Venice and The Orient: Walking Tour & Coffee Tasting

Duration: approx. 2 hours   Location: Venice


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Why choose this experience?

1 To be swept away by the seductive atmosphere of the East that pervades some areas of Venice, between Rialto and San Marco
2 To visit one the oldest Jewish ghetto in Europe, where the Jewish community of Venice still resides today
3 Because you can enjoy a coffee in one of the famous coffee houses of Venice, the city where this famous beverage made its first appearance in Italy in the 15th century

Considered one of the most fascinating and unusual itineraries in Venice, this tour will lead you to discover the enticing atmospheres of Venice and the East.

Venice and the Orient, a tour that will put you in contact with the crucible of races, cultures and religions that have coexisted for centuries in Venice pursuing their customs and traditions with mutual respect.

A fascinating Cannaregio Jewish Ghetto tour on foot: new and original itineraries to get to know the multi-ethnic atmosphere of this extraordinary city and the charming atmospheres of the East that can be relished in some areas of Venice.

Between Rialto and the charming Cannaregio district, a journey todiscover the East with historic buildings, picturesque squares and the ancient Jewish Ghetto of Venice, a unique and magical tour to admire a different side of Venice.

Our Jewish Ghetto Tour, Venice will start from Campo San Bartolomeo, next to the Rialto Bridge, an area that has been hosting for centuries a traditional fish and vegetable market with the characteristic Middle-Eastern souk arrangement.

But the ‘spiritual' start of the tour will be Campiello del Milion, where Marco Polo's house once stood and from where he set off on his epic journey to the East.

On your way to the Cannaregio district you can admire the Church of the Abbey of Misericordia and the Madonna dell'Orto - the meeting point of the culture of the East and Tintoretto's Renaissance culture, once the artist's atelier and now housing his tomb.

The itinerary in Cannaregio will show you the real atmospheres of Venice and the Orient, including Palazzo Mastelli, also known as ‘del Cammello' for the high relief adorning its façade, and the statues in the nearby Campo dei Mori and the famous Cannaregio Jewish Ghetto – a detailed and very interesting guided tour.

You will experience one of the most intense moments of our Ghetto Tour in Venice when visiting the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, the oldest ghetto in the world still inhabited by the Jewish community of Venice. A corner of the city imbued with the strong atmosphere of the East, the Ghetto is one of the most poignant locations in the entire city.

The last stage of this Ghetto tour of Venice in Italy will be Strada Nova. In this lively street of Venice, you will savour unique coffee inside one of the most characteristic coffee roasting houses of Venice: exhilarated by the intense scents of the rooms, you will taste the best coffee blends in Venice. Perhaps not everyone knows that coffee first appeared in Italy in Venice around 1570, thanks to a botanist from Padova who had brought a few sacks back from the East.

Venice and the East, a tour to experience Venice in a new way and get in touch with its real Oriental soul: a guided tour of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice Italy and the Rialto area, discovering historic buildings and beautiful sceneries immersed in the magical atmospheres of the East.

© Insidecom Tour Operator
(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


from 1 April to 31 October, except for 15 July 2017.

Departure point:

San Bartolomeo Square, in front of Goldoni statue.

Departure time

Monday, Friday, Saturday

2.30 pm

Languages available

Bilingual tour English/French

Explanations during the tour will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed: the same information will be presented in Italian and then in English, or vice versa, if participants are both Italian and foreigners.


Full: €32.00

children up to 5 years: free
children from 6 to 12 years: €16.00


approx. 2 hours

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 espresso p.p
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

The tour will take place with a minimum of two participants.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Bilingual tour.

Departure point map

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October 2015

Mature couple


Reviewed on 08 Nov `15 - Booking No. 1586351

'Very good'

Venice and The Orient: Walking Tour & Coffee Tasting

Really enjoyed the tour. The guide spoke excellent English and was quite knowledgable as well as personable. We saw parts of Venice that we would not have seen and learned about the history. Time and money was well spent.

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May 2014

Young couple


Reviewed on 24 May `14 - Booking No. 1425288

'Venice and the Orient (Art, Spices & Coffee)'

Venice and The Orient: Walking Tour & Coffee Tasting

My husband and I enjoyed this tour, particularly because we were alone with the guide Francesco. We spent 2 hours with him walking in areas we would probably not have visited on our own. This tour gave us a different perspective of Venise and the history behind it.

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