Guided tour

Venice: Secret City Gardens Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Detourist

Venice: Secret City Gardens Walking Tour

Activity provider: Detourist
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From US$ 56.85 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a stroll through the secret gardens of Venice on this unique walking tour. Follow your guide to spaces hidden behind the elegant facades and high walls of the city's magnificent palazzos.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, German, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Breathe in the overpowering aroma of flowers, fruit trees, and medicinal plants
  • Marvel as you look out from a garden terrace overlooking a splendid lagoon
  • Visit a nursery where locals buy colorful flowers to decorate their balconies
  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of some of Venice's 500 lush greenspaces
  • Explore lesser-known areas like a Renaissance villa and an in-nature theatre
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Discover the green heart of Venice as you visit the gardens of private villas, ancient monasteries, and parks. Go behind the facades of historical buildings and walk along a less trodden path. Spend a day surrounded by the scent of flowers, medicinal plants, and fruit trees.

Meet your guide at Combo and head off to explore some of the city's 500 parks and gardens. Listen as you guide tells you curiosities and the history of Venice beyond its common touristy routes.

See where Venetians hang out with their families at Cannareggio, pass by a Renaissance villa, and see an in-nature theatre. Take in a stunning view over a lagoon from the terrace of a secret garden which is run by a nunnery.

Find yourself in an oasis of calmness and meditation. Walk through a nursery where locals buy cyclamens and geraniums to add color to their balconies. Immerse yourself in contemporary art which is placed in the atmosphere of a garden.

Relax in public parks, inner courtyards, and idyllic monastery gardens. See for yourself how the gardens outnumber the bridges in the city.

  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance fees to the gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the well in the internal yard of Combo premises.

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  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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4.6 /5

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Strolling through the gardens of Venice with Valerio is a great pleasure. Of course, only a few gardens are available in the booked time, but our guide will select them with care and love. They are hidden secrets well cared for. Valerio enters the gardens with respect, so that neither guests of the luxury hotel nor nuns in the retirement home are disturbed. You stroll leisurely through the narrow streets of Venice and learn a lot about the luxury garden. But please don't compare the gardens in your hometown with the gardens in Venice. Venice has no room for huge parks and the water for watering flowers is not unlimited. Valerio is very nice and personable. If you want to experience Venice off the beaten path, Valerio is the place for you.

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July 16, 2022

Wir sind mit Valerio durch verschiedene Gärten in Venedig geschlendert und haben interessante Fakten und Gegend von Venedig abseits der Touristenmassen erleben dürfen. Schön ist auch, das Valerio auch neben der Tour viele Tipps und Tricks für den Urlaub mit uns geteilt hat. Man merkt einfach, dass er die Stadt liebt! Vielen Dank dafür

September 1, 2022


In fact, in two hours we visited two private gardens and a public garden... It's very little for the price...

March 1, 2022

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