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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

By Raphael Tours in Venice
Recommended by 92% of travelers
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Packed to the rafters with sights, Venice is a city where time passes fast. Don't waste a second getting lost amid bridges and crowds and instead explore with a guide to discover the highlights and history in minimal time. See the Rialto Bridge and gems, such as the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where many Venetian doges were laid to rest. Choose from a 15-person small-group tour or a private option.
from
₱1,331.84
per adult
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₱1,331.84
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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English

Highlights
  • Explore with a local guide to get insider tips and info about Venice
  • Check out traditional Venetian neighborhoods, such as Cannaregio
  • Find photo-worthy landmarks, such as the Rialto Bridge ,without getting lost
  • Customize the tour to your preference with small-group and private options

  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • The tour is in English language only the private option can be done in English, Spanish and German
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Choose a tour time that suits your schedule when you book. Then, meet your guide (and small group if you didn't select a private tour) in the center of Venice. With tales of maritime Venice ringing in your ears, stroll around the cobbles, exploring neighborhoods, such as Cannaregio and the sight-laden enclaves of San Marco and Rialto. Cross the Rialto Bridge and then amble past Marco Polo’s House, where the intrepid explorer is said to have been born. Hear tales of Titian, the painter who adopted the city as his own and see the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where he was laid to rest. Continue through Campo San Bartolomeo to see the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where many of the city’s doges lay buried. Then pause by Scuola Grande di San Rocco, a palace (palazzo) rich with Tintoretto art. Your tour ends at St. Mark’s Square.

Departure details
  • Campo San Pantalon, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy San Toma is the nearest steamboat stop to reach Campo San Pantalon. The guide will wait near the entrance of the church.
Return details
  • St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20455P60

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
  • To reduce crowd,the number of visitors is limited
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
How much is Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide price starts from ₱1,318.37. Discover and book Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide on Tripadvisor
What is the Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide cancellation policy?
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide?
Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide is hosted by Raphael Tours in Venice. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Raphael Tours in Venice on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20455P60

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo San Pantalon
    Campo San Pantalon, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
    San Toma is the nearest steamboat stop to reach Campo San Pantalon. The guide will wait near the entrance of the church.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Scuola Grande di San Rocco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Casa di Marco Polo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Church of San Pantalon
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Mark's Square
    Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Angel_D1962
Angel_D1962
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Nice and flavourful experience in Venice
Very nice experience, our guide, Maria Paola, made the tour easy going and interesting. We learnt a lot about local
625maarjam
625maarjam
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Tasty and fun
Ana was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the tour, had a lot of fun, ate many tasty foods and gained new
Y4401OVkathyg
Y4401OVkathyg
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Food tour
Our favorite part of the tour was Dennis, the guide. He was wonderful! The food was great, as was the company
N9955TFlisak
N9955TFlisak
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Best tour and guide!
Our guide Denys was wonderful! He was very patient with our small group and went above and beyond to make sure we a
eliezerl848
eliezerl848
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Awesome
Excellent Staff, very accommodating. This was the first thing that I did on Venice. What a great way to start your
887rdf
887rdf
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Great Snapshot of Venetian Cuisine and Life
I had a great time with Maria/Ana (sorry I can't remember!) sampling the tastes of Venice. For a very reasonable pr
Micky S
Micky S
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Great Experience - Do at beginning of Venice vacation
We absolutely loved it, thanks so much. Would highly recommend, but do it at the beginning of your stay in Venice
2832Z
2832Z
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Great way to explore food in Venice
Vanessa was a wonderful guide. Taking us through a network of cafes and bars to taste Venice. A great way to learn
O2636SBcassandrad
O2636SBcassandrad
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Highly recommend, highlight of our trip
Incredible experience, the highlight of our 10 days in Italy! Learned the context of Venitian food and then ate our
slinda882018
slinda882018
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A Little Jewish Ghetto and A Lot of Venetian Food!
Our tour guide, Alice, was good. However, we think there should be better connection between the title, tour and th
206janetd
206janetd
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Nico’s knowledge and passion are inspiring!
It was a joyous delight to tour iconic places after hours. The absence of crowds combined with Nico’s passion, know
H7362OGrobertk
H7362OGrobertk
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Great local food tour and guide.
Great tour with a Great knowledgeable guide. Had some delicious food on the tour and she was very patient with my w
29jasminl
29jasminl
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Highly recommend
Our local guide, Anna, was brilliant. It was special to get a local’s insight into “the Fish” that is Venice. Livin
dannykk2014
dannykk2014
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A taste of Venice.
Vanessa was amazing. Her knowledge and friendliness made for a really engaging tour. Being able to taste traditiona
lerbvan
lerbvan
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Great experience.
Excellent program. Vanessa is fabulous and loaded with great information. All of the food and beverages were lovely
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Anya W
3 contributions
This was the perfect length tour, informative and fun, starting coincidentally right next to a genuine Banksy work of art and a church with beautiful paintings, neither of which were included in the itinerary, but our brilliant guide, Alice, was happy to give us plenty of info on both! She was personable, and knowledgable, eager to answer any questions and navigated us through the back street to avoid the crowds. She told us how the squares are named after the churches and about how the street names have come about. Really interesting and enjoyable tour which my teenagers also enjoyed.
Written 15 August 2022
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Gala M
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Denise is awesome!! We did 9 different tours in Italy this month and this was one of the best ones! We were with a small group so our guide, Denise, was very engaging and able to talk to us individually while we walked. She gave us a great history lesson while also keeping it light and telling us funny facts too. She gave us great recommendations for things to do/places to eat also. I normally have a specific company’s tours I look for in each city so I was a little unsure of which one to book when Venice didn’t have my preferred company. No regrets at all! This was awesome— don’t hesitate to book!
Written 21 September 2022
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Samantha P
1 contribution
The guide, Denise, was really knowledgeable, personable, and fun. She knew a lot about the city and you learn a lot of things outside of common knowledge about Venice. I am traveling solo and would recommend for those traveling solo who have limited time in Venice. It isn’t too long of a tour and you pack a lot of interesting things into a short time. and she can tell you a lot of recommendations on where to get delicious pizza and when to avoid seafood (lol).
Written 21 February 2022
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maha a
2 contributions
Out tour guide Denise was lovely ، very nice and friendly . She was really approachable . The English was very clear . The stories was amazing and her way in showing the facts was interesting . We enjoyed it soo much and i strongly recommend it especially in the first day or two in Venice as its short for 2hours and light and gives you great suggestions and an overview of the city as a whole.
Thanks Denise.
Written 24 September 2022
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Tobias W
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
Against all the odds of a thunderstorm our guide Giovanni took us on a whistle stop tour of central Venice. Going above and beyond by going over the stated duration time and giving us as many recommendations as we could write down for places to eat and things to see. It was evident to see his passion for the history of the city and its culture in every sentence he spoke and site he took us too. After the tour had finished at 10.30pm he even took us for a beer and continued to tell us much as he could about the city.

The next day I tried all of the food he suggested and every bit was as wonderful as described. Can’t recommend my experience enough and was a fantastic way to decide where to go and what to do with the rest of my trip. Thankyou Giovanni!
Written 19 August 2022
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Lisa D
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
The sight seeing tour is a must do. Some of the sites you wouldn't be able to see on your own and the tour guide has vast knowledge of the area. However, at the end of the trip we felt a little bit let down as the tour guide said tourists are taking over the area and its unbearable to live here because of them. The cost of housing and lack of social housing for the tour guide was mentioned also and how costly it is for a local to live in Venice because of tourists. We felt it to be quite cringing as we were all tourists.
Written 21 April 2022
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Blair M
5 contributions
Denise was a wonderful guide. She was excellent and funny with her insightful local knowledge, and taught us many interesting things about venice.

Her tour was an open space for questions, and also an open space to meet others travelling the City. We made friends with our group of 5 and spent the day together sightseeing, eating and drinking.

If you want a great tour experience and good recommendations for food and drink, this is the tour for you!
Written 29 July 2022
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Anthony T
1 contribution
The greatest value in this walking introduction to Venice is its guide: Denise is a Venetian native (one of the few remaining on the island) whose admiration of the island’s old republic and pride in her Venetian heritage shine through in the passion with which she enthusiastically shares her knowledge of Venice’s societal and architectural history.

Despite all the glam of this city, it’s heavy orientation towards tourism has driven out many Venetians from the island whose families have been here for generations. The risk is high of seeing a gilded Venice (much like their famous carnival masks) without seeing the real face of the city. With this tour, Denise offers you the opportunity to look through that gilded mask with Venetian eyes.

A great tour for anyone wanting an introduction to the real Venice that has attracted travellers for centuries (and not the so-called Venice of overpriced shops and tourist traps).
Written 20 December 2022
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Helen O
United Kingdom10 contributions
Excellent tour from Carolina with a snapshot history of Venice in 2 hours, cleverly structured around particular landmarks to help tell the story. Carolina was very relaxed, welcoming and clearly has a wealth of knowledge - also very engaging at each stop. As fellow guides in our own country (though we didn’t tell her, as didn’t want to put her off!) we also appreciated her professionalism and picked up some excellent techniques along the way :)
Some great foodie recommendations too, and we enjoyed chatting between stops to learn more about Carolina’s experiences growing up as a Venetian, and thoughts on more contemporary issues facing the city and country. (We possibly gained more from the tour than others in the group as a result, but that’s just a top tip for other travellers - if you want to get a real insight, get up front and strike up a conversation with the guide!)
Written 7 April 2022
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Jochen K
Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland927 contributions
Great experience, worthwhile doing.
Sure you can walk through Venice on your own, bit you'd miss out on all the cool background info on this unique city
Denise was great and enthusiastic telling us about her home town, and the two hours just passed in a breeze.
An experience at reasonable cost not to be missed.
Written 5 October 2021
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