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$ 20.78 per person

See some of the most beautiful monuments of Venice on a 2-hour tour 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 221 reviews

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We had 'Denisa' (not sure that's spelt right), she had lived in Venice all her life which meant she was a total mine of information and added a real local flavour to our tour! Purposely did it on our 1st day to help inform our itinerary for the rest of our stay, which it did!

June 6, 2022

Highly recommended to start your visit to Venice with this tour, 2 hours at the beginning of the day completely changes your perspective and helps to calibrate the rest of the day and make it efficient. Denisse manages the tour super entertaining, she is very prepared and has audiovisual aids to take you back in time to have a better and easy understanding She is a local and shares tips how to make the most out of your Venice visit. My suggestion is, check the places where she suggests going to eat because you might need an appointment in advance.

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May 18, 2022

Carolina is a knowledgeable and engaging guide. We were a mixed group of 16 pax, with people of various nationalities and ages, and she expertly guided us through the rich history of Venice in an enjoyable-to-understand way. I especially liked that Carolina was open to questions, as we had queries about present-day Venice as well.

May 1, 2022

Product ID: 94020