Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride Combo

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87 reviews

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride Combo

Activity provider: Venetoinside - Insidecom

From US$ 64.12 per person

See Venice from the land and water on a 2-hour combined stroll through the fabled quarters of “La Serenissima,” and a gondola ride along the quiet canals. See the unusual façade of La Fenice, and hear curious stories about the Venetian Republic.

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Duration 3 hours
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French, English, German, Spanish


  • Discover the hidden streets between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto
  • Take an enchanting gondola ride down the small canals off the Grand Canal
  • See the former home of Marco Polo
  • Explore the narrow streets of the Mercerie where goods from distant lands were sold
  • Admire the stunning façades of the Basilica della Salute and La Fenice Opera House
  • Navigate the tiny canals of Venice, and see the Grand Canal at St. Mark's Basin
Full description
Combine an engaging 1.5-hour walking tour of Venice, strolling the streets between St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge and market, with a Venice experience that everyone must try: a 30-minute gondola ride! During the 1st part of your itinerary, an expert guide will reveal the magic and history of Venice outside some its most famous buildings. Walk from St. Mark’s Square at the heart of the former Venetian Republic. Admire the Byzantine façade of St. Mark’s Basilica and the imposing edifice of the Doge’s Palace before you depart. Head towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa to learn the story of one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. See the former home of the explorer Marco Polo, and pass the Malibran Theatre, known for having the most extravagant stage in the city. Finally, walk to the Mercerie to discover a fascinating array of narrow streets where the valuable goods brought to the city from distant markets were sold. Then, climb aboard a gondola for a 30-minute punt along the canals of Venice. Be lulled by the gentle sway of the lagoon as you move deeper into the minor canals. Coast past lesser known areas to see quaint corners and majestic palaces from a new perspective. Admire the Basilica della Salute as you drift gently back to St Mark’s Basin and the start of the Grand Canal.
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  • 30-minute gondola ride

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind the Correr museum.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • During the winter period (from November 01 to March 31) the tour is bilingual. No explanations are provided during the gondola ride
    • Please note that from 1 April to 31 October 31, English, Spanish, French and German tours run from Monday to Saturday, and Italian tours run on Saturdays
    • From 1 November to 31 March, English tours are on Monday to Saturday, Spanish tours are on Wednesdays and Saturdays, French tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and German tours are on Mondays, and Fridays
    • Please note that this is a combo tour of 2 single itineraries: a 1.5-hour walking tour, and a 30-minute gondola ride
    • The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather.
    • The whole tour itinerary may not be accessible to wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties
    • A gondola can host up to 5 people. If your reservation includes more than 5 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 87 reviews

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    We had registered for a German-speaking tour and then on the day of the tour we were very lucky that my partner and I were the only participants. So you can almost speak of a private tour. Our guide responded individually to our questions and amazed us with his comprehensive detailed knowledge. The 1.5 hour city tour was really great. The subsequent gondola ride also met our expectations. According to the recording, this was "only" about one kilometer and at first seemed very much like mass processing, but after the chain of boats in the canals broke up a bit, it became a great gondola ride for maybe 10 minutes.

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    October 23, 2022

    It was just great! At the beginning the meeting point was found very quickly and the manager Luigina showed us the streets of Venice in a small group. The tour was impressive and, above all, authentic, as you could see how well she knows and loves her city. Highly recommended and gladly again and again.

    August 6, 2021

    First, the tour takes place on foot. This one was very informative and interesting. With a 20min break we went without problems to the gondola ride. For this you go a few minutes to the deposit and there is a gondola with 6 people assigned. This was super easy and the gondola ride was also very good!

    July 29, 2019

    Product ID: 53141