• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2.15 to 2.45 hrs
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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

I really liked it. The walking tour guide was excellent.... and the Gondola ride was nice.

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was really fun! We did it on our first day in Venice so we would know the lay of the land. It didn't keep us from being totally lost much of the time but that's part of the charm of Venice. Our guide was very knowledgable and even though we had a large group, he walked at a good pace. He also gave us a transmitter and headphones and he spoke into a walkie talkie so you could hear what he was saying even if you were in the back of the line. His knowledge of Venice was thorough. We then arrived at the gondolas and were called by group to get on and went for a nice ride. Our gondolier was very interesting, third generation. We loved it and have some fun pictures. I recommend this tour as one not to miss!

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Enjoyed every minute of it, learnt and saw a lot more than aimlessly wandering around particularly the lesser visited areas. Good value.

Ashley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an excellent way to start the trip and covered a lot more of the waterways than i expected. Relaxing way to view the place.

Donna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent guide! She was very nice and provided so much interesting information and history of Venice. Our group was very pleased with this tour and we would highly recommend this company!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great way to be introduced on the history of Venice and visiting nooks and corners of Venice.

Elizabeth P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was very informative about how Venice was built and just the right length. We especially enjoyed the gondola ride and even got to hear another gondolier singing and with accordion accompaniment. Very good!

Nick P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour , guide was delightful and supplied us with interesting information. Felt we had a glimpse of hidden Venice not just the major tourist attractions.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I would highly recommend taking a walking tour on your first day in whatever city you're visiting. It was specifically helpful in Venice because it pretty easy to get lost there. Not that I would mind getting lost in Venice again! Our tour guide was Elena and she was so friendly and warm. You could really tell she's passionate about her city. We really enjoyed our time with her.

I chose this tour specifically because it included a gondola ride and wanted to keep costs down for my group since there were 6 of us. Our gondolier wasn't friendly at all and didn't even speak to us. It felt more mechanical than anything. It was still a fun experience but just keep your expectations in check for that part of the tour.

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent Tour of the Hidden Gems of Venice, finished off with a superb Gondola Trip We were a group of four it would have been nice to have had a Gondola to ourselves

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