Venice Highlights Tour for Kids

Explore Venice with a treasure hunt for the whole family
From US$509 privately
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Tour Details
3 hours
Product Type
  • Basilica San Marco
  • Doge's Palace
  • Rialto Bridge
  • La Fenice Theatre
  • Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore Venice with a fun scavenger hunt for kids
  • Led by a guide trained in inquiry-based learning techniques
Tour Description
Our most popular family tour in Venice, this three-hour Venice for kids tour uses lions—the symbol of Venice—to trace a route in and around the Rialto and San Marco areas. We've designed this as an interactive, activity-filled experience with a good dose of fun to keep families with children aged 4-11 years interested and entertained. Our experts, who are trained in inquiry-based learning techniques, will introduce the children on the tour to the idea of symbols in a cityscape and why the lion in particular is peppered all over Venice. The tour includes St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, and other spots in the city center.

We’ll begin our tour with a visit to Saint Mark's, where we will start counting the lions—children usually love to compete and see who finds the most lions on the itinerary! En route to the Rialto Bridge and the colorful fish market, we will learn more about this fascinating city and search for its emblems on various buildings. While discussing its history, we may have the opportunity to cross the canal with a traghetto ride, which is how the locals travel. We'll also explore how international the city has become, and we may visit Marco Polo's house or the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the former warehouse and lodging for the German trading population, used from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century.

As an orientation to the city, the Venice for kids tour will vary based on the expertise of the guide, since each will incorporate their hidden treasures to enhance your experience. Either way, your children will come away with an excitement for and knowledge of Venice. Looking for more to do in Venice with kids? Try our Daily Life in Venice Tour for Kids.

About You

In order to plan the best possible experience for your children, it would be helpful for us to know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food! The more you can tell us, the better.


Cover photo and family photos by La Jolla Mom.


What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.

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We had a great time with Eiranne, and so did our kids! She did a fantastic job catering the tour to our son, following his lead and leaning into the things he had the most questions about. Everyone in our group got a great history of the city! We also appreciated how she built in time for kids’ snack and bathroom breaks. Highly recommend!
Nadia did a great job showing us around Venice. We have seen and learned so much. She was incredibly kind to kids. She even gave them some presents. We truly enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend it to other families.
It was a great tour. Our guide was amazing and so knowledgeable.