Guided tour

Venice: City Walking Tour

Venice: City Walking Tour

From $23.72 per person

Explore the charming streets of Venice on a walking tour. Admire some of the city's most famous landmarks and discover the city’s history and culture alongside an expert guide.

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Duration options: 1 - 4 hours
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English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese
Private or small groups available
  • Explore the best Venice on a city walking tour with a local guide
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
  • Walk past famous iconic sites like St. Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace
  • Learn about the city’s fascinating history and the Dukes of Venice
Full description
Join a walking tour of Venice and explore its fascinating maze of narrow streets, elegant palaces, and imposing churches. See the city’s unmissable attractions and learn about their history and cultural significance with a professional guide. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Listen as your guide tells you the history of the dukes of Venice and how the city was once the most powerful maritime empire in the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the elegant Castello residential area and walk through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Stroll past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Walk along charming canals, wander into small alleys, and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide near the steps of the church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district, 3703, 30123 Venice.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 1453 reviews

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    Our guide Carolina was very friendly and knew a lot about the history of venice. She showed us the most important places and introduced us to their story, so very good to start your venice trip. She also speaks the venician dialect and is using it to explain many historical names. On the tour she also recommended some churches to visit and have a closer look at them. She also gave restaurant tipps. It was a really nice tour.

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    June 18, 2021

    Our guide Denise was over-punctual and welcomed us nicely. The tour was very entertaining and interesting. We got a very good first impression of Venice, as well as useful tips and information about people in the city, the history and locations that you should definitely see. On the way, Denise always had an open ear for questions or just small talk. And Denise took her time and didn't strictly watch the clock, so it was a pleasant walk without rushing. Highly recommended for those who are in Venice for the first time to find their way around.

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    July 28, 2020

    Our very friendly guide Denise was waiting for us on time at the meeting point. After a brief introduction, she explained the general structure of the city to us and then guided us through the main parts of the city. Since she was born in Venice and has lived there all her life, she can tell us about numerous changes in the city. The historical and political background is probably not explained in detail, but Denise gives us a vivid introduction to the city's recent history and also lets us participate in its private history. Conclusion: Overall, the tour is very entertaining, gives a good first feeling for the city and provides great tips to gain your own nice experiences (culinary as well as Venetian nightlife culture) in the city outside of the mainstream!

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    July 19, 2020

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    VA ID: 397225