This exclusive and very small-group walking tour led by a professional and expert history and cultural guide will give you a comprehensive and pleasant introduction to the art, the history and the amazing local food & wine scene of Venice in a fun, informative and tasteful way like no other tour.

After meeting your guide, you will start with a pleasant walk through the enchanting and mysterious cobble-paved alleys streets and bridges (Calli, Ponti, Rughette) to reach the most beautiful sights, admiring the sumptuous palaces and glimpses of eternity, as you discover the grandeur of St. Mark’s Square, a showpiece which beautifully represents the splendor of Venice's past, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St. Mark's Basilica. Also there are the gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace - once seat of the government - the Palace of Justice and its prison, as well as the home of the Doge and the hauntingly Bridge of Sighs. You'll stop at local shops and the traditional "Cicchetti" for tasting local products, refreshments and enjoyment of your soul and palate.

The "gran finale" which combines the souls of this tour and the city itself will be made at the unmissable, iconic Ponte di Rialto over the Grand Canale, where you will learn why the beautiful and daring structure was predicted to fall (but still standing after more than 400 years) and then the tasty conclusion in a special very-local atmosphere enjoying Venetian Cicchetti and italian Aperitivo.  And, to make your Venetian experience even more complete, with a half hour gondola ride for a romantic, special and unexpected views of the city from its founding element, water.

We also offer a slightly different version of this tour that does not include the gondola ride.  For that option, please click this link:  VIP Small Group Art & Food Walking Tour with Aperitivo in Venice

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$129.81
Child Rate
(Ages 4-12):
$90.57
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 3 hours
4:30 pm daily (March through October)
2:30 pm daily (November through February)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 10 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Protocols Updates

  • Currently, all European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums, as well as every indoor bar and restaurant
  • For guests arriving from outside Europe, the following items must be provided for entrance - 1) proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance, and 2) a document of recognition.
  • Those who do not possess the specified documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • The wearing of a face mask is currently mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Italy.

 

Important Notes

  • Because this tour includes a considerable amount of walking, please specify any special need or impaired mobility during the ordering process so your hosts can do their best to accomodate them.
  • You must specify any food allergies or intolerance at the time of ordering.
  • During the ordering process, you must agree to provide specific emailed agreement to the guides' standard Rain Policy and Terms and Conditions, which will be sent to you along with your E-Ticket.
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

Included

  • Guided walking tour
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Small group experience limited to 10 participants
  • Italian apertivo with appetizers
  • Local product tastings
  • Gondola ride

 

Not Included

  • Transportation to or from the tour meeting point in St. Mark's Square
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 10 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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