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Venezia, Italy
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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icon2 hours 9 minutes to 2 hours 27 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the famous sites and hidden charms of Venice on this walking tour, followed by a ride through the city’s canals on an iconic gondola. Follow your local guide through a romantic maze of surrounding backstreets to discover some of Venice’s lesser-known gems. Learn the fascinating history of Venice as you wander through narrow alleys and over stone footbridges, and then hop aboard a Venetian gondola for a leisurely ride along the Grand Canal.
  • Venice tour including a gondola ride and walking tour
  • Take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal of Venice!
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Venice, passing sights that the tourist maps miss
  • Stroll through narrow back streets and alleyways while learning about Venetian history

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This bestseller pairs a walking tour with a gondola ride, for not much more than the price of the ride alone.
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Gondola ride (30 minutes)
Professional guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Interior visits to Venice attractions
S. Marco , Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

3:00 PM
Bacino Orseolo , Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square

This walking tour of Venice provides an excellent introduction to the city’s highlights and history, plus the classic Venetian experience of riding in a gondola.

Meet your guide near St Mark’s Square, wander through the surrounding neighborhood as your guide illuminates the history of Venice as a maritime superpower and incubator of Renaissance art. Admire iconic Venetian landmarks such as the Teatro la Fenice opera house, the Rialto Bridge and the mysterious spiral staircase of Scala del Bovolo. The specific tour itinerary may vary by day, as there is so much to see!

After exploring the city’s romantic streets by foot, climb aboard a traditional gondola boat for a romantic ride along the city’s famous canals. Navigated by a friendly gondolier, cruise by spectacular historic structures along the Grand Canal and float down smaller watery ways in the Fenice neighborhood. Then, step back on solid ground at the Dogana/Valaresso Station in central Venice.

Please note: The walking tour does not include entry to the monuments.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Canal Grande
The itinerary of this Gondola Ride will take you on the Grand Canal.
Pass By:  
Ponte di Rialto
During the Gondola Ride you will reach the Grand Canal and have a look at the Rialto Bridge
Pass By:  
Piazza San Marco
The Gondola Ride leaves from Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square which you can visit by your own
Pass By:  
Gondola Bacino Orseolo
You will get on the Gondola in Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bucintoro Viaggi
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride.

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  • "You need to travel in single file since the streets are so narrow so its hard for large groups to navigate and hear everything." See review
  • "It can be a little crazy getting into a gondola if it is busy." See review

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star-4
Decent Tour
Riela_A
, Aug 2022
It was a great tour of parts of the city. Our guide was sweet and kind. We went to some hidden places around Venice. There was a wait for the Gondola ride and was a bit confusing.
star-5
Tour of Venice
GERASIMOS_M
, Aug 2022
Great experience to learn some history about this city rich in culture and life. Capped off with a classic gondola ride through the many canals of Venice. Wonderful tour.
star-2
Gondola ride was shared...
martinegmajdalani
, Aug 2022
Gondola ride was shared with other people , and the ride was not nice … too crowded in the canals , nothing romantic about it ! And the gondola driver was very rude
star-4
Wonderful tour and fun gondola tour at the end
Franziska_T
, Aug 2022
It was a really hot day. Our guide made sure to seek the shade and varied her pace depending on our needs. We got to see the behind the scenes of Venice which was great because there were less tourism and we saw the big touristsspots before going on the tour. She had good tips on where to go and what to see.
star-4
Our guide was very...
Kortney_P
, Aug 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Only thing I have to complain about was the line for the gondola ride afterwards. I feel like staggering the ticket times might have helped to decrease the amount of time waiting in the line.
star-5
Awesome Tour!
Cindy_V
, Aug 2022
My husband and I did this tour recently 7/2022. I highly recommend this tour. From the beginning our tour guid Bella was AWESOME!😍 we enjoyed the ride to the vineyard on this little fiat. The winery she took us too was WONDERFUL 🥰 I left with three bottles of reds! Bella thank you so much you ROCK! Go Dynamiters!!!!!
star-5
Amazing tour guide
Yenny_C
, Aug 2022
Highly recommend. Our tour guide gave us amazing information and showed us hidden gems that made our time worthwhile.
star-5
Short history and a bit of fun!
Ian_P
, Aug 2022
2 hours including 30 minute gondola ride was perfect for a potted history after a full day travelling. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate about the City and really helped bring things to life. All happened on time and as booked. Can't fault it and would definitely recommend it.
star-1
Not worth it
Maria_I
, Jul 2022
We struggled to find the location. As a first time traveler on a solo trip, this was very frustrating. We couldn’t find the group, so we were unable to go. Bear in mind I was contacting the guide days in advance to clarify the location. Even my Airbnb host found the vague area they said to meet to be unhelpful. I would like a refund since I wasn’t able to go.
star-4
Walking tour and gondola ride for a reasonable price
Monica_N
, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable guide that spoke English well. Headphones so it was easy to hear guide. Length of walk was perfect on a 40 degree day. (1.5 hr) Improvements needed: specific directions to where tickets are picked up; gondolas should not go to the same canals-we we’re in a traffic jam with many other gondolas
star-1
Don’t Do It
Deborah_S
, Jul 2022
Unable to locate tour operator. Phone number provided went unanswered. I would not recommend this tour.
star-3
Average tour.
XueQing_N
, Jul 2022
It was nice that each person was given a radio to hear the guide as the group was big and the streets can be quite small and narrow making it hard to catch what the guide is saying at times. However overall the tour was quite average. It felt like the guide did not cover that much about Venice overall, but did show us some nice viewing spots to see the canals. The gondola ride was sort of worth it in the end as it was organised by the tour company and we didn't have to find our own ride.
star-5
Excellent tour
bs8kzxs4hw
, Jul 2022
Great tour! Super informative, fun and plenty of a gondola ride, great way to start your trip to Venice!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent value for money!
khaya_t
, Jul 2022
Fantastic and charasmatic tour guide! Very knowledgable and very educational! Group gondola along the main canal was beautiful! Excellent value for money!!
star-3
It was hard to find the...
Gillian_A
, Jul 2022
It was hard to find the pick-up point for this excursion, more direction needed. I had to ask 3 different officials before one knew where it was. Guide was quiet knowledgeable in what he told us but sometimes went into too much detail so failed to tell other things of interest for example anything about the gondoliers. I have been in a similar trip on a previous visit to Venice and found this less informative, had to tell my grand-daughter from memory. Gondola ride ok but felt like I was on a conveyer belt.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our walking guide was...
Linda_C
, Jul 2022
Our walking guide was excellent in every way, language, route, information. Such an interesting guy. Only sorry I don’t know his name!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Beautiful Venice
Carminna_R
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. The gondola ride was nice to experience as well. We came away with a better understanding of Venice.
star-2
A disaster!
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
This was a disaster! The address for the ticket office to redeem the tickets and the meeting point are very confusing. We got late and the person at the ticket office was very rude, instead of helpful. I called customer service and the person on the phone was also very rude. Since we were late because of bad instructions, they told us we could have the second part of the tour, the gondola ride. It was good but the gondolier was also rude. These people need to learn how to treat and deal with tourist and clients. They are a tourist city!!!! It was not worth it! I talked to people who went on the walking tour and they weren't impressed. If you read other reviews you will find there are many like mine, people getting late because of confusing information and then missing the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Gondola ride and the...
Jerry_B
, Jul 2022
Gondola ride and the information on the tides. The history of the buildings. The tour guide was able to answer everyone’s questions.
star-4
Great, goes fast
Jessica_L
, Jul 2022
Great tour, would have liked more direction to see lace making. We enjoyed the glass blowing demo!00

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