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/Exchange Point

Campo San Luca, 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.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

3:00 PMTour
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride departing at 3pm with an English-speaking guide. Meet strictly at 2:45pm. From
$ 48.69

Customer Reviews

Rolando C

February 2016

Had a wonderful time and learned a lot about the city that would otherwise had gone unnoticed.

Lorraine S

February 2016

I learned so much. So glad we took this tour. It was not the typical Tourist tour which is what we were looking for. The guide was excellent.

David I

February 2016

We very much enjoyed seeing parts of Venice we would have missed. Our guide was super informative, relaxed helpful and engaging. We could not be more pleased with our walking tour.


February 2016

Loved this tour, off the beaten path, saw parts of Venice I wouldn't have on my own, definitely recommend!

David H

January 2016

Very informative and friendly guide.. couldn't of been better. thoroughly enjoyed it.

Timothy C

January 2016

Victoria the tour guide was the exceptional part of the tour with her knowledge of Venice and it was quite an experience. The tour operator could have been friendlier, we rather felt we being treated as a necessary indulgence and the gondola ride was not the ride we were expecting, none of the beautiful gondola experiences you've heard about, boatman dressed in traditional Gondolier outfit or even singing, when asked he told us that's only in the movies only to pass another gondolier in traditional dress singing less than a minute later, what we experienced was basically a New York cab ride on water, zero stars for this part

Rahel J

January 2016

Great and inspiring guide! Thanks for a tour that showed us a non-touristic Venice!

Kaye M

January 2016

Wonderful tour and excellent value for money considering we had a 30 minute gondola ride at the end. And the gondolier was very inviting and joyful throughout. The guide was local and passionate about her city. She showed us into alleyways which I would never have found by myself. I did this tour on my first afternoon in Venice and it was an excellent introduction to the area for me. It allowed me to gain some familiarity at the onset to allow me to confidently enjoy my 3-day stay.


January 2016

The tour guide was an interesting young woman who grew up in Venice and was able to offer a lot of insight on the climate, the politics, the churches, just everything. The gondola ride, 30 minutes long, was just the right length to get a taste of being in a gondola and seeing the city from the water. I definitely recommend this tour.

Eric D

January 2016

Apart from the weather, this tour was super! Compliments for our guide Eleonora, we would do it again because we hope to go back to Venetia.

Enrique G

January 2016

The tour was very nice. The guide Andreas was great explaining everything. I hihgly recommend this tour. The Gondola ride was great!!!

Laurie A

December 2015

Everything we came to experience on Venice!

Lee B

December 2015

Excellent! we were recommended to this particular tour by a friend, and so pleased we booked! It was very interesting to be able to see for yourself how Venice was built, expanded and worked for it's inhabitants. Very interesting, and with the Gondola ride to finish! As a party of 2 we didn't want to pay 80 Euro's for just a gondola ride, so this worked out excellent value for money - just make friends during the tour, so you sit with people you like on the gondola!


December 2015

Our guide was excellent, the information about the history of Venice was real good and

Jim and Marty

December 2015

Great guide! Very nice tour through interesting side streets that we had never seen before.


November 2015

Very good tour and really enjoyed every element of it.
We were though getting stresses as we found the meeting venue very difficult to locate, even with a street map!

Richard W

November 2015

Brilliant tour, so informative and great to end off with a Gondola ride

Paerangi W

November 2015

Lovely day


November 2015

Aviator rep. Terrific the tour in Venice was wonderful great passionate tor guide would use this company again and again. Caio,!

Seth E

November 2015

Wonderful tour. We did this for the gondola ride, but ended up enjoying the walking tour more! The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a good glimpse into Venice's history and architecture. Very fascinating. The gondola tour is okay. They fit 6 people per gondola and take you down a well-traveled section. It's worth it, though because to do a ride w/ a smaller number of passengers costs 80 euros for half an hour and you wouldn't get the tour.

Busy Bee

November 2015

Highly impressed with guides knowledge and her abilities to switch from one language to
another. Delightful experience!

Adriana D

November 2015

Very nice walking tour that gave us an insight into the lesser known facts about Venice. Our tour guide, Marco, was very informative. We did some walking but it was not excessive. The gondola ride was great! It lasted about 20-30 minutes and it was what we expected in Venice - would definitely recommend!

Bart H

November 2015

Venice can be a very difficult city to walk. We loved being guided down the crooked little streets and over the bridges. The gondola ride was fun. Interesting to learn how difficult it is to become a gondolier !

Jackie H

November 2015

A really good tour that was interesting and good value for money.