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Venice Walking Tour with Grand Canal Gondola Ride

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Go on an expert-guided walking tour of Venice to learn the stories of the floating city, and round off your experience with a gondola cruise.

Highlights

  • A 2-hour walking tour around Venice with a qualified and experienced local guide will deepen your appreciation for the floating city.

  • Your experience doesn't end there. Hop aboard a gondola like a true Venetian and cruise along its liquid alleys.

  • Uncover the secrets of gondolas and gondoliers! Discover how the s-shaped iron prow was made to honor the Grand Canal and more.

  • See and understand the history of St. Mark's Basilica, Piazzetta Dei Leoncini, the Clock Tower, Procuratie Vecchie and many more buildings of importance.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour walking tour of Venice

  • Expert English, Italian, Spanish, German or French-speaking guide (optional)

  • 30-minute shared gondola ride

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands and over 7 countries have loved this experience
Christopher Carter

Christopher

5/5

Jun, 2024

Very interesting guide, provide lots of information, no waiting for the Gondala ride was good. But you need to tel people that they exchange the app booking for physical,tickets at the meeting point
MATTEO GIANNONE

Matteo

5/5

Jun, 2024

Essential experience for those who want to know Venice in depth. Only with the Venice tour do you have the opportunity to see medieval Venice with the Visore.
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ROSEMEIRE ROSA CUNHA

Rosemeire

5/5

Jun, 2024

Everyone on the Venice Tour was very kind. A guide even took me personally to the meeting point. I loved it...
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Theodore wohl

Theodore

5/5

Jun, 2024

It was amazing got to experience a gondola ride on the canal of Venice
Anna C. Marin

Anna

5/5

Apr, 2024

Amazing experience... 😍 recommended, march and April is good season to visit, as it is not so crowded.

Your walking tour begins at St. Mark's Square and will be in the language of your choice. After admiring the imposing piazza you will head to the Santa Maria Formosa, a Renaissance style church with a wonderful façade. Learn why the church is named after Formosa and many other legends associated with it.

The next square you will visit is the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, with an impressive Gothic church. Cross several bridges and canals and see other landmarks like the great Italian explorer-merchant Marco Polo’s house, the Great School of Charity and Malibran Theatre on this short walk.

Head back towards St. Mark’s Square through the Mercerie, the main shopping street. It is here that you will head to the gondola landing stage to start your water taxi ride. Your guide bids you goodbye here.

The gondola ride will showcase landmarks that you didn’t see on your walking tour. Catch a glimpse of Desdemona’s House, Mozart’s House and the iconic La Fenice Theatre as you pass through the Rio De Le Ostreghe. Float along the Grand Canal, where you can view the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Pass in front of the Salute Church from where you can catch a panoramic view of St. Giorgio’s Island, the Bell Tower of Saint Mark’s and Doge’s palace rounding off your entire trip through Venice on both foot and water.

Did you know?

Venice is a vehicular free zone, you could enter the city via car or train but you won’t get too far! Venice is built across 118 islands with over 400 bridges across 150 canals, exclusively designed only to be explored through boat and foot. This is why it’s the perfect destination for a walking tour. Its cobblestone paths and charming bridges make for a pretty picture. And the gondolas are the icons of Venice, no trip to Venice can be complete without a ride on a gondola!

What's not allowed

  • Pets are not allowed on board the gondola.

Accessibility

  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities.

Additional information

  • This activity includes a shared gondola ride of up to 5 people. Seating arrangements within a gondola may vary for balance and safety reasons.

  • There will be a small break between the tours.

  • The tour is free for children under the age of 2, provided the children do not occupy a seat in the gondola.

  • Please download the audio guide on your mobile device before embarking on a gondola.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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