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The Arsenale and Castello provided by Friend in Venice Tours

The Arsenale and Castello
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Arsenale a place that usually escapes tourists but which, for centuries has been the beating heart of the strength of Venice.We will discover ,,how the famous galleys were built that allowed the lagoon city to control the most important maritime routes in the Mediterranean and also its trade. Their construction was based on comparable secrets, think of a modern hunting secrets ,that the craftsmen the Masters of Ax revealed only to their children, when, they undertook the same profession. The purpose of this tour is to give a different view of the city of Venice, not only of what attracts millions of visitors every year but ,an eye capable of explaining why all the beauties that are seen in the churches in the palaces. Every work you will see walking through Venice is the result of that ,perfect mechanism that Venice is it has been able to implement for centuries, in the Mediterranean and that has been able to transform it into a rich and powerful power feared, a true capital of history
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 126511P15
Important information
Inclusions
  • one hr private water taxi
  • Entry/Admission - Arsenale di Venezia
  • Entry/Admission - Giudecca
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • one hr private water taxi
  • Entry/Admission - Arsenale di Venezia
  • Entry/Admission - Giudecca
Departure details
  • Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Jul 2021
A note from The Arsenale and Castello
Im vacinated
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fondazione Querini Stampalia
    Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Castello
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Arsenale di Venezia
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Giudecca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Elena B
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Dec 2021
Nadia was kind hearted, outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. What was great about this tour - beyond the guide - was that it was a terrific combination of a general water tour of Venice, with the Arsenale and an area of Venice less traveled by other tourists. Highly recommend it, for something differen
Written 23 December 2021
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friendinvenice
Cara Elena, thank you for taking some of your time to write this fantastic review.I agree with you the Arsenale and Castello are rarely visited and yet the Arsenale was the heart of the venetian naval industry from the XII century.I really hope that your testimony helps to understand that Venice deserves a longer stay becouse the places and history of Venice is unique . Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family Baci baci Nadia
Written 24 December 2021
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Friend in Venice Tours
VancouverJoey
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Nadia’s tours are terrific
Our guide, Nadia, was a true treasure. She was prompt, highly organized and very knowledgeable. We learned a great
christinarR6486KZ
christinarR6486KZ
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Truly a 'friend in Venice' experience!
Nadia was wonderful! She was responsive over email throughout the scheduling process, chose a meeting point that wa
pattyr135
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Definitely recommend! One our most memorable travel experiences… ever!
We just returned from a trip to Venice. My husband and I are well travelled and have been to Venice previously, and
Jjmoon95
Jjmoon95
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Amazing!!
We had the privilege of having Linda show us the beauty of Venice for two days. The first day was a food tour and
dsteeletwg
dsteeletwg
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Nadia is the ABSOLUTE BEST
Nadia is the absolute best. She seems to know everyone in town. She's very knowledgable about the history and arch
garymV5757JD
garymV5757JD
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Nadia, A Venetian Gem!
Nadia is a gem! Our group of 6 had the pleasure of experiencing Venice with a Venetian. Nadia's immense knowledge
abbyliz
abbyliz
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A wonderful afternoon
This is a hard review to write. Mainly because I feel like I can’t give the experience justice. A tour with Nadia
White4ou
White4ou
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Having a Personal Guide is Great!
We were lucky enough to get to spend time with Nadia on this tour. It’s fantastic getting a local perspective of t
Dreamer09196628327
Dreamer09196628327
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Highly recommended for tours with family with young kids
We are a family of four with two kids aged 5 and 3 that took two tours with Nadia in mid July 2021: (i) a two hour
Susan G
Susan G
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Walking with a friend through Venice
My husband and I did a private tour with Nadia, asking her to show us some of the more off-the-beaten-path, local p
SavvvyTtrraveler123
SavvvyTtrraveler123
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Passionate and amazing
Nadia is incredibly passionate about Venice and her love of her city shows through. My family and another family (
John_AusV
John_AusV
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Must do tour for us - perfect!
We booked a tour with Nadia and it made our stay in Venice so much better! Nadia is a lovely person with great know
Ian R
Ian R
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Dream tour in Venice
I've recently visited Venice together with my girlfriend after many years. We decided to book a guided tour with Li
alexsala2004
alexsala2004
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2 days in Venice
A really lovely tour! We visited a lot of interesting places and discovered hiden details that a "common tourist" d
VITOM1093
VITOM1093
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Best
It Was a beautiful experience in venice ! Nadia ls a super tourist guide! I apreciated so much the experience!
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