Guided tour

Historical Promenade in the Heart of Venice

Historical Promenade in the Heart of Venice

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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Take a morning walking tour through the most important places in Venice and off-the-beaten tracks. Marvel in front of the Doge Palace or on the top of Rialto Bridge. An expert guide tells you about the endless history of this incredible city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the real soul of Venice
  • Explore off-the-beaten tracks with an expert guide
  • Marvel in front of the spectacular monuments of Venice
  • Discover the 5 areas of Venice with a self-guide tour
  • Customize your route around Venice
Full description

Discover one of the world's most famous squares: San Marco. Your guide will narrate the rich history of the monuments at the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and the highest politicians lived and ruled the ancient republic. See the front of the Basilica and learn about its nickname the 'Golden Church.'

Go through Calli and Campi, the narrow Venetian streets and squares. Find hidden artistic jewels at Santa Maria Formosa Square or the SS. Giovanni and Paolo Church with a spectacular façade, known as the Pantheon of Venice. See the Malibran Theatre, which was the house of the legendary Marco Polo.

Climb to the Rialto Bridge, the symbol of the city, to see the traditional markets which were once the center of Europe's commercial market. Visit a Glass Factory close to Saint Mark’s Square, where you can see a Glass Craftsman at work. This is a free-of-charge option for approximately 20 minutes. 

Includes
  • Guided tour with a qualified experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices for groups with more than ten people
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Entrance to the monuments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally high tides and will be postponed to the day after or refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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The city guide was a very personable person. Unfortunately, the wrong location was sent to me as a meeting point. This initially led to some confusion, but then cleared up. The tour shows the diversity of the city, you meander through small alleys and stand in a square again. In terms of art history, the tour could have been a little more well-founded. But a successful afternoon that left a very nice impression of Venice.

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October 19, 2021

The tour with our guide Marie-Therese was really great - can only be recommended! We learned a lot about the history of Venice and small, funny background stories. The tour was very entertaining and interesting. With Marie-Therese we were able to discover Venice off the beaten track. Exciting from start to finish!

July 9, 2021

I enjoyed the route and was very impressed with the guide who was knowledgeable and entertaining.In fact I am full of admiration for her as she must have been under enormous pressure as Getyour Guide put us in a tour together with German speakers so half the time we couldnt understand anything.To be honest,I think this was ridiculous and if it hadn't been for our excellent guide I would have demanded my money back.I am annoyed that we were not informed of this arrangement beforehand.Standing around waiting while the tour was done in a language we could not understand ruined what would have been a perfect tour.I am sure the German participants suffered too.

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June 24, 2021

Product ID: 184211