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Discover Venice exactly the way you want to with this completely customized private tour. Your friendly local guide will create a 3-hour itinerary based on preferences you provide at booking. Whether you’re interested in architecture, local legends or Renaissance art, this tour is for you! Along the way, pop in at a local bar for a glass of regional wine and appetizers, and feel free to ask all the questions you like.


  • 3-hour private walking tour of Venice
  • Create a customized sightseeing trip and enjoy a flexible itinerary
  • See notable Venice attractions like the Rialto Fish Market and the Cannaregio Quarter, as well as lesser-known sights
  • Sip on a glass of wine and eat an appetizer at a traditional Venetian bar
  • Choose from five departure times
  • Receive undivided attention from an expert Venetian guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour

Ponte dell'Accademia, Venice

An expert guide will create a customized itinerary just for you with this private 3-hour tour. Choose from five different departure times to suit your schedule, and provide information about your interests and ideas at the time of booking.

Meet your guide at the prearranged time in central Venice. Depending on your preferences, your itinerary may include a walking tour of historic churches, markets, hidden squares and opulent palaces. Whether you’re interested in architecture, Renaissance art or food and wine, your guide will design a tour that’s just for you and share fascinating information about the history and culture of Venice along the way. 

For example, some popular spots to tour around St Mark’s Square include the Santa Maria Formossa Church and the Rialto Fish Market, where Venetians head to purchase the freshest catch of the day. With all tours, stop in at a traditional wine bar for a drink and cicchetti — the Venetian version of bar snacks.

Please note: Your tour will include visits to the exterior of buildings only. St Mark’s Square, St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace cannot be visited on this tour. Churches may also be inaccessible on Sunday mornings when religious ceremonies are taking place.

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Customer Reviews

Franklin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour of Venice was informative, exciting and comprehensive. We walked the streets of Venice with our guide Barbara who was as interesting and personable as could be. My wife and I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the real Venice as seen through the eyes of a native resident.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was Barbara, she was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a special place we wanted to visit, she had never been there but she got us in. Well worth the money.

Anna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great. Guide Claudia was personable and knowledgeable.

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Barbara provided an insider's view of Venice that was both interesting and entertaining. She was an excellent guide!!!!!

David I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Francesca our guide was fabulous. Really interesting and definitely worth doing.
The only comment I would make is that it might be better that a table is booked upfront by the guide so that we do not have to spent time looking for somewhere to have a drink. We must have gone to 4 different place before we got a table to sit down and have a drink and snack. But all in all really good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent!! Very friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Barbara Edwards E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was brilliant, we learnt so much about Venice, it's history, the buildings and the people who live in Venice today.
It was a very hot day, the short break for a drink was very welcome, before walking on for more history.
To see St Mark's Square- the people the, atmosphere was wonderful.
I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Ken J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Barbara was the tour guide for my wife, two sons 17 and 15 yrs and me. She was fantastic. We all strongly recommend Barbara to anyone who visits Venice and wants to better understand Venice and enjoy some of the non-tourist centric parts of the City. Thank you Barbara.

Vlada R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

That was an excellent experience! Our guide Barbara provided us with a great introduction to the history, culture, layout of the city. She gave us multiple suggestions for what to do, where to eat, etc That was a great idea to have this tour on the first day which helped us with the rest of the stay.

Veronica F Honduras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing! Our tour guide took us to places that are not touristy - showing us what it's like to actually live in Venice. She took us to an amazing chocolate factory and also a delicious place for snacks, and later gave us incredible tips on how to choose our place for lunch. She was very knowledgable and friendly to our 13 and 15 year old daughters. Book this tour, it is very much worth it!

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