The “City of Water” welcomes you!

Take this opportunity to book your place on our walking tour of the historic city of Venice. With an English-speaking guide, you will visit the best-known sights, including an extended tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. With our skip-the-line access, you won’t lose valuable time waiting in lines. Enjoy privacy and comfort as you discover Venetian wonders.

This is a tour for everyone who wants to get a taste of an Italian city that has a flavor all its own. Walk by the canals and down the alleyways to find hidden gems. In our two hours together, we will make a tour to remember. Then you’ll enjoy free time to visit sites of particular interest, dine and shop.


Ponte di Rialto and Memorable Sights

The oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, the Ponte di Rialto is a spectacle in marble. Brilliant against a clear blue sky, it is a Venetian landmark you won’t forget. Next we’ll show you the location of Marco Polo’s home, the Far East explorer who opened new worlds to his people in Venice. And, maybe we’ll make time to enjoy the simple pleasure of seeing and being seen in a local campo (urban square), where we will enjoy the warm sun and perhaps a little music. We’ll see locals going about their business in an ancient city that has been their families’ home for many generations.

Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Ducale

Then it’s on to the Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark’s Square. Napoleon once called this regal marble courtyard “the finest drawing room in Europe.” Sit, relax and listen to lovely music in this center of Venetian society. Nearby is Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, which once held Casanova in its prison. Listen to the daring tale of his escape – the only escape ever. This Gothic palace was once the residence of the chief magistrate, or doge.

Optional Doge’s Palace Walking Tour

Add an in-depth exploration of this fascinating historic site to your tour of Venice. See the frescoed ceilings of Tintoretto, Viennese paintings, and a mysterious wooden slot where accusations of treason were passed to the Secret Police. Here, too, is the Bridge of Sighs. Named by Lord Byron, it poetically refers to a criminal’s last view of Venice as he crossed the Rio di Palazzo to prison. Enjoy this additional tour at the conclusion of our main tour.

Basilica di San Marco

East meets west in this onion-domed masterwork of Byzantine architecture. During our rare, extended tour you’ll hear of treasures fashioned here or plundered in the times of the Crusades. You’ll learn how St. Mark’s remains were buried illegally. St. Mark’s Basilica has suffered greatly from fire and flood throughout history, so the 11th Century mosaics that grace these walls are a vision to savor.


Half-day (3 hours) or Full-day (7 hours)


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Available everyday except January 1, Easter and Xmas day.


Prices depend on the amount of people in your group and on the period. Advance bookings will get better prices. We offer discounts to large parties and kids. Contact us for more info.

Weather restrictions

The tour takes places rain or shine.

Dressing code

Comfortable shoes, a small bottle of water and a hat are recommended.

Age groups

Suitable for everybody.


You will not be standing in the entrance line and you will have a great guide only for you!

How to reach us

The best way to make your way in Venice is by walking and by waterbus. If you are taking more than one ride it is preferable you buy a one-day pass. Remember there are no cars in Venice!

Saint Mark's Basilica

Basilica of Saint Mark

It is the Cathedral of Venice and one of the most beautiful medieval churches in the world

It contains spectacular byzanthine mosaics and other precious artworks and unique relics. It is a true architecture wonder and the main landmark in Venice together with its high bell tower.

Marco Polo's House

Marco Polo House

The house where the most famous traveller of history was born.

Marco Polo was born in Venice in this block and lived here with his family before making his long trip to Asia than made him a legend. The house is a gorgeous example of medieval residential architecture in the city.

Doge's Palace

The Menorah

The Doges were the rulers of Venice for centuries and this was their residence

The Doges' palace is a unique Renaissance architecture masterpiece. The interior displays works by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, Bassano and the best artists of Venice.

Rialto Bridge

The Roman Forum

It is one of the most beautiful Renaissance bridges in the world and one of the architectural icons of the city

It is the oldest of the four bridges on the Grand Canal connecting the trade hub of the Ancient city to the religious center of Saint Mark.

Campo San Giovanni e Paolo

The Senate House

The Church of Saint John and Paul is a magnificent medieval masterpiece of architecture that hosts the tombs of many Doges, the old rulers of Venice.

The square in front of the church is one of the most spectacular sites in the city surrounded by a Renaissance hospital with colorful marble facade and other interesting monuments including the horse statue of captain Colleoni.

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Meeting Point

Our meeting point is just below the clock tower in Saint Mark's square the most visited site in Venice. For details about our meeting point contact us by email or use the form.

San Marco Meeting Point

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  • Wendy M.
    McLean, Virginia

    We had the pleasure of having Bruno as a tour guide - and he was worth every penny. He really knew how to make the Colosseum and Forum come alive and be interesting for my kids (ages 11 and 9). I highly recommend him!

  • Rory K.
    Los Angeles

    This was not just your dry tour of facts and dates but lots of interesting and fun snippets about the roman way of life. I would throughly recommend this tour, Nicolo was superb, knowledgeable funny and passionate, he also recommended some restaurants which were very good.

  • Shannon F

    Our tour of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with Bruno was fantastic! We were a larger group of 11 family members, ages 45 to 13, and Bruno keep us all interested and engaged. While showing us the amazing sights, he asked us many questions about the history, making a fun learning game of all of the facts. He was very knowledgeable and kind and passionate about showing us Rome as he saw it. He took and shared a wonderful picture of our family together in the Forum! It was a special day for us, thanks to Bruno! Thank you so much, Bruno!!

  • Patricia T.
    New York

    A full 3 hours and he even went a little over. The personal, small group tour was so much better than a bigger group tour which we did at other places and the price is still reasonable. Bruno is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Rome and its history. The whole thing was very educational but he made sure to make it fun and funny too. Overall a great experience and totally worth it. Without a guide it is hard to know what you are looking at and understand it all and I cant imagine one better than Bruno. Highly recommend

  • Penny V.
    United Kingdom

    Our tour with Bruno was on the hottest day of our Italian vacation but Bruno kept our kids engaged and happy throughout the three hours we spent with him touring the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Bruno was very updated on US culture and related very well to our children through TV shows and movies they were familiar with from home. He also played a long running game with them asking them trivia questions throughout the tour while talking about ancient Roman history and the architecture of the Colosseum. My 7 year old son remembers Bruno very fondly and calls this his #1 tour. Bruno was very knowledgeable and although my wife and I have visited Rome in the past, we also learnt a number of new things during the tour.

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You can add these sites and activities to your this tour

If you want to prolong your experience with us check the other activities we offer that can be attached to the standard itinerary. We run them...and we guarantee their quality!

Two hours extra to visit the Accademia Galleries

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man

The Accademia Galleries is one of the most interesting Renaissance museums in Europe and contains the famous Vitruvian Man drawing by Leonardo.

You will visit a great collaction of XV and XVI century paintings including masterpieces by Tintoretto, Tiziano, Canaletto Giorgione, Bellini, Carpaccio and Veronese.

Two hours extra to the Jewish Ghetto

Michelangelo's Moses

The old Ghetto is one of the most pictoresque districts of Venice away from the beaten tracks

The English word ghetto derives from the name of this Venetian area where in the XVI century the jewish community was segregated. You will see the old sinagogues traditional shops and charming architecture.