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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride and Walking Tour

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Explore Venice on foot and from the water on a combined 30-minute gondola ride along the Grand Canal and a guided walking tour of the historical city center.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Optional audio guide
French, German
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Glide down the Grand Canal on a gondola
  • See impressive monuments such as the church of Santa Maria della Salute
  • Stroll through the Rialto and St. Mark's area with a guide
Full description
Discover the 5 districts of Venice with their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. This mobile app includes a map which escorts you through the city, letting you decide what to see. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 120 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale the majestic Accademia Bridge and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians. Make your way along the Grand Canal aboard a traditional gondola with a professional gondolier. Pass the house where Mozart lived at Ca' Falletti and admire the beautiful exterior of Teatro La Fenice. Drift past the modern art museum of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the beautiful Palazzo Dario and the impressive church of Santa Maria della Salute. Continue to the Punta della Dogana in the old Sea Customs House and end at St. Mark's Square with its amazing Byzantine basilica.  Then, stroll through the heart of the city with a guide in your chosen language. Explore the Rialto and St Mark's area and the network of canals and narrow streets. Arrive at the Rialto Bridge and see the historical market before you cross over the Grand Canal. Listen to tales about the district and learn more about some of the historical figures who lived there, such as Marco Polo.
Includes
  • Commentary by a qualified guide
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Audio receiver devices for groups of more than 10 people
  • Mobile app with commentary for self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Commentary on St Mark's Square
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the gray newsstand with the sign "Venice Tours Assistance Point" located on Calle larga de l’Ascension, between the Fendi Boutique and Poste Italiane (Post Office). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Each gondola can carry a maximum of 6 people
  • Seats cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier, depending on guest’s weight
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • The tour will not run in the event of exceptional bad weather or low or high tides
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • You will receive an e-mail with the QR and instructions to activate the mobile app
  • The mobile app is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • You have to download the app on your mobile
  • For the tour at 10:00 AM: the gondola ride will be at 10:00 AM and the walking tour at 11:30 AM
  • For the tour at 2:30 PM: the walking tour will be at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride at 6:00 PM
  • Please consider the gap of 1 hour and 30 minutes between the walking tour and the gondola ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Very basic walking tour. Hardly lated for an hour and we did not cover even rialto and st Marks square. Could have been much more interesting rather than just the commentary. I would rate this tour as an average. Gondola ride was suppose to be an experience but me ,my daughter and wife were made to ait on three different chairs sharing boat with another family so could not click even a single joint picture on Gondola. Very disappointed ride

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June 5, 2019

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Beautiful Experience through Venice, combined with an incredible gondola ride, like in a movie! Highly recommended!

October 3, 2018

September 4, 2021

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