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  • Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    1. Venice: City Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    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.

  • Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    2. Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

    Experience the majestic beauty of Venice by land and water on a combined walking tour and gondola ride. Discover the heart of the city from unusual points of view. First, take a stroll around some of the city’s fabled streets. Discover hidden gems and famous sites, such as the legendary Teatro La Fenice. Marvel at a hidden masterpiece of architecture at the Scala Contarini del Bovolo, a multi-arch spiral staircase on the outside of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Wander down some of the tiny “calle” (alleys) often missed by many tourists. Experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life around the Rialto Bridge, once the center of commercial life in the city. Go to some of the quieter sestiere (districts) before climbing aboard a gondola. Experience the city by its traditional mode of transport as you glide down canals that the larger boats can’t reach. See miraculous pala...

    Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

  • Secret Venice & Gondola Tour

    3. Secret Venice & Gondola Tour

    Explore a lesser-known side of Venice on a 2-hour tour of the city’s hidden piazzas and palaces. In the company of a professional multilingual guide, you will set off from the Venice Pavillon, in front of the Royal Gardens near San Marco Square and stroll for approximately 90 minutes through little squares and down narrow canal-side streets. Head for the world-famous Fenice Theatre, completely restored inside after the disastrous fire of 1996. See San Fantin Church, a harmonious Renaissance building built initially by Scarpagnino and extended by Sansovino. You will then proceed towards Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo to view its unusual spiral staircase overlooking the tiny courtyard. The tour ends back near San Marco Square, where you will swap land for water and enjoy a 30- minute gondola ride along some of Venice’s beautiful canals.

    Excellent tour of Venice. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyed the personal touch she put into it. The gondola ride was great

  • Venice: Walking Tour and Shared Gondola Ride

    4. Venice: Walking Tour and Shared Gondola Ride

    Discover the greatest treasures of 'minor Venice' on this 2-hour combined walking tour and gondola ride. Start things off on a dreamy note, drifting along the Grand Canal and some of Venice’s minor canals on a romantic gondola ride. Once you're back on dry land, visit the famous Fenice Theater, which was completely destroyed in 1996 by a fire. You can see the completely reconstructed theater from the outside before heading to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, a Gothic construction in Calle della Vida. The building features a large variety of arcades and a parapet with little columns that follow the line of the staircase. Thanks to its wonderful exterior, the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is considered one of the architectural jewels of Venice. Hidden inside a small courtyard close to Campo Manin, it reflects the typical Venetian character of the period when it was built, combining elements ...

    As we had various ages in our family group that attended the tour, we were concerned before hand that it may not be for all of them. This concern quickly disappeared as our guide was very engaging and her enthusiasm made the tour exciting for all of us. This was our first time in Venice and because of the tour, I can't wait to return again and spend more time exploring, experiencing and enjoying this wonderful place :-)

  • Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    5. Doge Palace: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    Benefit from skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and explore one of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour. View its impressive artworks, admire magnificent interiors, and afterward explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages as you explore the seat of a 1,000-year republic. Marvel at the vast collection of masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. See the rich details of the golden staircase at the waterside entrance to the palace. Learn the history of the dukes of Venice as you wander around the lavish halls and corridors at your own pace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. After your visit, enjoy a complimentary admission ticket to the Correr Museum, the National A...

  • Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

    6. Secret Venice 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

    Escape the crowds and discover the secret sights of Venice off the usual tourist trail. Follow your private guide to hidden corners between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. Be seduced by the less-discovered side of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Depart Piazza San Marco with its Byzantine basilica and imposing Doge's Palace. Stroll to the pretty square of Campo Santo Stefano, and then see the magnificent spiral staircase of the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Continue to the Campo Manin and the lesser-known Teatro Goldoni opera house. Discover the former confraternity of the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and more. Along the way, walk over some of the romantic bridges in the city and discover some of the narrow streets known as calli  

  • Venice: 2-Hour Secret Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    7. Venice: 2-Hour Secret Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

    Start your tour on land, as your expert guide leads you to famous buildings such as La Fenice Opera House, as well as more curious and peculiar ones such as Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, with its elegant spiral staircase. At La Fenice Theatre, visit its remarkable exteriors, restored several times and finally brought back to glory. Continue to the Rialto area, the oldest part of Venice which preserves the customs and traditions of the city. See the famous Rialto Bridge, with its unique staircase, densely populated by many shops. After a stroll through the narrow streets of Venice, hit the water. Discover the Basilica della Salute, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, for a different perspective. Navigate through the minor canals of Venice, leaving the more famous Grand Canal and heading to other important and majestic places. 

  • 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    8. 2-Day Venice Trip From Rome - Private Tour

    On the first day, depart from the Roma Termini Train Station at 6:50 AM. In three and a half hours you will reach the Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station, where you will meet your guide. Upon arrival in Venice, you will check in at the hotel. Your unforgettable journey will start from here. Walking along the Grand Canal and crossing the historic center of Cannaregio with its delightful little streets, you will head towards to San Marco Square where you can admire the most famous monuments of Venice, such as the 700-year-old basilica of San Marco and its museum as well as the San Marco Campanile. Also see the Clock Tower of the first Renaissance building, the Ducal Palace in Venetian Gothic style and the Bridge of Sighs, where you can take romantic and unforgettable photos. After lunch, you will head for the magnificent Rialto Bridge, where you can admire the splendid view of the Grand Cana...

  • Venice Skip-the-Line Sights and Gondola Ride

    9. Venice Skip-the-Line Sights and Gondola Ride

    Your shared or private tour begins with skip-the-line access to the Doge's Palace, the pinnacle of Venice's Gothic architecture, through the Porta del Frumento (Corn Door) on the waterfront. This monumental complex was the symbol and center of the political and administrative life of the Serenissima. It performed several functions: the Doge’s residence, the seat of government, court of justice and prisons. The Palace was for centuries the symbol of the wealth and power of the Venetian Republic. Next, a guided tour through the streets of Venice will take you from St. Mark’s Square to the Rialto Bridge. The hustle and bustle of the shopping district will give way to the quiet, more atmospheric back alleys where the sky is reflected in the gently flowing water, voices echo in the distance and each palace has a story to tell. The ancient 'fondaci' of the foreign merchants and the...

  • Venice: Rialto Neighborhood Tour and Gondola Ride

    10. Venice: Rialto Neighborhood Tour and Gondola Ride

    Discover the Doge's Palace, one of the most important symbols of Venice and for centuries, the historical seat of the most important political powers of the Serene Venetian Republic. Meet your professional guide in Saint Mark's Square, who will then escort you into this magnificent palace to visit the halls of power and immerse yourself in medieval Europe among hundreds of masterpieces. Dominating Saint Mark's Square, the heart of Venice, the Doge's Palace stands out for its size and its extraordinary structure, where Byzantine, European and Oriental architecture collide. Immediately entering the palace, you will pass through the great courtyard and admire the wealth of details on the famous Golden Staircase. Once inside the palace, you will visit the halls where the Duke (Doge) and his council controlled the fate of the Serene Republic, whilst surrounded by hundreds of artistic masterpi...

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What people are saying about Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. Two hours isn't enough to take in everything but its a great start. The only thing that would have been appreciated is if the Gondola driver could have offered some information but was just silent the entire ride.

Very good experience allowing us the visit and a personalized discovery of the city using the small streets outside the main arteries. A bath in the splendor of the past but also the discovery of the Venetian life of today ... To do and to do again

Magnificent! Due to the current situation we had a private tour. Our guide was perfect and took us to places we would not have seen without her. Many thanks for keeping our reservation!

Excellent tour of Venice. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyed the personal touch she put into it. The gondola ride was great

The gondola ride was excellent! The driver was super talented. He didnt talk to us but the give instructions, but great ride overall!!