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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great! I learned a lot about Venice.

Ryan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

alain b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was very good

Kim E E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The enthusiasm of the guide was contagious! She made Venice come alive with her stories. A really informative tour. If you can only pick one, this is it! Include the gondola tour, so much fun!

Christine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a worthwhile tour for us as you get a lot of information about the history of Venice that you would otherwise not know. We were shown how the city is sinking, but not evenly and the gondola ride was a very pleasant experience. It was really a great experience.

Matt G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great. Very informative even without going to the main spots in Venice. If you want to see the major attractions this is not the tour for you. We wanted son history and the guide and tour were both amazing!

Brenda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mom and I only had one day in Venice before embarking on a cruise ending in Barcelona. This tour was just perfect. We got to see parts of Venice off the beaten path and learn some history of the city as well as learning about the current effects of climate change. The gondola ride was the perfect ending. It gave us a different view of Venice. And you just cannot visit Venice and not take a gondola ride. I highly recommend this tour.

Paul L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was excellent, showing us places that we would have never seen without her. The gondola ride was great as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lovely tour. The guide Andrea was knowledgeable and told us a lot about the city. The gondola ride was amazing and much cheaper than opting for it on your own.

Daniel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very informative guided walk, although not to any famous landmarks, but we all learned of how Venice was built on essentially pine trees. And that the pavements we were walking on were about 4 or 5 feet above the original ones as that void now contains different services etc. The Gondola trip was magical apart from the fact it only has 6 seats and I had the worst one for me nothing to do with being too fat of course ! but I grinned and bared it as I was with my sweetheart XX All in all, excellent VALUE FOR MONEY !

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