3 hours
Times vary
Max 18


  • Get a comprehensive view of the Floating City, from top attractions to hidden corners, on our local-led Venice walking tour.
  • Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the quiet, atmospheric canals (for much less than the going rate!).
  • Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour inside one of Europe's most iconic churches.

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Tour description

Please note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

Get to the heart of Venice in three hours on an insightful walking tour.

Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, this Venice walking tour takes you to the heart of the city in just three hours. You'll gain a broad overview of the history, culture, and character of the Floating City, and be able to get the lay of the land for the rest of your stay.

Led by a local guide, you’ll start your walking tour of Venice by the Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so daring in its engineering that critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing 430 years later!). Drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's centuries-old maritime heritage before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio, one of the loveliest and most authentic areas of Venice.

The carefully designed itinerary of your Venice walking tour will 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 guide will regale you with tales of the city’s past and present. Curious about real estate prices in the Floating City? 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 18 people, it'll be easy to interact.

Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica and head straight inside for a guided tour.

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

Luckily, you'll avoid the wait. 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 the basilica's incredible gold mosaics, and understand why its east-meets-west architecture is a perfect representation of the city of Venice.

Cross an essential Venice experience off your bucket list: an unforgettable gondola ride.

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 Venetian gondola for a half-hour excursion through the canals. Sit back and enjoy exploring Venice 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 five other people on your boat, it’s sure to be every bit as romantic as you always dreamed. Venice gondola rides are normally priced at €80 and above—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 on this walking tour. A city of winding streets, stunning canals, and stories untold awaits you.

Sites visited

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


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Mar 30, 2024

Very organized trip despite the pouring rain! Francesca’s very patient and knowledgable. My family enjoyed the tour immensely! Thank you Francesca!


Dec 11, 2023

Great tour guide Really loved the gondola ride at the end Bucket list item and not having to worry about arranging myself


Oct 13, 2023

Great Value as Gondola rides are same price and this tour includes it. Guide was knowledgeable funny and interesting- a true local.


Oct 10, 2023

Our tour guide Sarah was very passionate and was a true Venetian. She was very informative and knowledgeable. The sites covered and gondola ride were superb.


Oct 07, 2023

Great value—included walking your, entrance to St. Mark Badilica and a gondola ride. Guide very nice and helpful—Laura

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