Guided tour

Historical Promenade in the Heart of Venice

4.2 / 5

95 reviews

Historical Promenade in the Heart of Venice

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From $32.25 $25.80 per person

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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Optional audio guide
Spanish, German, French
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 the real soul of Venice admiring one of the most famous squares in the world: San Marco. Your guide will narrate the endless history of the monuments at the Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and the highest politicians lived and decided the faith of the ancient republic. Be stunned in front of the Basilica and listen to the reason why it is known as the Golden Church.  Go through the labyrinth of Calli and Campi, the narrow Venetian streets and squares. Find some hidden artistic jewels as Santa Maria Formosa Square or the imposing SS. Giovanni and Paolo Church with a spectacular façade, which is 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. These were once the center of the commercial market of Europe. Take the opportunity to 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
  • Pick-up or drop off at your accommodation
  • 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

• Venice Tours Assistance Point: A newsstand in Calle larga de l’Ascension, between Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office) • Have the Poste Italiane in front of you, and Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr behind you. Look left from there, and head towards the grey newsstand with the following sign: ‘VENICE TOURS - ASSISTANCE POINT’.

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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 95 reviews

Review summary

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

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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

Guide Elena did a great job. Although the tour was in English, we had booked it in German, it was a great experience and easy to understand. She told many interesting details about Venice that one did not know even after a 3-day stay. You can therefore do your tour on your last day in Venice. It was very varied and the time flew by.

September 22, 2020

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Product ID: 184211