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Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3061VEN_PH1
See Venice as a photographer rather than a tourist on this 3-hour private photography walking tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset tour, and then, equipped with your camera or smartphone, explore and take shots of the city’s squares, canals and streets with a photographer guide. Capture the beauty of St Mark’s Square and Bridge of Sighs; delve into hidden corners such as the Rialto markets; and learn tips on lighting, composition, reportage and photographing people along the way. Enjoy the full attention of a guide on this private tour.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Book your private daytime or sunset tour and, armed with your digital or SLR camera or smartphone, meet your guide in central Venice. Your guide is happy to tailor your itinerary to your wishes, so when you book, please list any special interests or sights you’d like to spend more time at along the way.

Day in the Life of Venice Daytime Tour (3 hours)
Start your tour and get a brief background how to see Venice through a photographer's eyes. With its bustling squares and canals, the city offers delights and challenges to photographers of all skill levels, with wonderful yet often fleeting photo opportunities at every turn.

Discover how to ‘spot’ good pictures as you explore the main squares and canals, and seek out hidden corners tucked off the main tourist trail. Notable stops include the bustling Mercerie shopping district and the Rialto markets, a daily jumble of fish, fruit and vegetable stalls favored by the locals that serves up an ever-changing tableau of color and activity.

Ask your guide to stop anywhere that fires your imagination, and get tips on using lighting and composition to create drama and record Venice's magical atmosphere. Your guide will also help you explore techniques such as reportage photography, and explain the best ways to approach people to catch their spontaneous expressions and interactions.

Lastly, visit St Mark’s Square. Walk around and discover how to record its beauty and palpable sense of history on camera, before saying goodbye to your guide.

Sunset Tour (3 hours)
Meet your guide in the mid-afternoon or evening depending on the time of year, and start your private tour. Learn how Venice presents all levels of photographer with wonderful opportunities at dusk, when the fading light and darkness reveal different sides of the city.

Visit some places featured in the daytime tour, plus locations that come into their own at twilight, such as the Bridge of Sighs and the edges of the Venice Lagoon. Get all the tips on composition, lighting and photographic styles as on the daytime tour, and learn how to capture brilliant evening scenes such as the sunset, the city's lights reflected in the canals, and more.

Finally, click your camera around twilit St Mark’s Square before ending your 3-hour tour nearby.

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Departure Point:
Central Venice
Departure Time:

3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Daytime Tour
Code: VEN_PH1

3-hour tour departing at 8am April to October, and 9:30am November to March

USD $81.02
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Twilight Tour
Code: VEN_PH2

3-hour tour departing at 6pm April to October, and 3:30pm November to March

USD $81.02
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Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice

  • Walking tour
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Camera and film
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of their camera
  • Tours operate rain or shine and the route may be changed based on local conditions
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Patty, May 2015

Amazing tour ! Our tour guide was Vinicio Tassani who was very knowlegeable and friendly. I would recomend this for any photographer looking for those different photos you woud not get on your own.

Reviewed by: Holley M, March 2015

Mario was superb. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Both places visited and guidance on photography were excellent and he is a charming, professional, and informative gentleman.
When in Venice - this tour is a MUST!!!

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Tour code: 3061VEN_PH1