Guided tour

Venice: City Walking Tour

Venice: City Walking Tour

From US$ 20.66 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, Spanish
Private or small groups available
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
  • 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.
  • Piazza San Marco, Venice visit
  • Campo San Bartolomeo 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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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 2257 reviews

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    A lot of background information, nice views, could have taken longer.

    Overall, I really liked the tour, the lady took a beautiful winding path from St. Mark's Square, which revealed many small streets, some churches and countless small stairs leading over the water. Not only has the architecture of Venice been explained very well, but also the everyday problems and peculiarities of the city (e.g. drinking water, garbage disposal). Unfortunately the tour only took 1.5 hours and at the tour guide's pace it was impossible to ask questions during the tour. Older tourists from mine After the tour, she took the time to ask questions. It was nice that the German-speaking group consisted of only 10 people and there was an extra tour guide only for the German-speaking tourists (so different from the description). The starting time at 9 a.m. is ideal as the alleys are not yet full at this time. Those who booked with an inside tour were then taken to the Mrkuskirche or the Doge's Palace.

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    August 28, 2013

    Really recommended for a first visit and a good intro to Venice.

    Glorious: 9 am, hardly any tourists/visitors to be seen at our meeting place at St. Mark's place (at 10am it looks totally different there, though). Because of the time we were also a small group of just 2 married couples. In-depth information about the sights/history of Venice. This was a good start to our 4-day tour.

    July 17, 2012

    I booked this tour as I had a wonderful experience with many other GetYourGuide tours. However, this tour was the most negative experience I had. The tower guide was hard to understand and kept repeating the same facts 3-4 times over and over again. We didn’t learn very much and we ended the tour as it was a waste of time.

    August 28, 2022

    Product ID: 397225

    VA ID: 397225