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The Real Hidden Venice

Venezia, Italy

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Discover a side of Venice many tourists never see with this 'secret Venice' walking tour. Join your Venetian guide for a stroll through authentic local neighborhoods and past captivating hidden gems. Delve into the history and lore of the Jewish Ghetto, Cannaregio, and San Polo districts, stopping to admire its quiet canals and tiny artisan workshops that still handcraft traditional masks and gondolas.
  • Take a break from the crowds by visiting Venice's quieter districts
  • Learn about the history of the city and daily life today from your guide
  • Visit little-known treasures plus famous sights like the Rialto Bridge
  • A small-group tour for a more intimate experience and relaxed pace

What's Included

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • 1 City Map per person
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • 2 hours walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hotel Antiche Figure
    Santa Croce, 687 Fondamenta San Simeon Piccolo, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

    In front of "CHIESA DI SAN SIMEON PICCOLO" opposite the Train Station, the church with the big green dome - next to Hotel Antiche Figure. We will have a board with your name.

End point

  • Rialto Bridge
    Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

    The tour will end near Rialto bridge.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Real Hidden Venice?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Real Hidden Venice?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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533 reviews
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Wonderful Walk
Marco_C, Nov 2022
This was an amazing experience. Our tour guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided wonderful commentary as we strolled along the endless charming small streets and plazas. He made us feel like we were walking around with a local friend. He even made a reservation for us at one of his favorite restaurants where we had an unforgettable dinner. He was just great. We did this on our first night in Venice and it was a great way to start our four-day stay. It was really fun to see an intimate and quiet side of Venice. It was wonderful to have such a private and engaging walk. Loved it.
Fun Walk Through Venice
MadelineMurtin, Nov 2022
Great tour to have on our first full day in Venice. Matteo was had so fun and knowledgeable. We toured so many historical sights, getting to see glass making and ending at the Rialto Bridge to take photos. After the great tour, my husbands and I circled back to the oldest resultant in Venice (pointed out during the tour) and ate a delicious meal.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very interesting tour
Sherri_P, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Venice and shared great stories about the city. It was a pleasure to see "hidden" Venice without getting lost!
Great tour and escape from the crowds!
Kyla_N, Nov 2022
Natasha was such a wonderful tour guide! We were able to see an entire part of Venice that we never would have explored. Getting away from the crowds, learning about the history of Venice and enjoying the beauty that so many visitors likely miss. Natasha not only gave us a superb tour, she made a reservation for us at a beautiful restaurant for our last night and arranged for us to have a water taxi to the airport! I was planning on us taking the public transportation and a private water taxi was a wonderful way to end our trip. It wouldn't have happened without her assistance. Thank you Natasha! We can't wait to visit again and maybe see the Dolomites next time.
Alexa_C, Oct 2022
This was INCREDIBLE. I studied abroad in Rome so I have been to Venice a few times already but this was the first time I really felt like I got to see it. My tour guide was Enrico Bonamano and he was SO good - a local Venetian and he took us to places / restaurants we would never have found on our own. I highly recommend booking this tour or looking up Enrico directly and hiring him :)
Off the beaten track.
Julie_C, Oct 2022
It was most interesting to see a different side of Venice. Our guide Georgia was very knowledgeable and engaging. The meeting point for the walk was arranged very well and efficiently and we found the guides without any issues.
Excellent Tour
Lyndsay_B, Oct 2022
This was a great tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and his love for the city was clear. We were able to see some areas of the city we wouldn't have discovered on our own and learned a lot about the history of Venice.
Best walking tour ever
Kathy_C, Oct 2022
As a group all four of us felt EnRico gave an excellent tour. He was extremely knowledgeable of past and present history. His love of Venice and attachment to the city was strongly felt. He spoke excellent English clearly and handled group dynamics with a lovely sense of humor. We all recommend him highly.
Beautiful sights and history
JENELLE_S, Sep 2022
A great way to see parts of Venice that you might not come across when visiting the main attractions. Our wonderful guide, Nico, truly had a passion for the history and culture of Venice, and it was such a pleasure to hear his insight and learn from him. Be ready to walk and enjoy the beauty of Venice!!
Worth the price of a private tour.
Ryan_M, Aug 2022
We were able to see different parts of Venice that we had never heart about and see some beautiful areas. Fantastic!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly Recommend!
Julie_L, Jul 2022
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Gulia who shared her local knowledge of ‘Hidden Venice’ with us so generously! If you want to see Venice away from the usual tourist sights I would highly recommend this tour!
The other side of Venice
leila_g, Jun 2022
Natasha was amazing, she showed us a side of Venice which as tourists we wouldn’t usually see. Definitely recommend this tour( in the evening especially if in Venice during summer)
I expected to see more hidden treasures
Guy_D, Jun 2022
An interesting tour of Venice. It was nice to leave the main paths and to go to some areas which you would not normally visit. Possibly I expected to see more narrow, hidden lanes than what we saw. The sound tecnology was sometimes a bit hit-and-miss.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Back road Venice
Bob_C, Jun 2022
Our guide was raised in Venice and was very engaging and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour for those that have been to Venice before and have travelled the city and know the major landmarks and attractions. Awesome experience!
Great way to see Venice
Richard_T, Jun 2022
Lovely tips on the quiet, out of the way corners of Venice. Really featured the Canareggio but Natasha shared ideas on many other ways to see Hidden Venice
Wonderful tour, full of...
Barbara_Y, Jun 2022
Wonderful tour, full of historic facts. Got to see and experience parts of Venice we would not have seen. Highly recommend this tour!
A great way to see the quieter areas of Venice
Rich_B, May 2022
Giovanni was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and did an awesome job of guiding us through the city and sharing interesting stories. He kept a great pace and we saw a lot of Venice that we would not have seen on our own. At the end of the tour he gave us a map with recommendations for other sites to see and restaurants that he recommended. We ate at one of the restaurants and enjoyed the meal very much. Would definitely recommend this tour, especially at the beginning of your Venice stay so you can use his recommendations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Summary of Venice
Paul_V, May 2022
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Enrique, was very entertaining and full of knowledge. We got to see some highlights of certain parts of Venice in a condensed timeframe. Would definitely recommend if you are traveling with adults, but may be too much walking for people with physical difficulties or small kids.
Hidden Venice
Judith_H, May 2022
We got to see & experience parts of Venice we never imagined existed. Our guide, Natasha, was excellent, very personable & knowledgeable.
Great route and guide
Robert_S, Apr 2022
We chose this tour to see Venice ‘off the tourist track’ .. and the tour delivered. Our guide Giovanni was excellent. He was interesting and informative. The tour went through the Jewish ghetto and across the Cannaregio island. He left us at a tragehhto to cross to Rialto market. He also gave us a good map with recommended places to see and eat.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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