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Private and Small Group Guided Tours

From labyrinthine alleys to eclectic architectural styles, there’s no place in the world like Venice, one of Italy’s greatest treasures.
Inseparable from the city itself, the magical canals and waterways of Venice have inspired the musings of Hemingway, Byron, and James, among others. However, with tourism and rising sea levels taking their toll on the city, it’s increasingly difficult to find the real essence of Venice, despite its history as a trading mecca and Renaissance hotbed. Uncover Venice's charms with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Venice Private and Guided Tours

We offer dozens of private and small group guided tours of Venice. Our most popular tour in Venice is our Venice Boat Tour, which takes place on a beautiful, wooden private boat, allowing visitors access to less-frequented canals for an immersive escape from the crowds—a truly special experience. Our art tours of Venice are also quite popular. We offer both an Early Renaissance Art Tour and a Titian in Venice Tour, providing two different looks at an artistic hotbed of the Renaissance; the former exploring the relationship between art and history in churches, palaces, and public spaces, and the latter focusing on the impact of one of Venice's artistic titans. Traveling with kids? Our Lion Hunt of Venice with Kids Tour is a great way to introduce kids to history, art, and seeing a place with new eyes.
What Context Venice Travelers Say
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Of the three tours I took with Context in Venice, this was the most mind blowing. Francesco was very well prepared with maps and charts. The contrast of ancient Venetians working with the Lagoon to the more modern problems was amazing. Now I can read algae layers to see how high the tides typically go. And the origin of the word "malaria" in context of a salt marsh makes for a good story. Francesco even managed to point out architectural details of the buildings the Venetians used to deal with muddy foundations, stone that is impervious to water, and the effects of salt water on brick. Francesco covered all of this (and a lot more) in two hours, clearly, without rushing or lecturing. Bravo!
Nadia arrived at our meeting spot on time along with the boat (taxi style Venice vessel) that would take us on the tour. Nadia spoke great English and provided us with a lot of detail about Venice. She knew her history & seemed as though she enjoyed her job. We booked this tour for the first day of our visit in Venice and hoped to use it as a way to get a general feeling for Venice along with a tour. We chose to do this tour rather than a walking tour because my husband has back issues plus it was great seeing the city from the water. We booked this tour as a private tour for the 4 of us rather than doing a small group. I was glad that we did that because the boat would have been tight with 8 people and not everyone would have had a great view.
Matteo’s tour was excellent. I understand the canal and Venice and gained a huge appreciation for everything Venetian.