Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

4.6 / 5

76 Reviews

Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

From US$ 24.04 per person

See some of the most beautiful monuments of Venice on a 2-hour tour with a local guide. Marvel at attractions such as the basilica where Titian is buried and the house where Marco Polo lived.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Venice and its islands and monuments
  • Stroll through the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts
  • Cross the Grand Canal on the Rialto Bridge
Full description
See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West. See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.
Includes
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from the designated meeting point
  • Outdoor walking tour
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be sent at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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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28 July 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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19 July 2020

Sergio is a very charismatic guide, showed the inside of the city, answered all the questions in detail! Thanks to him, it turned out to look at Venice through the eyes of the Venetians. Plus, he advised places where you can dine, where to get a gondola, where to go after the tour.

22 September 2019

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