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Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

Venice: 2-Hour Tour with Gondola Ride

From £44.97 per person

See the sights of Venice by land and water on a combined 2-hour walking tour and 30-minute gondola ride. Discover hidden gems and landmark attractions, such as the Rialto Bridge, the staircase of the “Scala Contarini del Bovolo” and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Venice by foot and by boat
  • Climb aboard a traditional gondola
  • Stroll down hidden alleys missed by most tourists
  • See the extraordinary staircase of the Scala del Bovolo
Full description
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 palaces and romantic bridges as you watch your gondolier, dressed in a distinctive blue and white striped shirt, punt along the hidden canals.
Includes
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Personal headsets to hear your guide better
  • Boarding assistance
  • Commentary or explanations during the gondola ride
  • Entrance to main sites
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide on Calle Larga Ascensione in front of the Post Office behind Saint Mark’s Square. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and present a copy of your voucher to the tour staff

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Please note that the gondola ride is shared (up to 6 people per gondola)
  •  This tour does not include entrance to main sites and takes place entirely outside (external commentary of the sites will be provided).
  •  Please note that no refund is given for no shows or late arrivals
  •  The tour takes place rain or shine. In the event of exceptional high tides or bad weather, tours may be cancelled and a refund will be given
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
  • Please note that this tour is likely to be bilingual in low season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Well organized tour! During the gondola ride, there were 5 of us in the boat, which was very pleasant. Our gondolier told us some interesting stories about his job and Venice. The subsequent tour was more or less a private tour for two, although it was lucky that the other guests did not show up. Our guide was a Venetian and told us so many interesting things about little things and the buildings that we couldn't get enough. It wasn't a classic tour with what this and the building is, but it told us a lot about life in Venice, the construction methods of the houses and much more. Highly Recommended.

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4 October 2021

Excellent time spent with our guide. We discovered streets where we had not ventured alone. Very good explanations which allowed us to discover Venice differently. The Gondola ride was a plus for us as we had already done one alone. This walk allowed us to see other points of view because departure from another place but no comments from the gondolier.

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13 September 2021

See you at 3:45 p.m.! Left around 4 p.m. We stayed about an hour with the friendly guide where we learned some things but we thought we would see and know a few more places in the city in fact we stayed around San Marco square the more we had lucky to be alone my husband and I and came across a Venetian guide then at 5 pm we went to the meeting point of the beginning to go to the site of the gondolas

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10 September 2021

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