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City: Venice


Duration: 3 hrs


Start Time: 8:30 am

Highlights

  • Get a comprehensive view of the city, from top sights to hidden palaces, on our local-led Venice walking tour

  • Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the quiet, atmospheric canals (for much less than the going rate!)

  • Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour inside

Tour Description

Get to the heart of Venice in three hours

Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, this Venice Walking Tour takes you to the heart of the city in just three hours; giving you a broad overview of the history, culture and character of the Floating City.

Led by a local guide, you’ll start your tour of Venice by the Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so daring in its engineering that critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing, 420 years later). Drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fishermen before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio; one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Sure, you’ll see the Rial...

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Get to the heart of Venice in three hours

Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, this Venice Walking Tour takes you to the heart of the city in just three hours; giving you a broad overview of the history, culture and character of the Floating City.

Led by a local guide, you’ll start your tour of Venice by the Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so daring in its engineering that critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing, 420 years later). Drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fishermen before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio; one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Sure, you’ll see the Rialto Bridge, but you’ll also delve into quiet streets, pass peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to find.

As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local guide will regale you with tales of the city’s past and present. Curious about real estate prices? Or how they handle flooding? Now’s your chance to ask a real insider! And since your group is so small, with a maximum of 18 people, there’s no reason to be shy.

Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica

While the atmosphere of Venice is best experienced on a walking tour of its streets and canals, there are some sights you just can’t miss. St. Mark’s Basilica is top of this list, as long general access lines usually attest.

With pre-reserved tickets, you’ll get straight inside for a 30-minute tour with your guide. Learn how the relics of St. Mark arrived here by dubious means, admire its incredible gold mosaics and understand why the church’s east-meets-west architecture is a perfect representation of the city of Venice.

Enjoy a gondola ride around Venice with 6 people or fewer

The best is yet to come! At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion through the city’s canals. Sit back and enjoy exploring the city as it was meant to be seen – from the water!

This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best. And with no more than five other people on your boat (max group size of six) it’s sure to be every bit as romantic as you always dreamed. Venice gondola rides are normally priced at €80 and above. So not only are you ticking another must-do off your bucket list, you're saving money too!

Allow us to introduce you to our Venice – a city of winding streets, stunning canals and stories untold.

  • Sites Visited
  • St. Mark's Basilica and Square
  • Gondola ride
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Grand Canal
  • House of Marco Polo
  • Church of Miracles
  • Numerous hidden streets and squares
  • Included
  • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than six people (unguided)
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking tour
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 726 Customer Reviews

Excellent tour and our guide was fantastic.

William

Sep 30, 2019

This was a great tour. We saw things and learned things that we would have never known on our own. Our guide Maria was very nice and even had umbrellas and ponchos for when it rained a bit! Fantastic!!!

Kimberly

Nov 08, 2019

A terrific tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We could not fault the range and depth of information provided and would certainly book another tour with you when we return to Venice.

Guy

Oct 31, 2019

Giuseppina was very funny and informative. She gave us some very good tips for dealing with the local environment and we were grateful for that. The only thing was that as a small group we opted not to use headphones, and sometimes this made it difficult to hear what she was saying. I stress this was a joint decision with the group, and not something that Giuseppina insisted on, so we were all responsible for that. Other than that, the tour was reasonably expensive, but we enjoyed it very much and loved the fact that we got to see some very interesting areas which were off the beaten path.

Doreen

Oct 28, 2019

Overall a great and informative tour. Good pace and a lot of detail covered. Gondola ride was better than expected. Only issue was being left off after gondola ride at a different spot than where we started, and not being familiar with the area once the ride ended.

Eugenia

Oct 22, 2019

Geoffrey

Oct 14, 2019

Excellent tour and our guide was fantastic.

William

Sep 30, 2019

This was a great tour. We saw things and learned things that we would have never known on our own. Our guide Maria was very nice and even had umbrellas and ponchos for when it rained a bit! Fantastic!!!

Kimberly

Nov 08, 2019

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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