Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

From £38.63 per person

Learn about the history behind some of Venice’s most famous monuments and buildings on a guided walking tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Russian
Optional audio guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Private or small groups available
Highlights
  • Explore some of Venice’s top sights on a city walking tour
  • Learn about city’s rich history alongside an expert guide
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Explore the best of Venice on a walking city tour with an expert guide. See impressive monuments, marvel at iconic buildings, and travel through the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Discover the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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      Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal gardens gate, San Marco

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      • Comfortable shoes
      • Sunglasses
      • Comfortable clothes

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      • Luggage or large bags

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      • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.1 /5

      based on 911 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.7/5
      • Transportation
        3.8/5
      • Value for money
        4/5
      • Safety
        4.4/5

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      Very interesting tour

      We liked the guide, she was Venetian, i think it was Giovanna. She was very informative and helpful. The gondola ride was shared with others which was fine for us. Be careful of pickpockets though, 1 girl on our tour was pickpocketed-she had her backpack on her back so it was easy for them to access but not long after they came running up to her and returned her wallet-she wasnt sure why.

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      20 September 2017

      Very interesting walk

      We enjoyed the Secret Venice walking tour which wound around many little corners and we got a good idea of the basic structure of the Venetian islands and buildings. However, we were sorry we added the gondola ride. There were two of us and we ended up at the end of the line, so had to wait about 20 minutes for another tour to come along to fill the boat. No apology was offered, it might have made things better. There is a Disneyland-like feel to these gondola rides, probably unavoidable in the season but we could cheerfully have skipped this part.

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      7 August 2017

      Gondola experience was amazing

      The use of google maps was helpful to find the meeting point once there was unclear. Turned out to be a little tourist office. Guide was friendly and took us to some lovely spots however she did repeat herself quite a bit. Even still very interesting and saw bits I wouldn't have been drawn to while alone. Gondola ride was amazing! Best part of the whole experience definitely would book to go on a gondola again with this company. The guys were lovely and joked with us and also gave lots of useful facts and history that was not said on the first segment of the tour. Price similar if you book with the office in person however was good to book online allowing us more spending money.

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      8 July 2017

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      Product ID: 1913

      VA ID: 397223