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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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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 November 2015

Aviator rep. Terrific the tour in Venice was wonderful great passionate tor guide would use this company again and again. Caio,!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A really good tour that was interesting and good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour. We did this for the gondola ride, but ended up enjoying the walking tour more! The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a good glimpse into Venice's history and architecture. Very fascinating. The gondola tour is okay. They fit 6 people per gondola and take you down a well-traveled section. It's worth it, though because to do a ride w/ a smaller number of passengers costs 80 euros for half an hour and you wouldn't get the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly impressed with guides knowledge and her abilities to switch from one language to
another. Delightful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice walking tour that gave us an insight into the lesser known facts about Venice. Our tour guide, Marco, was very informative. We did some walking but it was not excessive. The gondola ride was great! It lasted about 20-30 minutes and it was what we expected in Venice - would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent guide. Presented with humour. Gondola ride was 15 minutes short on promised time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Venice can be a very difficult city to walk. We loved being guided down the crooked little streets and over the bridges. The gondola ride was fun. Interesting to learn how difficult it is to become a gondolier !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Being a first time visitor to Venice, this tour was exactly what we wanted. The young lady guide spoke very good English and was very informative and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour also.
We visited some of the less touristy parts of Venice and thus avoided the crowds.
The Gondola ride at the end was the icing on the cake.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A highlight of our stay in Venice. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and delightful to be around. She welcomed our questions. I enjoyed every minute of the tour.

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