Tours are a fabulous way to explore a city—as long as the guide is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate. Tour Guy guides are all of the aforementioned and more. As a history professor with almost two decades of teaching experience, I know the deepest level of learning occurs when the person conveying the message is enthusiastic and impassioned. Every Tour Guy guide I’ve roamed with has shown a true love for their city’s sites that made sightseeing memorable, fun, and educational. Plus, it’s just cool to spend time with a local!
Venice is a romantic dream of a city! The canals seduce you and there is nothing more romantic than floating past the pastel-colored buildings in a gondola. One shouldn’t go there without taking a Venice gondola tour!
It is a city easy to get lost in…which is part of the charm, but also makes Venice sightseeing a bit tricky. An experienced guide can help you navigate the city and see important sites while learning about the city’s past and its culture.
The following are some of the best Venice tours—they give you easy access to tickets to Basilica San Marco ( St. Mark’s), gondola rides, the Doge’s Palace, the surrounding islands of Murano and Burano, the best Venetian food, and much more. These tours are sure to make your Venice vacation amazing. Check them out!
Ultimate Venice In a Day with Trip to Murano and Burano Islands: St. Mark’s, Doge’s Palace, glassblowing and lace-making demos, and a gondola ride
Venice in a Day Combo Tour with Gondola Ride: Explore St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, and hidden areas of Venice
St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Half-Day Tour with Gondola Ride: Hit up St. Mark’s Square’s most iconic attractions with skip-the-line tickets and an expert guide
Venice Local Evening Food Tour in Cannaregio: Experience the authentic food and wine of Venice with a local foodie tour
Murano and Burano in a Half Day Boat Tour: Easily explore these colorful Venetian islands and see traditional glassblowing and lacemaking
Island Adventure Boat Tour to Mazzorbo, Burano, and Murano: Hop around the Venetian islands to discover glassblowing, colorful houses, and a serene lagoon
Taste of Venice Food Tour in San Marco and San Polo: Discover authentic Venetian flavors as you hop between backstreet bacari enjoying cicchetti and wine
Secret Venice Tour of Dorsoduro District: Get to know the quiet but trendy academic district that has a Banksy mural and cool movie locations
Venice Bacari Hopping Tour in Cannaregio: Spend your evening like a local, visiting hidden bars for spritz and cicchetti with a Venetian guide
These Venice tours are some of my favorites because I love a small group tour—meeting people on vacation is a favorite pastime of my husband and I. The Tour Guy also offers additional Venice private tours. If you’re interested in a private tour, let me know and I’ll get you a link for one of them. There is a base price plus ticket prices for each person, but you will have a special, individualized tour.
Any of these tours will give you a special Venice vacation, so I hope you enjoy them. Buon viaggio!
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