1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Product ID: 60797
Experience Venice from the land and the water on a combined 2-hour walking tour and 20-minute shared gondola ride. Marvel at the Byzantine monuments of Saint Mark's Square and its surroundings, and then glide down the canals by gondola.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of Venice on foot and by gondola
  • See the Byzantine basilica of San Marco and the Doges' Palace on St. Mark's Square
  • Follow in the footsteps of legends like Marco Polo, and see where the explorer lived
  • Admire the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, also known as the "Pantheon of Venice"
  • Look at the façades of the Scuole Grandi charitable schools of Venice
  • Stroll down the Mercerie to experience the main shopping street in Venice
  • Go to the Teatro Malibran Opera House
  • Drift along the major and minor canals of Venice
  • Travel down the Grand Canal on a traditional Venetian mode of transport
  • Explore the waterways of Venice, and experience its unique atmosphere from the water
Full description
Discover the highlights of Venice by foot on a 2-hour walking tour of the historic city center. Then, experience the imperial city sights by gondola on a shared 20-minute gondola ride.

First, take a guided walk around the most characteristic places from the history of Venice, including St. Mark's Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges’ Palace. Learn the history of one of the world’s most beautiful squares, and experience the charm of Venice up-close. Feel part of ancient traditions and experience the city like the locals have for more than 1,000 years.

Then, climb aboard a gondola to experience the magic of Venice on its most traditional mode of transport. Immerse yourself in the charm of its canals and grand mansions. See the rich-toned façades of age-old villas and churches along the Grand Canal and Salute.

Drift down some of the minor canals in Fenice, before returning to the starting point.
Includes
  • Guide on the walking tour
  • Audio guide (for groups of more than 10 people)
  • Shared gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide during the gondola ride

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of "Yex" exchange office, next to the clock tower on St. Mark's Square

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Important information
Know before you go
• From November to March, tours can be bilingual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very interesting walking tour: a gondola ride is a gondola ride

We (three) did this tour almost at the end of our time in Venice (1 week), which might have been a mistake. Our guide for the walking tour was Alessandro, pleasant, keen, well presented, polite - could not have been better. He pointed out lots of places for us to go later on. He also focused on an area west of San Marco where we luckily had not been much. The gondola ride was good, but nothing more than a gondola ride. Rather peaceful after the hubbub of the rest of Venice, I cannot get the category ratings with stars below to work - all 4 or 5 Stars.

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June 27, 2018

Really informative.

Excellent trip and a lovely and knowledgable lady that took us round. There were 6 people on our gondola. Certainly worth the money as wouldn't pay for a private one at those prices. The guy on the gondola didn't say a word which was a shame but that all depends on who you have.

February 5, 2017

Loved the tour!

We started with the morning tour right on time. It was very informative and interesting. Our guide was a very good story teller. She was very nice and friendly. Once we were done with the walking tour, we were taken to the place where our gondola ride was supposed to begin. We were very lucky and we actually got a gondola just for the 2 of us at the end. We really enjoyed it, a must for everyone going to Venice. Thank you for the nice time!

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June 19, 2016

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Very Viva Venice Srl

Product ID: 60797