Experience all the enchantment of Venice on this tour which combines a Gondola ride and a walking tour.
Accompanied by your guide, leave the hustle and bustle of Piazza San Marco and walk towards the Rialto Bridge. See the splendid houses, the narrow alleyways, the grand churches and the hidden piazzas.
View the Teatro La Fenice (Phoenix Theater) and hear its extraordinary history. Discover one of Venice’s finest architectural jewels – the Scala del Bovolo – a magnificent Renaissance staircase in the heart of Venice.
Admire the famous Rialto Bridge, one of the city’s best known landmarks, before you board a gondola for a ‘must do’ Venice experience.
Glide along the Grand Canal in time-honored fashion gazing up at the lovely old palazzos along the waterway. Enjoy the reflections and the glorious palette of rich muted colors. Make sure you bring your camera to capture one of the world’s most beautiful cityscapes!
01 Apr - 31 Oct:
English Tour: Daily
German Tour: Monday & Friday
French Tour: Daily
Spanish Tour: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
01 Nov - 31 Mar:
English Tour: Daily
German Tour: Monday & Friday
French Tour: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Spanish Tour: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Note: The visit could be bilingual (only from November to March )Duration
2 hours approx.
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 3:45pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:00pm
Jan to Dec :Calle Larga de l’Ascension – In front of the post office (Post Italiane)
GPS co-ordinates (Decimal degrees DD): 45.433544, 12.337080
GPS co-ordinates (Degrees, minutes and seconds DMS):45°26'00.8"N 12°20'13.5"E
Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
Please arrive the meeting point 5 minutes before the start time of the tour. .
The tour ends at St. Mark’s Area
The Discover Venice & Gondola Ride tour starts from Clock Tower (St. Mark’s Square). You will be accompanied by a guide as you walk through the picturesque streets of Venice and, depending on the day of the week, the tour will be conducted in English, French or German.
You will see the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge with your guide. Along the route you will see Venice’s celebrated opera house Teatro La Fenice (‘The Phoenix’). One of the most famous theaters in Europe, it has witnessed many famous operatic premieres. The building has had a troubled, intriguing history, having been burnt to the ground and rebuilt more than once. The structure you will see opened in 2003 after being destroyed in a fire in 1996.
You will also view one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Venice, the Scala del Bovolo. This beautiful and complex spiral staircase is part of the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and dates from 1499. It is tucked away in a small courtyard close to Campo Manin.
You will also have the chance to have a good look at the lovely Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal. When it was completed in 1591, the design was considered so daring that critics predicted that it would not survive for long. However, the bridge has defied its detractors by standing proudly for more than 400 years and becoming one of the most famous structures of Venice.
After the walk, relax yourselves with a 30-minute gondola ride (up to six people per gondola) on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area). There is no commentary, but you can admire the lovely old buildings along the Canal and watch the bustling activity on this busy waterway.
The tour ends at the landing stage at Campo San Moise. You will then need to make your own arrangements for getting to your next destination. Book your tickets now, offer valid for limited period only.
You must print copy of your confirmation voucher.
Tour will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund will be offered.
There will be up to 6 people per Gondola; the seat will be assigned by the gondolier.
There will be no commentary on the Gondolas. Audio-receiver devices are included in case of, groups over 10 people during the walking tour.
In winter (1 Nov - 31 Mar), the tour starts with Gondola Ride followed by the walking tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
We do not recommended this tour for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes.
A really great trip that was great value for money...Helena Watson , United Kingdom, 14/Sep/2017
We really enjoyed this tour. The local guide give us a different insight into Venice and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was excellent in that it included the...Michael Forbes, Australia, 27/Dec/2017