Gondola Ride & Historical Venice Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable gondola ride and a panoramic excursion with a local guide who will explain some interesting historical facts about famous sights. Relax and enjoy the beauty of magnificent buildings and other Venice landmarks.
2 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 20 persons
Mobile ticket
Free cancellation
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One of the best ways to discover Venice is with a gondola ride combined with a walking tour. Ride through scenic waterways such as Canal Grande and secret canals.

Check out a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the Middle Ages until the 18th century with the help of a QR code to download it to your smartphone.

Explore the unique Piazza San Marco and learn its enthralling history. Enjoy a stroll along Venice's bridges (Ponte di Rialto) and meandering streets while taking in the local romantic atmosphere.

On this interesting walking tour, the expert guide will escort you through the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. You will pass through a labyrinth of little canals and magnificent sites of historical and artistic interest. Take a lot of amazing photos to remember this stunning day.

You will see a lot of special places: the Teatro La Fenice, which is one of the most well-known opera houses in the world; Marco Polo's House; the famous Rialto Bridge with its typical shops; and a lot of other wonderful Venice landmarks.

Finish your adventure by gondola ride with a 30-minute excursion through the Canal Grande and its quiet and picturesque places.

Important to know

• For Covid-19 precaution the use of the mask is MANDATORY. So, please bring your own.

• This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

• Comfortable shoes suggested

• Mobile voucher accepted

• Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride

• The price for child under 3 years old if FREE only if does not occupy an own seat on gondola

• Each gondola can accomodate up to maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.

• At the end of the gondola tour, you will receive a QR code to download a digital map with 2D images of Venice from the middle ages until the 18th century.

from €48
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What is included in activity

• Shared walking tour of Venice with local and expert guide
• 30 minutes of gondola with guide
• Mobile app to see Venice in the past

What is not included

• Food and drinks

What places you will see

• Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge
• Teatro La Fenice
• Marco Polo's House; the Rialto Bridge
• Canal Grande

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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
1617 reviews
Ermenegarda P.
An essential visit to discover in 1h30 the main sites of Saint Mark's Square, and the architectural richness of the Cannaregio and Castello districts. A wealth of information to start your stay well before discovering for yourself!
about 2 months ago
Antonella P.
The visit took place at a pleasant pace with the guide Martina who speaks very good French, her explanations were clear, precise and very well documented. We had some difficulty finding a time slot for this visit, so we did it at the end of our stay. We think it is better to do it at the beginning of the stay to go back to already known places. The equipment provided to hear the guide well worked perfectly.
about 2 months ago
Remo V.
The tour was great! We walked (a lot!) and explored many roads, pontes and campos. The guide explained the History of the city and also the History behind the Monuments. We had almost 2 hours break before the gondola ride, and that was not expected. By the time we Started the gôndola ride, it was already very dark.
about 2 months ago
Mareta T.
Great walking tour. Only bad point was that the meeting point was wrong in the voucher and we had to make several phone calls to meet the guide. The meeting point was given for large groups and not for small, private groups. They meet at the Venice Tours office. As compensation, the tour went much longer than the planned 2 hours.
about 2 months ago
Pantaleone P.
The only downside is that the guide was too pressed. Generally interesting visit. The gondola ride lacked explanations
about 2 months ago
Clelia C.
The city guide was a very personable person. Unfortunately, the wrong location was sent to me as a meeting point. This initially led to some confusion, but then cleared up. The tour shows the diversity of the city, you meander through small alleys and stand in a square again. In terms of art history, the tour could have been a little more well-founded. But a successful afternoon that left a very nice impression of Venice.
about 2 months ago
Alighiero C.
Experience to be recommended for those who want to wander around the city and learn many curiosities at the same time thanks to the presence of a guide. Right price/quality experience! Very kind and cordial. The only flaw: I booked the tour in Italian and during the tour the guide explained things in two languages: Italian/English. A lot of time is wasted that could be invested in more exhaustive questions or explanations.
about 2 months ago
Liberio G.
The walking tour wasn’t that great. The guide didn’t really give too many details on the sites we were seeing. Now Ricardo, we had for all of 10 minutes walking us to the gondola ride was FANTASTIC! He told us more in 10 minutes than our 1.5 hour tour! Request him if you can!!
2 months ago
Mara V.
We did the tour with the guide Francesco and it was great. It was important to him to reach each individual in the group with his explanations and he showed us beautiful corners far away from the tourist streets. The guided tour was in English and he has such a clear pronunciation that you don't need to be fluent in English to understand him. Of course, it also helped a bit that he accompanied the explanations with his sympathetic Italian manner. We learned a lot about the history of Venice t...
2 months ago
Cristiana A.
Bcp liked we were only 5. Franscesco the guide was very interesting and nice. The tour is English. A QR code giving access to an app is given for comments in French. We did not use the app for the visit but for the rest of the stay because you have explanations of the main monuments of Venice including those that we do not see during the tour.
2 months ago
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