Private Tour: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Guided Visit - Venice

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Please advise your preferred start time between 10am - 4:30pm at time of booking
  • Departure Details :
    City of Venice, City of Venice, Veneto
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a 1.5-hour private guided visit of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most renowned masterpieces of modern art in the word.Overlooking the Grand canal, housed in a treasure chest of Istrian stone, it is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Instant Confirmation

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Created by the American heiress Peggy guggenheim (1898-1979), the museum acquired the majority of her works between the years 1938 and 1947, in Europe and in New York, with the advice of friends, artists, and art critics.

The American patroness exhibited her collection for the first time in Europe at the 1948 Venice Biennale. A year later she purchased Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished palazzo of the 18th century, where she would live for 30 years and where her museum is located today. At an international level, the collection is one of the most important collections of its kind, notable for the quality of its works and for its historic breadth: during the visit you can admire masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical painting, European abstraction, Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism by artists such as Picasso, Brancusi, Pollock, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Mir, de Chirico, Dal, and Calder.

In 2012, the Foundations holdings in Venice were enriched by 80 works of Italian, European and American postwar art bequeathed by the American collectors Hannelore B. Schulhof and husband Rudolph B. Schulhof. Artists represented in this donation include some whose works were already represented in Peggy Guggenheims collection and others whose work was not (such as Eduardo Chillida, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Jasper Johns and Tony Cragg).

The Peggy guggenheim collection also exhibits sculpture outdoors in its gardens and on its terraces, by artists such as Marino Marini, Alexander Calder, Germaine Richier, and Henry Moore.

The visit includes the permanent collection, the Hannelore e Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection and the Nasher Sculpture Garden.


Private Guide

Mini-guide of the collection

Entry/Admission - Peggy Guggenheim Collection


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is accessible to all, including people with limited mobility. It has a restaurant, bar, and two book-shops

You can confirm your preferred start time from 10am - 6:30pm with the local service provider at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Feb-2020

    It was great to be guided by an expert through this amazing gallery. We gained so much more from the experience by having Cecilia’s insights.
    Many thanks... it was one of our Venetian highlights.

  • 11-Sep-2019

    On Sept. 2nd at 2:30 PM we met our guide, a deeply knowledgable, committed and charming young intern with the Peggy Guggenheim Palace/Museum. She took us directly to the beautiful rooftop, where we had the entire balcony to ourselves! There she gave us Peggy's fascinating biography as we basked in the views of the boats, palaces and the Grand Canal.
    With Peggy's background in our heads, we were then guided through a comprehensive tour of the paintings and sculptures that awaited us below. As my husband remarked to me later, "She not only showed us the paintings, she showed us how to look at them!" Her tour was an incredible experience, and set the tone for our entire visit in Venice. Thank you!

  • 28-Nov-2017

    A Venice visit is never complete without a Peggy Guggenheim tour. Treat yourself with a private tour ang get the attention and behind the scenes stories. Highly recommend.

  • 13-Nov-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 12-Nov-2017

    Terrific n every way!

  • 23-Sep-2017

    Our tour far outweighed any expectations that I had. The tour guide Carlotta was passionate about art and the Guggenheim and you left the museum with a new found appreciation for modern art and a wonderful understanding of Peggy's life and her amazing collection!!! A must do for any art lover!!!

  • 20-Sep-2017

    Totally enjoyed this private tour. Fairly expensive but worth the personal touch that comes with that. Our guide provided a wealth of information that we would not have had just walking through the collection on our own. Thrilling to see the masterpieces in the collection.

  • 23-Aug-2017

    The tour guide was super, we even had other not on our tour following along Olivia
    The private tour got us into areas others did not get to see.
    You could get very close to the art to study the works easily.

  • 21-Aug-2017

    An excellent tour with a wonderful guide. The tour was a skillful combination of learning about Peggy Guggenheim herself and the modern art movement that she supported and promoted. Our sons of 13 and 15 years old said this was their favorite museum of the trip.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    What a fantastic day at the museum!!! We booked a private tour which was absolutely fabulous!!! It was at the end of April, so I have forgotten the young woman's name that was our guide? But she was SUPER!!! Very informative and brought the museum to life for us!!' Would recommend to all!

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