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Venice Walking Tours

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The ancient city of Venice, named after the goddess Venus, is a treasure trove of sites to see and visit. Built over 117 islands in the middle of a lagoon, you might think that the city could only be visited by boat. But in fact, it has an incredible amount of alleyways and streets, all joined by over 400 bridges, some of which are aesthetic masterpieces. The other great pleasure to those who enjoy travelling on foot is that Venice holds the title of being “The Biggest Urban Car-Free Area in Europe”.

Venice is split into six sestieri (districts), all of which have their own house numbering system which stretches into the thousands. San Marco is probably the most visited sestiere of Venice. It’s where you will be able to find what Napoleon called “the drawing room of Europe” – St Mark’s square. Other musts in this area include St.Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Campanile and the Correr Museum. Consider signing up for a tailor-made photography tour to help you take full advantage of the stunning photographic opportunities in and around Venice.

Then there is the Dorsoduro sestiere where the two top museums - the Accademia Museum and Guggenheim Collection - can be visited. Be sure to wander through the fish and vegetable market at Campo Santa Margherita.

San Palo is one of the oldest sestiere of Venice and connecting it to San Marco is the famous Rialto bridge. Full of medieval architecture, this area is best explored with the help of a guide who will lead you to the more hidden gems of the area, including the former red light district.

One of the largest sestiere that contains most of the locals of Venice and its famous Jewish quarter is Canneregio. For a real insight into this usually unexplored area, take the Venice Cannaregio and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour and leave with a better understanding of this diverse district.

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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour, Venice, null
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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2991 Reviews

If it’s your first time in Venice, see all the highlights of this magical city on a combination walking tour of Venice’s narrow streets and a boat tour on the ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.79
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride, Venice, Super Savers
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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.78
Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour, Venice, Walking Tours
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour

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See the best of Doge's Palace in Venice on a 1.25-hour skip-the-line tour! With a priority-access ticket, you won't waste time standing in line. Walk right ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 85 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.14
Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride, Venice, Cultural Tours
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Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

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Explore romantic Venice by daytime or night, and see a selection of the city's gems! During a relaxing walking tour, pass top Venice attractions such as Rialto ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.79
Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Night Tours
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Walking Tour including Basilica di San Marco

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See the top Venice attractions in a short space of time on this comprehensive Best of Venice walking tour! With an expert guide, see sights like Rialto Bridge ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Standard Tour: approx. 1.5h/2h
Tour plus Doge's Palace: approx. 3.5 hours

From USD $44.12
Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour, Venice, Half-day Tours
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Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Ticket and Tour

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Skip the lines at the iconic Doge’s Palace in Venice and uncover its highlights and secrets on a 2-hour tour. Walk right past the main entrance queues with ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.43
Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Half-day Tours
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Skip the Line: Venice Walking Tour with St Mark's Basilica

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Skip the line at St Mark’s Basilica and explore St Mark’s Square and lesser-known Venice on this 2-hour walking tour. Stroll around St Mark’s Square as your ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.28
Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride, Venice, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Best of Venice Walking Tour and Grand Canal Water Taxi Ride

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See Venice sights by land and water on this small-group Venice sightseeing tour. After a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal, enjoy a Venice walking tour, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $107.47
Venice Ghost Walking Tour, Venice, Half-day Tours
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Venice Ghost Walking Tour

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Venice by night is steeped in mystery and the ghosts of the past! This 1.5-hour evening ghost walking tour takes you on a journey to the city’s hidden corners, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.28
Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

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Make like a Venetian and enjoy an evening stroll around the 'bàcari' (wine bars) of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto! While exploring the historical quarter with a ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.43

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