“Well worth the money. Actually better than I thought it would be. The walk took us around Venice showing places we would have missed if we had tried to do it ourselves. Very interesting. The guide was brilliant and knew everything required for the walk. ...Mary E., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
For the first part of the tour, enjoy a walking tour of Venice. Roam around St. Mark's Square and learn about the history behind the walls of its most famous landmarks. Learn about the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace (exterior) and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world.
Then, leave the square and crowds behind to discover the "real Venice." Enter a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys where an enchanting city of meandering canals punctuated by delicate bridges awaits you.
Explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Gothic Palaces and at the "Scuola" di San Marco learn about the famous trade schools of Venice that provided the foundations of the great mercantile empire.
And by looking at the sights, learn how illustrious Venetians, the likes of Marco Polo and others, made this city of stone a vibrant and magical place. See contemporary Venice and find out how it is to live in the most unique city in the world (though not the most practical) before concluding the first part of the tour near the Rialto Bridge.
At mid-afternoon, meet with your guide again for the second part of your tour - the Grand Canal Boat Tour.
During the boat ride, you'll get to see the beautiful and imposing palaces and churches that line the banks of the Grand Canal. Learn about the history of the Grand Canal, how it has developed over the centuries into the most beautiful street in the world.
In this part of the tour, discover the more romantic and intimate minor canals to savor the true essence of Venice.
Apr 01 to Oct 31: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00
May 08 to Jul 16: Mon to Sat at 13:45
Sep 04 to Oct 15: Mon to Sat at 13:45
Apr 01 to Oct 22: Mon to Sat at 16:00 or 17:00 / Sun at 16:30 or 17:30
Oct 23 to Oct 31: Mon-Sat at 14:30
Services of a highly qualified English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Infants will be charged adult rates. If you have an infant 5 years old and below joining the tour, please indicate upon booking so that we may provide a child booster seat.
*From 01 April until 24 October, the time of your boat tour will be assigned by the tour assistant before starting the walking tour.
This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
There is a few hours gap between the walking tour and the boat tour.
Shoulders and knees must be covered at all times to enter St. Mark's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed. Storage areas are also not available.
St. Mark's Basilica may be closed due to ceremonies being held inside the church.
Boats are limited to a maximum of 9 passengers each.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours and 30 minutes
1 hour and 15 minutes