1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Rialto Bridge

Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

Product ID: 61830
See the sights of Venice by land and water on a combined 2-hour walking tour and 30-minute gondola ride. Discover hidden gems and landmark attractions, such as the Rialto Bridge, the staircase of the “Scala Contarini del Bovolo” and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Venice by foot and by boat
  • Climb aboard a traditional gondola
  • Stroll down hidden alleys missed by most tourists
  • See the extraordinary staircase of the Scala del Bovolo
Full description
Experience the majestic beauty of Venice by land and water on a combined walking tour and gondola ride. Discover the heart of the city from unusual points of view.

First, take a stroll around some of the city’s fabled streets. Discover hidden gems and famous sites, such as the legendary Teatro La Fenice. Marvel at a hidden masterpiece of architecture at the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a multi-arch spiral staircase on the outside of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo.

Wander down some of the tiny “calle” (alleys) often missed by many tourists. Experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life around the Rialto Bridge, once the center of commercial life in the city. Go to some of the quieter sestiere (districts) before climbing aboard a gondola.

Experience the city by its traditional mode of transport as you glide down canals that the larger boats can’t reach. See miraculous palaces and romantic bridges as you watch your gondolier, dressed in a distinctive blue and white striped shirt, punt along the hidden canals.
Includes
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Personal headsets to hear your guide better
  • Boarding assistance
What’s Not Included
  • Commentary or explanations during the gondola ride
  • Entrance to main sites
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide on Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and present a copy of your voucher to the tour staff

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that the gondola ride is shared (up to 6 people per gondola)
• This tour does not include entrance to main sites and takes place entirely outside (external commentary of the sites will be provided).
• Please note that no refund is given for no shows or late arrivals
• The tour takes place rain or shine. In the event of exceptional high tides or bad weather, tours may be cancelled and a refund will be given
• Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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There was some slight confusion at the meeting place as they had 2 different tours, one JUST the gondola ride and the other "walking and gondola tour" at the same place. Our guide was OK but there wasn't a lot of "content" in the tour and her English was a little broken, but understandable. At times on the gondola there were traffic jams on the canal. I think they are trying to cram too many toursist out there to make more money!

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August 22, 2019

Ingenious gondola ride - guided tour so la la

Everything went very well - the guide was on time at the meeting point, then a great 25-minute gondola ride and then a 1.5-hour tour in German. The tour could have been more informative and more specific locations could have been shown. The guide told a lot, but we hardly saw any special places. But still good value for money - would book again

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January 1, 2019

There was some slight confusion at the meeting place as they had 2 different tours, one JUST the gondola ride and the other "walking and gondola tour" at the same place. Our guide was OK but there wasn't a lot of "content" in the tour and her English was a little broken, but understandable. At times on the gondola there were traffic jams on the canal. I think they are trying to cram too many toursist out there to make more money!

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August 22, 2019

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Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 61830