• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2.15 to 2.45 hrs
From USD $ 53.50 View price calendar

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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. 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

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, 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

jinky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Stefano our guide tour has explained well the short yet informative history of venice in 1.5hrs worth the trip!

veee_y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

so informative and was able to see all of venice in a short time. great tour guide and such a great price point. we saw things we would never have seen or knew about going to venice on our own. and there was enough time in the day to explore for ourselves as well as do this tour. gondola ride was okay but you get what you pay for. if you want something romantic, this isn't it and i would do a private gondola ride but we weren't really looking for that. this is great cause you are able to get a gondola ride AND see all the sites!

jrahmlow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was a fun way to learn more about the history and architecture of Venice while taking a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets. Our guide Marco provided the perfect mix of information and entertaining comments. The gondola ride at the end was a great opportunity to see the city from a completely different viewpoint. I highly recommend this tour.

achenbachpatricia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide was knowledgeable and the gondola ride was picturesque. It was really hot and our guide found shady spots for us. Definitely saw areas off the beaten path.

lorbehr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great way to get acquainted with beautiful Venezia! Tour guide was Venetian so very knowledgable. Gondola ride was a must do!

dannaman509

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Wonderful walking tour. We stayed away from the busy, hustle bustle areas of Venice and were able to see the real Venice that the locals see. Great information on the history of Venice and tips on islands to visit around Venice. Great tour.

Abdullah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Amazing! Highly recommended.

Sundy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We really enjoyed the walking tour with our guide. She was very friendly and even though we were in Venice last year, she taught us a lot of things we didn't learn on the last trip. It was a crowded Saturday afternoon, but the way she took us on the back streets and alleys, we never felt frustrated. It was a great way to see Venice and the gondola ride was a fun way to end the tour.

Niro S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Amazing tour! highly recommended!

Kerry EW Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great fun. The guide was interesting and funny. It was great to see something different and the group gondola ride was a cheap option to enjoy this must do activity when in Venice. As we were with the group we also had priority hop on to the gondolas so didnt have to line up with the crowds who had been waiting for some time. Great value for money and well organised.

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