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Venice: Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Venice: Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

From US$ 62.27 per person

This tour will take you right to the heart of Venice and experience the famous water city from two unique perpectives: by land and canal. Visit the city's main attractions on foot before taking a traditional gondola ride through the bustling city.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, English, Spanish
Audio guide included
French, German, English, Spanish


  • Discover Venice by land and canal
  • Learn the fascinating history of Venice
  • See parts of the city that the tourists miss
Full description
Enjoy a tour of Venice that gives you the luxury of seeing it from two different perspectives. First, a walking tour which will take you to visit some of the most beautiful and hidden locations surrounding St Mark's Square. Second, a gondola ride which will have you marvelling at the reflections and majestic facades dotting the channels. A unique way to discover Venice away from the crowded alleys. Your walking portion of the tour of Venice will take you to discover some of its more famous sites as well as hidden gems. The first highlight is St. Mark’s square and the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the elegant Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie (only external). From St. Mark’s square you will head to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where you will admire the SS. Giovanni e Paolo church with the famous Pantheon. Follow the Scuola Grande di San Marco also known as “Great School of Charity” (the Captains of Fortune). Last but not least, head back to St. Mark’s and admire the Malibran Theatre, step through the famous Mercerie, once the pulsing heart of commercial life. On the second part of your tour you will have the opportunity to experience a gondola tour through the canals of the city. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. Get the chance to admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and experience the charming and magic atmosphere that only a city like Venice can give you. 
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Personal headsets to hear the guide
  • 25/30 minute ride on the Gondola
  • Boarding assistance on the Gondola
  • Entrance to the main historical sites
  • Commentary during the gondola ride
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet by Calle Larga Ascensione, in front of the post office next to St. Mark's Square. Go to the wooden stand with the yellow sign that reads "Meeting Point".

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The walking tour does not include any entrance ticket and will take place only in outdoor
  • No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals
  • The tour also operates in the rain, although in the case of exceptionally high tides or heavy rains the tour might be cancelled by the organizer, with a full refund provided
  • It is possible that someone would be not seated in the desired place next to their partner, due to organizational and weight distribution
  • This is a shared gondola tour (up to 5 passengers per gondola)
  • Infants up to 2 years of age can ride for free only if seated on a parent's lap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Highlight for me was the Gondola Ride and to be honest I booked for this as was cheaper than getting a gondola ride separately. I was sharing with another three people but I didn’t care - it was the experience of it. Tour guide was a local Venetian so was great to hear her speak about the history of Venice and share her own insights. This is a great introductory tour and I highly recommend it.

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March 15, 2022

June 20, 2022

Unfortunately not as booked in German!

We were looking forward to the city tour in Venice in German and had a binding booking. Unfortunately we were informed shortly before the appointment that the tour would be in English. This would also mean that we would no longer have the chance to book an alternative tour. We find that unfair. The gondola ride was super nice.

January 22, 2019

Product ID: 181898