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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

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Venezia, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Soak up the medieval romance of Venice by land and by sea on this combo walking and gondola tour. Learn about the history of the mighty maritime republic as you explore the famous monuments of St. Mark's Square with a guide, stopping outside St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Then, climb aboard a traditional Venetian gondola for a shared ride along the Grand Canal and some of the city’s quieter waterways — a classic Venice experience.
  • Combo walking tour and gondola ride in Venice
  • Explore the famous monuments of St. Mark's Square and the city center on a guided 2-hour walking tour
  • Learn the history behind St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace
  • Glide along the Grand Canal on a 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Glimpse scenes of daily life on smaller, romantic canals
  • Quintessential Venetian experience
Local guide
Gondola ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Maximum of 35 people on each tour
  • The second part of the tour (gondola ride) is unguided
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The streets are so narrow in Venice and it's easy to become confused." See review

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M6491RXbethc
, Nov 2019
We missed the walking tour but took the Gondola ride. The drivers and staff were very professional and made sure every one got one the gondola safely. The ride was a good length . I felt we saw a lot and a good value.
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Navigator603914
, Sep 2019
the tour was overcrowded, the tour guide was rude and not good -- the local staff was not available to intervene and address concerns. Have used viator many, many times - NEVER had an experience like this.
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we have opted for this tour as it...
Maria Lorraine S
, Mar 2018
we have opted for this tour as it states that it shows you and takes you all around Venice important sites and also shows you Venice from the local's point of view. Well, it did nothing of the sort! The guide did not take us to any Venice landmarks, did not stop for any photos and only showed us the narrow streets of Venice nothing major! the gondola ride was a big flop!! where it states that it will take you for a 30mins of gondola ride through the narrow canals of Venice, this gondola ride only lasted for 20 mins and we only went out to the big canal and back in! the gondolier did not even explain anything to us! this tour was not worth the money!!
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This tour helped with giving me...
brjones28
, Feb 2018
This tour helped with giving me ideas as to whereabouts I wanted to visit after the tour was over. I expected more of a commentary and to learn more about Venice than I did. Gondola ride was great, they took us through some smaller canals and then to the Grand Canal.
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It was interesting, and the Gondola...
manisha.hannan
, Jan 2018
It was interesting, and the Gondola Ride was okay. I guess that I was a bit underwhelmed by Venice.
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This was a perfect tour for us. Our...
mickeyandgwen
, Oct 2017
This was a perfect tour for us. Our guide was local and brought us great background in introducing us to Venice. Highly recommend!
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You can't go to Venice without this...
Lindabird23
, Oct 2017
You can't go to Venice without this Walking Tour and Gondola Ride. The streets are so narrow in Venice and it's easy to become confused. Our guide walked us through these narrow streets and told us quaint stores about the different neighborhoods. Also, highlighted interesting buildings, which one can easily miss. The city is extremely charming with its squares, bridges, and multitude of shops. After, the walking tour, we relaxed on the Gondola Ride. Sharing the ride was pleasant, however, the Gondolas are restricted for the canals and there could be some traffic. Boats and water taxi traffic We enjoyed Venice very much and this tour helped us have a better understanding of this beautiful city.
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loved the walking tour and the...
Denise F
, Sep 2017
loved the walking tour and the knowledge of the guide. Saw things I certainly wouldn't have found on my own. Little disappointed with the gondola ride. Gondolier not at all friendly it was very much done out of duty not pleasure. Overall though I would recommend the tour. Venice is just magical from all view points.
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Loved the walking tour through...
Janet T
, Sep 2017
Loved the walking tour through Venice. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour.
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A great way to get acquainted with...
rosemarie g
, Sep 2017
A great way to get acquainted with the city. Tour guide gave us lots of history and interesting facts. The gondola ride was a bit touristy but we felt it was a must if u visit Venice, and it was very pleasant and even fun. We were very pleased with the entire experience.

Product code: 43356P6

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