Private tour

Venice: Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: Withlocals
Private tour

Venice: Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 120.73 per person

Discover the up-and-coming and trendy neighborhood of Dorsoduro in Venice on a private tour with a local guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • Experience a different side of Venice
  • Dive into the local lifestyle and culture
  • Discover trendy and up-and-coming areas
  • Get off the main touristic path with a local
  • Get inspired with exciting local stories
Full description

Dive into Dorsoduro, Venice's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises.

Check out local points of interest such as Palazzo Zenobio degli Armeni and San Giorgio Island. Admire local street ar and spot some hidden architectural gems.

See and learn about the lesser-known areas of Venice. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your local guide in front of Libreria Ca' Foscarina 3 (bookshop).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 45 reviews

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Everyone in our group of 6 English language tourists (there were some German language tourists on the tour also) thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Valerio, our guide, took us around areas that areas that we would have never found on our own and he told us a lot about the history of the areas. He was very friendly and willing to answer questions and provide restaurant and gelateria recommendations If you are interested in seeing and learning more about Venice than what you see in the touristy pictures, you can’t go wrong with this tour.

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March 27, 2023

Marzia was an wonderful guide with tons of stories and facts about Venezia, its residents and story. We visited the Dorsoduro neighborhood and it was worth the money (if you are interested by real resident's life). We were so lucky to be able to view the inside of an old Church closed since many years. I strongly recommend.

March 27, 2023

We took eight days to explore Paris, Venice, and Rome. This was by far one of the best experiences we had. Our guide was very knowledgeable about local history and culture. He was able to answer all of our questions, made recommendations for dinner (which was amazing) and what kind of wine we should bring home. I will definitely be using this service again!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 192156