Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled amid charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic Venetian gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights of Venice from the area between Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) to Rialto Bridge.

What You Can Expect

Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice!
Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Venice!

This walking tour is a perfect way to get to know Venice, both as a must-do introductory city tour for new visitors, as well as for anyone interested in the city’s history. After meeting your expert guide near St Mark’s Square, you'll take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Venice, learning about its colorful past through its most characteristic and iconic attractions along with its lesser-known sites.

The tour is composed of two parts and allows you to discover the lesser-known places of Venice and to try a means of transport found only in the city!
Starting with a walking tour of the city, you will explore the area around Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Learn about the top attractions and stop for photos in front of Venice's cultural centerpieces such as Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and Rialto Bridge.
Your guide will determine the exact itinerary, depending on the day.

After your walking tour get ready to hop aboard a classic gondola boat (for up to 6 people) and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the famous Grand Canal (Salute area) as well as the smaller canals around the neighborhood of Fenice. As you glide along the Grand Canal, marvel at the glamorous bank-side palaces and churches and hear tales about how it became Venice's most important thoroughfare. The gondola ride ends by disembarking at Vallaresso Station in Dogana.

Please note: Venice walking tour does not include entry to the monuments

Days of Service


Meeting Time

3pm (meet at 2:45pm)



  • Walking Tour
  • Gondola ride (35 minutes)
  • Professional guide


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Veneto and Venice


2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

3:00 PMTour
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride departing at 3pm with an English-speaking guide. Meet strictly at 2:45pm. From
$ 50.33

Customer Reviews

Kanean L

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Julie B

June 2015

Definitely recommended, the walking tour was great and our guide so passionate full of information and
really entertaining, I wouldn't try to navigate the streets of Venice on your own trust me! . And you definitely can't visit Venice without doing a Gondola ride so I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Robyn R

July 2015

Definately a tour for the persons who have limited time in Venice. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable and went to all lengths to explain the history of Venice. His passion was obvious and we came away with a much clearer understanding of such a beautiful place.Gondola ride, impressive.


June 2015

Guide was excellent. Tour was quite interesting - not your usual sights which was good. We were pleased .


June 2015

This tour is very informative about Venice and its history. It does not vist St. Marks or th eDoges Palace, but is a good addition to those tours.

John S

June 2015

Excellent tour. The guide was great. We saw things we would not have looked for or noticed without the guide.


June 2015

The walking tour was excellent and very informative as was the gondola ride the only problem that day was the weather it was very heavy rain which was most unfortunate

Eddie R

June 2015

Great tour and tour guide. Lots of useful information about the histru of venice and some places you would never find when just strolling through the streets.

Aaron S

June 2015

Excellent tour! Tina is a fantastic guide. Not only is she knowledgeable about wine, but she has a magnetic personality and a passion for her job, her city, and the Chianti region. When my father asked her questions about the grapes, she responded with enthusiasm and an impressive depth of knowledge

Juan Carlos S

June 2015

Amazing, the guide was so polite and very kind with my fathers who was the only on the group Spanish speakers . Totally advisable!

Valerie B

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Salim R

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Harry P

June 2015

Knowledgable guide and fun!

Marion J

June 2015

Because the tour guide knew all about the history of venice and she told us about the political personage of your lovely lagoon. And the local customs n the local drink being the aspro drink. Which I have to say is lovely so much so that I brought a bottle at duty free to take home with me. Thankyou

Tiberiu K

June 2015

The guide Mario was great

John D

June 2015

Tour guide was great the gondola ride was horrible. So 5 stars for the tour guide and 1 or 'fewer' for the gondola ride. The ride was like herding cattle into boat and down the canal as quickly and rudely as possible...not a good experience


June 2015

The tour was spectacular! Olivia was fantastic, engaged us and loves what she does! Her tour of Florence was sooooo good! The cooking was way above our expectations with a beautiful setting!!! Olivia, Marliee, the staff and Carmillia were fabulous!!! Food was awesome and memories for life!!!


June 2015

My boyfriend and I were only in Venice for a few days and wanted to get the most out of the experience! We had this tour set for the second day in the afternoon. By the time it came we thought we had already seen all Venice had to offer, that they would take us to the major tourist attractions. They didn't! They took us around where we would have never been able to find on our own and we learned many great things about this town. We ended with the Gondola ride, it lasted for about 20-25 minutes. We would recommend this tour if you are in Venice

David S

June 2015

Well worth the money. The guide Fredirika was knowledgeable and dealt with questions and harnessing the group in a professional manner. The office staff were equally professional in the way that they dealt with anything that was thrown at them. We were so impressed that we booked another trip to Murano, Burano and Torcinello. Nothing to be faulted. I would definitely use this company again when in Venice.


June 2015

I was amazed by the Grand Canal. How romantic!

Seneka C

June 2015

I do recommend trying the Gondola Ride. It was an awesome experience. The guide was great and had a good sense of humor and a way with telling the history of Venice. Enjoyed the experience.

Colin O

June 2015

Excellent. On the walking tour we were shown so many things that we had been walking past and never realised. How and why the city was built, the early water supply, the building styles how the city is coping with rising water levels. The Gondola ride was the icing on the cake.

Paola N

June 2015

The tour guide, Andreas, was a gem and fountain of knowledge about Venice. He was also very entertaining and provided info on the current reality of Venice. THe tour takes you to some of the lesser known parts of Venice, which makes you really glad you got to see some venetian jewels outside the usual touristic sites. The gondola ride is worth the trip as an experience, but given the crowded situation of the canals is far from peaceful or romantic. Highly recommended tour

Lisa H

June 2015

This is not a tour around the main hot spots of Venice. It is back street, slow pace and very informative on the local way of life. We loved it! The gondola ride was a lovely way to complete the tour. Book it and enjoy .....