Private Tour of the Artisanal Workshops of Backstreet VenicePrivate Tour

Enter the backstreets of Venice and discover the world of artisans who make the gondolas, the masks, and the costumes that have made the city so famous.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets:

- Venetian mask-making demonstration
- Private visit of a gondola making workshop
- Private visit of a weaving factory

Other inclusions:

Gratuities, food & drink are not included. 
Meeting points: By the door entrance of Hard Rock Cafe. Salizzada Pio X, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy.

What makes this tour special

Immerse yourself in the backstreet world of artisanal Venice on this three-hour tour, where you’ll learn about the making of the oldest Venetian traditional crafts - from the gondolas to the masks. On your private tour, you will:


This quintessential Venetian experience is ideal for travellers looking to go behind the façade of the city and learn about the artisans who have made the city famous. You will meet the incredibly skilled craftspeople who have for generations made the gondolas, the masks, the costumes and all the fine things that Venice is world-renowned for. 

Enjoy a walk with your local, English speaking private guide through the traditional districts of the city, and visit a collection of Venetian artisans' workshops located in the lesser-known back alleys of Venice. 

You’ll visit the workshops of gondola makers, mask makers, and weavers and learn about the intricacies of carving the oars and rowlocks. You’ll be treated to a demonstration of how to make a Carnival mask – and observe the colourful precision involved in each hand-made piece. The tour concludes with a visit to an ancient weaving factory and to the atelier of the last local woodcarver. You will walk away from this tour feeling enriched with a new appreciation for how Venice was forged and made famous by these talented and dedicated artists. 

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
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