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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide provided by Raphael Tours in Venice

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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Tour snapshot
Explore with a local guide to get insider tips and info about Venice
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • The tour is in English language only the private option can be done in English, Spanish and German
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • English Speaking Local Guide
  • The tour is in English language only the private option can be done in English, Spanish and German
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Sep. 2020
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 travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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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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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Blair M
4 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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Helen O
United Kingdom8 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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Lisa D
1 contribution
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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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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Ellie S
1 contribution
It was a nice little tour of the centre of Venice. Our guide was nice but sometimes we rushed past typical tourist spots in favour of shortcuts to avoid crowds, for example we ran over the Rialto bridge when I would've paused for a photo. It was great to get some context on the places we walked past, as just wandering the city you may have seen the same things but had none of the rich history that the guide gave a glimpse into.
Written 26 April 2022
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Brigit v
3 contributions
Denise is a fun and very knowledgeable guide. She gave us a good impression of the city and its people. The meeting point is a bit out of the way, so make sure you head off on time for the tour! We were a group of 12, which was great.Denise led us through nice ‘campos’ and small alley ways, with a story on every corner. She obviously knows a lot about Venice and loves her home city. We enjoyed the tour and would certainly recommend taking it for first-time visitors to this wonderful city.
Written 30 April 2022
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des365
South East England, UK2 contributions
Denise was an outstanding guide on Tuesday 22nd March. So friendly, funny and lively.

She is born and bred in Venice, knows her city inside out and is justifiably very proud of it.

This was my and Roses first morning in Venice and it couldn’t have started better. By lunchtime we had been whisked around back alleys, seen sights we would never have otherwise seen and felt really comfortable in the city. Thanks very much Denise!
Written 29 March 2022
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Jim O
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
Very professional tour recommended at beginning of trip to Venice. The tour was well paced, conducted by local guide Carolina “Carol” who was so knowledgable with excellent English. Strolling through your je city the tour was well paced and provided insights and visited many of Venice’s most famous treasures. An excellent way to orient orient yourself to the city
Written 19 October 2021
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Greg9313
Metz, France24 contributions
Family
Even though several tour guides at the meeting place for the tour could not find my reservation, Caroline of Raphael Tours assured me that it will all be straightened out. In a few minutes our group followed her into the history journey. Caroline is a wonderful guide. She kept the group's attention, addressed the questions with lots of knowledge and kept us drawn to her commentaries throughout the tour. Bravo, Caroline!
Written 13 August 2020
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kathryn P
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A great experience!
Sylvia was a great guide. She spoke to us about the history of Venice and what locals eat and how they eat. She poi
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Great unique food. Friendly informative guide.
Did a great job teaching about Venice and the food traditions. Food was amazing! Go out on a limb and try some of t
Astrs73
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Street food tour brilliant
Brilliant experience our guide Sylvia was good fun,very knowledgeable and her English was exceptional. The history
justindF1515UY
justindF1515UY
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Average. Bad Recommendation
Food tour was average. Was only taken to 4/5 spots with 3 of them being the same type of food/selection. Did not go
LLMB1960
LLMB1960
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Best tour ever
This was the best tour I've ever taken. Silvia was Soo amazing. She knew so many subjects in-depth and made sure th
rjwilkinson07
rjwilkinson07
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Tour operator didn't turn up
Our tour operator did not show, there was two separate groups of us on different bookings and the tour operator did
William A
William A
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Wonderful tour of Venetian street food
Wonderful tour of Venetian street food, baked sweets, cicchetti, gelato and also learned some history with guide Va
MJSARL
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Off the Beaten Path
We really enjoyed our food tour and seeing places we would never have found on our own! Oldest place was where they
Mel M
Mel M
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The Jewish Ghetto tour of Venice which does not match the description provided
The tour is advertised as a two hour walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto with a guide who will lead you through the s
christiand556
christiand556
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Memorable!!!
Wonderful tour! Amazing experience! The guide was excellent and the food delicious! I will recommend it to all my f
Y7252XEmaxs
Y7252XEmaxs
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Venice .. eat like local .
Maria Paola was our guide and she was amazing! We sampled many different foods in the neighborhood we toured and en
mollycrouch4
mollycrouch4
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Great Experience!!
We did this tour on the day we arrived in Italy and it was fantastic! Thanks, Anna for the incredible history, food
MickiDoodle
MickiDoodle
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Mislabeled tour
If you are expecting a Jewish history tour about the ghetto, this is not your tour. If you keep Kosher, this is not
cindeeh2018
cindeeh2018
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So much to see and learn in Venice
We had a wonderful day in Venice! Having our knowledgeable guide, Michela, to explain the history and government w
LisaDLovesToTravel
LisaDLovesToTravel
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Must do food your!
I would give it a 10! Sylvia was so great! We had so much fun! So much good food! We would never have tried all of
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