Highlights of this tour
- Grand canal
- Rialto market – closed on Sunday
- The Frari church
- The Scuola Grande San Rocco
This 5 hour to the Rialto market and Frari Church brings you to the best sights the city has to offer in just a few hours. The tour starts at Piazza Romale, where you meet your guide.
We can arrange pick up from the cruise port by a tourist assistant, at an additional cost. She will guide you to the center of Venice, where you meet your officially licensed guide for your private tour. At the end of the trip, your tourist assistant will help you make your way back to the cruise terminal again.
The first stop of your tour is Rialto Market, a local market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. The market is open every day of the week, except on Sundays. You arrive by the public vaporetto, which is accessible for wheelchair users. To get to the market, you sail over the most famous canal in Venice, the Grand Canal. Along the way, you pass several highlights of the city, such as the Church of Salute, Palazzo Dario, the Guggenheim collection, Ca’ Rezzonico, palazzo Pisani Moretta, Ca’ Corner della Regina and the Fontego dei Turchi.
Rialto market is a bustling market where the locals come and shop for their groceries. Around the market, you find plenty of bacari (Venetian wine bars), where after some time of exploring, you can relax with a coffee or a glass of wine, accompanied by some Venetian Cicchetti (small snacks).
Besides the fruit and vegetable market (Erberia), also the Pescheria, fish market, takes place daily (except Sundays and Mondays) at the Ponte di Rialto. A must-visit for foodies!
The next stop on this tour is the main Franciscan church in Venice, the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. After St. Marks Church, it is the most impressive and well-known church in Venice.
Please note the church has two steps to enter, and upon arrival, the staff will assist. Also the side chapel has a two-step entry. And for this area the same applies, that the people working at the site will help you to enter.
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