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


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
$ 49.46

Customer Reviews

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.


November 2015

Excellent guide. Presented with humour. Gondola ride was 15 minutes short on promised time.


November 2015

A highlight of our stay in Venice. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and delightful to be around. She welcomed our questions. I enjoyed every minute of the tour.

Jesus D

October 2015

The Venice walking tour was a great way to get to know a little bit more of Venice history. With the walking we skipped the St Mark's Plaza and went walking around these little uncrowded streets which I think it was a great way to see Venice behind the crowded areas.

For the gondola ride its only a 30 minute ride, which I think its enough time to enjoy the views and the Canal and experience a gondola ride, but dont expect the gondolier to be like we see on movies, singing and with a full traditional outfit. Our gondolier kept the entire ride talking to the gondolier who was riding next to us.

Brian A

October 2015

Andre was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and well spoken. The walking tour was excellent. The Gondola ride was well managed and was worthwhile. The total package was excellent and very reasonable


October 2015

Fab guide and really interesting, learnt a lot about the city and its history. The only down side was waiting for the ride on the gondola but considering it was much cheaper than going on your own, it was worth it.

Frank S

October 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgable and pleasant. She gave us lots of information we wouldn't have found on our own. I loved the historical explainations. I will reccommend this tour to my friends.

Peter W

November 2015

Being a first time visitor to Venice, this tour was exactly what we wanted. The young lady guide spoke very good English and was very informative and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour also.
We visited some of the less touristy parts of Venice and thus avoided the crowds.
The Gondola ride at the end was the icing on the cake.


October 2015

Our tour guide Marco was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. Well worth doing this tour . The gondola ride at the end of the walking tour gave you the experience without paying the big money. This tour, especially with Marco is excellent value .

Russell N

October 2015


Robert P

October 2015

Great tour. The walking guide was excellant. highly recommended. These people were very polite and professional


October 2015

Highly recommended

Michael S

October 2015

Excellent ... the guide was very good and interesting with plenty of information about the history of Venice

Mrs Diane P H

October 2015

Entertaining and informative

Sapphire W

October 2015

Excellent, very informative and interesting.

Jodi Y

October 2015

The gondola ride is a must when you are in Venice. The walking tour gave you a little bit of history on the city of Venice. The gondola ride is only about 30 minutes but it is enough to get the whole feeling..


October 2015

This was a wonderful tour.. especially because we had our tour guide MARCO.. an extremely handsome, knowledgeable, and funny guy.. he made our tour FANTASTICO!.. try to request him if possible.. as others have told me he is one of their best.. and always very charming!... recommend this tour highly.. and of course the Gandola ride is a wonderful part of the tour!.. it was all great! .. we took a water bus to the Agency.. but on the way back we is a wonder walk thru very busy streets in Venice and beautiful buildings and lots to see. we recommend the walk back.. it was approx 30 mnts back to the pier