Essential free walking tour of Venice Center

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Tommaso
Quality Verified Registered on October 17, 2022

Hi, I'm Tommaso :) I am a tour leader and a student of Management at Ca'Foscari. I gave my first tour three years ago when I created the jogging tour of Venice. That Brough so much fun that I decided to make walking tours, as well as I, started learning more about the city. You are welcome to be my guest :)

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this tour, we will visit the highlights of Venice city center, Saint Mark, Dorsoduro, Rialto, and San Polo.
You will learn about what makes Venice unique. You will hear key historical facts and stories about ancient medieval life as well as curiosities about how Venice works in modern days.
Thanks to the efficient itinerary in less than two hours you will gain a good overview of the city and its key locations. 

During the tour, I will recommend you multiple stops for food tasting such as espresso, happy hour, and cicchetti that you can visit on your own after the tour. 

Join us with your group for a memorable walking experience through Venice’s Center and I will guide you through its Calles and Campi to build memories that will be a part of you forever.

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  • Meeting point:
    Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
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    You will find me at the top of the bridge with a badge that says "Tour Leader" on my neck.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Muha... 30 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Poor. Avoid
Mitali 29 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
AVOID! Super unprofessional. Never showed and pretended the tour was on. Wasted everyone's morning. All of us who had signed up (7-8 people) were at the meeting time before and on time, and he was nowhere to be found. After 20-30 minutes of us asking on the group he claimed the meeting point was something else (when everyone was on the bridge) and that the tour had left. We asked him to tell us where he was and he sent us on a cat and mouse chase, we'd go running to catch the tour and he was nowhere to be found. Even shared my number and asked him to WhatsApp a pin, and he just sent 2 messages and deleted them. Because of him never ended up seeing the main sites. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! Wasted our morning in Venice.
Upendra 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
We were 7 person meet on meeting point at 10:00 am - Realto bridge as per given meeting point but our tour guide - Tommaso didn’t turned up and later on group chat over guru app , he send another point to meet but by the time we reached their , he was already gone. This shows unprofessional act and fooling the visitor at new place.
Mirta 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
He never arrived to the meeting point. We were 7 people waiting for him at the time scheduled and later he said that he had already left and the meeting point was somewhere else. We tried to reach him repeatedly and he just made us walk with no direction trying to find him.
Jaqu... 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
A complete disaster and waste of time. I had my doubts before booking the tuor with Tomasso because I had seen some reviews of him not showing up, but I wanted to give him a vote of confidence. Badly done. The tour description specifies that the meeting point is at the top of the Rialto Bridge, plus he texted us the night before to confirm the tour and again indicated that the meeting point was at the top of the Rialto Bridge and to arrive a few minutes early so we could leave on time. I was 15 minutes early at the meeting point as were some of the other participants. It was the appointed time and he didn't show up. We started to write through the group and received no response. The participants found each other, there were 6 of us, the same ones indicated on the page that we were going to participate. 15 minutes later he writes us that he could not find us and the tour had started without us and that the meeting point was the Rialto church, not the bridge as it appears in the description and he had confirmed in a message. He tells us that they are in different locations so we tried to catch up at several stops along the route he indicated but never found him. I sincerely believe that he did not show up because he is not a responsible person with his work and does not respect the time of others. I do not recommend doing this tour if you want to have a visit according to what you have planned, because in my case I had no more time to book another tour of Venice as I was leaving the city a few hours later.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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