Private tour

Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

53 reviews

Venice: Private Overview Walking Tour

From US$ 237.34 per group up to 2

This tour is real favorite with the clients and an absolute must for the first time visitor.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces
  • Relax on a 2-hour guided walk away from the tourist crowds
  • Stroll along the narrow streets, to encounter hidden away treasures
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour guided walk away from the main tourist sites and crowds. Make your way through the labyrinth of alleyways towards the famous opera house La Fenice which burned down and has now been rebuilt to its original glory, then a quiet walk towards Palazzo Fortuny once known as Palace of the Orpheans. See the ornate Bovolo spiral staircase (known as ‘of the snail’) tucked away in a tiny courtyard, then onto a view of the Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal, Marco Polo’s house and much more. Take advantage of your expert guides and learn about the Venetian dialect. Hear the history of this enchanting city from your local guides. Discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces and why they were built that way, learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes when the New World was discovered, leaving Venice medieval forever. Strolling along the narrow streets, “calle” to encounter hidden away treasures. Explore the particular difficulties Venice has to face. This tour will leave you knowing so much more about this not so practical but precious city. Upgrade your tour to include an optional relaxing 30-minute gondola ride from the gondola station of Santa Maria del Giglio next to the Gritti Palace Hotel.
  • 2-hour walking tour with qualified local guide
  • External visit of the most popular Venetian sights and hidden corners: the Fenice Theatre, the Bovolo Staircase, and Rialto Bridge
  • Pick-up from a centrally located meeting point
  • 30-minute gondola ride (if option booked)
  • This tour does not include inside visits to museums or attractions.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Saint Mark's Square under the arches of the Correr Museum. How to reach the meeting point: Arriving by boat (Vaporetto): Arriving close to the Saint Marks Square get off the boat (Vaporetto) No:1 or No:2 at the “Vallaresso” boat stop and walk directly down the street “Calle Vallaresso” passing Harrys bar on your right and the Hotel Monaco and Grand canal on your left. When you arrive at the end of the street turn right and walk towards Saint Marks square, before you pass under the arches bear left and then go right under the arches in front of the post office making your way into the square. Here you will find the entrance to the Correr museum and will see our assistant holding an orange umbrella at the entrance to the square. By foot: Make you way into Saint Marks square, the Correr museum is at the opposite side of the church right on the other side of the square under the arches. For your tablet, smartphone or GPS System: Latitude: 45.433636 Longitude: 12.337166

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

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  • Comfortable shoes
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4.9 /5

based on 53 reviews

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We were with our girls (7 & 9 years) for the first time in Venice. The booked private tour with Sergio was a great experience for all of us. During the 2.5 hour walk we got to know many beautiful places and stories away from the big "tourist routes". Thank you for the great afternoon!

October 15, 2021

Had a very nice day in Venice. An absolute highlight was the private city tour with Gentiana. Since we have been to Venice several times, Gentiana had led us to corners that were off the beaten track. Exciting and highly competent, it has brought us closer to the history and life of the city (then and now). Our two teenagers were also full of praise. Thank you so much, Gentiana!

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July 27, 2019

Great trip with fantastic impressions

We have been warmly welcomed. I submitted my wishes in advance via Get your Giude. Our guide took care of all our requests. She had prepared some great highlights. They were great. These were ideas that came from her. They were awesome. You could tell that she loves her city and that made her look great. We got to know beautiful contrasts of Venice. It was like a trip with a friend. It was a great time. Thank you again

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September 24, 2018

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