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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. Admire the splendor of St Mark’s Square, and then 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

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What You Can Expect

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice!

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, where you’ll get an insider’s overview of world-famous attractions like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. 

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.

Customer Reviews

Constance W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The walking tour was very interesting and my 22 and 20 grandson were very grateful that I booked it. It is challenge to fine the spot to start, but we really was able to see Venice from the perspective of a local.

Deborah J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We enjoyed this tour with Frederica. You could feel her love for Venice. The tour did not encompass alot of area but we were given alot of insider information which we used on the remainder of our trip. I have to say combining the gondola ride is a must!!

William K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent, interesting, educational. We learned things about Venice that we would never have known. The gondola ride afterwards was fun and interesting. Well worth the cost. Highly recommend.

Grace M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Another interesting tour, our guide was very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

awesome fun - tour guide could double as a dry-wit comedian - reminded us actually of Hugh Grant.
beautiful city as seen through the eyes of a Venetian.

Rishelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour guide and the way to get to know Venice. Very cool how you walk for 1.5 hrs. and see the sights and learn about the history, then into a gondola and you actually see the same areas but from the water!!!!! Makes it all make sense. SO worth it!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I found the tour very interesting on how Venice began and the Gondola ride was fun


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Marina was our guide, a very good guide and she loves her city and wants to explain the history as well as the present. The size of the group was perfect, around 10-12. Enjoyed very much !

Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really excellent value for money. Great walking tour and gondola ride at the end. Worth every penny, highly recommend. Well organised and informative tour

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