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Discover the famous landmarks and hidden gems of Venice, first by land, and then by sea! Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy a leisurely walking tour around the city’s charming bridges, streets and hidden squares. Admire unique architecture and Renaissance masterpieces while your guide shares fascinating tales from the history of this former maritime superpower. Then, enjoy a romantic ride through the city’s canals aboard a classic Venetian gondola. 


  • Venice walking tour and gondola ride, with a local guide
  • See top Venice attractions including Rialto Bridge alongside several of the city's lesser-known gems
  • Visit beautiful Venetian squares such as Campo San Polo and Campo San Margherita
  • Finish the tour with a 35-minute Venice gondola ride through the city
  • Choose between a morning or evening tour to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride

Enjoy your gondola ride through the city!

Spend a leisurely 2 hours exploring the world-renowned highlights and tucked-away delights of Venice. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule, and then meet your guide in central Venice near the Accademia Bridge. From there, explore the bustling shops and markets around the famed Rialto Bridge, which marks the commercial heart of the city.

Listen to tales from Venice’s fascinating history as you escape the crowds and head through the city’s backstreets. Stroll through hidden squares, including the charming Campo San Polo, which once hosted bullfights and masquerades. Admire the impressive Gothic architecture of the Frari church, and step inside to view masterpieces by Renaissance painters Titian and Bellini. 

For a romantic finish to your tour, climb aboard a classic Venetian gondola and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the city’s famed canals. As your expert gondolier navigates the watery ways, soak up the passing sights of historic palaces and homes that line the canals, and get a glimpse into daily life in this magical city. 

Customer Reviews

Wendi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing!

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was very informational and beautiful. The gondola ride was perfect


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour, guide was very good. Highly recommend to visitors to Venice. Chris and Michael from Australia


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fabulous experience and informative tour guide, nothing was a problem and she showed us some sights and explained many hidden mysteries. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent and really enjoyable. Knowledgeable tour guide. Had radios which meant we could hear clearly every word she spoke. Very interesting insight into Venice. We did this at the end of our stay but it would have been beneficial at the beginning as we would have been looking for the things she pointed out. Guide was enthusiastic and had an interesting way of speaking. Topped off by a gondola ride. We went in the evening, so it was lovely punting down the canals at night, peaceful and lovely to see Venice from this level. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Roslyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our local guide was full of enthusiasm for his city. We got to see parts of the city that are not usually seen by tourists. The real Venice where the locals live. We were told some of the history of Venice and shown special features of how things were done in the early days. Our tour culminated with a gondola ride on both the Grand Canal and some smaller canals. As it was dark we were unsure what we were seeing but it was still a must do experience. It could have been made better if our Gondolier had given a commentary of where we were so we knew what we were passing. The only time he spoke was when he had a lengthy conversation in Italian with another gondolier who was beside us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A great tour just as described. It was lovely to cruise throught the little back streets to see the beautiful houses and hidden gardens. Our guide was lovely and very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very informative walking tour, Gondola ride excellent, very good value for money


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved our Gondola ride! It is a must in Venice. We took the sunset tour and I was so happy we did. Venice looked so magical as the sun went down. I did not think it could be more amazing. We sat in the good seat right by the gondolier. We thought it would be the most comfortable, which it was. The problem was that all of our pictures have the heads of the other guests on the gondola. My recommendation would be to sit in the seats towards the front and exchange pictures for comfort. I know I will next time. I wish I was still in Venice. It is one of the most amazing cities. July 2016

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was very informative and spoke excellent english. We toured a lesser known area around the Academia bridge. Away from the crowds was a nice change. We never felt rushed yet we still learned and covered a great deal in 2 hours. The gondola ride was a bonus touring around the small canals for a little over half an hour. I highly recommend this tour.

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