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Key Details

  • City: Venice
  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Start Time: 9.30AM

Tour Highlights

  • Get a comprehensive view of the city, from top sights to hidden palaces, on our local-led Venice walking tour.

  • Enjoy a 30 minute gondola ride through quiet, atmospheric canals (for much less than the going rate!)

  • Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour inside.

The Rialto Bridge, visited on our tour The view from the Rialto Bridge Explore quiet neighborhoods & canals You never know what you'll see Small groups mean easy interaction The Rialto Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market St. Mark's Square Plus a Venice gondola ride! Max 6 people per gondola Venice gondola on the Grand Canal Venice gondola on the Grand Canal Who wants to travel by vaporetto? Gondolier by the Rialto Bridge Navigate the quieter canals Navigate the quieter canals Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market Rialto Fish Market The Venetian flag

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

GET TO THE HEART OF VENICE IN 3 HOURS

Combining big-name sights and hidden corners, this Venice walking tour takes you to the heart of the city in just 3 hours; giving you a broad view of the history, culture and character of the Floating City.

Led by an expert local guide (Venetians do exist!), you’ll start by the Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so audacious in its engineering that critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing, 420 years later). Drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fishermen before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio; one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Sure, you’ll see the Rialto Bridge, but you’ll also delve into quiet streets, pass peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to find.

As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you with tales of the city’s past and present. Curious about real estate prices? Or how they handle flooding? Now’s your chance to ask a real insider! And since your group is so small, with a maximum of 12 people, there’s no reason to be shy.

SKIP LONG LINES AT ST. MARK’S BASILICA

While the atmosphere of Venice is best experienced on a walking tour of its streets and canals, there are some sights you really can’t miss. St. Mark’s Basilica is top of this list, as long general access lines usually attest.

With pre-reserved tickets, you’ll get straight inside for a 30-minute tour with your guide. Learn how the relics of St. Mark arrived here by dubious means, admire its incredible gold mosaics and understand why the church’s east-meets-west architecture is a perfect representation of the city of Venice.

ENJOY A VENICE GONDOLA RIDE WITH 6 PEOPLE OR FEWER

The best is yet to come! At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion through the city’s canals. Sit back and enjoy exploring the city as it was meant to be seen – from the water!

This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best. And with no more than 5 other people on your boat (max group size of 6) it’s sure to be every bit as romantic as you had dreamed. Venice gondola rides normally cost €80 but can cost more. So not only are you ticking another must-do off your bucket list, you're saving money too.

Allow us to introduce you to our Venice – a city of winding streets, stunning canals and stories untold.

Sites visited

  • St. Mark's Basilica & Square
  • Gondola Ride
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Grand Canal
  • House of Marco Polo
  • Church of Miracles
  • & numerous hidden streets and squares

Included

  • Skip the line tickets to San Mark's Basilica
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 316 Customer Reviews

Your folks do an excellent job- guides are definitely well qualified, each one with slightly different emphas depending on background
Sarah was an excellent guide. She was knowledgable, approachable and proud of 'her town'. We learnt a lot.
Loved the tour with Sara - she loves Venice and it was so great to see this beautiful city through her eyes.
Great time and guide was superb! :)
Excellent tour - loved by adults and children. All learned loads of new things from a brilliant guide.
Great tour and guide!
Josie was funny and engaging. She did a great job. Welcome to Venice was a great tour!
Excellent guide
We had a great time on our Welcome to Venice Tour. Our tour guide Chiara was wonderful.
Moses was a great guide. Lots of history and interesting facts about Venice. A nice description of the ceilings in St. Mark's. There were only 5 of us so we didn't need headset which was nice.
We found this walk very interesting. Mose was a great guide and gave us a great tour with lots of interesting facts that we wouldn't have otherwise known. Would definitely recommend. The gondola ride was a great way to finish.
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and took us to areas that we might not otherwise have seen. We enjoyed Venice more due to the tour. Thank you!
Friendly tour guide, very informative and great way to start our first day in Venice! :) Casual and calm day learning about Venice's rich history.
Our guide Josie was outstanding!! She gave us a greater understanding and fondness for the Venetian people and their everyday lives. We visited neighborhoods and the beautiful Basilica and ended with a fun gondola ride. Great tour!!!
Moses was extremely informative and friendly and professional. Loved the small group atmosphere
Francesca was a wonderful tour guide. She was knowledgeable on almost every topic related to Venice and showed us around with efficiency. She made the tour fun and interesting (despite the heat) and I'm glad that I chose Walks of Italy for my tour.
She (Susan, not sure of the name) was good at her stuff, very knowledgeable, friendly and motherly. I like the phased of her walking and talking.
Well paced tour from a local Venetian. The gondola ride that was included was also the best deal in town!
Frederica was wonderful. She had so much energy and love for the city. She shared so much history and perspective. We loved it!
Susan's knowledge, passion and professionalism were outstanding. despite the weather being extremely hot and the crowds massive she effortlessly guided the group and was courteous to all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Excellent. We had a super day with Natalia
Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We enjoyed our tour and regret that she left before we could tip here.
Brilliant tour with Julia, good introduction to modern Venetian life with a good taster about the Basilica - would recommend!
A fabulous tour showing Venice through the eyes of a local.
keep all good work and our guide has pointed very important spots
Highly knowledgeable guide, very pleasant and made the tour enjoyable and very interesting
Very good overview of Venice.
Our guide Susan was fantastic! So very knowledgeable and we had a lovely time meeting new people and seeing the sights as we walked through Venice!
Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There was a little too much information regarding restaurants. Could have been less. But overall, we were completely satisfied.
Andrea was a wonderful tour guide!
Excellent tour !!!
Our guide and I am really sorry that I cannot remember his name was once again informative and fun and it was a wonderful tour. all of your tours have been incredible and I am so very happy to use your company moving forward. thank you again
We loved our guide and tour. Very informative, good length, loved having the Gondola ride included! It made our day and sightseeing carefree!
We really enjoyed this tour with Laura. The walking tour was a great way to learn about Venice and it's history. It was nice to get off the main streets and explore other areas of Venice. We enjoyed that it included a gondola ride as part of the tour.
Nataliya was absolutely delightful. She was very knowledgeable, humorous, and really made ou tour enjoyable. She packed so much information into such a short time, I was really impressed. I would highly recommend that someone take this tour if they have only a short time in Venice. Thank you!
Great tour
The guide was great
Our guide was amazing! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate. She made the day educational and fun! We would highly recommend taking this tour the first day visiting Venice to get a better appreciation for the city.
Laura was a very competent and charming guide and the tour took us to a beautiful area of Venice. Combined with a short tour in St. Marcus Basilica and a gondola ride the perfect beginning of a stay in Venice. Only the headphones provided are lousy. I recommend to bring your own.
Laura was a very competent and charming guide and the tour took us to a beautiful area of Venice. Combined with a short tour in St. Marcus Basilica and a gondola ride the perfect beginning of a stay in Venice. Only the headphones provided are lousy. I recommend to bring your own.
Our guide was very nice person patiently answering all our doubts.We were totally satisfied with walking tour.Worth for money
Mose was informative and fun to have as a guide. We loved it.
The tour was very informative and the guide was excellent.
Elena was the best guide we had in Italy, not only knowledgable but also with a great sense of humor. We loved seeing the fish market, skipping the line at St Mark's, and the gondola ride at the end. A great introduction to the city.
We were very happy with our tour of Venice. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. Loved the gondola ride!
Fantastic tour, our guide was excellent, wish we had booked more tours! Thank you
Francesca was very knowledgeable, and made the tour very interesting. We had a very nice time and learned a great deal about Venice
Wonderfully informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to elaborate in response to our questions. Best tour yet.
We really liked our Tour, but it wasn't just informative it was fun and that was all due to Francesca. She was a delight. She kept it light and funny as well as educational.
A must for any lover of travel or history Mose was a knowledgeable guide who infused his presentation of Venetian sights with entertaining anecdotes of culture,  architecture, food, and geopolitical history. 
A well organised tour with an excellent guide.
We loved our guide, Helaina (?), her love of Venice really came through in our tour, we enjoyed everything about this tour and felt well taken care of!
My guide was very knowledgable and provided us with interesting history on all the places we went, giving me a much deeper appreciation. The tour was a good mix of the major sites and lesser known areas and the small group sizes were ideal for seeing and getting around Venice.
Paola was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She was very concerned about our pace, our comfort and our understanding... an excellent guide.
Elena was terrific! She was so attentive and engaging! We learned so much on our tour and we loved how she paid special attention to our young children to make sure they too had a wonderful time!
Good tour in spite of the rain. Very knowledgeable guide and flexible.
Merco was a wildly knowledgeable and passionate guide. Best of all, you could tell how much he loved his city. His enthusiasm was infectious.
Excellent service and tour guide
Excellent tour. She was wonderful and very knowledgeable.
We loved the tour and loved the guide. A five star experience!
Excellent guide full of knowledge and kept our small group engaged
We loved our guide! He was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable! The tour was beautiful!
Was fantastic. Loved it. :)
Our Guide, Freddy was delightful and helped to make our visit to Venice memorable. My only regret was that I did not thank her properly, as we boarded the gondola and we did not see her again. Please pass on our thanks. Sarah and Harriet
We had a great tour with a great guide. In your email you write that you have saved that our guide was called Giuseppina. That is not correct. Our guides name was Mose. Just wrirting that to make sure he gets the credit for his great job. ;)
Frederica was a true Venetian and we were so happy to have her as our tour guide. Very knowledgeable and personable .
Angelo is fantastic
Again a very knowledgeable guide. I will use your services again and so recommend you to Friday.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Mose was full of information and able to answer any questions asked.
Very happy with the tour and the guide
Mose was extremely competent guide. First, he is so knowledgeable. Second, he was able to answer everyone's questions and was patient with all of us. The tour was measured and we enjoyed it immensely. Mose is a really fine guide.
Josey was wonderful! We enjoyed our tour of Venice!
My wife and I really enjoyed Giuseppina's insight on the tour. We would highly recommend her, and this tour, to our friends.
We also did a highlights of Venice tour the next day with the same guide. My family and I were very satisfied and judged all other tours against the quality of this tour. Thank you.
Great tour. Long, rainy day and flooding in Venice, but our guide was wonderful. So knowledgeable and open to questions. This portion exceeded expectations.
Our guide, Giuseppina, provided informaion about living in Venice toady and in years past, archetetual features, food procuring and preparation, Travel in and around Venice, weather changes. She set a nice pace and we had an enjoyable walk from Realto to St Mark's Square. The time passed quickly.
Susan provided a comprehensive and thorough overview of Venice. Her knowledge of Venice's history was second to none. Susan also gave me a really good tip on shopping which I greatly appreciated. I very much enjoyed the tour.
Very good tour. Mirco was great - informative, interesting, good sense of humor. Loved that we only had 7 people in the group - moved right along.
Mirco was very good and we loved our tour. Good to be in small groups too (7 on ours). We followed Mirco advice and visited bacari in the afternoon.
It's nice to have two guides that love their city. It shows. Thank you.
Our first walking tour in any city and we really enjoyed it and our guide (Laura?). Insightful, enthusiastic, funny and memorable.
A very enjoyable start to our visit to Venice. The gondola ride was a great topped, but the tour with Mose was fun and informative. We all felt like we knew Venice much better after the tour.
Fantastic tour! Fabulous and knowledgeable guide! Thank you!
Mosè is unique, entertaining, knowledgeable! Also, he knows how to rock a scarf!
Mose was the best! He was so good that we lost track of time and before we realized, two wonderful hours had gone by! Thoroughly enjoyed the Rialto Market visit!
Loved Mose's introduction to Venice! Only wish that we had scheduled additional tours with your firm.
Moses has a gift as a presenter!
This was our first trip to Venice and this tour was excellent. Mose did a great job of explaining all the sights and his English was very good. I would highly recommend this tour.
Mose was great, very knowledgable and passionate. He also had a great senses of humour and looked after the group very well.
This was an excellent tour. Highly recommended, excellent value and excellent information.
Wonderful tour and fantastic guide.
Excellent guide. Best tour of our holiday!
Freddie was a brilliant tour guide striking a good balance between history and local anecdotes. We really enjoyed our morning, thank you!
Best was gondola ride. Also guide recommendation for spritz. Guide was very good.
I cannot say enough about how delighted we were with the quality of the tours that Mose led. He is speaks excellent English and his knowledge of all the places we saw were amazing. I truly felt I had taken a semester of Venetian history with him. Both my husband and I were very impressed.
What an interesting tour I learnt a lot about Venezia and its history. Very well presented and an easy pace. Highly recommend.
Mose was the best tour guide. We enjoyed our time as it was our first visit to Italy - Venice. He had lots of valuable information & history knowledge and his sense of humor made us enjoy the day!
Our guide was wonderful. very knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Moise was very knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, entertaining, and an excellent tour guide.
Moses was very knowledgable and very engaging
Mirco was excellent very knowledgeable and interactive. He was a great tour guide and ensured we had a great time and we're safe
Mose was very knowledgeable about the various places/sights and answered every question with enthusiasm and patience. Best tour guide we had on our 2-week Italy tour! Great job done and we would like to praise him for his excellent services.
Frederica was a great guide. She made us feel as if we were truly friends being given a tour by a hostess, not an impersonal guide. She was also very attentive to the needs of my 84 year old mother during the incredible heat wave Italy experienced this summer.
Mirco wan fantastic. He took a personal interest in each guest and tailored his information and points of interest in such a way that we felt as if we were having a personal tour with old friends . I would highly recommend this your to colleagues
Wonderful tour Really appreciate the headphones so we do not have to stand on top of the guide to hear him
Wonderful tour Really appreciate the headphones so we do not have to stand on top of the guide to hear him
Josie did a brilliant job at keeping the adults and kids interested whilst providing so much interesting information! Highly recommended!
This was a very good tour. We love it. Highly recommended to everyone visiting Venice for the first time. The time went by very fast. And very informative. The tour guide (sorry I cannot remember his name), was extremely very good. His knowledge of Venice was enlightening.
My guide, Susan, did a great job guiding the tour. It was very interesting and relaxing.
Federica was friendly and extremely knowledgable on Venice. Wonderful tour!
Very informative and interesting. It was nice having a small group it made it easier for listening and getting around.
The guide was wonderful. It was such a treat to explore the streets with a native Venetian!
Well organized, informational, and fun. Definitely a great option if you'd like to add some structure to a day in Venice without committing an entire day.
Our guide and her coverage was one of the best I have witnessed. Although there was a bit of commotion at the end re the Gondola ride, overall was great.
Great! Venice is so unique. The guide was so helpful with local shops and restaurants.
Federica was great, she gave us really interesting information, she went at a good pace and she made the tour very enjoyable.
Susan was wonderful! My Mom and I loved how she pointed out small details from buildings and the neighbourhood.
Freddy was fabulous an catered it to our need and wants. I highly recommend her!
This was a very good tour and the tour guide was very engaging.
Moose was very knowledgeable and interesting and really looked after us. We appreciated his professionalism and enjoyed the tour very much.
Moose was very knowledgeable and interesting and really looked after us. We appreciated his professionalism and enjoyed the tour very much.
Our guide was truly excellent and did a great job.
Our guide was truly excellent and did a great job.
One of the most enjoyable and well-run tours I have experienced.
He was engaging and well-informed.
A good start for exploring Venice!
Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend!
This tour was a lot of fun. We explored the Realto market and moved to St. Marks. I especially enjoyed the gondola ride. A " must not miss" experience in Venice.
Francesca was excellent. We have recommended your tour to other people on the ship
We very much enjoyed our Vatican tour. The knowledge of the guide (Daniel I believe) was outstanding. There was so much to take in but our guide did a great job of highlighting interesting facts/stories about what we were seeing. Highly recommend this tour! Craig..
Francesca was SO knowledgeable and told us so much about the history of Venice - it was a great way to be introduced to a truly magical place!
We were very pleased with the tour. Susan provided lots of very interesting details about Venice. It was a pleasure to meet Susan and learn first hand from an expert guide. Please extend our thanks to Susan. Lynne and Greg
I enjoyed our guide's insight into Venice and the people living in Venice.
Our guide Francesca was fabulous. I can not say enough about how good she was in terms of her knowledge and politeness. Please let her know we thought she was great.
Another great tour. I don't know where you keep coming up with such great guides. We saw Venice just as the Venetians do. Keep up the great work
Frederica was a wonderful guide. I appreciated the local color. The gondola ride was a nice finish
we learnt many interesting facts about Venice that you wouldn't read in books. She was a great guide and we loved the narrow back streets of the tour.
So glad that we took this tour with Mose. His knowledge was excellent, and was able to answer all of our questions. We learnt so much, both of the history of Venice, and of modern day Venice. And the gondola ride was a great way to end the tour. Well done, and well done to Mose.
Excellent service during the 2 tours with Francesca.
The Venice tour was incredible! We saw all of the little hidden sights as well as the major ones and our guide was amazing - very friendly, funny and helpful.
We loved Mirco! The fact that he was a native Venetian made the experience even more special! I wanted to buy an authentic Venetian made mask and he told me just where to go!
An excellent introduction to Venice, just what I needed to begin my stay. Guide Francesca was very knowledgeable and her English was very good. The gondola ride was a nice way to complete the tour - something I probably would not have done solo. Highly recommended.
Excellent introduction to City and good value for money. Guide was passionate about HER City.
Our first tour was Venice walking with Moise (?). He was great! We then had a tour in Florence and 2 in Rome. All guides were excellent. We loved the small group size. The guides were all informative and funny and made the experience very worthwhile. Thank you.
Really nice tour. Informative guides who seem enthusiastic. Lots of great information.
We had a great time during our tour in Venice.
Wonderful tour! We loved our guide, Marco. He was very informative and friendly!
Mose' was excellent. He gave us some valuable information which I was able to use the rest of my stay in Venice!
We just spent 10 days in Italy and Greece and these were by far the best tours of our trip. Small group with a knowlegable and passionate guide. Will definitely look at Walks of Italy tours when we are next in Italy
This tour was really good. Mose was an awesome tour guide. He had lots of useful information and fun anecdotes.
Marina took us through some beautiful parts of the city, and was extremely knowledgable about the area and history. The gondola ride was quite a bit of fun, and went longer than I had anticipated.
The Guide Susan was excellent, very knowledgeable and took very good care of us. She saw to our assigned gondola ride. What a lovely tour it was. thank you.
Both tours were lead by Marina who was very knowledgeable and thorough on both tours. I would recommend her to others.
Our guide was a native of Venice so she was so wonderful to listen to. I was disappointed that there was no guidance on the Gondola ride. Our Gondolier at one point took a smoke break and also talked on cell phone
Excellent tour. Giusy was knowledgeable and gave great insight into Venetian life. Enjoyed it and the Gondola ride too.
Wonderful walking tour - guide was friendly and informative. Would highly recommend.
We had a great morning with Giusy. The tour was interesting and there were a lot of interesting facts shared. A point of view from locals is always helpful and Giusy made our first day in Venezia a great experience.
Susan was absolutely amazing! She is very considerate of everyone's needs and made the tour excellent. She is a great public speaker and made everything sound interesting. Thank you Susan for making us love Venice even more!
We loved all the tours! The guides were extremely knowledgeable on their topics and gave interesting presentations.
Again your guides are wonderful he was very knowledgable and the tour took us to some great places
The tour guide is very professional, on time, the group size is good - enough so that all can ask qustions from the tour guide.
Excellent introductory tour. Guide (Marco) was very entertaining and informative. Enjoyed all of the funny bits of history and Venetian pride he would throw in.
Both the tours were great and the Guides were also good. Thank you
Marina was our guide for this tour and she did a fabulous job. Her knowledge of the city was excellent and she brought the history of Venice alive. The day of our tour it was rainy but we barely noticed as we saw the beautiful
Walks of Italy offers consistently excellent value and very professional guides.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

After your exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.

This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.

On Sundays the Rialto market is closed, but we will still visit the area.

St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside. Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.

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Your folks do an excellent job- guides are definitely well qualified, each one with slightly different emphas depending on background
Sarah was an excellent guide. She was knowledgable, approachable and proud of 'her town'. We learnt a lot.
Loved the tour with Sara - she loves Venice and it was so great to see this beautiful city through her eyes.
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Great time and guide was superb! :)
Excellent tour - loved by adults and children. All learned loads of new things from a brilliant guide.
Great tour and guide!
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Josie was funny and engaging. She did a great job. Welcome to Venice was a great tour!
Excellent guide
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We had a great time on our Welcome to Venice Tour. Our tour guide Chiara was wonderful.
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Moses was a great guide. Lots of history and interesting facts about Venice. A nice description of the ceilings in St. Mark's. There were only 5 of us so we didn't need headset which was nice.
We found this walk very interesting. Mose was a great guide and gave us a great tour with lots of interesting facts that we wouldn't have otherwise known. Would definitely recommend. The gondola ride was a great way to finish.
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What you advertised and what we got for service was right on. Honest friendly guide who took care of us all, super good with the kids. Got everyone joining in and any mistakes in our feedback where politely corrected with a twist of humour, it made us all feel like we where part of the group. Expressed her appreciation for our desire to learn more about Venice and not just show up, snap a few pictures and hurry to the next photo shoot, not knowing what they where talking pictures of. Putting Venezia on one of my most favorite spots. Thanks for all Chris Columbus
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and took us to areas that we might not otherwise have seen. We enjoyed Venice more due to the tour. Thank you!
Friendly tour guide, very informative and great way to start our first day in Venice! :) Casual and calm day learning about Venice's rich history.
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Our guide Josie was outstanding!! She gave us a greater understanding and fondness for the Venetian people and their everyday lives. We visited neighborhoods and the beautiful Basilica and ended with a fun gondola ride. Great tour!!!
The tour was pitched at the right level, we learned so much about the history of Venice and where it is now. Our guide Nicolette was great, she was a passionate Venetian with vast knowledge and a wonderful personality. The tour instructions were easy to follow, there was someone waiting for us to make sure we were in the right place. The headphones provided for the tour made sure that we could hear our guide even in busy locations, a real benefit to the tour. Thank you for a wonderful morning, we will use Walks of Italy again.
Moses was extremely informative and friendly and professional. Loved the small group atmosphere
I really enjoyed my tour, I only had one day in Venice and it was the perfect way to see the main sights, find out about the history and have a Venice experience in a short amount of time, while still having some time to explore on my own. Moses, our guide was wonderful, he was well informed and passionate about the city of Venice and it showed throughout the tour!! Thank you, it was wonderful!!
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Francesca was a wonderful tour guide. She was knowledgeable on almost every topic related to Venice and showed us around with efficiency. She made the tour fun and interesting (despite the heat) and I'm glad that I chose Walks of Italy for my tour.
She (Susan, not sure of the name) was good at her stuff, very knowledgeable, friendly and motherly. I like the phased of her walking and talking.
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Well paced tour from a local Venetian. The gondola ride that was included was also the best deal in town!
Frederica was wonderful. She had so much energy and love for the city. She shared so much history and perspective. We loved it!
Susan's knowledge, passion and professionalism were outstanding. despite the weather being extremely hot and the crowds massive she effortlessly guided the group and was courteous to all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Excellent. We had a super day with Natalia
This was a replacement tour - due to some bad information on which vaporetto to take, we missed the original tour and after some incredible wrangling with customer service, were able to take this one instead. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional, making the tour very pleasant. It could be improved by a better knowledge of where the entire group is when walking (some were slow due to physical limitations and almost lost the tour) and a chance to stop for a break so that people could use a bathroom or get a cold drink.
Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. We enjoyed our tour and regret that she left before we could tip here.
Brilliant tour with Julia, good introduction to modern Venetian life with a good taster about the Basilica - would recommend!
A fabulous tour showing Venice through the eyes of a local.
The tour was good. I recommend it to all as something to consider when first arriving in Venice as it is an introductory tour. I would even take this tour into more of the present as we all know Venice is in trouble with the numbers of tourists, especially those dumped there for five or six hours by huge cruise ships. These visitors, no fault of their own, may purchase something but they do not provide any support for the stress their numbers put on the city. It is overwhelming. The city needs help if it wants to dissuade becoming nothing more than a theme park where no one really lives. Something like 60% of the buildings there now are vacant. Our tour guide was through and professional. And a bonus a real Venetian with family dating back to the 1600's. I will say that sometimes when the guide gets far ahead (as can't be helped) the combination of an accent when speaking English and the distance can be reason to lose a lot of what is being said. I'm not sure much can be done about that and I don't wish to sound silly about accent(s) when I admire the ability to speak more than one language and to share insights with tourists.
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Mirco was our tour guide and he did an excellent job explain the history of what we saw and including all of the people in our group in conversations and asking questions. Mirco was an excellent guide. We all appreciated some of his recommendations for exploring things in Venice and what he had to show.
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keep all good work and our guide has pointed very important spots
Highly knowledgeable guide, very pleasant and made the tour enjoyable and very interesting
Very good overview of Venice.