Venice Walking Tour And Gondola Ride

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 27 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Campo San Luca, Campo S. Luca, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco to Rialto Bridge.

Highlights

Free snacks included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

This walking tour is a perfect way to get to know Venice, both as a must-do introductory city tour for new visitors, as well as for anyone interested in the city's history.

The tour is composed of two parts and allows you to discover the lesser-known places of Venice and to try a means of transport found only in the city!

After meeting your expert guide near St Marks Square, take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Venice, learning about its colorful past through its most characteristic and iconic attractions along with its lesser-known sites.

Starting with a walking tour of the city, you will explore the area around Piazza San Marco and Rialto bridge. Learn about the top attractions and stop for photos in front of Venice's cultural centerpieces such as Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and Rialto Bridge.

After your walking tour get ready to hop aboard a classic gondola boat (for up to 6 people) and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the famous Grand canal (Salute area) as well as the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice.

As you glide along the Grand canal, marvel at the glamorous bank-side palaces and churches and hear tales about how it became Venice's most important thoroughfare. The Gondola ride ends by disembarking at Vallaresso Station in Dogana.

Please note: Venice walking tour does not include entry to the monuments

Please note: Your guide will determine the exact itinerary, depending on the day

Inclusions

Professional guide

Gondola ride (35 minutes)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Interior visits to Venice attractions

Additional Info

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Feb-2020

    This was the first time my wife and I were in Venice, a truly unique city with a history that was instrumental in shaping Europe from the period spanning the late medieval and modern eras. Since our arrival coincided with the Italian Government closing many tourist venues and annual events due to the number of coronavirus cases in Northern Italy Venice was very quiet, due to a steep decline in tourism, the overall effect being a monumental loss in all businesses dependend on tourists. One of the highlights of our trip, though, was the Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride. The company was very professional and accommodating. Our paticular tour comprised three couples, two from India and us (from America). Two Japanese women partcipated in the gondola ride segment only. The gondola ride is usually the last part of the tour, but the tour coordinator switched it to the beginninng. This turned out to be a plus, since the enjjoyable half-hour ride, in part on Venice's iconic Grand Canal, gave the group a chance to become comfortable with one another. The actual walking tour was fascinating, due in very large measure to our guide, Matteo. Matteo started his part of the tour by explaing the historical origins of Venice, first contextualizing the lagoon environment and the oddity of building, but improbably, a city-state that in many aspects made it the queen of the Adriatic for 11 centuries. As the tour progressed he explained in great detail the technology behind Venice's complex system of venetian wells. After that he tured our attention to the world of gondola construction, how it is a direct response to navigating the myriad canals that channel all through the city, and the techniques employed by the gondoliers who maneuvor this singular boats. Finally, as we walked along Matteo exlained the ever-increasing problematic of flooding and its baneful effects on Venice's buildings. We found the whole time fascinating. I do not hesitate to recommend the Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride to anybody visiting this wonderful city. By all means request Matteo as your tour guide.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    The walking tour does not cover the most popular attractions like St Mark's Square but does offer an alternative viewpoint regarding the history of Venice and takes your around an area that I would not have necessarily went to but it was informative and intresting. The Gondola ride was an experience and well worth doing. I thought this was well worth the money paid.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    We had a lovely walk around Venice. We were lucky with the weather. Our guide was Effy. She was full of information that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. Definitely recommend it.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    The tour was very limited. It was mostly a walking lecture on the history of Venice, which was actually interesting, but not really what we signed up for. Getting on the gondolas at the end was a nightmare because of the number of people who took the tour. We waited in line for 30 minutes so be prepared that the whole tour may take a lot longer than you plan

  • 14-Nov-2019

    If you want to feel like just another tourist that is only worth the money they spend while in town, this is the tour/ride for you. You will show up and herded along like cattle into your own individual tour group, hopefully you will get a good tour guide. My wife and I were not so lucky. Our tour guide was about as enthusiastic and engaging as a wet slice of bread. We saw some sights, learned some things but this was the least interesting tour we have had to date, and for teh cost it was simply unacceptable. Once you are done with the tour where it started you will meet back with the the previously separated group and will be give gondola tickets and then escorted by an equally unenthusiastic person from the office and lost the round of rock paper scisors. This is supposed to be the highlight as this is the iconic gondola ride through the canals. Well... be prepared to feel like cattle again as you are quite literally thrown onto a gondola with a few other people and the gondolier takes off. If you are more lucky than I hopefully your gondolier will at least say hi to you, or at the very least not spend the ENTIRE 25 minutes on their phone yelling at what I could only assume was his cable service provider disputing a charge on his account. For the price you can do much better. You can find cheaper higher quality tours and gondola rides anywhere else while inside the city. Would not recommend to anyone especially someone on their honeymoon.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    Tour guide gave us a short back streets view of Venice around the square where you trade your paper ticket in for an audio receiver at the ticket office. Tour guide was very good and very knowledgeable. The guide then returns you to the ticket office where another leader takes you to a canal where many gondolas are waiting. It can be a little crazy getting into a gondola if it is busy. They will put in up to 6 people in one gondola so you may not get the "good seat". It's about an hour trip out to the Grand Canal and back along another canal to the starting point.

  • 12-Nov-2019

    We were disappointed in the walking tour as it only took us to back alley unknown areas of Venice. Evie the tour guide was rude, wouldn't answer questions and continually raced ahead of the participants, some of whom were elderly and with canes, leaving us in her "dust".The Gondolier didn't seem to want to be with us, texted on his cell and talked to other gondoliers, ended the ride earlier than should have been at a closer stop, pointed out NOTHING. Expected to see more of Venice's spectacular sites and have a memorable gondola ride.It was NOT to be. Not worth our time and money.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    The tour guide was very informative and the city was gorgeous. Loved evey minute of it. The gondola ride was also nice considering its normally a lot more.

  • 06-Nov-2019

    Our guide set a good pace. He shared his extensive knowledge with gusto. Ended with a nice gondola ride. Off my bucket list.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    Tour and Gondola Ride were excellent.
    Tour guide left a lot to be desired! She would ask for questions and not give time to ask any! She walked very, very fast that left me behind. Others in the group occasionally would hold back and tell me where to turn. THE TOUR GUIDE NEVER TOOK THE TIME TO VERIFY IF I OR ANY OTHERS HAD YET TO CATCH UP. I'd give her a rating of "D".
    Jack Winegar

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