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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Explore romantic Venice by daytime or night, and see a selection of the city's gems! During a relaxing walking tour, pass top Venice attractions such as Rialto Bridge, alongside the lesser-known spots that influence Venetian culture. Your tour ends with a serene Venetian gondola ride (maximum six people per boat) along the canals.

Highlights

  • Venice walking tour and gondola ride, with a local guide
  • Visit beautiful Venetian squares such as Campo San Polo and Campo San Margherita
  • See top Venice attractions including Rialto Bridge alongside several of the city's lesser-known gems
  • Finish the tour with a 40-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!

Choose from a morning or evening tour, meet your guide near the Accademia Bridge, and then stroll to the elegant Rialto Bridge in central Venice. One of only four bridges to span Venice's Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge is said to represent the true heart of the city.

From this well-known Venice attraction, walk with your guide through the city’s lesser-known streets, discovering Venice as the locals know it. Your route includes several campos, meaning 'fields' in Italian, which are actually lively Venetian squares and courtyards, surrounded by shops and cafes. Pass through Campo San Polo, the setting of masked balls and bullfighting in bygone times, and Campo San Margherita, the social heart of Venice's trendy Dorsoduro district.

See the Basilica dei Frari, notable for the Venetian Renaissance artwork that is housed within, and pass the grand Scuola Grande di San Rocco building, where many a Venice concert is held. As your walking tour comes to an end, hear the story of Peggy Guggenheim, whose impressive modern art collection is housed in the nearby Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Your tour finishes on a high note, with a romantic 40-minute gondola ride along the Venice canals. As your gondolier punts you through the quieter city canals aboard a traditional, wooden gondola boat, look out for the beautiful houses lining the water, and see local ladies reeling in their washing lines.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a tour of the Dorsoduro Sestier. The male guide was knowledgeable and humerous and had a store of stories and anecdotes. The walking was easy and at a leisurely pace.
The Gondola ride was generally a waste of time - there is little to see in the dark in unlit canals, especially if the gondolier doesn't want to explain what or where we were going.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This turned into a single couple trip, we were the only ones on the tour. Great female guide who did a great job of showing us an overview of the area and we returned to several spots the next day. The gondola was also just us and other than the cold. it was superb.

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