A 2.5 hour walking tour through the grandiose piazzas, enchanting canals and secret walkways with an insider Venetian guide – the best way to experience the heart of Venice!


  • The best way to get oriented in Venice with a local insider
  • Visit the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square
  • Learn about modern Venetian life and authentic traditions


Meet your guide by Santa Lucia train station and set off to discover the magic of Venice with a native. Learn about how Venetians live in this island city of canals: their unique lifestyle, the most authentic areas frequented by locals, the typical food and wine that are celebrated here. Admire the most captivating quarters of Venice as you stroll along the picturesque “calli”- tiny and fascinating passageways that form an intricate labyrinth.

Marvel at the Gondoliers as they navigate along the canals making their way to the famous Rialto area. Here you’ll get a glimpse of the bustling local market and economic center of Venice dating back to medieval times when merchants traveled to the Rialto Market from all over the world to exchange spices, fabrics, salt and gold. View the historic Saint Erasmus fruit and fish market before moving on to the Rialto Bridge, the very first bridge built over the Grand Canal (and not without criticism)!

Cameras ready! The Grand Canal is one of the most photographed places in all of Italy. Gorgeous Venetian palazzi decorate this canal that divides Venice into two halves. Proceed through the “Sestieri” neighborhood towards the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco, the stunning square that is home to both St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s palace. Listen as your guide shares the stories and legends of Venetian art and architecture while basking the glory of Italy’s most famous piazza.


  • Guided walking tour of historic Venice
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Small group – maximum 10 participants


  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras
  • Visit inside St. Mark’s Basilica

Know before you book

  • Tour departs rain or shine
  • You will meet your guide on site
  • Due to the route covered and/or the means of transportation used, it is not possible to participate in this tour using a wheelchair, scooter, or other aid. Please contact us to inquire about customized tour options for guests with mobility challenges

Know before you go

  • Bring a hat and sunblock during summer months
  • Bring water to drink
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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