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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Venice: Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Product ID: 132816
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Perfect for photo opportunities, join an atmospheric combined tour to discover the historic buildings of Venice by foot and by gondola.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walking tour of St. Mark's Square and the Castello area
  • Escape the crowds by visiting an atmospheric, residential part of the city
  • Be led by a fully qualified local guide along with great photo opportunities
  • Ride in a gondola along the Grand Canal and the minor canals
Full description
This combined tour will allow you to discover the most important historical places and buildings of Venice in two parts. From a centrally located meeting point, you will be led by a professional guide through the most characteristic places around the areas of St. Mark's Square and Castello. After this walk, you will enjoy a view of the city from the water on-board a gondola.

The tour will start with a historical introduction in St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power for the Republic of Venice, and the surrounding buildings. Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance through its labyrinth of narrow alleys or calli, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares known as campi. Discover the Santa Maria Formosa Square, one of the largest squares in Venice with its church, named after its visitation of the Holy Virgin, the Saints Giovanni and Paolo Square where you will be able to admire the famous church, the resting place of several Doges and the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian mercenary captain. The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran Theatre will also be part of the itinerary.

After the walking tour, you will be accompanied to Saint Moisè Square, the landing stage of the famous Venetian transportation, the gondola. Relax aboard this historic vessel, enjoying the thrills of both the Grand Canal and minor canals. Admire Venice from this amazing point of view, witness its magnificent architecture and whilst gliding under its bridges, discover secret entrances to the elegant palaces and hidden corners. The gondola ride will not be a guided tour. This 2-hour combined tour will conclude in Campo San Moisè, a short walk from St. Mark’s Square.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour covering the areas of St. Mark's Square and Castello
  • Gondola ride along the Grand Canal and minor canals
  • Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
What’s Not Included
  • The walking tour does not include inside visits to the museums or attractions
  • The gondola ride is not a guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card for children
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• The walking tour is only external
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
• Shared gondola with maximum 6 persons per gondola
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• You should wear comfortable walking shoes
• The gondola will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or gondolier's strike
• Children up to 5 years old go free (document required). From the age of 6 they must pay the full ticket.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.3/5

Organized by

Venice Events srl

Product ID: 132816