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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.  

Highlights

  • 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

ELIZABETH W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent tour guide and excellent introduction to Venice. Highly recommend.

Stephanie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our tour guide was amazing - he have a great overview of the city, it's history and helped us understand the beauty of Venice, even on the foggy day. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting.

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

GREAT TRIP

Paula6252

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Venice was my absolute favorite place. This tour was amazing!!

Andrew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour guide, learnt a lot in a short space of time

Evelia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

excellent

bex004

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the beautiful city of Venice! This was a wonderful tour to start our trip here and acclimate ourselves to Venice. We loved the gondola ride, which was much longer than we thought it would be. We got to see the sunset over the grand canal. So beautiful!

Ameena H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was a somewhat rainy day but we were lucky to have a fairly dry gondola ride, which in my opinion, was the best part of the tour. The Gondola drivers were very friendly. The Venice walking tour was worth it - just finding out little details about the city. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed myself!

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour of the hidden parts of Venice with a really knowledgeable guide and great to be able to ask so many questions, Loved the gondola ride too - chance to see Venice from a different angle and you really cannot visit without a gondola ride!

Beverleyherring

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Absolutely a must. Really informative guide, not too long but just enough for you to fall in love with the place. Will definitely return there.

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