Experience the best of Venice by land and by sea on a 2-hour combo walking and gondola tour. Stroll through the city’s narrow alleyways and historic piazzas with a guide, stopping in front of iconic attractions like the Rialto Bridge, Teatro La Fenice opera house and the mysterious Bovolo Staircase. Then, climb aboard a traditional Venetian gondola for a romantic ride through the city’s canals — a must-do activity when visiting ‘The Floating City!’
2-hour combo walking tour and gondola ride in Venice
Learn about the city's maritime history and Renaissance wonders from a local guide
See iconic landmarks plus tucked-away treasures that many visitors miss
Marvel at the mysterious Bovolo Staircase
Admire by the legendary Teatro La Fenice opera house and Rialto Bridge
Soak up the romantic atmosphere on a gondola ride through the city's famous canals
The walking tour was great. The guide gave us a lot of interesting information about the history and nuances of life in Venice. She suggested some good restaurants as well. The only let down for me was the gondola ride. First of all I had to sit separate from my wife, wince they were sitting six peiople in a boat but had only 4 seats for couples.I think the arrangement could have been managed better. Also the gondola ride was very silent. I was expecting the guide to be with us during the ride, since the best way to see venice is from the canals, where you can actually see the landscape and admire the views.
The gondola ride was fun but a bit too short. To be honest, our walking tour guide was a bore. He rambled on about things that were not very interesting. When we got to San Marco, he was running a bit behind so he just dumped us there without even saying a word about it's history. We would have liked to learn something about the church and palace and less about the theater and a well.
Our guide for the walking tour was very knowledgeable and quite informative. It was a lot of walking and the group was so large, that at times you were unable to hear what the guide was saying. It would have been much better if there had been two guides and smaller groups. Our gondola ride was horrible. If my daughter had not told me this was not a typical gondola ride I probably would never take another one ever again. Our gondola driver got our gondola directly behind a sewage boat. Not only did the boat smell like diesel fuel all the time, it kept spilling out the waste. The smell was horrible, and I could not stop coughing. I had to use my inhaler a couple of times because breathing became difficult. Even seeing this, our gondola driver continued to stay close to this boat, and this did not make for a romantic, nor enjoyable first gondola ride.
They weren't very organized getting people on their way and during the switch between the gondola and the walk. The gondola trip was wonderful. The gondlier was great. Informative and very pleasant. Our walking guide was hard to understand at times and frequently answered she didn't know when asked a question. We have taken many of these walking tours around the world and we were quite disappointed with this one.