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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

F G

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!

Sdeso Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great tour exploring lesser visited streets of Venice. The gondola ride was with 6 people total, but still very nice and romantic. We had a fantastic guide, but unfortunately cannot remember her name. Would highly recommend this tour!

Nada F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

it was amazing indeed unforgettable tour

pgavin1697

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

tour guide very knowledgeable had a great time a bad storm came so we never got our Gondola ride they said we would be credited some money back as of now I have not checked

Barry W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Take this tour at sunset. It's cooler, and Venice's narrow streets are so photogenic in the deepening shadows...absolutely beautiful. Our guide was a local resident she was knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Isabelle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was great ! Very interressant, funny and we learned a lot about Venice ! I recommande this for every people how wants to have another point of view.

Megan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was superb. Our director was Illyana, or Illy for short, she said. We loved her. Lots of fun facts about Venice and its history. So thankful we had a tour guide considering the craziness of the streets' in Venice. It made it a fun and relaxing way to see the city without having to worry about referring to a map. She also recommended a place to eat dinner that night and it was a wonderful way to close up our time in Venice. And of course, the gondola ride was highlight.

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