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Activities in Venice

Venice Legends & Mysteries Free Tour

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Get a first taste of the City of Water on our Venice Legends & Mysteries Free Tour. We'll learn all about the mysteries hidden in this city's fascinating history and explore its less-visited places.

Get a first taste of the City of Water on our Venice Legends & Mysteries Free Tour. We'll learn all about the mysteries hidden in this city's fascinating history and explore its less-visited places.

Venice Legends & Mysteries Free Tour

At 11 am, we'll meet at the steps of San Simeone Piccolo Church, near Santa Lucia station. We'll kick off our free tour of the legends and mysteries of Venice with a stroll along the banks of the Grand Canal.

We'll stop in some of the most beautiful squares in Venice as we make our way to the Cannaregio neighbourhood, which is the oldest neighbourhood in the city. 

Afterwards, we'll head to the Venetian Ghetto. It was in this part of Cannaregio that the Jewish population were forced to live by the Venetian Republic from the early 16th to the end of the 18th century. While walking through this part of Venice, we'll discuss the history of the buildings we come across. 

You'll also see how the locals live as we wander through residential areas rarely frequented by tourists and learn about local legends. 

Our free tour will finish by the famous Rialto Bridge, where we'll round off the activity with incredible views. 

Groups

We're unable to accept bookings of more than 6 people on this free tour. If you're in a large group, you can reserve a private tour of Venice

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can I bring a buggy on this free tour?

    A - You can bring a buggy, but we would like to advise customers that Venice is a city full of bridges and it may be uncomfortable to carry the buggy at every bridge.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

San Simeone Piccolo Church.

Rialto Bridge.

Where does the activity end?

Rialto Bridge.