Venice Free Tour
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Discover the monuments, squares and streets on the banks of Venice's romantic canals with this free tour of the historic centre of the city.

Canals of Venice
Discovering Venice on the free walking tour
One of Venice's emblematic canals
St. Mark's Bell Tower
St Mark's Square
Gondolas in Venice's canals
Enjoying the free tour of Venice

Venice Free Tour

The tour meets in front of the entrance to the Gallerie dell'Accademia, in the middle of the Dorsoduro neighbourhood. Let's start our free tour!

During the tour, we'll delve into the history of this beautiful city, which is known by many as the Queen of the Adriatic. We'll stroll through the streets, admire its canals, and look up at the façades of its most symbolic buildings. We'll start which the Teatro de La Fenice, which is one of the most important 'temples of opera' in the world. 

Our next stop will be St Mark's Square. Here, we'll pay close attention to the architectural details on St Mark's Basilica, which dates back to the 12th century. We'll see the bell tower, which is 323 feet high (almost 100 metres), and discuss the different uses of the Doge's Palace, as well as Venice's doges. 

We will continue our guided tour of Venice by walking around the exterior of the Contarini del Bovolo Palace. This stunning building is an unrivalled example of Venetian Gothic architecture, as well as being one of the most fascinating constructions in this Italian city. We'll also stroll along Venice's Grand Canal and admire the palaces and churches that line its banks, including the majestic baroque Basilica of Santa María della Salute.

After 2 hours of walking, we'll finish our tour and say our goodbyes in St Mark's Square.

Groups

It isn't possible to participate in this tour if you are a group of more than 6 people. If you're in a large group, or you'd like an exclusive tour for you, your family and friends, try our private tour of Venice.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide, expert in the history of Venice.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Gallerie dell'Accademia.

St Marks Square

Where does the activity end?

St Marks Square