Key Details

City: Venice

Duration: 3 hours

Start Time: 8:30 am


  • Get a comprehensive view of the city, from top sights to hidden palaces, on our local-led Venice walking tour
  • Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the quiet, atmospheric canals (for much less than the going rate!)
  • Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica for a guided tour inside

Tour Description

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Please note that it is not possible to bring large backpacks on the tour.

Get to the heart of Venice in three hours

Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, this Venice Walking Tour takes you to the heart of the city in just three hours; giving you a broad overview of the history, culture and character of the Floating City.

Led by a local guide, you’ll start your tour of Venice by the Rialto Bridge. Hear how the structure was considered so daring in its engineering that critics at the time predicted it would fall (it’s still standing, 420 years later). Drop by the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the city's fishermen before veering off the beaten path into Cannaregio; one of the loveliest, most authentic areas of Venice.

We’ve carefully chosen the stops on this tour to give you a real insight into the city. Sure, you’ll see the Rialto Bridge, 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 guide will regale you with tales of the city’s past and present. Curious about real estate prices? Or how they handle flooding? Now’s your chance to ask a real insider! And since your group is so small, with a maximum of 18 people, there’s no reason to be shy.

Skip long lines at St. Mark's Basilica

While the atmosphere of Venice is best experienced on a walking tour of its streets and canals, there are some sights you just can’t miss. St. Mark’s Basilica is top of this list, as long general access lines usually attest.

With pre-reserved tickets, you’ll get straight inside for a 30-minute tour with your guide. Learn how the relics of St. Mark arrived here by dubious means, admire its incredible gold mosaics and understand why the church’s east-meets-west architecture is a perfect representation of the city of Venice.

Enjoy a gondola ride around Venice 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 five other people on your boat (max group size of six) it’s sure to be every bit as romantic as you always dreamed. Venice gondola rides are normally priced at €80 and above. 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.

  • Sites Visited
  • St. Mark's Basilica and Square
  • Gondola ride
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Grand Canal
  • House of Marco Polo
  • Church of Miracles
  • Numerous hidden streets and squares
  • Included
  • Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than six people (unguided)
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian guide
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer for walking tour
  • Headsets
From $79


5-stars from over 854 Customer Reviews


Oct 16, 2022

We loved our walking tour and gondola ride. Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was engaging and extremely knowledgeable!

Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.