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Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide

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Venezia, Italy
Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide

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icon2 to 6 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Swap the schedules and historical focus of conventional tours for a private walking tour of Venice with a local who’ll show you the city like a friend. Tell them what you fancy doing, and enjoy a personalized tour enriched by their grassroots knowledge. Explore often-overlooked neighborhoods; discover sights and eateries favored by locals; and get transport and cultural pointers to help ensure you get the most from your visit.
  • Experience the true Venice during a private walking tour hosted by a local
  • See and understand the city through a local’s eyes, as you would with a friend
  • Take a personalized walk or ask your local to show you their favorite places
  • Get tips on routes, sites, and food spots; and find local gems and landmarks
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Local guide ("Lokafyer"
Customized private walking tour
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities (optional)
Optional activity costs
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)
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Monument to Victor Emmanuel II , Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4171, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.

Venice , Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Lokafy tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for themselves and also the Lokafyer (local guide)
  • Tours are entirely personalized, please provide the start time, meeting place and information about you so that we can organize the tour
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lokafy Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide.

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  • "Be prepared to walk 100km and to eat and drink at the best places and visit tipical handmade shops !" See review

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star-3
Guide makes all the difference
Brett_W
, May 2022
Good time, lots of walking. Tour could have been better planned but we did add a Covid-19 test stop so we could depart back to the US the next day. Very helpful guide.
star-5
Very good introduction to Venice.
tdmcleod
, May 2022
Very good overview of Venice. Guide was very pleasant and spoke excellent English. Served as a great introduction to the city. She was also very helpful with suggestions for our stay.
star-1
Terrible customer service
Navjot_B
, Apr 2022
Booked the wrong day and tired to cancel for a refund but never got any response from the company. Absolutely terrible customer service.
star-4
Great tour with a plain speaking genuine Venetian
Paul_C
, Mar 2022
Annalise was a true local to Venice and she was very keen to show us the real side of Venice rather than the tourist areas. She was very informative about many aspects of Venice and we learned a lot. Highly recommended. We were also introduced to a great local bar and experienced cicchetti and spritz.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Paul, We apologize for taking so long to respond, but we appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. Thank you for the amazing review! I am overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with Annalise in Venice. Our mission at Lokafy is to help travelers connect with locals, creating an unforgettable memory and a lasting experience just like having a friend, and it is delightful to hear you experienced that. Annalise will be delighted to hear you recommend the experience so highly. Your review is greatly appreciated by the entire Lokafy team. We are active in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe Travels! Regards, Marnelly Lokafy Team
star-5
Perfect way to meet Venice
Frederikke_H
, Mar 2022
Barbara emailed me to get to know what our special interests were before the walk. She then customized the tour to fit our whishes. Barbara was very friendly and welcoming, and the tour was the perfect introduction to Venice
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, We apologize for taking so long to respond, but we appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. Thank you for the amazing review! I am overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with Barbara in Venice. Our mission at Lokafy is to help travelers connect with locals, creating an unforgettable memory and a lasting experience just like having a friend, and it is delightful to hear you experienced that. Barbara will be delighted to hear you recommend the experience so highly. Your review is greatly appreciated by the entire Lokafy team. We are active in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe Travels! Regards, Marnelly Lokafy Team
star-1
Terrible experience
Gloria_Y
, Feb 2022
Awful experience! She was a terrible guide! We asked her for a tour of the unbeaten path and she didn’t show us anything interesting, furthermore the next day we discovered amazing places very close of where we were with her and she didn’t took us there. She didn’t said anything interesting about the city or landmarks, we had to ask her questions all the time to get information but she wasn’t unable to respond most of the time. She didn’t have the basic information about most of the places or palaces we saw. The company should screen their guides and provide them with information and train them. It was a lost of money and time.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Gloria, I'm sorry to hear that your tour did not go as planned. The Lokafyer who accompanied you was experienced and had done many successful tours before. I've noted your feedback, and we are going to speak with the Lokafyer to understand more about the situation. My colleague will also contact you as soon as possible so we can assess the situation appropriately and learn from your experience. Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-5
Great Venice tour
Robert_C
, Nov 2021
Great tour - experience. Very knowledgeable, interactive, passionate about Venice. Would highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Robert, We are so glad to hear that you had an exceptional time exploring this exceptional place with your Lokafyer Mirto :) Thank you for taking the time to share your review here! Lokafy offers walking tours in over 300 cities around the world, and our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages. So when you're ready for your next trip, get in touch with us - we'd love to help you organize it! Safe travels. Best regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-5
Excellent private intro
Andre_W
, Nov 2021
Barbara was an excellent guide - we felt lucky to have a private tour with a local who knew back ways to avoid crowds and provide an intimate introduction to the city. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Andre, Thanks for the wonderful review! I am glad that you had such a positive experience with Barbara in Venice. At Lokafy, our mission is to help travelers connect with locals, creating an unforgettable memory and a lasting experience. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, most of them are passionate about history and as we say, it's just like having a friend to show you around the city, I am glad you got to experience that. Barbara was delighted that you recommend the experience so highly. The Lokafy team is grateful for your kind words. Lokafy offers walking tours in more than 300+ cities around the world, and our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages. So when you're ready for your next trip, contact us - we'd love to help organize it! Safe Travels. Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-5
Privat 4 h Walk Tour with Barbara
Verena_B
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed our walk with Barbara. She was flexible and our wishes were received. Our questions about history and everyday live in Venice where answered with great knowledge. She also took us to charming places with good food. We had a great time and recommend this kind of Privat tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Verena, We appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Lokafyer Barbara in Venice. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. Barbara was happy to read about your feedback too. Lokafy tours are offered in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe travels. Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Mit yasmine durch venedig
Kornelia_F
, Aug 2021
yasmine was a perfect guide. it was well planned and very informative. i would recommend her to all of my friends. she was very careful to meet our needs
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Korneli, Hope you are well. We apologize for taking so long to respond, but we appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Lokafyer. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history.The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. Lokafy tours are offered in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe Travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-5
Great guide!
CHRISTOPHE_C
, Jul 2021
Nice private visit with AnnaLisa. Very knowledgable guide, very kind! Explanations were clear and places choices were good.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Chris, Hope you are well. We apologize for taking so long to respond, but we appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Lokafyer Annalisa. She is simply the best. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history.The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. Lokafy tours are offered in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe Travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The secrets of Venice with a top guide
FRANCOIS
, Oct 2020
Thanks to Annalisa we discoved the secrets of Venice and spots nobody knows. Be prepared to walk 100km and to eat and drink at the best places and visit tipical handmade shops !
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hey Francisco, Hope you are well. We apologize for taking so long to respond, but we appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Lokafyer Annalisa. She is a real gem of a person :) The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history.The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. Lokafy tours are offered in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour guide!
Monica_C
, Feb 2020
Our guide was wonderful! Not only did she come find us because we were so lost but she sent recommendations later that evening for the next day! She was amazing and showed us all the hidden gems in Venice!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Monica, Hope you are well. We apologize for the delay in responding to your review. We do not get automatic notifications for reviews on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us here. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Lokafyer and she was able to find you guys. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history.The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. Lokafy tours are offered in more than 300+ cities around the world and Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-5
Private Tour with a Local Guide
Lorene S
, Oct 2019
We had a tour with Camilla on Thursday October 10, 2019.She was fabulous friendly fun informative. She gave us the tour we asked for. She gave us a wonderful walking tour of Venice- allowing us to acclimate ourselves to Venice. This was a mother/daughter trip and Camilla provided both of us with things we were interested in. This was a great value!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Lorene, Hope you are well. We apologize for the delay in responding to your review. We do not get automatic notifications for reviews on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us. As we customize each tour, we consider each travelers' preferences while matching them with our Lokafyers, and I'm glad you had a great time exploring the city together with your Lokafyer Camila. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history. The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. In the years since your last tour, we have expanded a lot, and now offer Lokafy tours in almost 300+ cities around the world. Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-4
Great way to see Venice
Jean_R
, Oct 2019
I have been to Venice many times, but continue to see the same major tourist stops. I wanted something different this time. I think I took Maria out of her comfort zone, but she did a fine job getting us to many places I had not visited before, and back to a place we knew so we could get back to our hotel.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Jean, Hope you are well. We apologize for the delay in responding to your review. We do not get automatic notifications for reviews on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you sharing this wonderful review with us. As we customize each tour, we consider each travelers' preferences while matching them with our Lokafyers, and I'm glad you had a great time exploring the city together with your Lokafyer. The aim behind Lokafy is to connect travelers with locals for an authentic experience where they can not only know the city from their perspective but can also connect on a personal level. Just like having a friend showing you around the city. Although our Lokafyers are not professional tour guides, some of them are passionate about history. The uniqueness of our tours is that you can customize the itinerary according to your preference and schedule. It's great that our Lokafyer was able to show you different places in the city and it also made your stay in the city memorable. We appreciate you recommending our tours highly. In the years since your last tour, we have expanded a lot, and now offer Lokafy tours in almost 300+ cities around the world. Our global community of Lokafyers speaks many languages, so please get in touch with us next time you travel - we look forward to organizing your next adventure! Safe travels, Regards, Vinita Lokafy.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Maravillosa excursión
Montse_S
, Jun 2022
Encantados con la excursión desde el minuto uno. David nuestro guía súper majo, ha hecho el paseo muy ameno y nos ha encantado. Nos ha enseñado gran parte de la ciudad y nos ha ido contando historias relacionadas. Recomendado 100% y sobretodo nuestro guía David un 14 de puntuación para él.
star-5
Découverte de venise
LAURENT_M
, Jun 2022
Excellente prestation personnalisée et à l’écoute de notre souhait Bravo à Paolo de ce partage par cette visite authentique de cette très jolie Venise
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Bonjour, Nous nous excusons d'avoir mis tant de temps à vous répondre, mais nous vous remercions d'avoir partagé cette merveilleuse critique avec nous ici. Merci pour ce commentaire extraordinaire ! Je suis ravi d'apprendre que vous avez eu une si belle expérience avec Paolo à Venise. Notre mission à Lokafy est d'aider les voyageurs à se connecter avec les locaux, créant un souvenir inoubliable et une expérience durable, tout comme avoir un ami, et il est délicieux d'entendre que vous avez vécu cela. Paolo sera ravi d'apprendre que vous recommandez si chaudement cette expérience. Votre avis est très apprécié par toute l'équipe de Lokafy. Nous sommes actifs dans plus de 300 villes à travers le monde et notre communauté mondiale de Lokafyers parle de nombreuses langues, alors n'hésitez pas à nous contacter lors de votre prochain voyage - nous sommes impatients d'organiser votre prochaine aventure ! Bon voyage ! Salutations, Marnelly Lokafy.com
star-5
À faire absolument
pheyr2
, Apr 2022
Anna-lisa , notre guide a été fabuleuse ../( professionnalisme , gentillesse, efficacité ) Nous avons découvert venise autrement… Les « bons tuyaux » aussi !! Vraiment un grand merci à elle
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Bonjour, Nous nous excusons d'avoir mis tant de temps à vous répondre, mais nous vous remercions d'avoir partagé cette merveilleuse critique avec nous ici. Merci pour ce commentaire extraordinaire ! Je suis ravi d'apprendre que vous avez eu une si belle expérience avec Annalisa à Venise. Notre mission à Lokafy est d'aider les voyageurs à se connecter avec les locaux, créant un souvenir inoubliable et une expérience durable, tout comme avoir un ami, et il est délicieux d'entendre que vous avez vécu cela. Annalisa sera ravi d'apprendre que vous recommandez si chaudement cette expérience. Votre avis est très apprécié par toute l'équipe de Lokafy. Nous sommes actifs dans plus de 300 villes à travers le monde et notre communauté mondiale de Lokafyers parle de nombreuses langues, alors n'hésitez pas à nous contacter lors de votre prochain voyage - nous sommes impatients d'organiser votre prochaine aventure ! Bon voyage ! Salutations, Marnelly Lokafy.com
star-5
Venise avec une VÉNITIENNE
Stanislas_B
, Dec 2021
Inégalable,favorisez vos visites avec des VÉNITIENS,qui connaissent les secrets de la sérénissime et qui vous accueillent avec convivialité et intelligence,Annalisa nous a sorti des sentiers battus avec générosité,anecdotes et sourires Bravo
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Bonjour Stanislas, Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que vous avez appréciez votre expérience avec nous à Venise et nous sommes enchantés de voir votre recommandation pour le tour à pied. Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience et nous sommes impatients de vous faire découvrir de nouvelle ville avec nos Lokafyers du monde entier lors de votre prochain voyage. On vous souhaite bon voyage en toute sécurité. Merci, Vinita Lokafy.com
star-3
Venezia
Luca_M
, Aug 2020
Ottimo servizio di prenotazione e di personalizzazione. Guida gentile attenta alle esigenze, ma con poca esperienza.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Ciao Luca, Spero che tu stia bene. Ci scusiamo per averci messo così tanto a rispondere, ma apprezziamo che tu abbia condiviso questa meravigliosa recensione con noi qui. Siamo così contenti di sentire che hai avuto una meravigliosa esperienza con il nostro Lokafyer. Lo scopo di Lokafy è quello di connettere i viaggiatori con la gente del posto per un'esperienza autentica dove non solo possono conoscere la città dalla loro prospettiva, ma possono anche connettersi a livello personale. Proprio come avere un amico che ti mostra la città. Anche se i nostri Lokafyers non sono guide turistiche professionali, alcuni di loro sono appassionati di storia. L'unicità dei nostri tour è che si può personalizzare l'itinerario secondo le vostre preferenze e il vostro programma. E 'bello che il nostro Lokafyer è stato in grado di mostrare diversi luoghi della città e ha anche reso il vostro soggiorno in città memorabile. Apprezziamo che raccomandi i nostri tour altamente. Lokafy tour sono offerti in più di 300 + città in tutto il mondo e la nostra comunità globale di Lokafyers parla molte lingue, quindi si prega di mettersi in contatto con noi la prossima volta che si viaggia - non vediamo l'ora di organizzare la vostra prossima avventura! (Vorrei scusarmi per qualsiasi errore perché sto usando un traduttore) Viaggi sicuri! Saluti, Vinita Lokafy.com
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