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Venice: Historic Walking Tour

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Venice, IT
4.5 (19)
Venice, IT
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Experience the enchantment of Venice, the most magical city in the world, on an epic walking tour and self-guided adventure! Explore the maze of canals, bridges, churches, and palaces that make up this artistically constructed Floating City. Marvel at the stunning architecture and learn about the wealth and ambition that shaped Venice. Your ticket includes two self-guided routes in the Vox City App, so you can continue your exploration at your own pace and discover more of Venice's incredible sights. From the iconic Ponte di Rialto to the bustling San Polo square, you'll soak up the beauty and history of this multifaceted city. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the wonders of Venice, and use the Vox City app to unlock even more hidden gems along the way.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Guided Experience & Audio Guided
  • Admire Venice's oldest bridge, Ponte di Rialto
  • Learn about the interesting uses of a historic building
  • Pass by the small Gothic church, Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
  • See one of Venice's four bridges
  • Explore a street with bars, eateries, and shops
  • Historic Venice guided walking tour
  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Russian audio commentary
  • Free Vox City sightseeing app with 2 self-guided walking tours
  • English- Italian or English-Spanish speaking guide
  • Entry to attractions
  • Public transportation tickets

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Introduction

Indulge in the magic of Venice, the most enchanting city in the world, as you embark on a captivating historic walking tour. This unforgettable experience allows you to delve into the intricate tapestry of the Floating City's rich history and architectural wonders. Created by the finest Italian minds during the Renaissance, Venice rises from the Adriatic Sea like a mesmerizing labyrinth of canals, bridges, churches, and palaces. It truly feels like stepping onto the set of a Hollywood movie.

What to expect?

During this immersive tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 120 minutes filled with awe-inspiring attractions. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Ponte di Rialto, the oldest bridge in Venice, and the Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, a small Gothic church with an unusual clock tower. As you meander through the city's winding streets, you'll pass by historical gems like the Ponte delle guglie and the Ghetto Venezia, where the Jewish community once resided. The tour also presents opportunities to marvel at Renaissance architecture, visit the famous St Mark's Basilica, and witness the grandeur of the Doge's Palace.

Who is this for?

This walking tour welcomes all individuals who thirst for knowledge, culture, and the charm of Venice. Whether you are an art enthusiast, history buff, or simply a curious traveler, this experience caters to your desire for exploration and discovery. It is perfect for couples, friends, and families seeking an immersive and educational adventure through the heart of Venice.

Why book this?

Embrace the unique selling points of this tour, as it offers a guided experience accompanied by two self-guided routes on the Vox City App. While your knowledgeable guide reveals the hidden stories behind Venice's mesmerizing landmarks, the app empowers you to continue your adventure at your own pace, enhancing your visit to the Floating City. Immerse yourself in centuries-old art, marvel at architectural masterpieces, and capture unforgettable moments through your camera lens.

Good to know

Keep in mind that the meeting point for this tour is at Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Alternatively, use the Vox City App to track your guide and join the tour. The tour is inclusive of the app, ensuring you have all the necessary resources at your fingertips. Discover the ins and outs of Venice, from its picturesque palaces to its hidden side streets, and unlock the secrets of this extraordinary city.

Reviews

The Venice historic walking tour has captivated the hearts of previous visitors, who have left glowing reviews of their experience. Travelers praise the knowledgeable guides, who breathe life into the city's history and provide valuable insights along the way. The immersive journey through iconic landmarks, such as the Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Basilica, left visitors in awe of Venice's grandeur. Many reviewers commend the Vox City App, as it allowed them to explore further and make the most of their time in the Floating City. Overall, previous participants rave about the tour's ability to bring Venice's rich history to life and recommend it as a must-do experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Ponte di Rialto

(Pass by)

Admire Venice's oldest bridge, which today is one of the cities most recognised monuments

T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

(Pass by)

Learn how this building has had some very interesting uses, including how it was once a customs house under Napoleon

Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

(Pass by)

Pass by this small Gothic church with an unusual clock tower

Ponte degli Scalzi

(Pass by)

See another of Venice's one of four bridges

Lista di Spagna

(Pass by)

This street is home to a number of bars, eateries and shops

Ponte delle guglie

(Pass by)

This historic footbridge is one of two bridges that spans the Cannaregio Canal

Ghetto Ebraico

(Pass by)

Learn how this square is the oldest of the three 'ghettos' where the Jewish community in Venice used to reside

Palazzo Mocenigo

(Pass by)

This museum of fabrics and costumes is home to some valuable 18th century fashion masterpeices

Santa Maria Mater Domini

(Pass by)

Admire the beautiful Renaissance architecture of this catholic church

Chiesa di San Simeon Piccolo

(Pass by)

The San Simeone Piccolo is an eye-catching building thanks to its brightly-coloured dome

Campo San Salvador

(Pass by)

This small but busy street is home to many shops and most importantly the San Salvador Church

Ponte de Chiodo

(Pass by)

This interesting bridge attracts tourists for its interesting structure and the fact it has no handrails!

Grand Canal

(Pass by)

The Grand Canal will surround you for most of the tour, being Venice's largest water-way! It's simply stunning, so bring your camera

Piazza San Marco

(Pass by)

This iconic square is a must-see attraction in Venice, dominated by the spectacular St Mark's Basilica

Saint Mark's Basilica

(Pass by)

Marvel at Venice's iconic cathedral and its stunning exterior that dominates the skyline. If you decide to visit, you will see it's interior is just as incredible

Doge's Palace

(Pass by)

This masterpiece of Gothic architecture is highly important for being the former home of the Doge's residence and the seat of the Venetian government

Torre dell'Orologio

(Pass by)

See this popular renaissance tower and its mechanical clock

Pesaro Palace

(Pass by)

Hear this hotel's fantastic history, as it once served as the Rava Giustiniani palace

Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia - Santuario di Lucia

(Pass by)

Discover how this large 18th-century church is the burial place of Santa Lucia

Barcollo - Venezia Erbaria

(Pass by)

As you stroll through San Polo, take in this bustling square home to many popular eateries and bars

Reviews

(19)

4.5 (19)

Jean_B

Francesco was interesting, well informed and engaging. The tour was a perfect way to start our 5 day stay to get oriented to the city. The rest of our visit was enhanced by our walking tour. We saw such a variety of sites, got so much information that we wouldn’t have gotten from a tour book. Great tour.

Anne_T

Was a nice walking tour that gave insight into Venice life and how some things have worked over the years. Would have liked more history though. At the start the guide said they didn't want to throw a bunch of facts at us but that's what we were there for. It's great as a general overview but not detailed history if that's what you're after. Also want to say the tour company was very responsive and accommodating when we notified them we were going to be late because we got on the wrong ferry (doh!). So as a business I highly recommend, just maybe not this tour specifically for history buffs.

Charlene_A

Missed the tour due to taxi driver had the address and dropped us off at the wrong location (we did not realize this) and told us would be 5 minutes to walk to get the tour. Another 45 minutes later we arrived after the tour started. We spoke to the tour company. Explained what happened with the taxi, and didn't have another tour on Sunday 5/7/23. Offer us Monday 5/7/23 only in Venice for the day. We were leaving the next day to fly home back to Orlando, Florida. The tour company was very nice and very helpful. Told us to contact Viator directly about compensation. Disappointed. Made the best of it.

Gabriella_C

There isn’t anything hidden in the stops that are highlighted on this tour(St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge). You would be better finding a guidebook. There aren’t any legends or mysteries that were shared. The guide was knowledgeable and could spew out dates of the building but the tour was boring and not what I expected based on description.

Hannah_P

This was a great walking tour! There’s no way that we would have discovered all those hidden places away from the center on our own. Our guide was so great at explaining everything. Even my 12 year old enjoyed the tour very much. Highly recommend!!

massimopV8998ZA

What a day! I've spent a weekend in Venice with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed this new concept of guided tour. After 45mins we could jump off to have a quick break and then we jump on to finish our tour. Both guides were fantastic! - I recommend it!

giult2021

This tour is exactly what you need to discover Venice and never get lost with a great local guide. It possible also to do a self guided tour through the typical calle and canals.

Han1303

This is the second Vox City Walks tour that I've done in Italy and I love them! Venice is such a great city to explore on foot, so this walking tour was perfect, and once again our tour guide was fantastic. I also can't recommend the digital guide highly enough, it's so so handy to use in foreign cities.

Katie Jane W

This was such a great tour and we loved the fact that we could leave and join whenever we wanted to! The guides were friendly and there was always one available wherever we were, within half an hour - I think they must be staged that way (very impressive organisation). We were able to track them on our phone just like Uber. If you are in Venice for 2-3 days this is a must - I would thoroughly recommend!

christianef632

I have been to Venice several times but this time thanks to the local guide I got to know places I believe only local people know and went back there in the evening listening to the audio content.would like to repeat soon. Super.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-20 21:24