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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.  

Highlights

  • 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

Sandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Venice walking tour and Gondola Ride. My sister and I really enjoyed this tour despite the cold wet weather where we learnt a lot about the history of Venice and it provided the opportunity to see unknown areas of Venice. Well worth the tour to learn about the city and experience a Gondola Ride

Brian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent guide who took us off the beaten track. The gondola trip at the end was well worth the tour on its own

Dale S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very entertaining tour followed by an authentic gondola ride - a great way to see parts of Venice that you won't find yourself. Our guide, Marco, was wonderful and the gondolier even broke into song! Well worth the price.

Sarah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The perfect introduction to Venice. We got to learn interesting things about the tides and the house numbers and then the gondola ride was amazing.

Sheila W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We really enjoyed this. Our tour guide was very informative and helped us to appreciate Venice even more! And the gondola ride was delightful. We would certainly recommend this.

Joseph Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour, small group and very interesting Tour Guide who was very informative and helpful with questions regarding Venice. Culminated in a wonderful Gondola trip. In all Brilliant!

Barbara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is the second time I've done the tour and love that it shows you the hidden sites of Venice. The added Gondola ride at the end is a nice way to finish things off.

Roni H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour! Definitely recommend it.

msinger29

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really interesting tour of the back roads of Venice which we would never have found on our own. Tour guide was fluent in Spanish and English and very upbeat and informative, Gondola ride was as expected.

PORFIRIO JR S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The walking tour was very enlightening especially with an intelligent and humorous guide like Marco. The gondola ride was a wonderful experience.

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