialto Market and Cicchetti Tour
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 be partly adapted to the weather conditions.
Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The Hidden Venice Tour is available in other languages on request.
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Dr Brian Gerrard
Aug 21 2017

Please see rating for the Company.

Claudia Berger
Apr 21 2017

Petrfect organized - perfect guid