Venice Tour Including Gondola Ride
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Romantic experience, perfect for couples
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
From this well-known Venice attraction, walk with your guide through the city’s lesser-known streets, discovering Venice as the locals know it. Your route includes several campos, meaning 'fields' in Italian, which are actually lively Venetian squares and courtyards, surrounded by shops and cafes. Pass through Campo San Polo, the setting of masked balls and bullfighting in bygone times, and Campo San Margherita, the social heart of Venice's trendy Dorsoduro district.
See the Basilica dei Frari, notable for the Venetian Renaissance artwork that is housed within, and pass the grand Scuola Grande di San Rocco building, where many a Venice concert is held. As your walking tour comes to an end, hear the story of Peggy Guggenheim, whose impressive modern art collection is housed in the nearby Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Your tour finishes on a high note, with a romantic 35-minute gondola ride along the Venice canals. As your gondolier punts you through the quieter city canals aboard a traditional, wooden gondola boat, look out for the beautiful houses lining the water, and see local ladies reeling in their washing lines.
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8.45 amTour and Gondola Ride
Starts at 8:45am (meet strictly at 8:30am) and operates with an English-speaking guide
11.30am Tour and Gondola Ride
Starts at 11:30am (meet strictly at 11:15am) and operates with an English-speaking guide
6.30pm Tour and Gondola Ride
Starts at 6:30pm (meet strictly at 6:15pm) and operates with an English-speaking guide
11.30am: French Tour & Gondola
Starts at 11.30am and operates with a French-speaking guide
Venice by Night Tour and Gondola Ride
- Local guide
- Walking tour
- 35 minutes gondola ride
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or adverse weather conditions. In this case an alternate date or a partial refund will be provided
- Not wheelchair accessible
Reviewed by: pgavin1697, August 2015
tour guide very knowledgeable had a great time a bad storm came so we never got our Gondola ride they said we would be credited some money back as of now I have not checked
Reviewed by: Barry W, August 2015
Take this tour at sunset. It's cooler, and Venice's narrow streets are so photogenic in the deepening shadows...absolutely beautiful. Our guide was a local resident she was knowledgable and enthusiastic.