- City: Venice
- Duration: 2hrs 30mins
- Start Time: 9.30AM
Why choose between a Venice walking tour and a gondola ride when you can do both? Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path walking tour & relaxing Venice gondola ride (at a huge discount!)
On our walking tour you’ll see sights from the famous Rialto Bridge, to atmospheric streets and squares. Then float along stunning canals on a traditional Venice gondola ride.
During your walking tour you'll travel in small groups of 12 people or fewer, while your gondola will hold a maximum of 6 people – and you'll save! Venice gondola rides are normally €80.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
ENJOY A VENICE WALKING TOUR, VISITING FAMOUS ICONS AND SECRET SIGHTS.
After meeting your local expert at the lovely Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, you’ll head to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so audacious in its engineering, critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing, 420 years later!) We'll drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fisherman and its famous cuisine before going off the beaten path into the sestiere (neighborhood) of Cannaregio, one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice. This neighborhood also happens to be home to some of Venice’s finest hidden gems.
In the Church of San Giovanni Grisostomo, admire stunning paintings by Bellini and Sebastiano del Piombo; visit the house of Marco Polo; admire the treasure-box church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli; at Campo San Giovanni and Paolo, you'll see a statue by Leonardo Da Vinci's former master; while Campo Santo Maria Formosa, offers a compact view of the varied and beautiful Venetian architectural styles.
HEAR THE STORIES THAT BRING THE STREETS AND CANALS OF VENICE TO LIFE.
We’ve carefully chosen the sights on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Sure, you’ll see the Rialto Bridge and pass some of Venice’s prettiest postcard spots, but you’ll also delve into quiet streets, pass peaceful canals and go beyond the areas that visitors usually see. This is where Venice is hiding its best architecture and secret stories – and that’s what we’re out to find.
As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you with tales of the city’s past and tell you what it’s like to live on the island today. Curious about real estate prices? Or how they handle flooding? Now’s your chance to ask a real insider! And since your group is small, with a maximum of just 12 people or fewer, there’s no reason to be shy.
After spending some time with our expert local guides on our Venice walking tour, you’ll be well set up to get the best from the rest of your vacation – with top tips on what to visit, what to avoid and where to eat.
ENJOY A MEMORABLE VENICE GONDOLA RIDE WITH 6 PEOPLE OR FEWER.
The best is yet to come! At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion through the city’s canals. Sit back and enjoy exploring the city as it was meant to be seen – from the water!
This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best. And with no more than 5 other people on your boat (max group size of 6) it’s sure to be every bit as romantic as you had dreamed. Venice gondola rides normally cost €80 but can cost more. So not only are you ticking another must-do off your bucket list, you're saving money too.
Allow us to introduce you to our Venice – a city of winding streets, stunning canals and stories untold.
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.