Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
from £42.75
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

Venezia, Italy
129 to 147 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

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

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

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

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

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

Pass By: Gondola Bacino Orseolo, Bacino Orseolo, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

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


  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide


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

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Departure Point

Campo San Luca, Campo 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

We had a lovely walk around Venice. We were lucky with the weather. Our guide was Effy. She was full of information that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. Definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Tour guide gave us a short back streets view of Venice around the square where you trade your paper ticket in for an audio receiver at the ticket office. Tour guide was very good and very knowledgeable. The guide then returns you to the ticket office where another leader takes you to a canal where many gondolas are waiting. It can be a little crazy getting into a gondola if it is busy. They will put in up to 6 people in one gondola so you may not get the "good seat". It's about an hour trip out to the Grand Canal and back along another canal to the starting point.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
The tour guide was very informative and the city was gorgeous. Loved evey minute of it. The gondola ride was also nice considering its normally a lot more.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Our guide set a good pace. He shared his extensive knowledge with gusto. Ended with a nice gondola ride. Off my bucket list.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
The gondola ride was worth the whole trip, was a little concerned but once on the ride was so neat. The walking tour was very informative with an excellent guide.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We booked this tour primarily because my wife wanted to experience a gondola ride in Venice. The walking tour was very interesting and our knowledgeable guide gave us insights into both the past history of Venice and some of the current issues facing his beautiful city. The gondola ride was a nice leisurely ride through quiet canals while just sitting back and enjoying the unique architecture of Venice. When you look at just the cost of a gondola ride alone this combined walking tour and gondola ride is an excellent value.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
The walking tour was awesome. Our guide was funny and had a lot of interesting information she shared with us. The gondola ride on the other hand was okay because we had to share with 2 other couples (usually max of 6 people) so it was a little shaky and nerve wrecking at some points. Would do the Gondala ride alone as a couple if we were to do it again.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
We loved ambering around learning about the wells in the squares and where italics was born. Thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great introduction to Venice. The gondola ride was also a wonderful end to the tour.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Good tour and amazing gondola experience. I would recommend this to any first time visitors. Venice was moderate and not too humid when we were there, but it is vacation time for Italians so many of the local businesses were on holiday. Keep that in mind when scheduling
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This tour did not take us sightseeing major attractions or hidden gems. Rather, our guide presented a brief history of the city and from there exposed us through walking around streets and squares to some of the intricacies of building, living, drinking, boating and even utilities and other interesting topics of this singular place. it was very educating, enriching and satisfactory. Gondola ride was a nice bonus to have and allowed us to see another angel of the narrow water passages and canals. Recommended !
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Ifi took us to places where we could see how Venice developed as an unique city. She stated in the beginning this tour will not bring you to typical touristy places. She’s very knowledgeable and walks fast lol The gondola tour is a nice touch at the end!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
The guide made all the difference. Gondola ride is shared. If you want your own individual gondola experience, book the gondola portion separately.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
I was a bit sceptical as the cost of the tour was around waht we'd have expected for the gondola ride on it's own .. worked out brilliantly .. the gondola trip was ace, and the tour guide, a very knowledgeable local. Found out a few things we'd have never have appreciated had we tried to do this ourselves.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour guide is nice and helpful. We’re very enjoying gondola. Nice walking tour. The meeting is clear and easy.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Not for the most romantic of gondola rides but suited us fine.if u are after romance this one is not for you!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Unfortunately Venice was experiencing the coldest, wettest month of May in almost 70 years when we visited. In spite of the weather, our guide Andrea did his best to keep our walking tour in as many covered areas as he could find. Andrea was cheerful, knowledgeable and passionate about his home city and tried to make the tour as pleasant as possible. By the end of the tour we were cold and soaked, and gratefully we were able to reschedule our gondola ride for the next day when the sun came out. If it hadn't been for the rain it would have been perfect, but the weather was out of everyone's control. I definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a great tour to get to know Venice and to experience a Gondola Ride. Julia was a wonderful guide and showed many things that we wouldn't have seen on our own. We highly recommend this tour for a great overview of Venice
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Iffy was an awesome tour guide! A native of Venice, she had a lot of detailed information to tell us about Venice (things I had NO idea about like how they block of canals to clean buildings, etc.!). The walking tour was great - I wish there had been more (but it was long enough... I would have loved to see a second tour with more places to visit). We get to see a lot of "nooks and crannies" though! The gondola ride was cool! Our gondolier did not talk throughout the ride so if you are looking for a "guided" ride, this is not it But we did go quite a way through canals and out (briefly) in to the sea. It was a great way to see the city!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Really nice walking tour of the not so popular sites in Venice. Gondola ride was amazing! They even let us store our stroller on the boat.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Very knowledgeable guide ( sorry can’t remember his name ) Learnt a great deal about Venice very informative. Only negative was long wait for gondola ride.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Thanks to our wonderful guide and pleasant gondola trip. No issues and reliable tour recommended. Be ready for standing or walking 90 minutes.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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

In Brief

Venezia, Italy
129 to 147 minutes