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Campo San Luca

Campo San Luca: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

1. Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

Experience the romance of Venice aboard a traditional gondola for up to 6 people and enjoy a more intimate experience, exclusive to your group. Depart from the Campo San Luca at a time to suit you. Gondola rides are available by day and at night, when you can marvel at the monuments illuminated after dark. Journey along the legendary Grand Canal to see some of the historic buildings from the water. Venture down some of the smaller canals and get away from the tourist crowds. Pass the Gothic façades of palazzos at a gentle pace as your gondolier punts you through the historical center aboard the city's most traditional mode of transport. Glide back to the starting point for the end of your amazing gondola ride.

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride Across the Grand Canal

2. Venice: Shared Gondola Ride Across the Grand Canal

Share a gondola ride with up to 5 other people and a master gondolier through the canals of Venice. Glide gracefully through the mysterious canals of Venice on a peaceful 30-minute ride. Discover the quaint and charming canals of Venice that have different charms and appeals, which you'll experience on this tour. Float down the iconic Grand Canal, ride down minor waterways, and pass by the famous theater, La Fenice, to soak up the atmosphere.

Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

3. Venice: Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica Guided Tour

This walking tour takes you to two of Venice's most iconic highlights, with a few secret gems thrown in for good measure. With skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s, you will cut out the long waiting times, and whisk from one highlight to the next. Enjoy a tour of St. Mark's Basilica, and marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture as your guide points out where eastern architecture and western design combine. In a rare extended tour, learn how St. Mark’s remains arrived illegally, and see countless treasures, some made in Venice and others plundered during the Crusades. Finally, tour the Doge’s Palace, where Casanova was held in an attic prison before his escape. Admire ceiling frescoes by Tintoretto and paintings by Veronese in the exquisite rooms.

Venice: The Discover Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

4. Venice: The Discover Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

First, experience a lesser-known Venice, wandering through its back streets and small hidden squares starting from St. Mark's Square and reaching Rialto Bridge. Then, board a gondola and learn a little about what its like living in this unique city. Meet your local guide in front of the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square, and let yourself be led through the labyrinth of alleyways, squares or campi and hear about the history, stories and the local Venetian dialect. On leaving the square, you will stop in front of Fenice Theatre, one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. Learn about its glorious but also troubled history. Passing through other hidden corners of the city, you will be able to discover the history of Venice through its prominent architectural sights. Admire the Bovolo Staircase, a Renaissance masterpiece, and one of Venice's finest architectural jewels. This fascinating and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin. Before heading back towards St. Mark's Square, you will make a stop close to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal and discover what made it the historical center of the commercial area of the city. The walking tour will finish in 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.

Venice City: Center Walking Tour

5. Venice City: Center Walking Tour

Discover the most unusual and characteristic corners of Venice on a charming walking tour of the historic city center. Wander through the back streets to find the hidden squares between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Set off from the Campo San Moisè near St. Mark's Square to learn the history of the city and get acquainted with the local dialect. Stop in front of the amazing opera house of La Fenice and hear about its glorious but troubled history. See the Renaissance masterpiece of the Bovolo Staircase on the outside of the 15th-century Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo close to Campo Manin. Make your way back towards the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal and discover how it became the commercial heart of the city. End in Piazza San Luca, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.

Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

6. Private Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Meet your guide in St. Mark's square for a brief  historical introduction of the most powerful maritime empire of the Mediterranean Sea. The Doge's Palace, the Basilica and the square are highlights that must be visited for their beauty and historical importance by anyone who comes to Venice. From here walk passing by San Moisè church to reach the world famous Teatro La Fenice. The theater, totally restored, except the external walls, still has the charm and elegance of ancient times, when nobles and courtesans enjoyed classical music and operas here. Continue to Campo Manin with the impressive statue of the last Doge, Daniele Manin. Continue along a very tiny street, reach Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its external original marbled staircase. A real architectural gem characterized by a mix of different styles (Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine). The staircase is called 'del Bovolo' (snail shell) for obvious reasons. Continue the tour through Campo San Luca, where a flag pole indicates the geographical center of Venice, the small Ponte del Ovo and Campo San Salvador before getting to Rialto bridge, where the tour ends letting you enjoy the area with typical bars, local shops and good restaurants. At the end of the walking tour enjoy a 30 minute gondola ride through the enchanting maze of canals.

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What people are saying about Campo San Luca

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 3,002 reviews

First of all, I would like to thank the gondolier who led us for 30 minutes to the history of water, buildings, events, personalities from the world of culture or the Venetian aristocracy that made VENICE a good place to visit at least once in life. The company that takes care of the organization is as appreciated, as in the profit of the big requests it pleases everyone.

Short gondola ride, which leaves from the Grand Canal to discover some little-known but beautiful corners of Venice. Sure, it can happen in the company of strangers and it's not ideal if you want to go on an intimate tour with your partner, but you just need to know it and it doesn't detract from the beauty of the experience.

Beautiful . A trip to Venice isn't complete without a Gondola ride.

Angela was excellent. Very knowledgeable and caring

It was really great and a very friendly gondolier.