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Walks of Italy

#11 of 145 Tours in Venice
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Address: Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +1 202-684-6916
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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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Delicious and fun! Take the tour on your first day in Venice if you can!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent 16 days in Italy (Venice-Sorrento-Rome). During this vacation - we took 3 different Walks of Italy Tours (Venice in a Day, The Best of Pompeii, and the Pristine Sistine Vatican Tour). Each tour was wonderful. In Venice - we spent 8 hours become acquainted with the city, learning how to navigate the meandering streets and alleys -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent way to experience Venice and feel less like a typical tourist. The walk through the fish market was something we would not have experienced on our own and the stops along the way for typical food and drink we a great way to have a "sampler plate" of Venetian tastes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barbara was fantastic!!! She was informative, enthusiastic and you could tell she really loved Venice. She started with a brief history of the city which helped us understand the layout of Venice. She showed us great food treats- nerves and horse meat! She made each group member fell special. We loved the wine, the cichetti and lunch. Most of all,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The after hours tour of St. marks was wonderful. It felt like a privilege to be able to be one of only a handful of people to view and explore the basilica after hours. The tour was really in depth and really let us get up close and personnel with all areas of the basilica including the alter and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Venice in a Day tour was a very full day, beginning with the markets near the Rialto Bridge, walking through some of the less travelled neighborhoods, and ending with a gondola ride before lunch. Then after lunch, it continued at St. Mark's Square, into St. Mark's Basilica and Terrace, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs & Prisons.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Mirko was an excellent guide, covering an enormous amount of information, in a way that made it easy to follow and understand. His command of the English language is excellent and his sense of humor made the evening even more enjoyable. Initially, I thought that 3 hours might be too long for me at that time of day, but it... 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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