Free Walking Tours in Venice

Venice is the city of bridges, canals, romance, and masks which is built on a series of more than 100 islands. The city is for its gondolas and festivals. 

While Venice is known to be heavily crowded with tourists, taking a walking tour will help you get some insider knowledge of the city and see more than the main Rialto Bridge.  

Free Tours by Foot doesn’t have any Venice walking tours, but there are still multiple other companies that have entertaining guides! 

TIP: Rick Steves has several excellent self-guided audio tours of the city that are free for download. 


These walking tours run on a pay-what-you-wish basis, which means that you can pay what you think the tour was worth at the end. We suggest €10 to €15 for a tour that you enjoyed. 



While Venice is perfectly-sized to explore by foot, one of the fun ways to see the islands is by boat! Taking a boat tour will give you an entirely different perspective. 

Free Walk in Venice:

This company offers different themed tours in English and Spanish. The Hidden Gems and Secrets Tour is a 2-hour walk that starts from the hidden streets and forgotten paths of Venice to the artistic district of Dorsoduro. The other tour is Heart and Soul of Venice and starts at Campo San Polo and focuses on the major landmarks in the city. The Magnificent Northern Part of Venice and The Jewish Ghetto are other fantastic tours. Walk through the Cannaregio district and visit the Jewish Ghetto for an authentic view of the city. 

Free Tour Venice:

This tour company will help you explore the entire city and is perfect for first-time visitors to Venice. Tours are scheduled two times a day at 10:00 am and 16:00 (4:00 pm). The morning tour will introduce the city and teach you about Venice’s art and architecture.  The afternoon tour focuses on Venice’s history. Learn about life led by the nobility, crusades, and dungeons. 

Venice Free Walking Tour:

Venice Free Walking Tour offers 5 tours a day starting at various times and covering different topics. The main 3-hour tour takes you on some less-busy paths to experience the local life, gastronomy, and culture. Throughout the tour, the knowledgeable guides will narrate the history of Venice and its traditions. Booking is required for all tours, so check out their website for more information. 

Guru Walk:

With tours in both Spanish and English, Guru Walk offers two tours a day to cover different attractions. One begins at 10:00 am and the second at 16:00 (4:00 pm). Their guides want to show you a different side of Venice and allow you to experience the city as the locals do. 

Take Walks

Although their tours aren’t free, you may want to consider one of the walking tours provided by this company. They offer a few different services in Venice that are sure to please.

Legendary Venice Tour

  • €69/Adults | €67/Students | €65/Children
  • Availability: Daily at 2 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes admission to St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Includes admission to Doge’s Palace.

Welcome to Venice

  • €69/Adults, Students | €65/Children
  • Winter Availability: Tue, Fri & Sat at 8:30 am
  • Summer Availability: Mon – Sat at 8:30 am
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes admission to St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Includes free Gondola ride.

St. Mark’s Basilica After Hours

  • €89/Adults, Students | €84/Children
  • Winter Availability: Mon & Fri at 7 pm
  • Summer Availability: Mon & Sat at 8 pm
  • Duration: 1 ½ hours
  • Includes after hours admission to St. Mark’s Basilica.

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