Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
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Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco to Rialto Bridge.
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In Brief

Location:
Venezia, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
129 to 147 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free snacks included
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Canal Grande, Veneto

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


Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Veneto

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

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, Veneto

The Gondola Ride leaves from Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square which you can visit by your own

Pass By: Gondola Station Bacino Orseolo

You will get on the Gondola in Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square.

Inclusions

  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Departure Point

Calle San Luca, Calle S. Luca, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Returns To

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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great guide! Really interesting local guide, funny and well informed about the history. Would recommend this tour - the Gondola ride was shared with 2 other couples which was unexpected but understandable due to the cost - would have been good to know in advance or have the option to choose a private one.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
This tour is highly recommended. We had an awesome guide who showed us Venice- away from the crowds - the parts of Venice where the locals go Gondola ride was wonderful!
• Submitted 09 May 2019
Guide was very nice and funny. Didn't take us to standard touristic places, instead took us around and explain many hidden and historic features of the city. Totally recommend it.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Our tour guide was fantastic, very informative and engaging. It was lovely to explore more of the unique beauty of Venice, as it was our first time, and be able to learn some of the history. We also loved the gondola ride, it's got to be done at least once, and was a fun, iconic way of ending the afternoon. Thank you for such a great experience.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Even though we only had a couple of hours Andreas focused on san Marco, and Venice history. Truly informative and entertaining. He was able to combine history and tie it into what we wewe able to see today. Gondola ride at end was a real treat.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Great tour through the streets of Venice. Informative guide and a great gondola ride. Great way to start learning about the city of Venice.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
Very fun and informational!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
This was a great walking tour with a guide who provided some great history of the area and was friendly and funny. Wonderful end to the tour with a half hour gondola ride through the canals, including getting out on the grand canal. Great way to experience some of Venice.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
It was fun and learned a lot from history to culture. The Gondola ride was definitely a must!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2018
Josey topped the tour guides we experienced in Italy! She was knowledgeable, funny, informative and overall great! She taught us the best way to experience Venice, to get lost and find hidden treasures. Which we did! Ending the tour on a gondola ride was the cherry on the cake!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
Amazing!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2018
Our walking tour was the best. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with the history of Venice. Venice has always been her home, so it was nice to have someone that was very familiar with the past and present. She walked us through most of the high points of the city. Also gave us a sense of navigating through the narrow walkways, between buildings. Gave her a well deserved tip.The gondola ride was nice. What was lacking was the gondola pilot never said a word to us. It would have been nice if he would have given us some kind of history, something. Always chatting with his fellow pilots as we navigated through the canals. The guy greeting the gondola at the end of the gondola ride attempted to solicit a tip. Very tacky. Negative on the tip.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2018
A great tour by a local Venetian. Amazing history about the city and lots of little known facts. Gondola ride was fun but short
• Submitted 11 Aug 2018
Love the walking tour of Venice. It showed areas we would never have seen and gave us some interesting background into the history of Venice and loved the tidbits about how Venice was built. The Gondola ride was fantastic and a great way to end the walking tour! Totally recommend!
• Submitted 06 Aug 2018
Perfect introduction to the town in the afternoon when we had arrived earlier in the day. Gondola ride is a must! We enjoyed very much.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
The walking tour was quite informative. We loved our Gondola ride. You do have to sit with another family to fill the boat though.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2018
We booked the walking tour and gondola ride in advance as we wanted to see Venice off the beaten path and we were not disappointed. Our guide told us from the outset that we would not be going to St Mark's Square or the Rialto bridge but that we would learn the history from a true Venetian. In the hour and 20 minutes she was with us, we walked through many Campos and alley ways and found some hidden gems that were not in the tour books. We learned about the history of Venice and what lies ahead for the locals as the tourist industry grows. It was a very insightful tour and one we would highly recommend. At the end of our tour we were taken back to the Campo where we started and waited to be taken, with a much larger group, to the gondola ride. We were told we'd go in groups of 6, which meant that not everyone would be sat in the prime seat at the end of the gondola. We were lucky enough to be at the front of the queue so got the seats, which meant the other pairs had to sit opposite each other or apart. The gondola ride was very silent, as the gondolier didn't speak a word, but it was pleasant enough and we just sat back and took in our surroundings, the highlight being the Grand Canal and the Rialto bridge behind us as we took pictures. All in all, a great tour and definitely worth doing if you want to learn the real history of this enchanted city.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Stefano our guide tour has explained well the short yet informative history of venice in 1.5hrs worth the trip!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
so informative and was able to see all of venice in a short time. great tour guide and such a great price point. we saw things we would never have seen or knew about going to venice on our own. and there was enough time in the day to explore for ourselves as well as do this tour. gondola ride was okay but you get what you pay for. if you want something romantic, this isn't it and i would do a private gondola ride but we weren't really looking for that. this is great cause you are able to get a gondola ride AND see all the sites!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2018
Great way to get acquainted with beautiful Venezia! Tour guide was Venetian so very knowledgable. Gondola ride was a must do!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our guide was knowledgeable and the gondola ride was picturesque. It was really hot and our guide found shady spots for us. Definitely saw areas off the beaten path.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
This tour was a fun way to learn more about the history and architecture of Venice while taking a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets. Our guide Marco provided the perfect mix of information and entertaining comments. The gondola ride at the end was a great opportunity to see the city from a completely different viewpoint. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Wonderful walking tour. We stayed away from the busy, hustle bustle areas of Venice and were able to see the real Venice that the locals see. Great information on the history of Venice and tips on islands to visit around Venice. Great tour.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Amazing! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2018

In Brief

Location:
Venezia, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
129 to 147 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free snacks included

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