Search for the famous Lions of Venice, hear amazing stories about Marco Polo's adventures, and see highlights such as St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge and more. Extended option: Leonardo da Vinci Museum and gondola ride.

  • Explore San Marco and San Polo with a 5-Star Family-friendly Guide
  • Enjoy fun stories, riddles and activities for children of all ages
  • Visit San Zaccaria and see the famous St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge and more
  • Play with exhibits in the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with skip-the-line tickets (3 and 4-hour options only)
  • Go on a magical gondola ride on the Grand Canal (4-hour option only)

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  • 2 - 4 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Walking tour
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Do you know why only some of the lion statues in Venice are winged? Or how did Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant and adventurer, travel to Asia in the 13th century? If your children are curious about the world then they will love this fun and educational family-friendly tour of Venice with special activities for kids. Let’s make history fun!

Choose the 2-hour option to see the best highlights of Venice’s Old Town, from San Marco to San Polo. Your passionate Private Guide will show you the magical side of this world heritage city with hidden gems that you would miss on your own. One of the highlights will be a visit to San Zaccaria, the pearl of the Venetian Renaissance. You will also explore the lively St. Mark’s Square, where you can learn about St. Theodore and St. Mark, and about the Doge’s who for centuries lived in the luxurious Doge’s Palace. Admire the breathtaking St. Mark’s Basilica (outside only) and learn how the Astronomical Clock works.

Many surprising things await you as you stroll along the narrow, winding streets and canals of the Old Town. Enjoy a scenic view of the Grand Canal and learn about the history of gondolas as you cross the historic Rialto Bridge to get to one of the oldest parts of the city. You will pass the site of the Rialto Market, Campo San Polo, and many colorful mechant houses from the Venetian Golden Age. The 2-hour walking tour will end in front of the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your guided tour with a visit to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Campo S. Rosso. With skip-the-line tickets your kids won’t get bored waiting in line, and the interactive exhibits will blow them away. See reproductions of da Vinci’s works, not only paintings but also working military and hydraulic machines, and discover the legacy of the greatest Renaissance man!

Choose the 4-hour option to finish your guided tour with a magical gondola ride! You can experience this only in Venice and the memories will last a lifetime. A Italian and English speaking gondolier (or multilingual audio guide) will tell you the history of Venetian gondolas and take you on a 30-minute gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Embark on a real Venetian adventure!

  • Private Family-Friendly Tour of Venice’s Highlights with the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum and Gondola Ride (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • 5-Star Private Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Free admission to the Church of San Zaccaria (all options)
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum (3 and 4-hour options only)
  • Tickets for a gondola ride with an Italian-English speaking gondolier or multilingual audio guide (4-hour option only)
  • Entry to paid parts of the Church of San Zaccaria
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum (in 2-hour option)
  • Tickets for a gondola ride with an Italian-English speaking gondolier or multilingual audio guide (in 2 and 3-hour options)
  • Private guide for the gondola ride (audio guide only)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the entrance to Hotel Savoia & Jolanda, Riva degli Schiavoni, 4187, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy. Please do not enter the hotel, it is only a meeting point and the staff is not informed about the tour.

Important information

What you should know

Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
Please arrive strictly on time, as there are time slots for entering some attractions.
Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum and Gondola Ride not included on the basic 2-hour tour.
The Church of San Zaccaria is open for visitors every day from 10 AM to 12 PM, and then from 4PM to 6PM. Tickets to the chapels and crypts can be purchased for an additional fee of 1.5 EUR.
Church tours during scheduled events (such as the daily, Sunday and holiday masses) are limited, so the entire or parts of the church may be closed on the day of your visit. At such times, you will see the church only from the outside, or the church will be replaced with another attraction.
It is advised to cover your shoulders and knees when visiting churches in Venice.
The 4-hour option includes tickets for a 30-minute gondola ride, which is preceded by a short introduction about the history gondolas told by a gondolier. This attraction is separate from the walking tour and your Private Guide will not participate in it. They will escort you to the boarding point and provide all the necessary information.
Live commentary for the gondola ride is available in English and Italian.
Audio guide for the gondola ride is available in 7 languages: Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, French and Hindi.
A gondola can accommodate 4-6 people. Other people may join your shared gondola ride. Larger groups will be split or we will book a traghetto ride for you. The gondolier will choose a seat for every passenger.
Gondoliers do not approve of visitors eating or drinking in their gondolas. It is also not advisable to ask them to perform a serenade without a prior agreement and an additional fee.
We recommend bringing an umbrella for your gondola ride to hide from the rain or strong sunshine.
Gondola rides will be canceled in case of exceptionally bad weather or exceptionally high/low tide. In such a case, your ride will be postponed to the next day or refunded.
For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 people in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.