Venice Like a Local: Castello Neighbourhood Private Walking TourPrivate Tour

Escape the crowds and explore Venice like a local visiting a pretty, quiet side of Venice on this immersive three-hour private walking tour of the Castello neighbourhood.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


3 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included


  • - English-Speaking Guide
  • - Entrance ticket to  San Zaccaria Church
    - Entrance ticket to San Pietro di Castello Church

Other inclusions:

- Food and drink
- Gratuities
- Hotel pick up and drop off
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of Hotel San Zaccaria, Campo S. Zaccaria, 4684, 30122 Venezia VE

What makes this tour special

Explore Venice's Castello neighbourhood like a local Venetian on this immersive three-hour walking tour with your expert private guide. Castello, stretching from the centre near Rialto in the west to Arsenale and Giardini in the east, is the largest of Venice's six sestiere or districts and unique in its preservation of residential charm and character. This is truly authentic Venice. 

On your private walking tour, you will:

Enjoy a three-hour private walking tour of Venice's Castello district. The largest of the six sestiere's of Venice, Castello (meaning Castle) is famous for its charm and authenticity. Castello is the local Venice you wouldn't normally see without a private guide to take you off the beaten track, down quaint streets, to see hidden gems like San Zaccaria and the Giardini.  

Your tour begins at the stunning San Zaccaria church. Built in the 15th century on top of and next to 7th and 11th-century versions, it houses many masterpieces by famous artists and conceals a flooded crypt below. Learn about the adjoining convent, once a destination for curious Venetian girls who were deemed too promiscuous! 

Walk along the beautiful seafront pathway and gaze upon the horizon dotted with beautiful isoli (islands) and their church spires. Next, stop by the imposing Arsenale Gate - designed by Bellini and learn all about Venice's military and naval power.

Cross the wooden Quintavale footbridge onto the island of Saint Peter - where a sixth-century castle once stood, and now lends its name to the area. Tour the Basilica of San Pietro - often empty of visitors this is an overlooked marvel, housing the throne of St Peter, which according to legend, once hid the Holy Grail.

Next, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Giardini Pubblici, a garden creation of Napoleon Bonaparte, which was built on the site of many torn-down religious sites. From here, you'll walk along the waterfront called the Shore of the Seven Martyrs, and on up to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi - named for the famous Italian General Republican, this is one of the widest streets in Venice, as it is a filled-in canal. 

You'll see it's popular with locals, thrumming as it is with lively bars and restaurants. Your tour ends here, in the heart of Castello, and your guide will be only too happy to make recommendations! 

What you'll see

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