Free Walking Tours Venice

Venice, the city of bridges, romance, and masks. Built on a series of over 100 islands, this is an impressive tourist destination that one has to see to believe. The place is well known for its gondolas, long boats that sail through Venice’s canals and are ideal for a romantic tour.

Cars and buses are not allowed in the narrow alleys of this floating town, so joining a free walking tour in Venice is perfect to avoid the crowds and get the perfect introduction to Italian culture, history and cuisine!

What are your Free Tour options in Venice?

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Venice?

Venice, the capital of Veneto Region, is a magical floating city whose historical center and surrounding lagoon are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Most of the top-rated tourist attractions can be found along the Grand Canal, the “water highway” around which the old town was built. Kick start your trip in the best possible way joining a Free Tour around Saint Mark’s Square. Along the walk you will see the spectacular St Mark’s Basilica, the Clock Tower, the Campanile and learn about the powerful aristocratic families who forged this magical city.

You will also get the chance to explore the Ducal Palace, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Built in the 9th century, it stands out for its unique 15th-century facade that combines elements of the Gothic, Renaissance and Byzantine styles. You will take unforgettable photos!

On your Free Historical Center Tour of Venice, your local English-speaking guide will also show you the most beautiful, romantic and oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, the Ponte de Rialto. This awe-inspiring 16th-century stone bridge is also a wonderful spot to enjoy the best sunset in Venice!

If you want to experience another face of this immortal city, take a ride on an inexpensive vaporetto and join a Free Tour around the islands of Murano and Burano. Located also in the archipelago of the Venetian lagoon, Murano is world famous for its exquisite Murano glass shops. Burano, however, is a small and idyllic fishing village with picturesque colorful houses.

Did you know that Venice was founded, around the 5th century, because locals were looking for a safe area away from barbarian invasions? Have you heard that the adventurer Casanova, the explorer Marco Polo and the composer Antonio Vivaldi were all born and bred Venetians? Do you know stories about the many haunted abandoned palaces of Venice? Learn all this and many more shocking facts in a fun Free Myths and Legends Tour!

We also recommend joining a local guide for Free Food Tours, Free Tours of Venice by Night and other educational, inexpensive activities.

Book today to get the most out of your visit to Venice!

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!