Spirit of Venice

Walking tour of Venice
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Spirit of Venice – Guided Walking Tour In Venice, 2 hrs

Quick introduction to streets of Venice with two must see monuments from outside.  Spend 2 hours in Venice to feel the spirit of the city led by a scholarly and local guide.

End the experience with a private gondola ride!

Your local guide will do a give a quick introduction to the history and architecture of Venice. This tour includes some of the lesser known ares of Venice. You’ll either be in a very small group of max 8 or a private tour anyway so the experience is quite intimate.


There’s far more to Venice than marching around a series of remarkable buildings in this “City of Canals”. Let us introduce you to Venice on a deeper level, revealing not only the history and landmarks but also the culture, personality and character of this unique city. Join one of our professional local guides on a small group tour and share their passion for this historic city on our Spirit of Venice Walking Tour.

Stroll along the back streets, admire the architecture, gaze across the tidal canals and hear stories of the people and circumstances that shaped Venice into the world-class city you see today. Look beneath the veneer of the city’s well-known landmarks and prepare to be surprised as you discover the veritable spirit of Venice on this informative walking tour.

Our tour starts, in St Mark’s Square, surrounded by some of Venice’s landmark buildings. Your guide will point out fascinating features as you gaze at the facade of St Mark’s Basilica and the arcaded Doge’s Palace. Learn about the mysterious Roman-Byzantine Horses of St Mark’s, gaze up at the remarkable Clock Tower and see the stunning waterfront building housing the ancient manuscripts in the Marciana Library.

Escaping the crowds, your informative local tour guide will lead you confidently along little-known backstreets and alleyways to reveal secret neighbourhoods, each with their own tales to tell. You’ll be treading in the footsteps of centuries of popes, kings, philosophers such as Galileo, architect Palladio and master artists including Titian, Tintoretto and Canaletto. It’s a humbling and thought-provoking experience as you pause to gaze at ancient merchant houses with their shuttered windows, flower-bedecked balconies and laundry flying high above the cobbled streets!

This is a tour for artists, writers, historians and those who want to experience Venice on a different level. As well as covering the main highlights of Venice around St Mark’s Square, it focuses on the spirit left by past rulers, lovers, explorers and merchants. Learn about the good times, when maritime trade and business was thriving and the city appeared to be paved with gold. Hear about the bad times too, through persecution, plague, Roman invasion, looting and defeat. All these stories go into the melting pot to make Venice the remarkable city it is today.

Your informative walking tour guide will regale you with stories of past residents and significant landmarks, leading you on a journey not only through the streets of Venice, but through the alleyways of time. The grand finale of this perceptive tour is a 45-minute gondola ride providing a wonderful experience that is typically Venice.

If you are doubtful about whether a traditional walking tour of Venice is for you, join us on this Spirit of Venice Walking Tour. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you learn!

Join our Spirit of Venice tour  to get acquainted with the city in an efficient way organized professionally and led by a local guide.

You can choose to go private or join a small group of max 8 so the experience is always intimate.

Spirit of Venice tour runs everyday and costs 80 Euros.

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HIGHLIGHTS - Spirit of Venice

  • St.Mark’s Square
  • Bridge of Sighs, the Marciana Library, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower
  • Horses of St.Mark’s Square
  • New Prisons
  • Doge’s Palace ( outside only)
  • St.Mark’s Basilica ( outside only)
  • Back streets and secret neighbourhoods away from the crowds
  • Private gondola ride, 45 minutes
  • Rialto Bridge


  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Backstreets and neighbourhoods
  • Private gondola ride
  • Two major monuments from outside only
  • Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
  • Small groups of 8 or private tours
  • Coffee break with chocolate or gelato


  • Lunch
  • Transport back to hotel

Meeting Point

  • Private Parties: We meet you personally at your hotel.
  • Shared Parties: We meet at a mutual and easy spot for the commencement of the tour. You’ll receive an email with proper directions once you book.


This tour runs everyday

  • Morning session 10:00 – 12:00
  • Afternoon session 14:00 – 16:00

Prices for Private or Shared Groups

  • Shared groups, max. 8 people: 80Euro per person.
  • Private groups: Base price of 250Euro for two people. Please add 30Euro for every additional person.
  • Children: They are free until the age of 12, accompanied by an adult.

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