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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 July 2015

Nice little walk through the neighborhood with the guide giving some input about venice. The shared gondola ride afterwards is very nice and beats the price they charge you if you go on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great guide! Loved seeing the back streets of Venice, the Real Venice!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The walking tour was very informative. Some gondola drivers seem to have more fun than ours. Didn't acnowledge us the whole trip.... It was a pleasant ride nonetheless.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lovely walking tour enabling you to get your besrings and some interesting facts. Gondola ride was amazing. Do quiet on the side canals and then the hussle and bussel of the grand canal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide was great and had a lovely relaxed manner. We used headphones and she gave the talk using a microphone. This made it easy to hear the info. It was very hot walking around Venice but the sights were wonderful. There was unfortunately a long wait in the hot, summer sun for the gondola ride and this took some of the magic away from the trip. However, all in all, it was a worthwhile trip@

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a great experience. The tour guide is knowledgeable and nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were impressed by how informative this tour was. We got to see some things we wouldn't have otherwise, and learned some really interesting history about the founding of Florence and what it was like to live in Medieval and Reniassance Florence. It was nice that they broke up everyone into three smaller groups of 20, so we could all get a good idea of what was going on. The gondola ride at the end was a nice touch!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nice way to see some nooks and crannies off the beaten path in Venice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We really loved this tour! Our tour guide, Francesca, was very knowledgeable and funny. She was non-stop talking the whole 90 minute walk! While we did not walk through San Marco Piazza, we walked through some very nice back streets and got to see some very charming and interesting sights. This was the real Venice, in my opinion.

The gondola ride was a nice way to end our tour, just leisurely riding through the canals and admiring the expert paddling of our gondolier. We'd definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was wonderful! Our guides were very knowledgeable and pleasant. The sites were marvelous, especially touring the inside of the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The best thing is that you really do Skip the Long Lines with Viator. Others had to wait in extreme heat for many, long hours. Go Viator!!!


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