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

Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Product ID: 201655
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Enjoy a morning walking tour of Saint Mark’s Square and Venice's main highlights including Rialto and the Marco Polo house. Ride a gondola as you admire the Grand Canal and its picturesque minor waterways.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Discover the real soul of Venice on a walking tour
  • Explore off-the-beaten tracks with an expert guide
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal towards the Salute Church
  • Download the app to listen to your gondola audio guide
Full description
Start the tour in the historical heart of Venice with a morning promenade from Saint Mark’s Square to some of the most important monuments in Venice. See Santa Maria Formosa, the Teatro Malibran, the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more. Learn about the amazing history of these monuments from your professional guide. Pass through the main shopping street, until you reach Rialto Bridge. Stroll through the typical markets which were once the commercial center of Europe.

Continue your experience with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, towards the Salute Church, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run along the canal like Mozart’s house, Gritti Hotel, and many others. Pass by Punta de la Dogana before making your way back to the start point in front of Campo San Moisè.

Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App onto your phone. The App will provide audio commentary to explain all about the magnificent palaces and attractions around you.
  • Live guided tour with a qualified experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices for groups of more than 10 people
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking
  • Mobile app with audio commentary for gondola
What’s Not Included
  • Live guided commentary on gondola
  • Entrances fees
  • Pick-up at hotel

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• The tour is monolingual from April to October but from November to March it can be bilingual
• Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• The gondola ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
• Download an app on your mobile phone prior to the tour, you will receive access to the app via email by 10 AM the day after booking
• Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people
• The gondolier will determine which seat you will sit in according to each guests weight
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Product ID: 201655