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San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the fascinating history of Venice’s San Polo neighborhood on this private walking tour. Led by a local guide, explore the narrow streets and historic squares that once formed the heart of Venetian commerce. Learn about the daily lives of merchants back when Venice was a medieval maritime superpower, and hear the scintillating stories of the famed courtesans that use to inhabit San Polo. You’ll also visit the extraordinary Frari church to admire paintings by Renaissance masters Titian and Bellini.
  • Two-hour private walking tour of Venice's San Polo area
  • See where the famous courtesans lived and merchants worked
  • Artworks by Titian and Bellini at the Frari
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your tour escort and expert English-speaking guide on this special private walking tour of Venice
  • Choice of morning and afternoon walking tours
  • Professional commentary provided by your expert English-speaking guide
Professional guide in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian
Private 2-hour walking tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees to churches or museums

Departure Point

Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Optional pick up in Hotel with the guide if the hotel is in Rialto area

Return Details

Basilica dei Frari, San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Enjoy the personalized attention of a private tour as you explore the San Polo neighborhood of Venice. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and then meet up with your guide near the famous Rialto Bridge. 

With an advantageous location along historic shipping routes between the Near East and Western Europe, Venice was at one time a mighty seaport and important commercial hub. Walk among historic merchants’ shops and living quarters as you learn about their brisk trade in items like silk, spices, precious metals and exotic woods.

San Polo is also the city’s former red-light district. You’ll hear tales of Venetian ladies of the night, from street walkers to accomplished courtesans who gained prestige among elite artistic and literary circles.  

Your tour will conclude with a visit to the impressive, 13th-century Frari church. Admire the imposing Gothic architecture and step inside to view splendid statuary and masterworks of Renaissance art by painters Titian and Bellini. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ponte di Rialto
Rialto bridge
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Il Gobbo di Rialto
Statue of the Gobbo di San Giacomo.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercati di Rialto
The famous Rialto' s market
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Polo
Campo San Polo
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Frari church
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Rucksacks and large bags are not allowed in some churches.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please confirm your booking the day before
  • For all late arrivals or no show, NO REFUND!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Venice Events srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Polo, Rialto & Frari: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Venice.

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This tour was excellent. Marco was...
Michael P
, Aug 2016
This tour was excellent. Marco was extremely knowledgable about the entire area. He had great tidbits of history, art, culture, architecture, you name it. He was flexible as well as we had taken another tour that covered some of what he had planned on covering but he went with it and added some sights that wren't normally on this tour. We were completely satisfied.
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This was our introduction to Venice...
James Y
, Jun 2013
This was our introduction to Venice just two hours after we arrived. The immediate insight and the introduction to this area which is so full of character with its winding back streets, campos and canals to it's grand palaces along the Grand Canal was fascinating and entertaining. The personal insight from our excellent guide made this a memorable experience.
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Our guide was terrific. Very...
Victoria P
, Oct 2011
Our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and fun to talk with.
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Great tour. You get as much as out...
ALAN M
, Sep 2011
Great tour. You get as much as out of a tour as you put in. Since this was private tour, our guide was able to just our tour based on our knowledge and interest in the various subjects.
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The tour was most exciting and...
Martin S L
, Mar 2007
The tour was most exciting and interesting. We discovered many new sites never seen on previous tours.

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