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Walks of Italy

#11 of 153 Tours in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Address: Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+1 202-684-6916

Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences in Venice, both on land AND...

Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences in Venice, both on land AND on the water! As featured in Rick Steves' guidebooks. Day trips, activities & guided tours in Italy's greatest destinations. Our tours are truly small group (maximum 12) or private, giving you the maximum choice and flexibility for all budgets. Discounts offered for seniors, students & children, so bring the whole family! Unlike other companies, Walks of Italy secures EXCLUSIVE access to sites across Italy, unlocking hidden gems like the private suburban baths in Pompeii, Doge's Secret Passages in Venice, a private Renaissance palace in Florence, the Colosseum's underground & top tier in Rome, and even VIP access to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City—just to name a few! All our guides are hand-picked, English-fluent passionate experts in their local regions. Our company is committed to the principles of sustainability in travel, providing carbon offsets for transfers, patronizing local artisans and farmers, and bringing you off the beaten path away from tourist crowds whenever possible. Walk with us, and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime!

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USD 71.44*
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
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USD 86.83*
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit
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USD 81.33*
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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti

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Absolutely fantastic. Moses made this tour!

I could easily easily go on for hours about this tour , but I won't. Moses was brilliant. His knowledge and tone , pitch was perfect for this job. Astounded us with so many... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I could easily easily go on for hours about this tour , but I won't. Moses was brilliant. His knowledge and tone , pitch was perfect for this job. Astounded us with so many facts and his raw passion for his job, and history was clear. I felt I learnt something about venice and really enjoyed this. It was fairly... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took two tours with Walks of Italy in March 2017. Both were connected to the Ancient Rome, in both of them I had knowledgeable and engaging guides. I also have to say the communication was always outstanding with the company, through email and phone, and that I was shocked but grateful when I showed up to one of my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ciao!! We took this tour in December 2016. To be able to see the St Mark's Basilica after hours with a small group made the experience amazing!! Our guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and gave us information not only about the Basilica but on Venice and St Mark's Square. We will be living in Italy for a while... More 

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour with a guide from Walks of Italy to St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. This was a small group tour, kept small so we could easily get around and interact with the guide. Very informative and I am pleased we did the tour versus go it alone.

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Voorthuizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Marco guided us in a small group of 6 through the St. Marks Basilica, the terrace and Doge's palace. He made jokes and could tell us everything about the places we went. The way he was telling was very interesting and funny, that made the total tour very much fun. The tour took about three hours. Definitely take this tour... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We LOVED our tour and thought our guide (Christina) was just lovely. It was fun how much history was intertwined with the fun tastings. All our kids enjoyed it as well which is never a given for our family! (Kids ages: 19, 17, 15, and 10.) Everyone said this was one of their favorite things we did over our week... More 

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WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you so much for writing this lovely review regarding your Venice Food Tour! We are thrilled to hear your family found the experience to be a tasty highlight of your time in Venice! Our food has always been a big part of our culture in Italy and we love that it has proved to bring all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the after hours basilica tour which turned out to be an amazing choice. Even in winter there are hundreds of people in line all day long. There were 12 of us and we had the entire basilica to ourselves. Incredible! "Moses" the tour guide was spectacular. He was well educated yet engaging and could answer every question. The... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One could not imagine a better way to experience St. Marks's Basilica and our guide Marina added to the wonderful experience in so many ways. A delightful fun spirit who loves her city! We enjoyed everything she shared with us - she is awesome!! Getting to be inside the Basilica... with a handful of others is fantastic... you can see... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We lucked out and had a total of 3 people on the tour - we were there during the off season and that is the best way to see this small island. Moses' was excellent at answering all our crazy questions and providing very interesting tidbits about daily life in Venice along with the historical information. Having a guide with... More 

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Sister and I took full day (Morning and Afternoon) walking tour of Venice. Hosted by Federica Fresch who is a 4th or 5th generation Venetian who lives and raises her family on the island. She was absolutely wonderful, with her explanations of history, architecture, daily life, water, water and water!!!! Her personal experiences added so much to the adventure, especially... More 

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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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