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Time2.15 to 2.45 hrs (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

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. 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
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, 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.

Reviews

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R
, Oct 2018

Unfortunately our guide was very disappointing! She made the same statements repetitively and ended the tour after 1 hour and 15 minutes rather that the full two hours. She didnt notice when we lost people in our tour group along the way. I have taken many tours through Viator before this and have really enjoyed them. This was extremely disappointing for me and my family.

S
, Oct 2018

The walking tour was very disappointing and pretty uninteresting. Taken to an unimpressive plaza surrounded by unremarkable buildings. We did see one twisted-looking building that was interesting. The only thing that semi-saved this tour was the gondola ride, and since we were on the Grand Canal during the annual regatta, that was definitely special!

b
, Oct 2018

Great tour through the streets of Venice. Informative guide and a great gondola ride. Great way to start learning about the city of Venice.

r
, Sep 2018

Very fun and informational!

S
, Sep 2018

The guide was excellent. Gave us good history. The Gonfola was the only atttraction that was poorly managed and felt like it was rush,too many people and it would have been better to get the ride yourself. Only disappointment so far.

n
, Sep 2018

This was a great walking tour with a guide who provided some great history of the area and was friendly and funny. Wonderful end to the tour with a half hour gondola ride through the canals, including getting out on the grand canal. Great way to experience some of Venice.

J
, Sep 2018

It was fun and learned a lot from history to culture. The Gondola ride was definitely a must!

e
, Sep 2018

Josey topped the tour guides we experienced in Italy! She was knowledgeable, funny, informative and overall great! She taught us the best way to experience Venice, to get lost and find hidden treasures. Which we did! Ending the tour on a gondola ride was the cherry on the cake!

H
, Aug 2018

Amazing!

n
, Aug 2018

Our walking tour was the best. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with the history of Venice. Venice has always been her home, so it was nice to have someone that was very familiar with the past and present. She walked us through most of the high points of the city. Also gave us a sense of navigating through the narrow walkways, between buildings. Gave her a well deserved tip.The gondola ride was nice. What was lacking was the gondola pilot never said a word to us. It would have been nice if he would have given us some kind of history, something. Always chatting with his fellow pilots as we navigated through the canals. The guy greeting the gondola at the end of the gondola ride attempted to solicit a tip. Very tacky. Negative on the tip.


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