Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Venice Private Tour
106 Ratings
Discover the best of Venice on a private tour with a local guide. Explore the city's highlights, uncover hidden gems, and indulge in a local treat. Avoid the crowds and experience Venice from a unique perspective.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Calle San Francesco - San Francesco della Vigna is a Roman Catholic church in the Sestiere of Castello in Venice, northern Italy. One of two Franciscan churches in Venice, originally built on a vineyard.
What's Included
  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
Additional Information

This isn’t just your average city exploration, it’s the best of Venice seen from a unique viewpoint! Discover Venice through a city tour that provides the ideal overview, incorporating well-known highlights, unknown treasures, storytelling, and a local delight - this tour offers everything!

Lose the large tourist clusters and the bustling crowds; it’s time to experience Venice at its finest through the lens of a local. Visit prime landmarks such as the Doge’s Palace, Marco Polo’s residence, Campo San Francesco della Vigna and discover unseen treasures and city anecdotes from a well-versed local tour guide. To top it off, a local delicacy is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is a distinctive tour offered by Withlocals in major cities globally. We collaborate with enthusiastic local guides who receive a reasonable wage. We bolster local economies by solely promoting local products and avoid over-tourism with small, unobtrusive groups.

  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • On certain dates, most travelers staying outside of Venice who are planning to visit for the day will be required to pay a €5 access fee. For further details (including exemptions) and to learn what days this fee is applicable, please visit: https://cda.ve.it
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, near the fountain
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 15, 2024
Inspiring tour of Venice - Valentina was a perfect host for our inspiring tour of Venice. The walk was a perfect combination of major sights but most importantly also hidden gems. We really got a great opportunity to experience Venice with the best possible local guide. Thank you!
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May 13, 2024
Elena — our amazing, historian Venetian native tour guide — has been truly the most remarkable tour yet! - Elena — our amazing, historian Venetian native tour guide — has been truly the most remarkable tour yet —- not only in Venice and the many other TripAdvisor tours we have booked over the years. We have learned so much about Venice’s history, political and cultural struggles, innovations as well as how it actually was built. Alone if you ever wondered how on earth did Venetians create this magical city on mud and in the water. Elena will teach you. Her deep historical education and passion, as well as her personal family’s long Venetian participation in restoring old buildings brings extra special insights to you. This tour is worth every penny and you will always remember also her perfect English and her dedication to understand the historic Venetian documents that survived through the ages. You feel after meeting with her leaving a Master Class on Venice’s History and the cultural details of the common man alike.
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May 7, 2024
Terrific guide with good information, energy and sense of fun. - Elisabeth was perfectly charming, informative, easy to understand in English and gave us a wonderful experience of Venician daily like. We are so grateful she was assigned to us and those with an interest in Venice and her history should request her. I was not able to click on the 10 we attribute to our tour!
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May 6, 2024
Perfect introduction to Venice - Elizabeth was fun, engaging, and a “true” Venetian. Well traveled and well educated and has both an outside and inside perspective of Venice. Highly recommend.
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Apr 30, 2024
Very nice guide and good tour of St Marks area. - Doges Palace was amazing. Roko was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. He recommended a place for lunch which was delightful.
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Apr 29, 2024
Experience with Nicoletta - Nicoletta was an incredible Tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable About the history of Venice, The architecture, & artists. She gave us a little tidbits about the city that was very helpful. All in all she made our trip so wonderful and memorable.
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Apr 25, 2024
Amazing - Monica is the absolute best!! This was one of our favorite memories from our trip. Monica made us feel like we were old friends. We decided to skip the touristy spots and asked her to take us to her favorite places in the city. She brought us to beautiful gardens, an artist's collective, and an incredible costume shop, where we met the owner and designer. A truly magical experience. I cannot recommend her enough. Book her; you'll be so glad that you did:)
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Apr 2, 2024
Great family trip with Roko - A great trip with Roko. It was pouring with rain but Roko was very thoughtful to avoid us getting wet where possible. He was very knowledgeable about his subject and equally able to answer all the children’s unusual questions too. He was also great with my son with special needs - highly recommended!
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Mar 24, 2024
Awesome tour of San Marco Basilica and Doge’s Palace - Nicoletta’s tour of Venice hi-lights wast first rate. We spent three hours exploring San Marco Balisica and Doge’s palace. Nicoletta’s knowledge of the artwork and history is top shelf. She was able to describe and explain nearly every main piece. Consider hiring a guide, you’ll get more value than you can imagine.
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Mar 16, 2024
Great way to see Venice! - What a great way to start our time in Venice. Nicolette was a wonderful guide! She was so knowledgeable and spoke passionately about her city! My kids (ages 11 and 13) and parents (70s) were all equally engaged! We saw some highlights for sure, but she also showed us places and shared stories we would have never known about otherwise. She also gave us a great dinner recommendation! Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thanks so much Nicoletta!!!
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up to 8 guests
June 2024