Essential Free Tour Venice

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Essential Free Tour Venice

  • Stroll through a uniquely romantic city under the shadow of stately Renaissance palaces.
  • Take unforgettable pictures crossing elegant bridges over picturesque canals.
  • Discover the intriguing lives of geniuses who changed the world, such as Marco Polo, Casanova, Tintoretto or Vivaldi.
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Tour Features

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Basilica di San Marco

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Piazza San Marco

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Palazzo Ducale

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Grand Canal

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La Fenice

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Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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San Giorgio Maggiore

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Latest reviews

David was a wonderful host and his extensive knowledge of Venice, made the tour informative. Lots of unknown anecdotes delivered with plenty òf humour. I would thoroughly recommend this for any first time or repeat visitor to Venice. Worth every €. Only small niggle was that 2hours in 30 ddgree heat and not once were we led to water.
David was knowledgeable, attentive and funny, giving us an incredible perspective on Venice that was not just priceless in and of itself but enhanced the rest of our stay. Do not hesitate!
Chico muy major y buena perspectiva de la ciudad.nos ha enseñado mucho sobre la historia de la ciudad
El tour ha sido interesante por la historia y descripción que iba realizando el guía pero insístanos que el grupo era excesivo (60 personas aproximadamente) lo que restaba un poco de poder atender las explicaciones. Un grupo menor de hasta 25 sería lo ideal. Por lo demás lo recomiendo
Muy bueno el guía David. Aunque el grupo demasiado numeroso.
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From grand palaces to narrow alleys, a treasure trove of spectacular artistic gems awaits among the luminous canals of Venice. This is a walking city where all types of automobiles are forbidden! So, come and join the most comprehensive Essential Free Tour of Venice and take a stroll with an expert local guide through bridges and alleys to discover all the best landmarks. Your guide will provide entertaining historical explanations and guests will have time to pause and take great selfies and group photos. Most of the top-rated tourist attractions can be found along the Grand Canal, the “water highway” around which the old town was built. Guests on the tour will be amazed by the centuries-old palaces which stand on both sides of the water.

While you admire the Grand Canal, your guide will also show you the most beautiful, romantic and oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, the Ponte di Rialto. This awe-inspiring 16th-century stone bridge is also a wonderful spot to enjoy the best sunset in Venice! Not far from this area is the formidable Piazza San Marco, a sight you’ll recognize from many romantic films and series. Standing on this world-famous landmark, your guide on the Essential Free Tour of Venice will provide an introduction to the foundation of this unique city and the reasons for its unusual urbanism. They will also share shocking facts and anecdotes about the powerful aristocratic families who forged this magical city.

Guests on the tour never fail to feel impressed as they stroll under the golden tesserae of mosaics that adorn the entrance to the Basilica di San Marco, and walk among the white columns of the serene Palazzo Ducale, the pinnacle of Byzantine Italian architecture. Built in the 9th century, this palace stands out for its unique 15th-century facade that combines elements of the Gothic, Renaissance and Byzantine styles. While visiting these and many more wonders you will also hear about the adventurer Casanova, the explorer Marco Polo and the composer Antonio Vivaldi, all born and bred Venetians! Come and book the best free walking tour in Venice to avoid the crowds and get the perfect introduction to Italian culture, history and cuisine!

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