This exclusive Venice Jewish discovery walk offers insights and understanding of the history of the Ghetto and Venetian Jewish life. The first Jewish Ghetto in the world was created in Venice, Italy in the early 16th century. Venice Jewish Ghetto is a place full of charm, history and anecdotes. This old quarter is filled with sites that still testify to its rich cultural and legendary past. No visit to Venice is quite complete without a glimpse into how the Jews have flourished in this city through the centuries. Enjoy a private guided tour of Venice Jewish quarter where important communities and spiritual legends have been created and developed for centuries. Venice Jewish discovery walk concentrates on the Jewish history of Venice. Best for cruise passengers who want to delve into the heart of Venice’s Jewish history, culture and traditions.

The Jewish presence in Venice has very deep roots. This intimate Venice Jewish discovery walk follows in the footsteps of the establishment of the Ghetto and the heritage of the Venice Jewish community. Experience Venice Jewish history while discovering curious corners of the city. Your personable guide brings the past back to life and you easily feel transported to the glittering sights and sounds of old Venice. The main focus of this Venice Jewish discovery walk is the time when Jewish life in the city was at its most vigorous height from the early 16th to early 18th century. A time that witnessed the creation of both the cultural heritage and the physical architecture that came to characterize the Ghetto. Interspersed with actual accounts of rich families and famous merchants this tour enables to breathe life into the story.

Venice Jewish discovery walk concentrates on the Jewish history of Venice. Visit the Jewish section of Venice. A lovely stroll along Venice charming narrow streets and canals takes you to the Jewish district of Cannaregio to discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the tourist hordes. The Venetian Ghetto founded in 1516 is the focal point of Jewish life in Venice. Get a glimpse into daily life in this historical area. The Ghetto hosts five old synagogues, two kosher restaurants, some bakeries selling delicious kosher sweets from the Jewish Venetian tradition, and a museum documenting the history of the Jewish people who lived in Venice. For a real insight into Venetian Ghetto neighborhood your local guide highlights cultural aspects of the Jewish history and the daily life within the context of Venice history. Venice Jewish discovery walk ends with priceless insiders information and connections from a true Venetian. Your expert guide is happy to address you to kosher restaurants that suit your taste buds and budget as well as additional Venetian sights for you to enjoy independently. Contact us to experience an exclusive Jewish Venice guided tour.

Please Note: Venice Jewish discovery walk does not include entry to the Synagogues and museum. Entrance to the Jewish museum and Synagogues is not included since guided visit to these religious sites is strictly managed by the Jewish community itself.

* Private Guided Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Guide
* Venice Behind the Scenes
* Venice Cannareggio District

* Venice Jewish Ghetto

* Best Photo Opps
* Tour Length: 3hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guided Venice Jewish Tour

* Cruise Ship Meet & Greet Service

Venice Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto Private Guided Walking Tour does not include entry to the Synagogues and museum.
Entrance to the Jewish museum and Synagogues is not included since guided visit to these Religious sites is managed by the Jewish community itself.

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.