Venice small-group walking tour with gondola ride
Walking tours

Venice small-group walking tour with gondola ride

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£59.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore enchanting Venice on foot and from the water with stops at some of the city's most famous landmarks
  • Admire 4,000 square meters of mosaics in St. Mark’s
  • Cruise through the canals on a relaxing, all-inclusive gondola ride
What to expect

Learn the secrets of charming one-of-a-kind Venice in a small group of only 18 people. Explore a maze of alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, the Scuola Grande di San Marco (Venice’s main hospital), the Arch of Paradise, the Church of Miracles and the Church of San Zulian. End your day with a relaxing 30-minute Gondola ride!

Your tour starts at the lovely Campo San Giacomo di Rialto where you’ll meet your expert tour guide (always a local Venetian) and head to the world-famous Rialto Bridge. Near the bridge, you’ll peek into the Rialto Fish Market to hear about the long fishing history of the city its famous cuisine (with a restaurant recommendation or two). Next, you’ll dive into the sestiere of Cannaregio, one of the loveliest, most authentic neighborhoods in Venice and home to some of the city’s finest hidden gems You’ll continue through Venice on foot. As you wind through Venice’s hidden alleyways, your local expert will regale you with tales of the city’s past—and with what it’s like to live on the island today. Then, you'll head to the world-famous St. Mark’s Square, taking a moment to appreciate the space before diving into St. Mark’s Cathedral. As you admire the mosaics and other treasures inside, your guide will explain all there is to know about this amazing site.

The highlight of the tour comes at the end with an all-inclusive half-hour gondola ride with a professional gondolier. With only 6 people maximum per gondola, your experience will be intimate and relaxing, as you punt through the quieter hidden canals of Venice. This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the city at its best!

Sites Visited:

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi (from outside)
  • House of Marco Polo (from outside)
  • Church of Miracles (from outside)
  • Campo San Giovanni e Paolo
  • Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice's main hospital (from the outside)
  • Bronze Equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verocchio
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa
  • Arch of Paradise
  • Church of San Zulian (from outside)
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
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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
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • 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
    • Venice small-group walking tour with a local Venetian guide
    • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
    • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
    • Headsets
    Where

    Ruga dei Oresi, 72, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Please meet your guide 15 minutes prior to the start time at the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto) just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.
    What to remember
    • From 6 August 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
    • The maximum group size is 20 people
    • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, you will visit it from the outside
    • Please remember that the Basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress
    • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica
    • This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases, a suitable alternative will be arranged
    • 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
    • Please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case, an alternative itinerary will be provided
    • Unfortunately, guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
    • Please note that on Sundays the Rialto Market is closed
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    Provider
    Walks of Italy
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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