Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

1. Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Canal Grande in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal. Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola. Enjoy commentary on your mobile app as you discover the stories and secrets of the city.

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: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

3. Venice: Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour

Join a unique evening walking tour and learn about the famous ghost and legends of Venice with a local guide. Discover the ghostly Castello and Cannaregio districts and uncover the city’s secrets and mysteries. Experience a tour that covers areas of Venice after dark that you might otherwise not have the courage to visit. See places that have been the scene of unexplained events and mysterious apparitions. Be led by your guide and explore hidden and supernatural corners of the city. Walkthrough the winding streets and eerie squares of Cannaregio and Castello districts. Listen for ghostly sounds coming outside the Malibran Theater. Hear the story of the unburied child, said to be seen in the murky lagoon. Visit an underground crypt that has been forgotten for years illuminated by the light of a candle. Hear some scary tales of more recent times that will keep you alert during your walk.

Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

4. Venice: Ghost Tour to Rialto and San Marco Square

Discover the mysteries of Venice, complete with unsolved enigmas, compelling legends, and thrilling stories handed down to the Venetians from generation to generation. See Venice after dark, and learn its even darker history. On this tour, visit San Marco Square and Rialto and be lead through an evocative itinerary somewhere between myth and reality, which will introduce you to the most obscure and fascinating side of the city. An expert guide will take you through silent hallways and desert squares, telling stories along the way and highlighting all of the places that have been the scene of curious stories and unexplained events. Join this tour for the chance to discover the most compelling details of Venetian history, described in a different and interesting way. This tour is particularly suitable for families with children.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

5. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: City Walking Tour

6. Venice: City Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Venice and explore its fascinating maze of narrow streets, elegant palaces, and imposing churches. See the city’s unmissable attractions and learn about their history and cultural significance with a professional guide. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Listen as your guide tells you the history of the dukes of Venice and how the city was once the most powerful maritime empire in the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the elegant Castello residential area and walk through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Stroll past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Walk along charming canals, wander into small alleys, and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

7. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.

Venice: Private 40-Minute Gondola Ride

8. Venice: Private 40-Minute Gondola Ride

The best perspective to admire Venice is from the water, and a gondola is the most traditional and unique way to do this. Discover the city through a guided tour, experiencing how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Your gondola journey begins close to Hotel Bauer, a few steps away from St. Mark's Square. Navigate the Grand Canal before crossing toward hidden inner canals that will allow you to admire views that go unnoticed when walking through the city center. Marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge, one of the most ancient and famous bridges in Venice. Come across famous buildings, such as the tragically-destroyed Gran Teatro 'La Fenice', the majestic Basilica della Salute, and the elegant Palazzo Contarini Fasan, with Gothic architecture. Return back to St. Mark's Square to disembark your vessel and bid your gondolier farewell.

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride through the Lagoon City

9. Venice: Shared Gondola Ride through the Lagoon City

Discover Venice from the water and admire the city of bridges and canals. Sit back, relax in your velvet seat and watch as the wonderful Byzantine buildings go by. Glide under the countless bridges and hear the soft sounds of the water against the crumbling walls of the palazzi. Cruise down the famous Canal Grande and see the area around the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute. Admire this wonderful Baroque church from the 17th century and see the winding little canals. Relax on your gondola and take in views of sights like the famous Rialto Bridge and San Moisè Church. Admire the Teatro La Fenice and other Venetian landmarks as you cruise down its canals.

Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

10. Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Discover Venice from the water on a private gondola ride that sets out near Saint Mark's Square. Sit back and relax as you drift along, admiring the iconic Rialto Bridge along the way. Begin your gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal. From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy. Choose one of the nighttime options to enjoy the sparkling lights of Venice as you cruise along the canals after dark. Or, upgrade your experience by booking a private gondola ride with a serenade. Your tour of the canals comes to an end back where it started, at the Bacino Orseolo.

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What people are saying about Rialto Bridge

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4.3 / 5

based on 10,906 reviews

To be up front, I was not all into a ‘street food’ tour of Venice, thinking we always look for the hole in the wall restaurants down alleys in most of our vaca’s but my wife booked so I was in. And so thankful I was! Anna gave so much back history of the foods of Venice, the 'why' to order, drinks and the 5 tastings were so varied, plus a tour of the Rialto Market. Was intimate as well, only 6 couples. Highly recommend this, 10 stars easy.

fantastic! we had a little trouble figuring out who to check in with, but other than that this gondola ride was 10/10. The gondolier was friendly, gave some info about what we saw and even sang a bit. we had 4 ppl and everyone loved it.

Our guide was incredible! She was so knowledgeable, kind, and informative and we had so much great food. Awesome value - absolutely book this tour if you love finding the best local food!

The food was very good. I had the twisted Mac and cheese and my wife had the Caesar salad with chicken. The price was very competitive for the area. Would recommend

The best gondola ride everywhere in Venice! Lasted even longer than 30 minutes, super easy to find!