Venice Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10am 2pm 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Cruise Terminal Venezia, Direzione Porto Marittimo, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at the Venice Cruise Terminal - Marittima, Alilaguna ticket office located between .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


While your cruise ship is in Venice, discover this beautiful city in your own way on a private 3-hour walking tour shore excursion. Share your sightseeing preferences when you book, and then, on your tour, enjoy an itinerary customized to you. Depending on your wishes, see lesser-known districts such as the untouristy Cannaregio Quarter, trawl the buzzing Rialto fish market, or visit some of Venices hidden churches. Finish at a local bar with a complimentary wine and delicious appetizer, and enjoy the full and expert attention of your private guide throughout.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free snacks included
  • Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

When your cruise ship is moored at Venice, book this private shore excursion walking tour and get to know this exquisite city in your own, preferred way.
When you book, select your chosen departure time between 9am and 5pm, and share your preferences when it comes to the sights you'd like to see. Your guide will then design a flexible itinerary to suit your personal interests and wishes.
Then, on the day of your tour, meet your guide near your central Venice port and set off on your private walking tour.
Depending on your wishes, you may want to view some of Venices beautiful churches, such as the Church of San Zaccaria and Church of Santa maria formosa, the first church on the Rialto to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary in 842. Other sites might include the bustling Rialto Fish Market, where the stalls are piled with fish and seafood freshly plucked from Venices lagoon.
Alternatively, perhaps explore the atmospheric Cannaregio Quarter. Roam the hidden corners of this traditional area and learn how it was made famous by Shakespeares Merchant of Venice. On your wanders, perhaps admire its little-known churches such as the 14th-century Church of Madonna dellOrto or the opulent Church of Santa Maria Assunta, known as I Gesuiti.
Whatever you see, your guide will tell fascinating stories about Venices history and architecture as you go, although please bear in mind that they wont be able to accompany you inside any churches or historical buildings.
As your 3-hour tour ends, follow your guide into a local bar thats beloved by the locals. Settle in and savor the atmosphere as you enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and tasty appetizer. As you sip, chat to your guide about what youve seen and learn more about this fascinating city.
After, walk back to the original starting point and end your tour when you leave your guide.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Venice port for your ships departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Please note: St Marks Square, St Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace cannot be visited on this tour. Churches may also be inaccessible on Sunday mornings when religious ceremonies are taking place.


Private walking tour (approx. 3 hours)

Professional guide

Personalized private tour and commentary

Appetizer and one glass of wine at a Venetian bar

Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee



Port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This tour is accompanied by a tour hostess and can cover any kind of city sightseeing. Hostesses are not allowed to give precise historical and artistic explanation inside palaces and churches, and give short information only

Usually the hostess accompanies tourists to unknown parts of the city, sharing stories

St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace cannot be visited on this tour

Your tour guide cannot accompany you into any churches or historical buildings

On Sunday mornings it is not possible to enter any of the visited churches due to religious functions taking place. Rialto Market is closed every Sunday and Monday. These closures are beyond our control so no refunds or discounts will be issued

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Sep-2014

    Tour guide was very very informative and helpful.

  • 16-Aug-2014

    Our tour guide Gualy (pronounced July) was fantastic. Definitely worth it. She was knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible as we had to make a change due to the huge line ups at Blue Mosque. It worked out perfectly to maximize our time for the tour. The tour organizers were there to greet us off the cruise without us looking for them. Process was very smooth.