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Walks of Italy

#11 of 152 Tours in Venice
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Address: Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences in Venice, both on land AND...

Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences in Venice, both on land AND on the water! As featured in Rick Steves' guidebooks. Day trips, activities & guided tours in Italy's greatest destinations. Our tours are truly small group (maximum 12) or private, giving you the maximum choice and flexibility for all budgets. Discounts offered for seniors, students & children, so bring the whole family! Unlike other companies, Walks of Italy secures EXCLUSIVE access to sites across Italy, unlocking hidden gems like the private suburban baths in Pompeii, Doge's Secret Passages in Venice, a private Renaissance palace in Florence, the Colosseum's underground & top tier in Rome, and even VIP access to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City—just to name a few! All our guides are hand-picked, English-fluent passionate experts in their local regions. Our company is committed to the principles of sustainability in travel, providing carbon offsets for transfers, patronizing local artisans and farmers, and bringing you off the beaten path away from tourist crowds whenever possible. Walk with us, and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime!

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US$63.44*
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Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace
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US$79.56*
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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
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US$84.94*
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St Mark's Basilica After-Hours Tour with Optional Doge's Palace Visit

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Tourguide Marco

Marco guided us in a small group of 6 through the St. Marks Basilica, the terrace and Doge's palace. He made jokes and could tell us everything about the places we went. The way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Voorthuizen, The Netherlands
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Voorthuizen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Marco guided us in a small group of 6 through the St. Marks Basilica, the terrace and Doge's palace. He made jokes and could tell us everything about the places we went. The way he was telling was very interesting and funny, that made the total tour very much fun. The tour took about three hours. Definitely take this tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We LOVED our tour and thought our guide (Christina) was just lovely. It was fun how much history was intertwined with the fun tastings. All our kids enjoyed it as well which is never a given for our family! (Kids ages: 19, 17, 15, and 10.) Everyone said this was one of their favorite things we did over our week... More 

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WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you so much for writing this lovely review regarding your Venice Food Tour! We are thrilled to hear your family found the experience to be a tasty highlight of your time in Venice! Our food has always been a big part of our culture in Italy and we love that it has proved to bring all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the after hours basilica tour which turned out to be an amazing choice. Even in winter there are hundreds of people in line all day long. There were 12 of us and we had the entire basilica to ourselves. Incredible! "Moses" the tour guide was spectacular. He was well educated yet engaging and could answer every question. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

One could not imagine a better way to experience St. Marks's Basilica and our guide Marina added to the wonderful experience in so many ways. A delightful fun spirit who loves her city! We enjoyed everything she shared with us - she is awesome!! Getting to be inside the Basilica... with a handful of others is fantastic... you can see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We lucked out and had a total of 3 people on the tour - we were there during the off season and that is the best way to see this small island. Moses' was excellent at answering all our crazy questions and providing very interesting tidbits about daily life in Venice along with the historical information. Having a guide with... More 

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Sister and I took full day (Morning and Afternoon) walking tour of Venice. Hosted by Federica Fresch who is a 4th or 5th generation Venetian who lives and raises her family on the island. She was absolutely wonderful, with her explanations of history, architecture, daily life, water, water and water!!!! Her personal experiences added so much to the adventure, especially... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I took the Venice Food Tour with a friend while visiting Venice, and it was the highlight of our three-day stay in the city. Our guide, Christina, was lovely and extremely knowledgeable about Venice's history and its food. The food and drinks that we enjoyed at each stop were delicious and authentic. The walk around the city helped us understand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We really enjoyed this tour! It is amazing to walk into this beautiful basilica after all other guests have left. There are a few tours that begin at the same time, but it is much less crowded than during the day- promise! Once we walked into the main part of the basilica, the lights were off and we were asked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The host Natalie.. Was the best.. She explained stuff beautifully & basilica is a treat to the eyes after hours! It looked divine! A must take tour..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Roberta was our guide for the Venice food tour Rialto market. She did a fantastic job and the tour was a highlight of the trip. We enjoyed strolling through the food market and learning about the different food items. Roberta's insight on how Venetians eat and shop was both informative and interesting. The stops for a glass of wine and... More 

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WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this review

Dear Julie F, Thank you for posting such an enthusiastic account of your experience on our Venice Food tour with Roberta. We are thrilled to read you appreciated both the selection of tasting offered as much as your guide's insight on true Venetian cuisine and traditions. We wish you all the best on your future travels and hope they will... More 

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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