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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to Rialto Bridge.


  • 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 walking tour is a perfect way to get to know Venice, both as a must-do introductory city tour for new visitors, as well as for anyone interested in the city’s history. After meeting your expert guide near St Mark’s Square, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Venice, learning about its colorful past through its most characteristic and iconic attractions along with its lesser-known sites.

The tour is composed of two parts and allows you to discover the lesser-known places of Venice and to try a means of transport found only in the city!
Starting with a walking tour of the city, you will explore the area around Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Learn about the top attractions and stop for photos in front of Venice's cultural centerpieces such as Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and Rialto Bridge.
Your guide will determine the exact itinerary, depending on the day.

After your walking tour get ready to hop aboard a classic gondola boat (for up to 6 people) and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the famous Grand Canal (Salute area) as well as the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice. As you glide along the Grand Canal, marvel at the glamorous bank-side palaces and churches and hear tales about how it became Venice's most important thoroughfare. The gondola ride ends by disembarking at Vallaresso Station in Dogana.

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very informative - helped us enjoy our stay in Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We went on this tour in late September, after flying in to Venice a day early for an Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

We ended up about arriving about 10 minutes late for the start of the tour, after getting lost in the confusing streets and alleys of Venice. However, one of the outstanding customer service people at the counter immediately offered to lead us out and catch us up with the tour.

Once joined up with the tour, I was very impressed with the tour guide. He kept everyone interested with his knowledge of Venice and his great sense of humor.

The gondola ride at the end of the tour was great. We traveled through a number of quiet, small side canals before reaching the Grand Canal. I felt it was a fascinating exposure to Venice.

My one warning to others interested in this tour is to give yourself extra time and a good map to find the gathering point for the tour. Venice can be very, very confusing to a new visitor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a brilliant two hours learning about Venice and discovering areas we may have missed if left to our own devices. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very funny which made the walking very easy. The gondola ride was also really lovely. This trip is recommended and well worth the money. It paid dividends booking a couple of trips prior to arriving in Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent value for money given what it costs for a Gondola ride! The tour was very informative and provided by a local, and the Gondola ride of approx. 40mins was great fun. A must for Venice!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable! Connected with the group members!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour guide sharing the Gandola Ride was on par with the ticket price paid, however, our party of three would have preferred to pay extra for a private ride if there was such an option.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I truly enjoyed the tour guide, gondola ride and the overall experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Venice is beautiful and amazing . The canals were interesting. The history is unforgettable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Really enjoyed the gondola ride. A must!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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