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Northern Venice Free Tour: the local side of the city

  • Venice
  • Available in: English

About the guru Touring Different

We are a group of people composed of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, whi... More »

We are a group of people composed of freelance tour guides who decided to work toghether to support authentic and local Venice, the city we live in and that we truly love. We are not part of a big multinational company but we are all licensed tour guides who support local traditions, local business and culture. Most of all, we proudly encourage sustainable tourism, which is the concept of visiting a city, as a tourist, and trying to have a positive impact on its environment, its society and its economy. We truly believe that this is the most important thing, especially in a city like Venice!

About the tour

Do you want to discover the real soul of Venice and wander around the city like an authentic Venetian? This free tour will suit all your needs!

Our guides will lead you through the discovery of the origins of Venice, they will talk about famous people who lived here and they will show you unique monuments and churches. We will give you some precious tips about how to organize your stay in Venice and about how to avoid the most common tourist traps. We want you to enjoy Venice like a local, not as a tourist!

Together, we will see famous sites and we will describe all the architectural beauties and we will also wander around hidden alleys and squares, places that most of visitors miss.

We will give you some pieces of information regarding how to organize your stay and how to avoid the most common "tourist traps", because our wish is to make you live Venice as locals do!

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the church, the tour guide will be holding a TOURING DIFFERENT sign, 10 minutes before the starting time.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 121

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Marina Santos

9 days ago

We had two tours with Alice this day, she has a very high Background knowledge about History, architechture and the City. Had very good suggestions for bars and restaurants. Very friendly person and so much respect, that she Made the Tour only with 3 people

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David

11 days ago

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Daniel

13 days ago

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Paula

14 days ago

Super nette Reiseführerin. Tolle und interessante Führung durch versteckte Gassen zu unentdeckten Plätzen.

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Brendan Lam

17 days ago

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Silvia

17 days ago

Our guide was lovely, very good on explaining and keep attention of people. Honestly I would have appreciated more history about the city, she concentrated all her talk about urbanization for 2 hours, nothing about importance of Venice some political history or commercial or people who made a crucial life here and nothing about the most important places to see (S marcus Rialto). We visit I believe the worst part of Venice. I`m from Venice but leaving abroad from over ten years. I brought some British friends with me so they could have learn history of things I don`t know and a refresh for me. I felt they saw the most dilapidated part of the city and I was a bit embarrassed for this . I have done millions of free guide tour in all most important European cities and in one-two hours they gave you an overlook of the history of city plus some funny or interesting legends about people living there so that at the end of the tour you got an idea of the city and especially the sense of the city lifestyle in the ancient days. She got 2 hours. I don`t want to put everything off, I like when she explained Venice`s foundation (wood platform) and how she was explaining was good and a very lovely girl but then the talk was all about the streets, paving. So good tour but you need to integrate this one with others to have a better understanding of Venice`s history and I hope also some with famous people history.

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