Venice walking tour : explore Saint Marc to Rialto on foot
From St. Mark’s square we will follow the maze of calli and campielli and discover amazing views in the heart of Venice. Follow the guide and explore the magic world of the venetians.
WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?
- A walking tour is the best way to discover Venice ! Don’t forget your camera !
- Passionate and knowledgeable local guides who truly convey their love for the real Venice and its people.
- 3 different departure times per day !
The best way to visit some of the must see in Venice is surely by foot! Then, why not take advantage of the opportunity to join one of our walking tours of Venice with one of our local guides?
Discover the many stories related to its monuments, some of which are among the most famous in the world, while others are hidden gems which not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
Venice walking tour : dive in the venetian world
Immerse yourself in the Venetian atmosphere, experience the local life along its narrow alleys and peaceful canals while learning of the city on the water’s traditions and anecdotes. Discover Venice and the story of its most famous monuments with our knowledgeable guides. They are experts who will passionately make you feel the charm of the history of the amazing city you are staying in.
This visit is a shared walking tour with live commentary from a guide in both italian and english. Other languages are available by audio guide.
Historical guided tour of Venice : The best points of interest
The starting point of the tour is Saint Marc square (Piazza San Marco). Learn about the history and legends linked to the most beautiful square in the world! You will admire there among other buildings :
- the Doge’s Palace (the Palazzo Ducale),
- the St.Mark’s Basilica (Basilica San Marco),
- the Clock-tower (Torre dell’orologio),
- the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri).
Then you will enter in the labyrinth of “calli” (venetian narrow streets) and discover some of the most important historical landmark such as :
- Campo Santa Maria Formosa;
- the Marco Polo‘s House;
- the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo (known as the Venetian Pantheon),
- the famous “Mercerie” (shopping street).
The last point (but not the least) is Rialto Bridge with its traditional markets and San Giacometto Church.
The Rialto area was the main commercial center of Venice Republic where merchants from all over the world, traded exotic goods.
Venice walking tour : all you need to know
The duration of the tour is 2h. You can pick your time of departure : 10AM, 12PM, 2PM
This is an outdoor tour. We advise you to dress according to the weather !
Meeting Point : Calle Larga Ascensione
Ending Point : San Marco area
Feel free to contact us if you would like to have additional information about this walking tour !
If your are interested in visiting other areas, for example the Northern part of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto and the islands of Murano, we offer many other interesting tours. Please keep reading through our website and you will find many options.
In case you can not find what you are looking for or are still unsure on which tour is best for you, please contact us. It will be our great pleasure to assist you, we can even organise a completely tailor made tour just for you based on your interests and requirements!
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- Accessible with public transport
20 € per person
Free under 6 years old
Please refer to the booking calendar
Included / Excluded
Shared walking tour with live commentaries
Please note that this tour does not include entrance to main sites. Being a walking tour, it will completely take place outside hence only external comments of the various sites will be provided.
For cancellations up to 24 hours before the start a cancellation fee of 20% on the tariff will apply.
There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW or cancellation in the 24 hours before the experience starts.
The tour will be held in case of rain as well, whereas in case of exceptional high tide it could be cancelled and therefore completely reimbursed.
Other practical information
Please, be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time
Meeting Point EN
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