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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: Guided Walking Tour and 20 Minute Gondola Ride

Product ID: 74691
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Discover the best of Venice on a 2-hour guided tour. Walk by the Byzantine and Gothic monuments of the Venetian Empire, listen to the history of the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and Ponte di Rialto. Enjoy an enchanting 20-minute gondola ride.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the picturesque streets surrounding the Rialto Bridge and learn about its decorations, history and reconstruction
  • Visit St. Mark's Square and its surroundings and discover the Byzantine sights
  • Enjoy a 20-minute gondola ride: explore the canals and admire the picturesque city from the water (the best viewing point for Venice)
  • Pass beneath Venice’s ancient and romantic bridges
Full description
Get ready for a great overview of Venice. Travel into the history of one of world's most beautiful cities. On this tour led by an expert guide, you will discover the most beautiful and famous monuments of Venice, along with exploring some uncommon paths as well. You will, for example, experience the incomparable beauty of St. Mark's Square, learn more about the Republic of Venice and how it became dominant in the past, and explore the history of the city. Did you know that Venice was originally built on a group of 117 small islands that were separated by canals?

Stroll the elegant area surrounding the Rialto Bridge, learn how it was a busy crossing area in commercial life, always crawling with local and foreign merchants. The Rialto is still the pulsing center of shops and commercial life in Venice, as well as home to the picturesque food and fish market of the city.

To finish your visit in the best possible way, you'll experience an enchanting 20-minute ride ride on a beautiful gondola through the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and the fascinating Venetian architecture. Get ready to take amazing pictures of the central sestiere (district) with beautiful squares and crumbling mansions, along with ancient churches, ateliers and bridges.
Includes
  • Tour lead by an expert guide
  • 20-minute (shared) gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Entrance tickets to museums/ attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St. Mark's Square, 67, Venice, Italy. Meet your guide between the 2 big columns in the square (Colonne di San Marco e San Todaro)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that you might need to share the gondola with other people (if you're less than 6, which is the maximum number of persons a gondola can host)
• This tour does not include entrance to the main sites and will take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
• The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally high tide in Venice or heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund
• Animals are now allowed on the gondola
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Product ID: 74691