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Experience the canals and walkways of romantic Venice with a friendly local guide. Experience Venice through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

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Venice Private Tours

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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 Golden Venice
A private guided tour of the most famous Venetian highlights in Saint Mark sqare
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Venice tours Museums / Culture Private Tours The Frari church and the Scuola of San Rocco
Venetian art and arquitecture at its best
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Venice tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Pinault Foundation at Punta della Dogana
Accrochage curated by Caroline Bourgeois
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Venice Local Experience Tours

Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour by Boat
2hrs Photo-Tour by Water Taxi
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Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
2 hours Photo-Tour
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Venice tours Local Experience Private Tours Tour-transfer to your hotel
A better way to reach your location
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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 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 tours Religious Heritage Private Tours Jewish Venice Tour
The history of the Venetian Jews revealed in 3 major sites.
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Venice Hiking and Walking Tours

Venice tours Hiking and Walking Private Tours Running In Venice - one hour running tour
Seeing the city at your own running pace!
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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 After Dark Tours

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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Venice tours After Dark Private Tours Evening walking tour with your private guide!
Unique time of the day to see Venice
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Other Venice Tours

Venice tours Other Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
2 hours Photo-Tour
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Venice tours Other Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
Half-day Photo-Tour
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Venice tours Other Private Tours Motorboat Rental for Private Venice Lagoon Tour
This tour is booked in combination with tour #36212
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Venice City Tours

Venice tours City Private Tours Venice Walk and Boat
Do not miss to experience Venice on your feet and on a boat
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Venice tours City Private Tours Verona day-tour/shore excursion from Venice and back with private local guide and minivan
A day in Verona: private tour + transfer from Venice (or from main cruise terminal) and back to Venice
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Venice tours City 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 Shore Excursion Tours

Venice tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Another Venice Walking Morning Tour in 2 hours by local view (from 2 up to 4 people)
San Marco, Rialto, Marco Polo's house - Morning Venice Walking Tour (2 hours, up to 4 people)
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Venice tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Private transfers to/from Venice Airport Marco Polo to Cruise Terminal (Stazione Marittima) by a qualified Tour Leader
Private Transfer
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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 Murano Island with a Glass Blowing demonstration..You can't miss it!
Murano Island with transportation included
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Venice tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Private Venice shore excursions from Venice main cruise terminal
Get from your ship to the centre of Venice in grand style
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Venice tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Evening walking tour with your private guide!
Unique time of the day to see Venice
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Venice Food and Wine Tours

Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours Venice slow tour
Dorsoduro and Santa Croce districts
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Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours Ghosts and Spirits
Best local Venetian stories combined with wine tasting
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Venice tours Food and Wine Private Tours wine, cheese and honey
Veneto food & drink excellences
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Venice Day Trip / Out of Town Tours

Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Treviso and cicchetti with your private guide
Just an half an hour away...
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Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
Full-day Photo-tour
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Venice tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours A day in Bassano, the town next to the hills of the Alps
Visit an incredible town in a day!
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Venice Youth and Family Tours

Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours Cooking class
Venetian and Italian specialities in an authentic environment
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Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours Venice Photography-Tour
2 hours Photo-Tour
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Venice tours Youth and Family Private Tours Venice for beginners
A private guided tour of the most important venitian highlights
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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 Venetian glass beads
A unique craft experience
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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 for families
Exclusive activities for young ones
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Venice tours Adventure / Active Private Tours Running In Venice - two hours running tour
Seeing the city at your own running pace!
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