Castello: Venetian's Venice (Private Tour)

Magpie ID: HAQPVT
Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
Instant Confirmation
Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights See the flooded crypt and Bellini altarpiece in San Zaccaria
Visit the Arsenale, the historic docks of Venice
Explore the Giardini Pubblici Park
Enter the stunning San Pietro di Castello basilica
Take a ride on a water Vaporetto
Summary
Escape the crowds and visit the pretty, quiet side of the island. Be outnumbered by locals
Description

Unique in its preservation of residential charm and character, escape the crowds of touristic Venice and explore the quaint, quiet streets of Eastern Castello. Here crumbling buildings line quiet canals, washing lines flap overhead. Aged Venetian men fill shaded bars to watch the football and mothers play with their children by the canals. This is authentic Venice, trapped in time.

Begin at the stunning San Zaccaria church. Built in the 15th century, it houses many artworks and conceals a flooded crypt below. Learn about the adjoining convent, once a destination for curious Venetian girls deemed too promiscuous. Walk along the beautiful seafront pathway and gaze upon the horizon that is dotted with beautiful isoli and their church spires. Next, visit the Arsenale shipyards, one of the earliest large-scale industrial enterprises in history. It was here that Venice assembled its military naval power for centuries.

Then explore the Giardini Pubblici, a garden creation of Napoleon Bonaparte, which was built on the site of many torn down religious sites. Finish your tour at the wondrous, but less travelled San Pietro di Castello on the island of San Pietro. See the throne of St Peter, which according to legend, once hid the Holy Grail. Finally, take a water Vaporetto back to more familiar settings.

Included Entrance tickets to the San Zaccaria church
Entrance tickets to the San Pietro di Castello
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday
Monday 10:00
Tuesday 10:00
Wednesday 10:00
Thursday 10:00
Friday 10:00
Saturday 10:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 45.434759, 12.343274
Address: San Zaccaria church, Campo San Zaccaria, Venice, Veneto, IT
Notes: Directly outside of the San Zaccaria church. This is located in Campo San Zaccaria (a small square).
Start Location Notes San Zaccaria church, Campo San Zaccaria, Venice, Veneto, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes San Zaccaria church, Campo San Zaccaria, Venice, Veneto, IT
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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