Venice walking tour with gondola ride
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Activities

Venice walking tour with gondola ride

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Consult calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Combine a walking tour of Venice with a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Visit the best highlights of Venice including St Mark's Square and Basilica
  • Learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern days
  • Travel on a traditional Venetian gondola with a small group
What to expect

This Venice day tour itinerary features two different tours: original Venice walking tour and Venice gondola ride in small groups.

Morning tour (times vary depending on the season)

Your original Venice 2-hour walking tour will cover the best highlights of Venice. Visit St. Mark's Square and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks. Skip the line to St Mark's Basilica and browse its Byzantine heritage, admire the Doge's Palace (exterior) and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city, built on swamps, became one of the most enlightened cities in the Western world. Then, leave the crowds of St. Mark's Square to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters, the likes of Marco Polo and Casanova to enjoy a thorough introduction to the city on foot.

Afternoon tour (times vary depending on the season)

In this second part of the tour, you'll travel on a traditional Venetian gondola for 30 minutes (max 6 people). Glide through the narrow back canals of St. Mark's district to enjoy an intimate experience of another Venice, where time has stood still for centuries. The ride features La Fenice Opera House, Guggenheim Museum and Peggy Guggenheim's Home, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart's Home in Venice, the ill-fated Ca' Dario Palace and the magnificent Salute church, built to celebrate the end of Venice's worst plague.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Local expert English-speaking guide
    • Skip-the-line St. Mark's Basilica
    • Venetian Gondola ride (max 6 passengers)
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    Where

    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Both tours start at the entrance of the Royal Gardens on the waterfront of St. Mark's Square. From St. Mark's, facing the Basilica, turn right and walk towards the open water. At the two giant columns, facing the water, turn right and following the line of trees after 100 meters, you'll come to the entrance of the Royal Gardens, where you'll find a sign with the name of the tour written on it. Please receive confirmation of your starting tour time, by calling the number you can find in your purchase confirmation email.

    What to remember
    • At times, St Mark’s Basilica is closed, due to high water or religious ceremonies. During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditions. On those occasions, skip-the-line tickets won't be accepted as all visitors have only 1 door open to get in the church
    • Due to Lent religious observance, St Mark’s Basilica will remain closed and no visiting will be permitted on all Saturdays and Sundays from now on until Easter included. These decisions are taken by the local authorities and are therefore beyond our control. All tours including the Basilica will operate as scheduled. Your guides will provide a detailed explanation of Basilica’s history, architecture and its treasures from the outside and wherever possible will bring visual aids (either books or pictures or Ipad) to allow the customers to view the interior of the church
    • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance to St Mark's Basilica is available only from April to October. St Mark’s Basilica doesn't offer a fast entry service to anyone in other periods, considered the off-peak season
    • Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter St Mark's Basilica. Large bags aren't allowed inside the Basilica
    • This tour takes place in a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly for alternative routes suitable for you
    • Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for availability
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    Provider
    Avventure Bellissime
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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