Guided Walking Tour of the Centre of Venice

1 h
min 30
Walking Tours
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Guided Walking Tour of the Centre of Venice

This amazing walking tour will take you to discover the heart of the Venice centre, between the Saint Mark’s district and the Castello district: exploring the charming squares and alleys of Venice, you will admire the most beautiful corners of the city, accompanied by a professional tour guide

Visit the centre of Venice with a professional tour guide
Discover the history of the Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica
Explore the area of Santa Maria Formosa, with its square and the charming church
Discover Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, one of the most beautiful areas in Venice
Visit the area of the Marco Polo’s House, hidden in the maze of the Venetian canals

With this walking tour you will have the opportunity to visit the centre of Venice with a professional tour guide: you will move between the Saint Mark’s district and the Castello district (both located right in the heart of the city), to the discovery of some of the most beautiful places in Venice.

Explore the Saint Mark’s Square, a true symbol of Venice

The tour will begin from the imposing Piazza San Marco (the Saint Mark’s Square), where you will meet your guide. Here, you can immediately begin the guided tour, which will focus on the history and origins of this square, probably the most famous of the entire city.
The guide will describe you the various buildings around the square: the Saint Mark’s Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Campanile and the Magistrates. A unique way to learn a lot about the beauties of Venice.

Discover the Castello district and its architectural treasures

From the Saint Mark’s Square the tour will continue to the district of Castello, one of the largest in Venice. The first stop will be the area of Santa Maria Formosa, where stands the homonymous church, and you will learn about its history and its development over the centuries.
Next, you will move to the area of the Basilica of Saints John and Paul, a majestic building of medieval origins: it is generally considered the pantheon of Venice, as since 13th century in its interior were buried the Venetian doges and illustrious personalities.

Discover other beautiful corners of Venice

The tour will continue towards the Saint Mark’s district, in the centre of Venice, where you will see other important attractions. You will explore the area where lies ​​the Marco Polo’s House, one of the city's most famous historical figures, as well as the prestigious Malibran Theatre.
Finally, you will return to Saint Mark's Square following the path of the Mercerie - main link between the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark district – which is a historic shopping street full of picturesque shops and boutiques.

  • Saint Mark's Square
  • Church of Santa Maria Formosa
  • Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
  • Marco Polo's House
  • Malibran Theatre
  • Mercerie shopping streets
  • Guided visit of the Venice centre
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


The tour takes place entirely outdoors: no monument is visited inside.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In the summer, bring a bottle of water; during the winter, bring an umbrella.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.