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Highlights of Venice Free Tour with local guide

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    What to Expect
    This tour is a great way to see Venice’s most famous and historic areas in a short time; the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio will delight you.
    As there are no cars allowed in the city this tour is an outdoor walking tour that will help you to familiarize yourself with the maze of streets and canals that criss-cross this enchanting city. Venice itself is made up of hundreds of small islands and you will visit a number of them, crossing from one to the other via Venice’s numerous, enchanting, little bridges.
    You will meet with your guide in Dorsoduro where you will see the Scuola di San Rocco and the Basilica de Friari, burial place of the famous painter Titian. You then take a stroll across the most famous bridge in Venice, the Rialto, and have a wander around the Rialto District that was formerly the city’s financial and trade centre. You pass on the way Marco Polo’s house where Italy’s most famous explorer was born.
    After crossing the Campo San Bartolomeo you come to one of the city’s most beautiful monuments, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, the resting place of many of the doges, past leaders of Venice. You then enter the famous San Marco Square and the tour ends in front of the Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace.
    The guide will give you lots of ideas as to how to spend the rest of your time in Venice, where to sample some of the local delicacies and answer any other questions you may have. A wonderful and informative way to spend your first 2 hours in Venice!
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Fred provided a very interesting and interactive tour of some of Venice’s lesser known areas and a full history of the city and region. Thanks.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Richard H
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was the first of the free tours that we took on our trip to Italy. They were all great! I found that they took me to lots of places that were not the typical tourist stops, so it made it worthwhile to add this...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Terry B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Disappointingly the tour leader did not turn up and the mobile number was not contactable.We waited for up to an hour but to no avail.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Carole L
    Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

    This was my favorite thing to do in Venice. Walking around in Venice is really an amazing experience, and Denise is an awesome tour guide and made our time in Venice worthwhile. Can’t recommend this enough, it is so worth it!

    2  Thank ireyhanoglu
    Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

    Denise was our tour guide and she was funny and insightful. She made sure we are all together and we can hear her. We were newlyweds and she kinds put us on the spot all the time over the other people which wasn't nice but...More

    3  Thank Mia_Rileyy
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