THE REAL VENICE TOUR

The real Venice tour is the best way to experience the city beyond the usual sights outside the maddening crowds. Get a sense of the real Venice and delve into iconic places and hidden sights only known by locals. The real Venice tour captures the hearts of those who love to go off the beaten track. Discover and enjoy the living, breathing heart of Venice with its secrets, stories and peculiarities. Learn about Venice rich history through its people and sights. Become part of the rhythm of Venetian life. Your expert guide a local passionate about Venice gets you in touch with the heart and the real soul of the city. Visit a side of the city lesser known to tourists. Explore the hidden side of Venice made of tiny lanes, narrow alleyways, quirky little squares, shimmering canals and quaint bridges. That is the real Venice away from the crowds that so many visitors do not get to see. Your knowledgeable guide unlocks the city many secrets and makes the sites come alive with tales of power and little known facts.

Your personable guide gives you a non touristy view of the city, introduces you with passion to Venice rich heritage recalling its charming past while exploring its famous areas and secret corners. You will still see tourists there but you will also meet local people going about their daily lives. 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 that hide behind the landmarks. Meander through Venice enchanting labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways and be captivated by tales of merchants and courtesans. Explore beyond Piazza San Marco where dark alleys open onto bright squares flanked by some of the city finest churches. At each spot your guide peels back the layers of human history to reveal the city secrets. The real Venice tour is the perfect walk to get to know the floating city with the firsthand knowledge of your personal Venetian guide. Contact us for the real Venice tour.

* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Venice Behind the Scenes
* Best Photo Ops

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

ADD ON There are no add-ons for this tour.

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).

Do you combine people to share a private Venice 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.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

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  • Italy Vacation Family Tour Package

    Hi Ann,
    My apologies for being slow to follow up. I’m finally over my jet lag! Just wanted to thank you for your help in setting up our tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice. We had an extraordinary time. All of your guides were very knowledgeable, and Vincenzo, Elisabetta, and Emilio were really exceptional. Vincenzo and Elisabetta in particular knew how to engage and entertain our ten-year-old son, and their passion for history and architecture really left an impression on all of us. Would you please pass our regards along to them? Do let me know, too, whether it would be helpful to provide some more formal feedback. Thanks and regards

    Julie McEvoy
    Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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    We had an outstanding experience with our 3 assigned tour guides. Laura took us through Ancient Rome, Lucia through the Sistine Chapel and Elisabeta guided us over 2 days of exploration in Florence. All 3 guides were friendly, animated, knowledgeable, professional and flexible. Elisabeta in particular was almost magical in her ability to engage the 6 children (ages 4-10yo) in our group. She also helped us find great lunch places on both of our tour days. 3 of the 4 adults in our group had previously traveled to Rome and Florence, and we all learned several new things during this trip thanks to our wonderful guides.
    I would absolutely recommend your company to others.
    I believe we learned of your company on either tripadvisor or ciaobambino.
    Grazie!

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