Venice has stunning views, a rich history and folklore, and also mouth-watering food, making it the perfect place to have a wide variety of tours. Listed below are eight unique and interesting tours that will show you a side of Venice that typical tourists will not see.
1) Venice Instagram Tour:
Spend up to four hours to take images that you can memorialize for the next four decades! Join this Venice Instagram Tour to discover all of the most Instagrammable places in Venice. As the tour guide himself is a photographer, not only will he be able to give you tips and tricks on how to capture the essence of Venice, but he will also be able to take gorgeous pictures of you that you can upload onto your social media. Also, as the tour group is uniquely small, with a maximum of two people or just your family to start the tour, he can cater to your needs specifically.
The price of the tour is 75 Euros per person, with a 50 Euros deposit. A request for photo shootings is 200 Euros. Only cancellations that are done 48 hours earlier will have their deposit refunded. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours, 4.5 hours if you request the photo shooting.
2) “The Mask Collector” Game Tour:
Experience Venice in an innovative new way, discovering its wonders through an interactive and engaging tour! You will take on the persona of an expert detective, on the hunt for a mysterious thief who has already stolen many ancient masks and is preparing for his grand theft. The guide will have riddles, wordplays, maps, and interesting historical explanations that will capture your attention for the whole tour.
The price of the tour is 235 Euros per person, although the price per person may vary depending on the number of participants in the tour. Depending on the number of participants, the tour can be structured as a straightforward investigation or as a competition between different groups to see who can solve the stage first. The tour is approximately 2 hours long.
3) Murano Glass Factory Tour:
Get an exclusive escorted tour of the world-famous glassblowing factories of Murano. You can enjoy a private glassmaking demonstration from a master craftsman and also browse the factory showroom of their finished works of art. You will then end off the tour with your choice of hands-on workshop, where you will create and take home your very own mosaic or a piece of jewelry using authentic Murano glass.
The price of the tour starts from 31 Euros per person and the tour is approximately 2 hours long. Please note that transportation to and from attractions is not included. If you have a daily ticket, there is no extra cost, otherwise, public transport tickets cost 12.50 Euros per person. Cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.
4) Full Day Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour:
This is more than just your typical wine tasting tour. This Prosecco wine tour offers a unique experience combining the scenic views of Venice’s charming villages and vineyards, with a guided visit to two family-owned wineries where traditions have led to fine Prosecco wine with DOCG status, the highest level of quality for Italian wine.
The price of the tour starts from 153 Euros per person and the tour is approximately 8 hours long. There has to be a minimum of 2 participants, making it the perfect wine tour for you and your partner. Cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.
5) Eat-Like-A-Local Tasting Tour:
Don’t expect pizza and pasta on this tour. This tasting tour offers a delicious introduction to Venetian cuisine. Get local insights and perspectives on where to drink and dine in the city, and sample an array of local specialties which include fresh food, homemade gelato, traditional Venetian cookies, and regional wines. There are eight stops on the tour, with plenty of food to make sure you can skip a meal.
The price of the tour starts from 82 Euros per person and the tour can be up to 3.5 hours long.
6) Venice Lido Bike Tour:
Discover the beaches of Venice lido with this cycling tour. As you travel across the lagoon, the guide will share stories of Venetian history and present you with local sights. Then, you will continue for a 9 mile (16km) leisurely ride along the waterfront, going past unique Venetian architecture such as the Muzazzi fortifications, built to protect against flooding. Enjoy exploring the unique culture of this part of Venice without the tourist crowd.
The price of the tour starts from 53 Euros per person and the tour is approximately 4 hours long. Please note that the return ferry boat tickets to Lido, approximately 17 euros, is not included. Cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.
7) Venetian Crypt Tour:
Beneath Venice’s waterfront palazzos, palaces, and churches lies an underground crypt filled with skulls and a mysterious painted skeleton. This walking tour will allow you to explore two city districts, where you will learn more about the city’s dark history of curses, revenge, and mysterious apparitions, and you will be able to visit the hidden sites where these stories took place.
The price of the tour starts from 44 Euros per person and the tour is approximately 2 hours long. Please note that the entrance fees, approximately 2 euros, is not included. Food and drinks are also not part of the tour. Cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.
8) Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tour:
Discover Venice’s darkest secrets on this ghost tour. Explore empty squares, haunted alleys, and other hidden corners that you would not think to enter. You will learn all about Biasio the Carnian, known as “el Luganegher”, the child-killing medieval butcher of Venice. You will also be able to appreciate architectural gems such as the Bovolo Staircase and hear about their mysterious past.
The price of the tour starts from 28 Euros per person and the tour is approximately 1.5 hours long. Please note that a pickup and drop-off from your hotel are not included. Food and drinks are also not part of the tour. Cancellation is free up to 24 hours in advance.