Skip The Line Guided Visit of Accademia Galleries and Unusual Venice Walking Tour

Duration: approx. 2 hours   Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 To discover the extraordinary collection of the Accademia Gallery in Venice accompanied by a local tour guide
2 Because it includes entry without queuing, which will allow you access the museum without wasting time at the ticket office!
3 To immerse yourself in the Dorsoduro district and discover its treasures, too often excluded from regular itineraries of Venice

An original proposal that combines a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Venice to discover the Dorsoduro district, a zone generally not included in the Venetian tourist itineraries, but with a long history and great charm.

Thanks to you can book online an extraordinary visit: Accademia Gallery Venice Dorsoduro Venice guide and the Dorsoduro district together in an original and fascinating itinerary, dedicated to those who want to see more in Venice than just St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica and the other famous monuments!

The tour will start with the Accademia Gallery, Venice one of the most famous Venetian museums, located in the heart of the Dorsoduro in Venice, in Italy, at the foot of the Accademia Bridge.

The complex of the Accademia Gallery in Venice is composed of three different buildings, the Great School of St Maria della Carità, the eponymous Gothic church and the hall of the Palladian convent of the Lateran Canons. During the visit to the Accademia Gallery in Venice, the guide will explain the main works housed inside the museum, offering an interesting overview of the Veneto and Venetian paintings from 1300 to 1700s: Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio, Giorgione with the famous 'Storm' (Tempesta'), Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian and Paolo Veronese's 'Allegory of the battle of Lepanto' and 'Dinner at the House of Levi', up to Giambattista Tiepolo and great landscape painters of the 18th century. In addition to several sacred works, you can also admire the precious testimonies about the life and customs of the Venetian past, including the scenes of Pietro Longhi and the views of Canaletto Guardi and Bellotto. The Accademia Gallery in Venice, Italy also preserves some drawings and sculptures such as the famous 'Vitruvian Man' by Leonardo da Vinci, which is exposed only on special occasions and for a limited period of time. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see also this famous masterpiece!

After the visit to the Accademia Gallery, Venice the tour continues with a guided walk through the Dorsoduro district, during which you will delve deeper into some new areas of the city on water.

The Dorsoduro district, whose name derives from the word 'hard back' that characterizes its terrain which is less marshy than other areas of Venice, must be discovered on foot… It is a lively and very active area and where the headquarters of several faculties of the University Ca' Foscari are located, as well as Gothic churches and museums such as Ca' Rezzonico, the Accademia Galleries, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Punta della Dogana with its permanent collection of contemporary art.

You will also walk through Campo San Barnaba, the dramatic film set for the film scenes of 'Summer Time' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'; the Ponte dei Pugni, so called because the War of Fists was held here, in which two rival factions of the Venetian Republic fought against each other, and the St Sebastian area, where you can admire the homonym Renaissance church and the adjoining convent which now houses the faculty of philosophy and literature of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice.

The itinerary in Dorsoduro, Venice, guide will end in San Trovaso, where there is one of the last active squeri (dry dock) in Venice, the small shipyard where gondolas, the symbol of Venice, are built. The tour takes you to admire from outside one of the most characteristic places of the city listening to the explanations of our local guide!

Our Skip The Line Guided Visit of Accademia Galleries and Unusual Venice Walking Tour ends at the San Trovaso boatyard in Venice. Before returning to your hotel or you move into other areas of Venice, we recommend that you continue the visit of the Dorsoduro district independently, perhaps taking a trip to the nearby Fondamenta Zattere, which offers a beautiful view of the canal and the island of Giudecca, or simply walking along the quiet alleyways of the district to admire the fascinating everyday life of a city where time seems to have stopped centuries ago.

Little-known areas of Dorsoduro combined with the masterpieces kept at the Accademia Gallery Venice tour: entrance fee to the museum included in the price! This Accademia Gallery guided tour can be booked directly online, up to 72 hours before the service: this advance is necessary to give us a way to organize the visit and book access to the Accademia Gallery in Venice.

The meeting point is provided in front of the Accademia Gallery, Dorsoduro, Campo della Carità 1050 / a - Venice (Ve) The duration of the tour is about two hours. The tour is available in English and French: if you wish to organise the visit in other languages, you can arrange a private guided tour of Dorsoduro and Accademia Gallery of Venice - Reservations online subject to availability, with time and fully customizable starting point.

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Important info


from 1 April to 31 October.

Departure point:

in front of the entrance of the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.

Departure time

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11.30 am

Languages available

Bilingual tour English/French

Explanations during the tour will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed: the same information will be presented in French and then in English, or vice versa, if participants come from different countries.


Full: €45.00

children up to 5 years: free
children from 6 to 12 years: €22.50


approx. 2 hours

  • Guided Tour
  • Admission to the Gallerie dell'Accademia with skip-the-line access
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

The tour will take place with a minimum of 2 participants.

Bilingual tour.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

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