Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Venice Venice Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Home > Member Reviews > Venice Shore Excursions > Venice Walking Tour

Escape the crowds and discover the real Venice on a remarkable tour of the rarely visited San Polo District.


2 reviews

Cruising into Venice was just the most amazing sight. After docking we took the People Mover to Piazzala Roma. From here we had arranged to meet up with Venice free walking tours and with our map in hand headed off towards Campo San Polo. Unfortunately we seemed to take the long route and were 10mins late and our tour had left without us. We then headed back to the Rialto Bridge and watched the chaos of the boats on the grand canal for a time before heading to San Marco Piazza. We found it extremely hot and tiring walking around the crowded streets, so after visiting some of the sights around San Marco we caught the Vaporetta back to ship. We overnighted here so we enjoyed a pleasant evening onboard with friends.

Provider: Independent Operator


1 review

Could not have been more charming and informative, with no wasted time, but we were not rushed either. This is the only way to see St Mark's basilica. The Square was flooded, but the wooden walkways were up, and it worked OK. A group of eight of us shared the cost of Luisella's tour, which was from 9am at Santa Chiara Hotel, and walking all the way to St Mark's Square, so not a fast pace. Had lunch in the cafeteria at the Doge's Palace, and paid for her lunch between us all. She had an interesting restaurant picked out, but the flooding prevented us going there.

Provider: Independent Operator


3 reviews

We took the "Dorsoduro Discovery" walking tour with Roberta curiel of "Walks in Venice" tours. Our tour was simply outstanding, and I highly recommend Walks in Venice - they have a number of tour options.

Provider: Independent Operator


1 review

Was met in St. Marks square for a private 2 1/2 hour walking tour for beginners. Was well worth it as we found the nooks and crannies of the city plus got into the basilica of San Marco without a wait.

Provider: Independent Operator


1 review

We took a half day tour which included two hours in a classic Venetian water taxi, and a two hour walk thru this dream of a city. Walking is the way to see the life of the city, especially if you are lead into quiet neighborhoods, and if you have an excellent guide.

Provider: Independent Operator


6 reviews

This was 3 hour walking trip that was enjoyable and informative. We were guided through the city while we heard about the history and architectural features of the buildings we saw. At the end we stopped at a cafe for our complimentary cookies and water, and then the guide walked us to a point where it was easy to walk to San Marco Plaza and split off from those who were returning to the ship. That was helpful as it would be very easy to get lost on the Venetian streets and alleys.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International


6 reviews

This tour took you to parts of Venice you would never have found on your own, was unhurried, but covered a large area. Fascinating and worth every penny.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises


1 review

Personalized lovely walking tour around city which is unique and beautiful. It was the highlight of our trip to spend 2 days there before the ship left port.

Provider: Independent Operator

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.