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San Zaccaria: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Venice at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Venice’s most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at the imposing Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice. Photograph the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal and admire the Chiesa di San Salvatore with a history dating back to the 7th century. Head next to the bustling Piazza San Marco, the largest and most famous square in Venice. Admire San Marco Basilica with its ornate mosaics. Admire the Pallazo Ducale Palace, the symbol of Venice. Visit the miraculous San Zaccaria Church and the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci with its characteristic leaning tower, ornate interior, and walls with gilded portraits. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Private Walking Tour in Venice

2. Private Walking Tour in Venice

Stroll from Saint Mark’s Square and hear the historical details about the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. See legendary landmarks such as the Doges’ Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Clock Tower. Walk to the Church of San Zaccaria and proceed down the narrow streets to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo and church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Pass the former home of Marco Polo and get an amazing view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge. End with a look at the Rialto Market, where locals go to buy fresh seasonal produce.

Venice: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

3. Venice: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your guide at Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice, followed by Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, and the Chiesa di San Salvatore, dating back to the 7th Century.  Admire the Teatro la Fenice and be amazed by the striking architecture of the Teatro La Fenice. Snap a photo at the iconic Piazza San Marco, the largest and most famous square in Venice. Visit the San Marco Basilica, Pallazo Ducale Palace, and the miraculous San Zaccaria Church. The icing on the cake of this interactive adventure will be the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, with its characteristic leaning tower, ornate interior, and walls with gilded portraits.

Venice Inferno Private Tour

4. Venice Inferno Private Tour

The start of this tour is at the church of San Geremia with the preserved relics of Saint Lucia. From there, you'll head off on a motor boat to cross the northern part of the Venice Lagoon and see the famous Cemetery Island of San Michele. Then it's time to see the place that Dante Alighieri mentions in the Inferno... the Venetian Arsenal! Here he was inspired by the idea of ​​boiling pitch, which tortures the damned. Here you will find the famous inscriptions of Dante's Divine Comedy. While sailing on the Lagoon of Venice, you'll of course also see San Marco and see the Sospiri Bridge, and the famous Venetian prisons – lots of adventures await you! The tour even includes a visit to the crypt of the nearby church of San Zaccaria. You will discover in more detail the Basilica of San Marco, the golden church, and visit the famous four horses. This is famous place, where Enrico Dandolo called the Venetians for the Fourth Crusad. Through a short walk you will reach the Rialto area, where you can touch the palace of Doge Dandolo, who died and was buried in Constantinople in 1205.

Venice: Sherlock Holmes City Exploration Game on Your Phone

5. Venice: Sherlock Holmes City Exploration Game on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Venice, including the Palazzo Zaguri. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as the Campo Santo Stefano. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Venice: Casanova, Vivaldi, and Marco Polo Private Tour

6. Venice: Casanova, Vivaldi, and Marco Polo Private Tour

We will start with Vivaldi in the sestiere of Castello visiting the church of the Pietà where he served as priest, music teacher and composer, as well as other places related to him such as the ruota degli esposti, where unwanted children were left in the orphanage, the campo della Bragora, the old Greek market where you can find the beautiful church of San Giovanni where he was baptized. We continue our walking tour towards the house of the Polo family where Marco Polo himself lived in the sestiere of Cannaregio, here we will discover a little of the adventurous life of this curious young man who left the Serenissima together with his father and his uncle, to return after 24 years with Hao Dong, his wife. He wrote about his experiences during these years which are captured in his famous book Il Milione, dictated during his imprisonment in Genoa to the Pisan writer Rustichello, his fellow prisoner, and also the first information about this then unknown world. Walk through the small “calle” we make our way towards the sestiere of San Marco to get to know the places frequented by Giacomo Casanova's in his childhood and youth, such as the house where he was born and the theatre where his parents worked, where he spent long hours learning the difference between fantasy and reality and where his love for music was born. We will get to know better the eclectic man who lived conscious of the decadence of the Serenissima, the freemason, the gambler, the cosmopolitan, the playwright, the writer, the intellectual, the libertine and the faithful and generous friend.

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What people are saying about San Zaccaria

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 152 reviews

This is a great way to get to know a new city. We enjoyed the walking and sightseeing and the puzzles helped us stop and appreciate the finer details of each location. Super easy to use the app, great fun!

Nice idea for the tour with children. My daughter (11) was great at guiding us through the tour. The puzzles were definitely not too challenging.

Excellent activity. My 13 year old son really enjoyed our monument hunt. A great way to discover Venice

One riddle was complicated, for example with the clock on St. Mark's Square

Great experience. A completely different way of exploring the city.