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Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Admire the splendor of St Mark’s Square, and then follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.  


  • 2-hour Venice tour including a gondola ride and walking tour
  • Take a 35-minute gondola ride down the Grand Canal of Venice!
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Venice, passing sights that the tourist maps miss
  • Stroll through narrow back streets and alleyways while learning about Venetian history

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What You Can Expect

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice!

This 2-hour walking tour of Venice provides an excellent introduction to the city’s highlights and history, plus the classic Venetian experience of riding in a gondola. Meet your guide near St Mark’s Square, where you’ll get an insider’s overview of world-famous attractions like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. 

Wander through the surrounding neighborhood as your guide illuminates the history of Venice as a maritime superpower and incubator of Renaissance art. Admire iconic Venetian landmarks such as the Teatro la Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the mysterious spiral staircase of Scala del Bovolo. The specific tour itinerary may vary by day, as there is so much to see!

After exploring the city’s romantic streets by foot, climb aboard a traditional gondola boat for a romantic ride along the city’s famous canals. Navigated by a friendly gondolier, cruise by spectacular historic structures along the Grand Canal and float down smaller watery ways in the Fenice neighborhood. After a 35-minute ride, step back on solid ground at the Dogana/Valaresso Station in central Venice.

Please note: The walking tour does not include entry to the monuments.

Customer Reviews

Amanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I would highly recommend a walking tour in Venice. Ours was hosted by a born and raised Venetian who was happy to give us a history of the city and recommendations on places to go see and eat. The city is easy to get lost in and the walking tour allowed us to go out of tourist areas with confidence. All guided tours I have found walk fast from one place to the next be ready to keep up.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour. Our guide, Francesca was awesome. Her humor and knowledge made the walking tour great. The gondola ride was great also. Well worth the money!

Sophie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

ABSOLUTELY LOVED! It was so nice and our tour guide was the NICEST WOMAN, it was great. We really had a good time being toured around and the final gondola ride was as cliche and lovely as you would think.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Janice J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was extremely informative and presented interesting facts of Venice. If you only have a day in Venice, take this tour. Try to get a map of where they meet. We thought it was right in St. Mark's Square but it was about 8 blocks away.

Amanda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good value and service. Ideal location.

John V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great time. Very informative and friendly. No line walking tour was best part.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very informative, Gondola ride was very nice and relaxing.

Erson Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a romantic city and should be mandatory to be visited. We want to congratulate our tour guide we don't know his name. He has deeply knowledge about the city, history,geography and hydraulic engineering.

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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