Secret Venice exclusive tour of Venice highlights and off the beaten track squares is best for cruise passengers who want to delve into Venice iconic places and hidden sights only known by locals.
Although dazzling Venice can be overwhelming. Your private guide a local passionate about Venice unlocks its many secrets and makes the sites come alive with tales of power, art and its glorious past. An easy paced private guided Venice tour to experience this magical city history, architectural evolution and some local cultural habits. Enjoy an intimate stroll of wonder and discovery through the warren of narrow alleyways and back canals and into rambling squares lined with delightful cafés and bars. Pass quaint bridges and some of the oldest palaces in Venice and learn the city’s history. Explore beyond Piazza San Marco where dark alleys open onto bright squares flanked by some of the city’s finest churches. At each spot your personable guide peels back the layers of human history to reveal the secrets of Venice. History comes to life on this fun filled walk that illuminates Venice architectural treasures. Your local guide introduces you to the city rich heritage recalling its charming past while exploring its famous areas and secret corners. You will still see tourists there, but you will also see local people going about their daily lives.
Take a stroll along the historic streets of Venice through areas of architectural and artistic richness. Experience the city famous highlights from St. Mark Square and the Bridge of Sighs to the heart of St. Polo district while learning the history and legends behind these famous and glorious landmarks.
Wandering through tiny Venetian lanes you encounter a side of the city lesser known to tourists and explore the hidden side of Venice made of narrow alleyways, shimmering canals and endless bridges with a sense of the old Venice. Easy paced and informative, bursting with history, myth and legends, the real Venice tour is the perfect walk for anyone who wants to enjoy Venice off the beaten path. Tour ends with priceless insider information and connections from a true Venetian. Your guide is happy to address you to restaurants that suit your taste buds and budget as well as additional Venetian sights for you to enjoy independently. Contact us to experience the real Venice tour and its many secrets.

* Private Guided Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Guide
* Venice Must See
* Venice Behind the Scenes
* See Little Places with a Sense of the Old Venice
* Best Photo Opps
* Tour Length: 3hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guide Venice Tour

* Cruise Ship Meet & Greet Service

When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.

Those traveling between November and March may wish to bring rubber boots in preparation for Venice’s acqua alta (high water).

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Where do we meet our private Venice tour guide?

Your tour guide meets you at a central easy-to-reach Venice location T.B.A. holding a sign with your name in. Full details provided upon booking.

Do you offer suggestions for restaurants in Venice?

Yes. Your private local guide provides personalized attention and on tour is glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.