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Private - Merchants Courtesans and Painters Walking Tour

a cruise excursion in Venice

Duration: 2 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

Join us on a fascinating tour of the ancient area of San Polo. This area is traditionally the city’s commercial quarter. Here the bankers, brokers & merchants conducted their affairs by day, and the renowned courtesans by night! In a city where the west met the east, exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood.

Many of the courtesans lived in sumptuous apartments, were accomplished musicians & brilliant conversationalists, they were even secretly used as spies for the State! The second part of this tour finds us admiring the gothic Frari church which dwarfs the Eastern section of San Polo. We will admire its striking interior, for its sheer size and for the quality of its works of art.

Why this excursion?

  • See the Rialto bridge
  • See the Statue of the Gobbo di San Giacomo
  • Visit Campo San Polo
  • Visit the huge Frari Church with its masterpieces by Titian and Bellini, Monks’ Choir & Canova’s tomb

Important remarks

  • The price for up to 4 people for 2 hours is 198€, every additional person 5€ extra
  • For larger groups please contact us
  • Not suitable for people who have walking difficulties
  • Recommended comfortable shoes and a bottle of water in the hot summer
  • The Standard ShoreBee Cancellation Policy applies



  • 2 hour private walking tour
  • Highly qualified English guide
  • The guide can pick you up in at your hotel if it is in the Saint Marks Square area

Not included

  • Price does not include the entrance fees to the Frari Church
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • 30€ charge if you require to be picked up out of the area of Saint Marks by the guide (City centre)

Start location

Under the arches in front of the Correr Museum in Saint Mark's Square. Or directly at your hotel if you are staying in the area of Saint Marks.

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Private Tour Merchants Courtesans and Painters

Price for group up to 4 people.

from €198 per unit