San Zaccaria

San Zaccaria: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: City Walking Tour

1. Venice: City Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Venice and explore its fascinating maze of narrow streets, elegant palaces, and imposing churches. See the city’s unmissable attractions and learn about their history and cultural significance with a professional guide. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Listen as your guide tells you the history of the dukes of Venice and how the city was once the most powerful maritime empire in the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the elegant Castello residential area and walk through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Stroll past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Walk along charming canals, wander into small alleys, and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. 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.

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.

Private Walking Tour in Venice

5. 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: 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 134 reviews

I played this game on the 2nd day in Venice with my 11 year old son. These types of games are extremely attractive for children and allow them to get a sense of the most important routes and attractions abroad. If during the route we want to enter and visit attractions, we really have to count on twice the time, but it is more interesting. It is worth it, not being a guided tour, it is a defined route that helps to walk with a purpose. For children over 10 it is an ideal tour.

Pleasant way to explore the city in a different way. Above all, you can do the tour at your own pace and get a lot of the city. Booking and how to start is well described and you can start right away.

We really enjoyed this style of self tour, which helps you see all of the key attractions whilst being a fun challenge to solve the clues. We’ll keep doing these in any future city we visit.

An original way to discover details that otherwise we would not have noticed. Solving the puzzles was fun, especially for my teenagers. Convenient to pause and restart when you want.

Very good way to discover the city and motivate children to walk