Venice
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5 historical facts to take on your Venice walking tour

Venice might be better known for its canals, but don't forget to explore its winding streets for what many might consider a local's perspective. Here are five fun facts to bear in mind.

Planning Your Visit

  • Can I combine a walking tour and gondola ride?

    Walking tours are a great way to see the city, but it wouldn't be Venice without a ride along the city's canals. Fortunately there are several walking and gondola tour combination packages to choose from, with prices starting from €43.

  • How do the free tours work?

    If you're visiting Venice on the cheap then you might choose to opt for a free walking tour. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is a catch! Remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash in order to pay what you think it was worth at the end. If you don't, be prepared to shuffle away sheepishly!

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 13,802 reviews

My adult daughter and I had wonderful tour with Sabrina. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Venetian history and the significance of the art in the palace. Because it was such a busy weekend and lines were very long, the basilica closed before we could enter. Sabrina suggested we attend the evening mass, which ended up being a great idea because the lights were turned on and the grandeur of the basilica was on full display. Note: They do require that you stay for the entire mass. I was very happy that I was able to contact someone by phone immediately before the tour when I grew concerned that I wasn't able to find the guide. The meet-up point is a very busy starting point for tours.

We had a lovely experience with Diana who was very knowledgeable about the history of Venice and also great at sharing fun facts. Touring the palace with a guide made it much more meaningful and a great way to learn about the city's roots. Highly recommended!

Ane was a wonderful host. She told us a lot about Venetian, the food, the history and what nowadays life is like. It was amazing to be guided by her. Many thx!

Absolutely book a guide through this service!! Extremely knowledgeable and very professional.

A fantastic tour with very knowledgeable and charming guide.