Best walking tour of Venice: main sights & secret spots known only by the locals

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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You will see the main Venetian sights: Piazza San Marco and San Polo, the old Rialto Bridge, depicted on thousands of postcards, Bridge of Sighs, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Our guide will tell you the story of the foundation of the city, reveal the secrets of building of the palaces and will make you fall in love with Venice forever.

Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Venice.
The tour is intended for those who are in Venice for the first time and want to see its most famous places. You will walk along the picturesque streets, feel the unusual Venetian spirit, hear interesting legends and learn the history of the founding of the city on the water.

During the tour, you will also learn many interesting facts about gondolas, and finally, we will visit osteria and taste the variety of “chikketi” (traditional Venetian snacks).

What's Included

All fees and taxes


Professional licensed guide

What's Not Included


Entrance tickets

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, usually just called the Frari, is a church located in the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district of Venice, Italy. One of the most prominent churches in the city, it has the status of a minor basilica. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The imposing edifice is built of brick, and is one of the city's three notable churches still mostly retaining their Venetian Gothic appearance. In common with many Franciscan churches, the exterior is rather plain, even on the front facade. The interior is notable for many very grand wall monuments to distinguished Venetians buried in the church, including a number of Doges and the painter Titian. Many of these are important works in the history of Venetian sculpture, and the many paintings include two large and important altarpieces by Titian, the Assumption of the Virgin on the high altar and the Pesaro Madonna.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ponte dei Sospiri
The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri, Venetian: Ponte de i Sospiri) is a bridge in Venice, Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campo San Polo
The Campo San Polo is the largest campo in Venice, Italy, the second largest Venetian public square after the Piazza San Marco. It is located in the Sestiere San Polo. Originally dedicated to grazing and agriculture, in 1493 it was entirely paved, a well being placed in the middle.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco often known in English as St Mark's Square is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza ("the Square"). All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called campi ("fields"). The Piazzetta ("little Piazza/Square") is an extension of the Piazza towards San Marco basin in its southeast corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political center of Venice.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Connecting the sestieri (districts) of San Marco and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in 1173, and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia
The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is a confraternity building located in the San Polo sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. Founded in the 13th century by a group of flagellants it was later to become one of the five Scuole Grandi of Venice. These organizations provided a variety of charitable functions in the city as well as becoming patrons of the arts. The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is notable for housing a relic of the true cross and for the series of paintings, it commissioned from a number of famous Venetian artists depicting Miracles of the Holy Cross. No longer in the school, these came into public ownership during the Napoleonic era and are now housed in the Gallerie dell'Accademia.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Great tour for hidden gems
edriepfeiffer, 16-05-2022
Lucia was a wonderful tour guide. She made sure that the pace matched our group. She explained everything clearly. She even found us a place to go for lunch after the tour. Lucia really went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had a great tour.

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