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Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

From US$ 21.35 per person

See some of the most beautiful monuments of Venice with a local guide. Marvel at attractions, such as the basilica where Titian is buried and the house where Marco Polo lived.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn the history of Venice and its islands and monuments
  • Stroll through the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts
  • Cross the Grand Canal on the Rialto Bridge
Full description

See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West.

See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from the designated meeting point
  • Outdoor walking tour
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near the steps of the church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district, 3703, 30123 Venice.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Confirmation will be sent at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 355 reviews

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Our guide Denise was great, she was Venetian and delivered a comprehensive tour, she was funny, engaging and informative. We had never visited Venice before and we visited many highlights via off the beaten track routes in a relaxed two hour tour. We even stopped for an ice cream break. I would recommend this tour for first time visitors to Venice.

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October 27, 2022

Our guide was fabulous; she was historically informed and spoke very good English even for us hard of hearing. She provided personal information as a child growing up in Venice and it made a big difference. I was very happy with her humor, knowledge and reference towards the political and Venetian struggles and triumphs. After a bottle of wine I believe her name was Andrea and forgive me my dear if I praise Chianti here as well as you. She provided exactly what I was looking for

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October 23, 2022

The tour guide’s name was Denise. She was fantastic. She was extremely friendly and thorough. She showed pictures and gave history lessons. 100/10 would recommend. It was my first solo trip and she made my trip just that much more enriching. At the end she made sure I was okay before I left since I was traveling alone. I thought that was also very sweet (:

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October 18, 2022

Product ID: 94020