Guided tour

Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venice: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 31.11 per person

Starting in Saint Mark’s Square, this atmospheric walking tour will then whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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German, Spanish, English, French


  • Embark on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Saint Mark's Square and the Castello area
  • Escape the crowds by visiting an atmospheric, residential part of the city
  • Be led by a fully qualified local guide and live audio commentary
  • Discover hidden campi and churches in the less crowed area behind San Marco
Full description
Starting in St. Mark’s Square, this atmospheric walking tour will whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area. A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture and life in present day Venice. The tour will start with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, Renaissance clock tower. Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys known as calli, its many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares called campi. Discover campo Santa Maria Formosa and campo San Giovanni & Paolo, with its stunning Basilica, where the doges of Venice were buried. At the end of your walking tour, come back with your local guide in San Marco's square passing through the Mercerie, the shopping connection street between Rialto and San Marco.
  • Guided tour of the area between St. Mark's Square and Castello
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • This tour will not include access to museums or attractions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Calle larga de l’Ascension 1256 - 30124 next to the post office San Marco (opposite side of the Saint Marks Basilica). Look for the yellow sign "Meeting point" on the wooden kiosk

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is an external walking tour only
  • Check-in will be 15 minutes prior to the booked tour starting time
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes
  • The walking tour will take place rain or shine
  • Children are free up to 5 years, from 6 they pay the full ticket (ID required)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 73 reviews

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We did the walking tour in Venice. The booking in the app worked great, the meeting point was well described. The audio equipment used is not of the best quality and there are earphones for one ear only. The tour guide was funny but could have said more since we were back after 80 minutes. Costs 29 euros per person. I found it a bit too expensive but lack of offers and then Venice... we have a great time here.

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June 13, 2022

The city guide Elisabeth was excellent, my husband and I learned a lot of new things about our existing knowledge and this was explained in an uncomplicated way by Mrs. Elisabeth. The problem for my husband and I was unfortunately the earplugs from the audio guide system, which didn't fit us. Unfortunately, they kept slipping and we tried to reattach them. Unfortunately, it brings stress. Otherwise it was great!

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May 14, 2022

The guided tour through Venice was very exciting and interesting, and at 1.5 hours just right. Our tour guide skillfully guided us (everything via microphone) through the narrow streets and many sights of Venice with lots of great stories and interesting facts about Venice.

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 132777