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See Venice from land and water with a combined guided walking tour and gondola ride
Tour duration: approx. 3.00 hours | Professional guide | Flash photography
Explore both Venice streets and waterways in one tour! You will witness the city's most beautiful landmarks from two unique perspectives. First a guided walking tour of the St Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge areas, with insightful commentaries on historical events and curious facts by your professional guide. Then a magical gondola ride on the Grand Canal and smaller canals around Teatro La Fenice opera house, renowned for its peculiar facade. Walk among traditional shops and see the best city sights, such as La Salute church, from quiet canals.
Discover Venice and Gondola Ride Tour opening hours
Monday – Sunday: 09:00am
Please arrive at tour meeting point under the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square. IMPORTANT: it's not the Bell Tower.
Discover Venice and Gondola Ride Tour is available in the following languages:
English, German, French and Spanish (Monday – Sunday)
Discover Venice and Gondola Ride Tour schedule
8.45 am Meet up under the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square. IMPORTANT: it's not the Bell Tower.
Guided walking tour of Venice. Itinerary: Piazza San Marco, Santa Maria Formosa and Marco Polo's home.
Gondola ride. Itinerary: departure from Dogana in Calle Vallaresco, Grand Canal, Santa Maria della Salute church, Teatro La Fenice.
Tour ends with the landing at the Stazio Gondole Dogana in Calle Vallaresso
This tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather.
This is a collective tour. Other participants might go on the tour with you and share your gondola ride.
For further booking information, please visit our "Terms & Conditions" page.
During the walking tour you can admire - from the outside- some of the most important spots of the historic center, accompanied by an expert guide who will describe historical events and curious anecdotes.
The tour begins with the theater La Fenice, the famous theater dedicated to Opera. Then you proceed to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo to admire its elegant external spiral staircase, then you reach the Rialto area, the oldest part of Venice. The heart of this area is the famous Rialto Bridge, with its unique staircase overlooked by many shops.
After this walk, you begin the second part of the tour, the gondola ride which starts at Stazio gondole Dogana in Calle Vallaresso, opposite the famous Harry's Bar. From the water you can admire the beautiful Basilica della Salute, one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Venice which is located in the charming area between the Bacino di San Marco and the Grand Canal.
Then you enter into the smaller canals and areas accessible only by water, it is up to the Teatro La Fenice to admire it from the water. The tour will end with a return to Stazio gondole Dogana in Calle Vallaresso
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