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The Best Venice Day Tours
If you want some expert guidance around Venice, you may opt for private, semiprivate, or large group tours. Any may include a boat tour as a portion of a longer walking tour. For private tours, make sure to choose an authorized guide.
A Guide in Venice. This popular company offers a wide variety of innovative, entertaining, and informative themed tours for groups of up to 10 people. Tours generally last two to three hours. 3477876846 Sabrina Scaglianti. www.aguideinvenice.com.
Walks Inside Venice. For a host of particularly creative group and private tours, from historic to artistic to gastronomic, opt for one run by Walks Inside Venice. Tours are for groups up to six people and guides include people with advanced university degrees and published authors. 041/5241706 Roberta; 041/5202434 Cristina. www.walksinsidevenice.com.
Cooperativa Guide Turistiche Autorizzate. The Cooperativa Guide Turistiche Autorizzate has a list of more than 100 licensed guides. Half-day tours with an English-speaking guide start at €115 for up to 30 people. Agree on a total price before you begin, as there can be additional administrative and pickup fees. Guides are of variable quality. San Marco 750, near San Zulian, Venice, 30124. 041/5209038. www.guidevenezia.it.
Venice Tourism Office. Visit any Venice tourism office to book walking tours of the San Marco area (no Sunday tour in winter). There's also an afternoon walking tour that ends with a gondola ride, and a daily serenaded gondola ride. Check the main branch of the city's tourist office or their website for additional scheduled offerings, meeting places, prices, and times. San Marco 2637, 30124. 041/5298711. www.turismovenezia.it.Updated: 07-2013
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