Discover Venice: Gondola Ride & Historical Center Walking Tour

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Discover Venice with this gondola ride combined with a walking tour! The only way to visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track where time seems to have stood still at centuries ago.

You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour (no entrance foreseen) with a specialized Tourist Guide of the area near Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places


  • Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera house in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres;
  • Scala del Bovolo, an unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches;
  • Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architecural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the explanation of St. Mark’s Square.

At the end of the walking tour you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride (up to 6 people per gondola – 30 minutes ride) on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area). On the gondola ride there is no commentary.


  • Meeting Point: Calle Larga Ascensione ( in front of Museo Correr). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of tour
  • Duration: 2 hours approx (30 minutes for gondola ride)
  • Departure: april to october: Every day at 3:45 PM. From November to March starts at 3:00 PM.
  • Languages: from april to october: English and French (every day) - German (Mon-Fri) Spanish (Tue-Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun). The visit is monolingual.
    From November to March: English (every day), French (Tue- Thu-Sat), German (Mon Fri), Spanish (Wed-Sat-Sun). The visit could be bilingual.

During the winter time (from November 1st to March 31st the tour starts with a Gondola Ride and then the walking part.

No commentary on gondola


Don't miss our offer! Book this experience and the tour The Magic Art of Glassblowing  is included!

  • Adult: 49 €  - from 2 to 6 years € 32 - Child: FREE under 2 years

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This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. - Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people during the walking tour - The walking tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide – The Gondola Ride  does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondolier’s strike – Comfortable shoes suggested – The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – Mobile voucher accepted - Each gondola can guest maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight – the tour does not operate on 25 of decembre and first of january -For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”

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  • Romantic, relaxing gondola ride through picturesque canals
  • A walk along the bridges & meandering streets of Venice
  • Teatro La Fenice—one of Europe’s most beautiful opera houses
  • A stroll over the Rialto Bridge & splendid canal views
  • Local guide provides expert history & anecdotes
  • Book the tour and The Magic Art of Glassblowing experience is FREE


  1. Calle Larga Ascensione
  2. Gondola's mooring point