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Tour code: 3731VENICEGONDOLA
Discover the famous landmarks and hidden gems of Venice, first by land, and then by sea! Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy a leisurely walking tour around the city’s charming bridges, streets and hidden squares. Admire unique architecture and Renaissance masterpieces while your guide shares fascinating tales from the history of this former maritime superpower. Then, enjoy a romantic ride through the city’s canals aboard a classic Venetian gondola. 


  • Venice walking tour and gondola ride, with a local guide
  • See top Venice attractions including Rialto Bridge alongside several of the city's lesser-known gems
  • Visit beautiful Venetian squares such as Campo San Polo and Campo San Margherita
  • Finish the tour with a 35-minute Venice gondola ride through the city
  • Choose between a morning or evening tour to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

Enjoy your gondola ride through the city!

Spend a leisurely 2 hours exploring the world-renowned highlights and tucked-away delights of Venice. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule, and then meet your guide in central Venice near the Accademia Bridge. From there, explore the bustling shops and markets around the famed Rialto Bridge, which marks the commercial heart of the city.

Listen to tales from Venice’s fascinating history as you escape the crowds and head through the city’s backstreets. Stroll through hidden squares, including the charming Campo San Polo, which once hosted bullfights and masquerades. Admire the impressive Gothic architecture of the Frari church, and step inside to view masterpieces by Renaissance painters Titian and Bellini. 

For a romantic finish to your tour, climb aboard a classic Venetian gondola and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the city’s famed canals. As your expert gondolier navigates the watery ways, soak up the passing sights of historic palaces and homes that line the canals, and get a glimpse into daily life in this magical city. 

Customer Reviews

Ashley G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved this tour as an introduction to Venice. It was great to learn about the current practice and past. The guide was wonderful.

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had an amazing tour with Sarah!! She was so passionate and made our tour one of the highlights of the trip.

Ugur Zeki B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was wonderful, rather than taking the group to the busy piazza San Marco and the Basilica - they chose to walk the quieter Dorsoduro streets giving a taste of the local flavour. A very good choice in my opinion, the tour guide was lovely and the gondola ride at the end though it was shared was a very nice ending to a great tour.

Karessa B Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was nice and gave us a good glimpse of Venice during our short stay :)

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour which takes you round the back streets and unknown charming areas of Venice. Very knowledgeable guide who was very informative. The tour ended with a Gondola ride which was spectacular.

Lawrence L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable, personable and llts of fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

No one else arrived for the tour - we had a personal tour and gondola ride. Excellent tour guide who was very informative. Loved Venice.

Ronald R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The walking tour was fantastic. The guide can't remember her name was very knowledgeable and provided us with a great tour of Venice. The only problem with the excursion was that the gondola ride was postponed due to rain/high water. Thought I may have had a problem getting a refund for this portion of the tour that was cancelled, but much to my surprise an e-mail from the company stating a refund was already processed was waiting for me when I got home.

Jia En Grace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was informative and funny and we loved the walking tour! It provided us with knowledge that we wouldnt have been able to find out on our own and although the gondola ride was cancelled due to bad weather, a reasonable refund was given for the gondola.

Kate W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was amazing!

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