Guided tour

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$ 19.25 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 283 reviews

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we found the tour highly enjoyable and informative. i appreciated our guide who was born and raised in venice. although she didn't speak fluent english, we all understood her. she would sometimes lapse into a few phrases italian but i appreciated these moments. it highlighted that it was a local who was touring us around. she also gave us very good recommendations for shops and restaurants to visit. they did not disappoint.

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July 26, 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour as our guide, Elisha, was very knowledgeable and geared the tour to suit our requirements. There is a lot of walking in the heat and not much opportunity to sit down but Elisha slowed down the tour as she recognised our limitations. I saw some lesser well known parts of Venice which were very interesting and I would highly recommend the tour

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July 14, 2022

Our guide Alice was really passionate about Venice and she told us many interesting things about it. She also gave us many great tips (for example she explained the system of street names in Venice, pointed out various water fountains etc), which turned out to be really useful later on when we were exploring the town on our own. It was really hot in our tour but she gave us a short break to get an ice cream or a refreshing drink, and the two hours of the tour went by quickly. The only reason I took off a star was the price: there is no discount for families and even children pay the full price, which I find excessive.

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July 6, 2022

Product ID: 94020