Orientation tour


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Since this tour is customizable I can tour also people with disabilities. Since I cannot be responsible for pulling a wheelchair, you will need an accompanying person with you. Remember that Venice has many bridges to cross but is an accessible town if you use the public means of transportation. So, I heartily recommend you to buy a vaporetto pass. From April to October Venice is very busy, and the waterbusses can be overcrowded.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

An introduction to the city

Get oriented!

If you are here for the first time and want to enjoy Venice at its best you need to become more acquainted and self-confident. On this tour we'll explore a little bit of everything before focusing on a specific museum.

Of course you cannot expect to learn all of Venice secrets in a couple of hours, but this tour takes you closer to the vibrant soul of the city and sets you up for independent exploration during the rest of your visit.


Let's get the flavour of Venice by walking to the main sites of St Mark's and Rialto, learning something of the past, the art and the traditions of this fab place. But let's turn also into some lovely hidden courts and off the beaten paths.

This tour lasts approx 2 hours during which we keep to the city centre.
Since this tour is customizable you might decide to tour in other areas, such as Cannaregio or Dorsoduro districts.

Venice is not a big town and almost everything is at walking distance.
During this tour you will be supplied with a useful map and are given infos about museums, exhibitions, concerts, where to eat, how to move around - and what to avoid!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours


It's a pleasant walking tour. No driving or cycling is allowed in town.

What’s Included

Other: My guiding throughout the walking tour. No entrance fees and no transportation cost to be paid for as it is all on foot and in the open.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euros - Even though there is no local payment on this tour, I might suggest to carry with you 10 Euros per person for food&drinks or if you use public toilettes (1,50)
You might see some nice store where you want to return at the end of our walk.....

What’s Extra

Other: Any personal expenses, from food to souvenirs.


Licensed guides have no restrictions.
For tours run on the mainland, vehicles will be driven by professional drivers.

A Recent Review of this tour

Isabella did an excellent job and we would highly recommend her. She shared a lot of good information regarding the city and had a well-organized tour and was responsive to our group.
Michelle Naimer

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