Rialto, Venice Walking Tour

3 hours

City tour

Private tour

Rialto, Venice Walking Tour
Rialto market display with fresh seafood and shells
Tour guide and attendant use a wheelchair to navigate Venice's city streets
Tour participants and guide navigate Campo San Rocco's cobblestone streets and canals using wheelchair and other mobility related devices
Tour participants sit and enjoy Campo dei Frari

Experience description

From ancient waterways and architecture to hubs of modern culture, there is no better way to explore the Grand Canal's Rialto area than with SeeVenice's walking tour. This guided venture takes you over cobblestone streets, through gondola-laden canals, and inside some o...From ancient waterways and architecture to hubs of modern culture, there is no better way to explore the Grand Canal's Rialto area than with SeeVenice's walking tour. This guided venture takes you over cobblestone streets, through gondola-laden canals, and inside some of the city's most renowned buildings. All you need to bring is yourself and excitement to experience history first hand.

Your guide is an experienced Venetian local with a passion for making the labyrinth that is Venice accessible to others. In addition to being trained to operate tours for people with reduced vision, your guide has designed accessible itineraries so that people with disabilities can experience the heart and soul of Venice without limits.

You'll first meet your guide at the Rialto Mercato water bus stop, where you'll arrive by a Vaporetto with a mobile ramp. From there, you'll head rides into the Rialto market, where you'll be able to peruse fresh seafood, get a taste of fresh fruit, and explore what was once an ancient ""bazaar."" Here, however, food isn't the only highlight. Being one of the city's cultural centers, you'll also be able to stop into artists' showrooms, see glass blowing and jewelry making demonstrations.

After exploring a market that boasts an endless variety of shops and displays, you'll head to the Campo San Giacometto. At this plaza, you'll see how why Rialto such a renowned area. You'll stop by the Erberia and the Riva del Vin and get a full history of each location's historical signifance. You'll also stop by the plaza's churches, gothic architecture, and columns made from ancient Greek marble that dates to the 11th century give you a taste of the city's historic charm.

Next, you'll head over to the Campo San Toma and visit the Guild of the Shoemakers and woodcarver workshops. With tradition and the city's quaint culture on display, you'll be able to enjoy a tranquil stroll to the nearby Campo dei Frari, one of the most important and popular plazas in Venice. Here you can marvel at the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, one of the largest religious buildings in Venice, as well as its Renaissance-era painting and architecture.

Finally, you'll head to the Campo San Rocco, another popular plaza near the Rialto Bridge. Here you can see white marble buildings, masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance, and an exterior view of the Basilica of the Frari's gothic rotunda. You'll also stop by the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and get to glimpse its collection of paintings by Tintoretto. Although this is where your tour will end, your guide is happy to share more points and insights on how to explore Venice accessibly.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

    Guides / staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the activity

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

  1. Starting point: Mercato di Rialto waterbus stop

    10:00 AM

  2. 1

    Mercato di Rialto

    15 minutes

  3. 2

    Campo San Giacomo di rialto

    15 minutes

  4. 3

    The Erberia

    15 minutes

  5. 4

    The Riva del Vin

    15 minutes

    Vaporetto ride

    Flexible

  6. 6

    Campo San Toma

    15 minutes

  7. 7

    Campo San Rocco

    approx. 15 minutes

  8. 8

    Scuola Grande di San Rocco

    approx. 15 minutes

  9. 9

    Campo dei Frari

    15 minutes

  10. 10

    Frari Church

    30 minutes

  11. End point: Frari Church

    approx. 1:00 PM

From $168 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

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    Keeping you safe during COVID-19

    • Cleaning measures

      Enhanced cleaning protocol

    • Safety measures

      Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

    • Social distancing measures

      Social distancing measures in place

      What's included

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      What's not included

    • Admission

    • Accessible transportation

    Important information

    • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

    • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

    • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

    • Spoken language(s): English, Italian, German.

    • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

    • Visitors must be dressed appropriately to enter the church.

    • There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.

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