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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

james r v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good. The tour guide, Marco, was excellent.

armomup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour around backstreets of Venice which gave great insight into itsome history
Worth doing

Raphael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing!

Andrew K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Really good trip.The guide knew his stuff, was vert amusing and made the whole experience enjoyable. Would recommend this to all as it gives a great flavour and appreciation of the city

Sridhar N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A quick overview of Venice and Venetian culture and traditions. After the tour we choose to visit sites recommended by the guide.

Marcy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We had a wonderful guide on this walking tour of Venice and we got to see things that we would have missed otherwise. The gondola trip was quintessential Venice and something everyone should experience. Highly recommend!

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!!

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