Tours and Walks in Venice and the lagoon

History Walks Venice offers walking tours in Venice with focus on history and traditions, guided boat tours in the lagoon, and Venetian rowing lessons in a real gondola.

About me

I’m René Seindal, an Danish historian living in Venice. With these tours and walks I want to share with you my passion for Venice, its traditions and history, especially the lesser known parts.

Tours and Walks

  • Bespoke, private tours & walks
  • Small groups only
  • Experienced tour leader
  • In English or Italian
  • Children very welcome

Long live the doge - the writing on the wall

Hidden History

A walk around Venice, exploring the many messages from Venice of yore, often hidden in plain view.

Plague Island

A guided visit to the island Lazzaretto Nuovo, where quarantine was invented to fight the Black Death.

Oarmake (remer) Savario Pastor chatting in his workshop during a break.

Venetian Boats

A walk between shipyards, oar makers and model shops, looking at boats and talking about traditions.