Venice, Italy
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clock-o2.15 to 2.45 hrs (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

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. 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

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This bestseller pairs a walking tour with a gondola ride, for not much more than the price of the ride alone.
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, 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.

Reviews

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m
, Nov 2018

First, the local tourist office was not very friendly nor helpful. Told us to wait outside in the rain for the guide. The walking tour only went around the piazza de Campo San Luca through the alleys.The gondola ride with six people and in the evening was not very attractive, ciuldn't see much.A different guide took us there and she gave very little instructions where to go to wait for the boats.After the ride, she disappeared and didn't help anyone to get back to the office or home.The entire operation appeared as though they didn't care.I don't recommend this tour.

J
, Oct 2018

Our guide was very informative and spoke excellent English. The only disappointment we have is that we did not see (even from the outside) St Mark's Basilica nor the Doges palaces both of which were supposed to be included in our tour.

M
, Oct 2018

Our tour guide was fantastic, very informative and engaging. It was lovely to explore more of the unique beauty of Venice, as it was our first time, and be able to learn some of the history. We also loved the gondola ride, it's got to be done at least once, and was a fun, iconic way of ending the afternoon. Thank you for such a great experience.

J
, Oct 2018

Even though we only had a couple of hours Andreas focused on san Marco, and Venice history. Truly informative and entertaining. He was able to combine history and tie it into what we wewe able to see today. Gondola ride at end was a real treat.

L
, Oct 2018

It is sad to say but because of Viator not allowing a one day switch we could not do it and paid the full price. They switched our train time on us the day we left for Venice to catch our tour. I called immediately to let them know with at least 10 hours to please switch the offer. I was told no. They did not due to their rules. They kept all of our money without even assisting to switch while we are on VC and it was a total of almost 350.00. I will not ever use Viator again. I understand rules but when it was out of our control and plenty of wiggle room to switch. Un called for. Thanks

R
, Oct 2018

Unfortunately our guide was very disappointing! She made the same statements repetitively and ended the tour after 1 hour and 15 minutes rather that the full two hours. She didnt notice when we lost people in our tour group along the way. I have taken many tours through Viator before this and have really enjoyed them. This was extremely disappointing for me and my family.

S
, Oct 2018

The walking tour was very disappointing and pretty uninteresting. Taken to an unimpressive plaza surrounded by unremarkable buildings. We did see one twisted-looking building that was interesting. The only thing that semi-saved this tour was the gondola ride, and since we were on the Grand Canal during the annual regatta, that was definitely special!

b
, Oct 2018

Great tour through the streets of Venice. Informative guide and a great gondola ride. Great way to start learning about the city of Venice.

r
, Sep 2018

Very fun and informational!

S
, Sep 2018

The guide was excellent. Gave us good history. The Gonfola was the only atttraction that was poorly managed and felt like it was rush,too many people and it would have been better to get the ride yourself. Only disappointment so far.


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