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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venezia, Italy

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  • 2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Venice tour including a gondola ride and walking tour
  • Take a 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This bestseller pairs a walking tour with a gondola ride, for not much more than the price of the ride alone.

What's Included

  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

  • Bacino Orseolo, Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

    The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square

What To Expect

This 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. Then, 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.

Canal Grande (Pass By)

The itinerary of this Gondola Ride will take you on the Grand Canal.

Ponte di Rialto (Pass By)

During the Gondola Ride you will reach the Grand Canal and have a look at the Rialto Bridge

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by Bucintoro Viaggi

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips

You need to travel in single file since the streets are so narrow so its hard for large groups to navigate and hear everything.
It can be a little crazy getting into a gondola if it is busy.
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Very organised tour.
Elvira_P, May 2022
Stephano our Tour guide is very accomodating. The weather is great. The timing for Gondola ride is perfect.
Gondola uncomfortable
Mary_L, May 2022
Gondola should not be shared or it should be disclosed that it is a shared experience. Enjoyed our Guide on the walking tour.
A Viator Mother’s Day in Venice
margaret_c, May 2022
Avisa was our tour guide and did a fabulous job navigating through busy San Marco square and through the narrow streets of Venice. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Georgio, our gondolier was wonderful as well. We had a beautiful afternoon and ending to our trip.
Gondola ride was worth it
Paul_L, May 2022
The walking tour part was fairly brief, though informative and the guide was very good. It was a nice chance to ask all those questions like "does everyone have a boat?" or "Do you need a license for a boat?' and to hear about the floods. The gondola ride was nice. Calm through some of the small canals for about a half hour. Enough to enjoy is and not overly long or expense.
Great value.
paulasilbey, May 2022
Excellent value and lovely guide. Inexpensive way to take a gondola ride. Guide spoke perfect English and was very informative.
Fantastic, memorable tour
Hendrikus_M, May 2022
The walking tour we had was more than fantastic, of course because it showed the not major touristic sites but instemde the small streets and its insiders. But the major difference was made by the tour guide , the way he presented and above all his humor was for us incredible and more than fantastic. It made the tour really so memorable. Thanks and highly recommendable
Venice explained
Anthony_B, Apr 2022
Very interesting tour with some unusual places visited. Gondola was good fun met up with more people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good enough.
Mauricio_C, Apr 2022
It was a good tour, but if I have to compare with other walking tours we have taken, this one was quite simple in terms of the history we heard. May be it was about expectations. May be what it was offered was just what was delivered. Based on what we saw here in Venice, there’s a lot more to talk about during the walking tour or gondola tour.
A really good intro to this beautiful city
jacqueline_O, Apr 2022
The guide was informative , amusing and knowledgable . He made it fun . The gondola trip was on time and really beautiful
Great tour and gondola ride
Paul_H, Apr 2022
Great tour and gondola ride but spoilt by the fiasco of ticket redemption. 1hr 1/2 searching for a ticket redemption office with no clear signs or direction.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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