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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Venezia, Italy
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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Overview

Explore the hidden corners of Venice on this walking tour and benefit from local knowledge. Stroll with a small group to the city square of Campo Santa Margherita, see the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Then cross the Rialto Bridge and walk past the Marco Polo House to St. Mark's Square. Upgrade for a private tour.
  • Small-group or private walking tour of Venice
  • Select a morning or afternoon itinerary
  • See top sights like the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square
  • Get insider tips and info about Venice
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English Speaking Local Guide
The tour is in English language only the private option can be done in English, Spanish and German
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Campo San Pantalon , Campo San Pantalon, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

San Toma is the nearest steamboat stop to reach Campo San Pantalon. The guide will wait near the entrance of the church.

St. Mark's Square , Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Start your walking tour of Venice in the morning or afternoon. Meet at a central location and set off with a small group limited to 15 people. Alternatively, select a private tour exclusively for you and your party. Your guide is a well-informed local who provides insight into the former maritime republic. 

Stroll the pedestrianized streets to historical areas and particular districts that include Rialto, San Marco, and Cannaregio. Cross charming footbridges that connect some hundreds of small islands that comprise Venice, including the Rialto Bridge. Get a look at the surrounding area, once the financial and trade center of Venice, and walk past Marco Polo's house; where one of the world's most famous travelers was born. 

See Campo Santa Margherita and the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the 16th-century Italian painter Titian is buried. Upon crossing Campo San Bartolomeo see the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, the resting place of many Venice doges, or leaders, of the city-state. See the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and finish at St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco).

Your guide can offer recommendations on where to eat and how to spend your free time in Venice.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Piazza San Marco
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ponte di Rialto
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casa di Marco Polo
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campo Santa Margherita
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of San Pantalon
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time. You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option. You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio. Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges. You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here. You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried. After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace. The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Sightseeing Walking 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
See all safety measures taken by Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "We took the tour on our first full day in Venice and it really provide useful as we walked around on our own in the days that followed." See review
  • "On time, good english and you'll get a good picture at the Rialto Bridge." See review
  • "Definitely recommend this tour for your first time in Venice!" See review

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star-5
Excellent
judith_w
, May 2022
Interesting and enjoyable. We learnt a lot about the less touristy areas of Venice. Lots of answers to questions.
star-5
Highly recommend
jdmillers1990
, May 2022
Very informative and good pace. I learned a lot that I didn't know about Venice. Highly recommend for everyone
star-5
The guide showed us not...
Mona_W
, May 2022
The guide showed us not only the big sightseeing stops but also small noname roads which we loved very much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Denise was absolutely...
Kirby_H
, May 2022
Denise was absolutely fantastic! I learned about history, architecture, and the Venetian culture, told in a most colorful, dynamic style. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Amazing guide Denise :)
Gemma_G
, May 2022
Denise was a fantastic guide. I travelled solo and she made me feel very welcome! Nice to have local knowledge without being overwhelmed Would 100% recommend, great value for money
star-5
An enjoyable walk.
CAROLYN_M
, May 2022
Our guide Denise was a cheerful pleasant girl who spoke good English. She explained clearly interesting things about Venice we would not have otherwise realised, whilst adding humour it was an enjoyable walk ending in St Marks Square.
star-5
Local's fun interesting Venice tour
Sondra_S
, May 2022
Denise is a Venice local and shared her unique knowledge of Venice in a very fun informative way. We explored many narrow walkways and grand churches, learning about how Venice was built and how if has functioned over the years and today.
star-5
Denise was a great tour...
Sasha_M
, May 2022
Denise was a great tour guide! Fantastic tour and recommendations! We tried one of her restaurant recommendations and it was amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Value
Bill_F
, May 2022
My boyfriend and his elderly parents and I went on this tour and had a wonderful experience and learned a lot about Venice in the 2 hour time. Our guide Carolina was fantastic and we enjoyed the tour. Excellent value too
star-5
Great way to start your trip!
Luke_F
, May 2022
Great way to start your time in Venice- would recommend. Denise was a lovely tour guide, and shared some really interesting insights into life as a Venetian. Also gave good tips on local restaurants and top places to visit.
star-5
Awesome tour
Michael_G
, May 2022
Our guide (carolina) was really interesting and made this tour one of the highlight from our trip in Venice. She's very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. The tour is in a small group (we were 11) so it helps also.
star-5
Worth the money
Anonymous
, Apr 2022
Carol was an excellent guide. She kept us going and expertly maneuvered us through the crowded streets of Venice. It's a great way to start your time in Venice
star-5
Great introductory tour to Venice
Sindhu_A
, Apr 2022
Denise was a friendly and well Informed guide. She gave a good overview of the city in 90 minutes. She was very resourceful with useful tips. Great introduction to the city.
star-4
Thank you Carolina for the tour!
Ksenia_K
, Apr 2022
We spent a great afternoon with Carolina - she is incredibly knowledgable and shared many interesting stories about Venice. We learnt about the history of Venice, its local and regional culture and so much more.
star-5
Seeing Venice with an expert
Maureen_B
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Carolina was very kind, patient and knowledgeable. She has a passion for Venice and it showed. It was a very enjoyable tour!
star-5
Lovely carolina,
Rachel_E
, Apr 2022
The guide. Carolina loves the city and knows so much. She could answer all my questions, particularly about how Venice was constructed. It helped to see where everything was and to understand how the city developed. We stopped at the market by rialto Bridge, have some change for the fruit market. Lovely strawberries. I recommended the walk to an English family we chatted to on a water bus - I did a good job because they booked there and then 😂
star-5
Exploring Venice
Dorota_P
, Apr 2022
Wonderful guide giving us incredibly interesting information on Venice. Well organised and very helpful advice what to explore mire in depth. Highly recommend it.
star-5
Walking tour rebiew
Elon_R
, Apr 2022
Denise did a terrific job telling us about the more unknown facts above Venice. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good value!
Nancy_K
, Apr 2022
Our group had only 9 people which made it very easy to hear our guide Denise and ask questions. It was very conversational. Denise did a great job entertaining us and sharing her knowledge of her city. Very good tour for the price.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I booked a private guide...
Sue_O
, Apr 2022
I booked a private guide for this tour....well worth it for information and lots of local insights, as well as discussions about Italian art.

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