• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 64.98 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

What a great way to see and understand Venice. Barbara was very knowledgeable, is a local and spoke perfect English. She is very passionate about Venice and job. Thanks Barbara!

Malcolm I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Asked our guide, Barbara, to show us hidden Venice and had a fascinating walk around the back streets learning about the city and the people. We went at our own pace stopping off for coffee when tired rather than being rushed from place to place. Highly informative and amusing. We all agreed that on future city visits we would book a guided tour to help acquaint ourselves with our surroundings.

woodseast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Grace is from Venice. She is knows a tremendous amount of history and stories about the region and its relationship to other countries and cultures throughout time. She is also a very helpful and kind person. Grace's tour provided my wife and me with the perfect start and an excellent overview of Venice ranging from history and locations and the development of this beautiful city.

While expensive, a tour with Grace was well, well worth it -- especially at the start of our visit -- so we could better understand the significance of what we saw and experienced for the rest of our stay in this spectacular and wondrous place.

Thank you Grace!
-Cliff and Sue Woods

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent overview with a lot a local insights from our guide. She really knew Venice and made the tour really interesting.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We enjoyed the tour of some of the less touristy areas of Venice and the guide herself, Claudia, was interesting and fun.

Ash A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very informative, full of details, full of history, and i absolutely loved how much information she gave on economic and political history of venice, the important families that shaped her. Really helps one understsand humanity. Loved.

wccason

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Francesca was great! Tour was exactly what we were looking for --- nice walk about in the neighborhoods with excellent background info.

TRAUNEROAVON Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

we toured Venice with Giuliana. Giuliana was great. We didn't want to see the normal tourist sights and she understood exactly what we wanted to see and took us in places where the locals go. She gave us a good insight on the history of the city which helped us immensely on our sightseeing the following days

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Nice

Hans-Martin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a fabulous tour that exceeded all of our expectations. Barbara, our guide, spent half a day with us and our daughter walking through different parts of Venice that tourists normally never get to see. Barbara was amazing - a true Venitian, who put the entire city structure into its historical context. Keeping a 16 year-old engaged and interested during a 3 hour walking tour is a challenged, but there wasn't a moment that any one of us would have wanted to miss. We made a few stops along the way to get some amazing food, some prosecco, looked at genuine Venitian masks not made in China, and found hidden courtyards in parts of Venice that were completely empty - undiscovered by tourists who roam from site to site. The tour was the highlight of our stay in Venice and we stayed at a Suite in the Danieli, so the bar was set high!

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