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.
At the designated time, 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. The Jewish population was forced by the Venetian Republic to live in this part of Cannaregio, 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.
After a total of 2 hours, our free tour will finish by the famous Rialto Bridge, where we'll round off the activity with incredible views.
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.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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- Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
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This particular activity contributes as follows:
- No printing of documentation required.
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 - Why do this activity with Civitatis?
A - All Civitatis activities go through a selection process. Within our listings, you won't find two equal activities offered by different providers: we simply take the company with the best reviews and quality and stick with that one. If our users start leaving negative reviews on an activity, we understand that something is off, and we contact the provider to establish a solution. If this situation persists, we look for another company that responds to our commitment to excellence. That's why doing an activity with Civitatis means getting it right every time and ending up satisfied with the service.
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
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Where does the activity end?
San Simeone Piccolo Church.
Where does the activity end?