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Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour

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Venezia, Italy

From $138.30

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore Venice’s lesser-known artistic and architectural treasures on this 2-hour private walking tour. Your local guide will lead you through a labyrinth of narrow backstreets to discover fascinating churches, squares and other landmarks that lie off the beaten path. Learn the history of these sites and admire their stunning artistic elements while you enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour.
  • Two-hour private guided walk through Venice
  • Focus on the art and architecture of Venice
  • Stained-glass window of San Giovanni and Paolo church and beautiful Miracoli church
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your tour escort and expert English-speaking guide on this special private walking tour of Venice
  • Choice of morning and afternoon walking tours
  • Professional commentary provided by your expert English-speaking guide
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Professional guide in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish
Private walking tour for 2 hours
Gratuities
Food and drinks,
Entrance fees to churches or museums

Departure Point

Campo San Bortolomio, Campo S. Bortolomio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Optional pick up in Hotel with the guide if the hotel is in Rialto area

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Discover masterpieces of Venetian art and architecture beyond the crowds of St Mark’s Square. After meeting up with your guide in central Venice, head out into the city’s quieter side streets and narrow passageways. 

Visit the glorious San Giovanni and Paolo church, which boasts impressive Gothic architecture and the largest stained-glass window in Venice. Other tour stops include the narrow Miracoli church, with its beautifully restored, early Renaissance façade, and the former home of famed Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo.

As you wander along narrow canals and across charming footbridges, your guide will explain the political and cultural forces that helped shape Venice’s unique artistic legacy. Feel free to ask all the questions you want as you enjoy the customized nature of a private tour. After about 2 hours of exploring, you will have a new appreciation for the amazing sights and structures of Venice.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Campo San Bartolomeo
Campo San Bartolomeo and its statue of Goldoni
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casa di Marco Polo
Marco Polo House
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
campo SS Giovanni & Paolo and it's Church
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Church of Santa Maria dei miracoli and the suggestive campo of Santa Maria Nova
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please reconfirm your booking the day before;
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Rucksacks and large bags are not allowed in some churches;
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Venice Events srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Venice Art and Architecture Walking Tour.

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  • "A very interesting and highly recommended small / private tour to take." See review

Reviews

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Beu
, Feb 2020
When we thought we've explored Venice enough, our guide Lucia took us to another area we have not been to. A very interesting and highly recommended small / private tour to take. Lucia was fun and had very good english, she had very good knowledge of Venice, art, architecture and food. If you're looking for something interesting to do in Venice, do give this a go.
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Thanks very much for your feedback, we hope to see you in our wonderful city in the future
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We got a lot more cultural history...
William D
, Nov 2017
We got a lot more cultural history and less art and architecture than we expected. Still the tour was valuable and enjoyable. Our guide arrived promptly and went out of her way to get us to our next destination, very sweet. We were a group of 4, vox boxes were not used which made it a little challenging for one member of our group who was hearing impaired. Viator should be sure every group no matter how small has access to these.
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Our tour day was gray and a bit...
Michael C
, Nov 2016
Our tour day was gray and a bit rainy which, unfortunately, set the mood. Tour rather perfunctory and uninspired.
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Not a must-do tour.Some buildings of...
Anthony M
, Jun 2016
Not a must-do tour.Some buildings of interest were pointed out to us.Majority of tour focused on the S.Giovanni church where we spent over an hour looking at every wall.We were told how old things were, who did them and that they were "beautiful" but we failed to learn why.Entry should be included!
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This tour was amazing , MARIE...
Andre t
, May 2016
This tour was amazing , MARIE THERESE , guide very wise , calm , and smart ! I recommend !
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Unfortunately this wasn't quite the...
Violet S
, Jan 2016
Unfortunately this wasn't quite the tour I'd hoped it was. I enjoyed the first part walking through the streets and learning a little about 1 or 2 buildings but felt that a lot of the buildings were overlooked. We stopped at a beautiful Church that I'd actually studied whilst at University but the questions I had couldn't be answered. Any other buildings we passed that looked beautiful were only mentioned in passing, I asked for more but nothing. There were also some difficulties with language translations and I couldn't always understand the guide- thankfully I and my mum speak a little Italian so could translate the odd unrecognised word for the group. The tour seemed to go down hill further after we entered San Giovanni. Now I love religious Art, and particularly sculpture.So this place should have been ideal for me. But the guide made it dull and boring, I found myself chipping in to keep my partner entertained. There was so much more that could have been said on interesting pieces that the guide didn't want to discuss. So we followed her to her favourite pieces and were given information that was not only confusing to understand but extremely uninteresting. I really did not feel this tour was worth the money as I could have gained more insight on buildings from a guide book and could have given the tour of the church a miss. After the guide left us outside the church, my group decided to go sit in a cafe and have a few drinks as we didn't feel we'd had fun and felt drained. I left feeling it was a waste of money, and as it was a gift for my Dad's birthday I was thoroughly disappointed.
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Our guide Iffygenia was amazing! She...
Strev
, Apr 2015
Our guide Iffygenia was amazing! She was able to bring the architecture to life for us! My Mother is 80years old and we needed to cut out certIn aspects to help her to manage but finishing up in St Mark's square for a coffee was right up our street and we ended up staying most of the afternoon!
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We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was...
Georgia H
, Sep 2014
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was well informed and took us places we would have never found on our own.
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Very well informed guide who was...
Martin D
, Aug 2014
Very well informed guide who was happy to discuss any aspect of Italian history, culture and politics as well as the introduction to Venetian Art and architecture we had expected. He was flexible and accommodating tailoring the tour to our interests. Had we visited the churches we did without him we would have missed so much...pointing out detail and anecdote which would have otherwise passed us by. Our children (8 and 13) also thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Venice.
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Our personal guide for our group of...
Rosy Yung
, Jul 2014
Our personal guide for our group of 6 was wonderful and knowledgeable and well prepared. He, being an architect himself, was able to give us an in depth explanation of all the architectural features of the various structures and buildings in the city. He came along with illustrations in books on the topic, showing us the mechanics of the construction. That 2 hour walking tour were the best, informative, interesting time we have ever spent in Venice.
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