Venice Guided and Self-guided Tours
Gondola Rides in Venice
Here is information about gondola rides and how to book them to help you get the most out of your Venice gondola ride.
Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge's Palace
Visitors to the Doge's Palace can also book a Secret Itinerary tour, or Itinerari Segreti, that includes parts of the Doge's palace not shown in the regular tour such as secret passageways, prisons, an interrogation room, and the infamous Bridge of Sighs.
Venice Day Trips
Here are our suggestions for self-guided day trips from Venice to visit cities and towns of the Veneto region and the Venetian islands.
Context Travel Walking Tours
Context Travel features small group walking tours, usually about 3 hours long, led by experts in the subject matter. Context Travel Venice topics include art, neighborhood strolls, cuisine, and family tours. I have taken several walking tours with Context Travel and highly recommend them.
Orsoni Mosaic Workshop
Orsoni Mosaic workshop and mosaic classes provide an immersion opportunity for travelers wishing to experience Venetian culture, art and design at an amazing 19th century glass foundry.
Palladian Villas of the Venetian Lagoon Guided Tour
Visit famous villas designed by Palladio in the Venetian countryside, the charming town of Asolo, and on some trips the city of Vicenza. This full-day tour from Select Italy picks you up and drops you off in Venice and includes transportation and English-speaking guide.
Select Italy Guided Tours of Venice
Select Italy has several guided tours of Venice by boat or on foot, including some unique tours such as mask-making, painted ceilings, and Venice for children.
Cruises of the lagoon of Venice offered by Venice Word.
Venice Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures offers several tours of Venice including a boat tour of the lagoon, a photography tour, and a wine bar and cicchetti tour.
Walks Inside Venice
Walks Inside Venice conducts private guided tours of Venice, either on foot or by boat, led by professional English-speaking guides who are Venice natives.