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Venice: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

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Venice: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

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See the main sights and hidden attractions of Venice at your own pace on an innovative self-guided walking tour by app with audio guide. Explore the historic Rialto, Canareggio, Castello and Santa Croce districts as often as you like.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian


  • Explore Venice at your own pace and as often as you like
  • Discover the Rialto, Canareggio, Castello and Santa Croce districts without getting lost
  • See the most romantic corners of Venice as you listen to over 200 audio commentaries on your device map
Full description
Learn the secret history of Venice at your own pace on a self-guided tour of the most historic areas. Download the app to your mobile device and use the provided map and itinerary to find sights known only to locals at a time to suit you. Listen to the fascinating commentary as you see where the old warships were built in the dockyards of the Arsenale in the Castello sestiere (district). Discover Europe's first Jewish Ghetto and marvel at masterpieces of art and architecture, such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Renaissance church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in the Cannaregio district. Admire the famous monuments of St. Mark's Square, including the former seat of power at the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine facade of St. Mark's Basilica. Walk through the historic Rialto district to see the beautiful Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Explore the historic Santa Croce area around Piazzale Roma and more.
  • Mobile app with audioguide of Palazzo Ducale, Basilica of San Marco, Canal Grande and of the whole Venice, with more than 200 commentaries recorded by professional actors
  • Detailed map of the city on the mobile app
  • Doge's Palace and Basilica audio guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Public boat tickets
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Audio device and earphones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Venice Tours Assistance Point is in St. Mark's Square, Calle Larga Ascensione #1257. The Assistance Point is the big grey newsstand between the Fendi boutique and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) with a sign "VENICE TOURS – ASSISTANCE POINT". With Piazza San Marco and the arches of Museo Correr at your back and the Poste Italiane (Post Office) in front of you, you will find the Venice Tours Assistance Point at the big grey newsstand (with many souvenir and newspapers) on your left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  You can use the app at anytime of the day and night, and as many times as you like
  •  At every water bus stop, you can buy a daily boat ticket (€ 20) to create your personal hop on and hop off tour
  •  There is no data usage with this app as it runs on GPS only
  • You will download the app at the meeting point. It is possible to use the local partner's wi-fi to download the app
  • In addition to a map and audio narration about the city’s highlights, the app includes text descriptions under pictures of the attractions
  • The mobile app is supported by the following systems:
  • Apple: from IOS 8; iphone, ipad and ipod touch
  • Android: from the 4.1 version system
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

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The documents were easy to obtain and well described. There could have been some help with the operation, it took a while to understand the principle. Too many stations were with no text - a little more background information would be nice. All in all: well worth the price and a good basis for a day in Venice!

September 29, 2021


Apart from a difficulty of getting started, the activity is great especially since it lasts even beyond the reserved day and so we can have time to complete the 5 courses prepared in the audioguide Comments are interresting and varied courses. Too bad there is not for the islands ....

October 19, 2018

Nice route, but relatively little information in the audio guide

July 30, 2021

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