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Free Tour Venice

#15 of 151 Tours in Venice
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San Marco
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Address: 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 345 901 8639
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historically, the first free tour in Venice. With the best guides with open...

Historically, the first free tour in Venice. With the best guides with open hearts who are willing to show you the real city and give you great tips about where to go and what to see. It's probably the best welcoming tour in the city.

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Exactly what we needed!

Elizabetta was an amazing guide! Such an awesome historical tour with all the best suggestions for what to check out on your trip, as well as the easiest way to access the city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elizabetta was an amazing guide! Such an awesome historical tour with all the best suggestions for what to check out on your trip, as well as the easiest way to access the city. Definitely hit this up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We joined the afternoon tour with Elizabeta after a very early morning flight. Despite being tired Elizabeta managed to captivate us with her fascinating stories about Venice. She is obviously very proud of the city. As we presume that the free tour guides are fueled by tips we were surprised that no mention of any payment was mentioned during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was well above my expectations given we hadn't done a walking tour before. The guide was great (Elizaberta), she was very quite good at captivating us with her stories. I felt like we got a really interesting insight into Venice that a lot of people miss out on. Super rewarding experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have both come back from our morning Venice free walking tour in English. Andrea was our guide, he was amazing and so knowledgable about so many aspects of Venice. We did the walking tour in heavy rain but that did not interfere with our enjoyment of the tour. We learnt about the building of Venice, all the islands within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to be sure you go on the tour we went on you will find it online at Venice Free Tour. It is the tour that meets at Campo Santo Stefano. This is a fabulous tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable! After visiting Santo Stefano square this tour took us across the Academia bridge (great views) and into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shannon (our guide) was great. Full of interesting facts and very knowledgeable when answering questions. Would definitely recommend. Enjoy the wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no downside to the free tour. The guides are great, young and attentive, and willing to customize to your interests. They give insider info, not just historic sights. Our guide Lara was great with our kids too and led us to many sights (and tastes!) we would have missed otherwise. The best way to get oriented in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Don't miss this if you are in Venice. It is essential! You can't really understand the city until you hear about it from guides. Sorry I can't remember my guides name but he had blonde hair...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best way to visit the city and discover how the city was built, the history of the city and a bit about art. They will provide a lot of advice on the place to visit and where you can have the best view. Amazing experience....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we did the tour with fabian and it was great. Nice explanations about venice and helps to discover non tourist nars and restaurants

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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