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Venice city walking tour

Free cancellation
Validity: Flexible
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Explore Venice with a guided walking tour

Take advantage of complimentary self-guided audio tours whenever you wish

Explore across different routes with over 100 famous sights to enjoy along the way

What to expect

Discover Venice, the most magical city in the world, with our tour. Enjoy a flexible experience with our pass and explore the city at your own pace with the included Vox City app. Out of all the cities in the world, Venice undoubtedly holds the most magic. Rising dramatically from the Adriatic Sea to form a maze of canals, bridges, churches, and palaces, it seems so artistically constructed that it must be a Hollywood movie set. Join our guided Venice walking tours to discover how the wealth and ambition of these influential people shaped this distinguished city. From the most pictured palaces to the most discreet side streets, our tours show you all sides of this multifaceted city.

Start your Venetian voyage with The Heart of the Serenissima guided walking tour, which leads you around San Marco, the heart of the Floating City. We begin by strolling along the Riva degli Schiavoni, historically the centre of international shipping and slave trade in Venice. Today, it is a peaceful restaurant-lined waterfront with dreamy views of Bacino di San Marco. We then turn left into the narrow passages and canals of Venezia, passing the Scuola Grande di San Marco which Ruskin once called ‘the most refined building in Venice’.

As we find our way through sunrise-hued terraces, hidden piazzas, and over-ornate miniature bridges, our guides tell tales of religion, warfare, and aristocracy that shaped the Venice we see today. Along the way, we stop by Marco Polo’s home, the magnificent Rialto Bridge, and Mercerie, one of Venice’s finest shopping streets. The tour completes in Venice’s palatial St Mark's Square, where we discover its most revered buildings like Ducal Palace, the Clock Tower, St Mark's Basilica, and the Correr Museum.

After stopping for a coffee in San Marco, having completed our tour along Venice’s main tourist trail, you can explore at your own pace the Cannaregio and San Polo neighbourhoods with the Vox City App. The two neighbourhoods are separated by the Grand Canal, Venice’s main waterway, where we will discover some of the fanciest buildings in The Floating City, including the Noble Palaces, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, and Casino di Venice.

However, our tour is all about seeing the more authentic side of Venice, so in between the impressive buildings, we discover quiet campos and quaint calles that make Venice so quintessentially… Venetian. There are still 2 self-guided tours you can follow throughout the city using the Voy City app and at your own pace. Walk along the Grand Canal in an epic self-guided tour where you will be able to discover in depth emblematic landmarks like the Rialto Bridge and the Grimani Palace, whilst listening to the stories of the iconic Gondolieri. Meanwhile, in the Cannaregio self-guided tour you will discover one of the most hidden neighbourhoods in Venice, where the ancient Jewish ghetto used to stand.

So, after witnessing the Floating City’s unimaginable beauty with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more delightful walking routes in and around Venice from Murano to Burano.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

Historic Venice guided walking tour

Unlimited access to the self-guided mobile city guide

Multilingual audio commentary

What’s not included

Audio or mobile device

Headphones

Entry to attractions

Location

Campo San Gallo, Sotoportego del Cavalletto, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Meeting point:

Your ticket includes the Vox City App. Download it on the Play or Apple store and use it to track the guides and join the tours. Alternatively, please find your guide at the main meeting point Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Download the Vox City App in the Play Store or Apple Store and scan the QR code on your voucher to download the map
  • Operating Hours: 09h30 to 16h30
  • Departure times for each tour are available in your included Vox City App. Use it to track your guides and book your tours
  • Tours run daily
  • Audio commentary for the self-guided walking tours is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish