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Experience the canals and walkways of romantic Venice with a friendly local guide.

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Welcome to the glorious, incomparable city of Venice, Italy. With its grand marble palaces and churches seeming to float atop the city's many canals, and boasting the world's most artistic masterpieces per square mile, this city will amaze you.

Take a private Venice tour and see the city's famous sights and utterly charming neighbourhoods with a friendly local guide.

Hop on a gondola, or do as the locals do and take a Vaporetto (water-bus) along Venice's fabled Grand Canal. Your guide will point out the architectural wonders as you glide along, from the Rialto Bridge to Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Make sure to go inside the Basilica di San Marco, one of the most spectacular houses of worship in the world. Spend an afternoon in the elegant Dorsudoro District, where you can gaze at the works of the Venetian Old Masters in the venerable Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Your guide is happy to tailor a private Venice tour that suits your unique interests in this beautiful city.
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
If the nature of the tour is that the guide is 'interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of an area', Italy requires the guide have a guiding license. A person giving tours such as the 'best nightlife spots', 'shopping and fashion tour' or 'restaurant tour' for example, does not require a license. This definition follows the European standard for tour guiding (CEN).

To become a Licensed Tourist Guide, candidates must pass an examination given by the local public tourist authorities to assess and test their knowledge of the area in terms of its history and geography, its art and architecture, its museums and art galleries, churches, its environs and cultural features. As part of the requirements, candidates must also prove their knowledge of each foreign language they applied for with oral and written tests. report error

All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.

Venice Museums / Culture Tours

Venice tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Dorsoduro and San Polo Tour half-day tour
A nice area of Venice revealed
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Venice tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Venice for beginners
A private guided tour of the most important venitian highlights
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Venice tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Private Venice Lagoon Tour
Spend a few relaxing hours in the beautiful venetian lagoon
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Venice Local Experience Tours

Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Venice Photo Shooting
2-hour private photo shooting in Venice
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Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Early birds two hours tour with your private guide!
Unique time of the day to see Venice and bit the crowds! and a coffee in Rialto!
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Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Private guided tour of Castello district and Arsenale
A fantastic walking tour discovering the charming Castello district with an amazing visit to the Naval Pavilion of Arsenale
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Venice Religious Heritage Tours

Venice tours Religious Heritage Private Tours Venice Ghetto
A private guided tour about the history of the oldest ghetto of the world and a relaxing sandolo ride
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Venice tours Religious Heritage Private Tours Cannaregio and the Ghetto
A typical district of Venice and the Jewish quarter
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Venice tours Religious Heritage Private Tours Venice from water private tour
A private guided tour to discover Venice from two different points of view: water and land
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Venice Hiking and Walking Tours

Venice tours Hiking and Walking Private Tours Running In Venice - two hours running tour
Seeing the city at your own running pace!
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Venice tours Hiking and Walking Private Tours Treasure hunt in Venice
A special treasure hunt in Venice for kids and adults
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Venice tours Hiking and Walking Private Tours Secret Venice half day tour
Enjoy the authentic Venice off the beaten tracks, listening fascinating local stories about the citizens of Venetian Republic
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Venice After Dark Tours

Venice tours After Dark Private Tours The perfect day in Venice
All you can see in 3 hours with your private guide!
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Venice tours After Dark Private Tours Venice ghost tour
A walking private tour around Venice about ghost stories and legends
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Venice tours After Dark Private Tours Bacari crawl with your private guide!
Eating and drinking with the locals
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Other Venice Tours

Venice tours Other Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
3 hours Photo-Tour by foot
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Venice tours Other Private Tours Tour for those with walking disabilities
Unfortunately it is well-known that Venice is not 'wheelchair friendly'. This tour is designed to make it easier for those in,...
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Venice tours Other Private Tours Venice ghost tour
A walking private tour around Venice about ghost stories and legends
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Venice City Tours

Venice tours City Private Tours Venice with the kids
An informative and fun tour for kids in Venice
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Venice tours City Private Tours Orientation tour
An introduction to the city
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Venice tours City Private Tours Cooking class
Venetian and Italian specialities in an authentic environment
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Venice Shore Excursion Tours

Venice tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Venice all at once
Venice's main features in one single tour
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Venice tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Must-see in Venice private walking and boat tour on the Grand Canal and Murano island
Even if it's your first time in Venice, for sure you have an idea on what to expect. You have seen several pictures of St. Mark's,...
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Venice tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Food & Wine in Venice walking tour!
Venetian food and wine with your private guide!
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Venice First Time Visitor Tours

Venice tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour by Boat
2hrs Photo-Tour by Water Taxi
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Venice tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Another Venice Walking Morning Tour in 2 hours by local view (from 5 up to 6 people)
The most popular venetian local place Morning Tour (from 5 up to 6 people )
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Venice tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Dorsoduro and San Polo Tour half-day tour
A nice area of Venice revealed
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Venice Food and Wine Tours

Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours Cooking class
Venetian and Italian specialities in an authentic environment
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Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours Bacari tour - Apericena
A food tour after the Italian tradition of the aperitif
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Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours Visit a noble manor with its vineyards and enjoy wine tasting
End your holidays with the flavour of Venetian wines
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Venice Day Trip / Out of Town Tours

Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Murano Island with a Glass Blowing demonstration..You can't miss it!
Murano Island with transportation included
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Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Venetian villas along the Brenta Canal- not to be missed by art and architecture lovers!
Tour of the famous Venetian villas in the mainland
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Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Visit a noble manor with its vineyards and enjoy wine tasting
End your holidays with the flavour of Venetian wines
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Venice Youth and Family Tours

Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours The magic, fantastic and tenebrous side of Venice!
Discover the unusual, the unexpected and the unforgettable !
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Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours Bacari tour - Apericena
A food tour after the Italian tradition of the aperitif
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Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours First Time in Venice
A must for any first comer to Venice
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Venice Nature and Wildlife Tours

Venice tours Nature and Wildlife Private Tours Discover the North Lagoon of Venice
Out in nature!!!
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Venice Shopping Tours

Venice tours Shopping Private Tours Discovering the real Venice
Introduction to Venice - private walking tour
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Venice tours Shopping Private Tours Murano Island with a Glass Blowing demonstration..You can't miss it!
Murano Island with transportation included
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Venice tours Shopping Private Tours Shopping in Venice
Hunting for artisans and great shops with a personal guide!
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Venice Adventure / Active Tours

Venice tours Adventure / Active Private Tours Running In Venice - one hour running tour
Seeing the city at your own running pace!
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Venice tours Adventure / Active Private Tours Venice Photo-Tour on Boat
1 hour on small boat with photo service
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Venice tours Adventure / Active Private Tours Venice for families
Exclusive activities for young ones
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