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JEWISH WALKING TOUR OF THE CANNAREGIO DISTRICT

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $531 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $599 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $666 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $790 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $858 USD
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JEWISH WALKING TOUR OF THE CANNAREGIO DISTRICT

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This tour will take you out of the congestion and up to Cannaregio, the north-east district of the city. Secluded by geography from the busy Rialto-San Marco hub, this area is teeming with authentic Venetian ambiance.

Cannaregio, one of the six "sestieri" (neighborhoods), is a rather unspoilt part of town, still mostly inhabited by genuine Venetians.

The Ghetto Nuovo is a small island surrounded by canals in the Cannaregio District. In 1516, the Council of Ten decreed that the Jews of the city be confined to this area of the city, which was then cut off from the rest of the city by wide canals. Within a very small space, a diverse group of Jews contributed to both the commercial wealth of Venice and the diffusion of their own culture. As the number of Jews in the area increased, the Ghetto was forced to expand, and buildings rose to six or more stories--a unique happening in Venice.

Walk down along the luminous canals to the gothic church Madonna dell'Orto. Attended by the painter Tintoretto, the church now contains several of his paintings, including a huge mural of "The Last Judgement." Tintoretto's tomb is also located here. Past this restful stop, at the extreme northern point of town, you will enjoy a marvelous, melancholy view over the lagoon, with the cemetery island of San Michele stretching out before you.

At the end of the tour, you will take the vaporetto back to San Marco with your guide.

  • This tour includes:
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • A great walking tour through the Cannaregio District
  • Ghetto Nuovo
  • Madonna dell'Orto church
  • Lots of great photo opportunities!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (3 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Since this tour involves a lot of walking, you should be in good physical condition.
This tour departs from St. Mark's Square for all passengers (cruise ship passengers and hotel guests). Please allow about 50 minutes to get from the cruise ship pier. If you're staying at a hotel, please consult with your hotel for transfer distance. More instructions will appear on your voucher.
• Entry fee of 12 EUR per person is not included in the price of the tour.

Restrictions

• The departure times for this tour are not flexible.
• The price of this tour does not include the 8.50€ per person entrance fee for the Synagogue. ShoreTrips is not responsible for any entrance fee price changes.
• Late Fridays and all day Saturdays there are locations that are unavailable for touring due to Shabbat. Your guide is knowledgeable in the history of the Jews in Venice and able to impart that whether or not the synagogue is accessible.
• ShoreTrips and our partners do our best to ensure that every stop described is available for your visit. There are some times when a site or building is closed at the last moment with little to no warning. We assume that those in charge make those decisions based on external information and for the visitors’ safety and we apologize when this causes inconvenience and disappointment.
Please note: We STRONGLY recommend that you take your cell phone with you on this tour.