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Take a guided walking tour of Venice and admire its hidden treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets. Prepare to be enchanted by the world’s most romantic city as you wander through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a gondola ride through the Grand Canal. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice, from Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to the Rialto Bridge, before you take to the waterways of the majestic city.

This walking tour is a perfect way to get to know Venice, both as a must-do introductory city tour for new visitors, as well as for anyone interested in the city’s history. After meeting your expert guide near St Mark’s Square, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Venice, learning about its colorful past through its most characteristic and iconic attractions along with its lesser-known sites.

Learn about the historical origins and hear architectural descriptions of the main monuments of St Mark’s Square, such as Doge's Palace and the bell tower and clock tower of St Mark's Basilica. Admire the Procuratie – including the Procuratie Vecchie and the Procuratie Nuove – a series of connected two-story structures that line the square, each built over an arcade.

As you walk to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, your guide will recall the city’s charming past and regale your group with anecdotes about the Gothic palaces in the square. When you reach Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, admire two imposing city landmarks, including the namesake Gothic church and the Scuola Grande di San Marco – one of Venice’s medieval trade schools that contributed to the great mercantile empire.

Have your camera ready for unforgettable pictures of intriguing, yet lesser-known Venice sights that will chart your route as you walk. You’ll see the Pantheon of Venice, the Great School of Charity, Marco Polo’s house and Teatro Malibran (Malibran Theater) as well as hear about the captains of fortune. Afterward, return through the Mercerie, a long chain of shopping streets connecting the Rialto Bridge to St Mark’s Square.

Then, climb into a classic gondola for a 35-minute ride along Venice’s famous Grand Canal – undoubtedly a highlight of your trip. As you glide through the waterway, marvel at the glamorous palaces and churches that line the famous canal, and hear tales about Venice's most important thoroughfare.

Please note: Your Venice walking tour does not include entry to monuments, and your guide will determine the exact itinerary, depending on the day.

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Escorted Tours

If time is short, or you need a hand to unlock the hidden pleasures of Venice, there’s plenty of choice of local experts to help you discover the city and the lagoon on land, water or air.

Boat Tours

Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello
+041 529 8711
Four-hour boat trip to the three northern lagoon islands, with a 35 minute stop . at each island.

Gondola Serenade
+041 529 8711
A 40-minute gondola trip down quiet canals, accompanied by musicians and singers.

Grand Canal Tour
+041 529 8711
One-hour boat tour with commentary in Italian, English, French and German . Traverses the Grand Canal from the Giardinetti Reali to the station and returns via the Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore.

Il Burchiello
Cruises along the Riviera del Brenta, with stops at three important Palladian villas: Pisani, Barchessa Valmarana and Foscari Wilmann. Modern boats with catering, facilities and commentary.

Walking Tours

Venice on Foot
Two-hour walking tour around the main monuments of San Marco. English and French tours leave daily at 9:15 am. Spanish and German tours are also available.
+041 529 8711

Venice on Foot and by Gondola
A combined walking and gondola tour. Tours leave daily at 3:00 pm.
+041 529 8711

Venice Events
An Anglo-Italian company offering themed tours of the city concentrating on history, art and architecture. It also offers private tours emphasizing anything from museums and scuole to the lagoon and its wildlife.

Adventure Bellissime
A range of theme-based tours on foot in Venice. A host of options include art and architecture, photography, children’s Venice and specialist shopping. Boat trips around the lagoon and to the islands are also available.

Helicopter-airplane Tours

Venice Water Limousine
The Company offers a wide range of services, from limo to bodyguards and aircrafts.
+39 335 634 7521