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Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

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Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 76.95 US$ 61.56 per person

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Saint Mark’s Square and Venice's main highlights including Rialto and the Marco Polo house. Ride a gondola as you admire the Grand Canal and its picturesque minor waterways.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Discover the real soul of Venice on a walking tour
  • Explore off-the-beaten tracks with an expert guide
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal towards the Salute Church
  • Download the app to listen to your gondola audio guide
Full description
Start the tour in the historical heart of Venice with a morning promenade from Saint Mark’s Square to some of the most important monuments in Venice. See Santa Maria Formosa, the Teatro Malibran, the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more. Learn about the amazing history of these monuments from your professional guide. Pass through the main shopping street, until you reach Rialto Bridge. Stroll through the typical markets which were once the commercial center of Europe. Continue your experience with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, towards the Salute Church, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run along the canal like Mozart’s house, Gritti Hotel, and many others. Pass by Punta de la Dogana before making your way back to the start point in front of Campo San Moisè. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App onto your phone. The App will provide audio commentary to explain all about the magnificent palaces and attractions around you. Later, enjoy the audio guide with digital map to discover the five districts of Venice and their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.
  • Live guided tour with a qualified experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices for groups of more than 10 people
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking
  • Mobile app with audio commentary for gondola
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Live guided commentary on gondola
  • Entrances fees
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign that says "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, St. Mark’s Square, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The gondola ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people
  • The gondolier will determine which seat you will sit in according to each guests weight
  • Please note there is a gap of a few hours between the walking tour and gondola ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 15 reviews

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The tour with Max was great! There were only four of us so we had a private tour. Lots of information, questions could be asked - everything relaxed! Great! The gondola ride was more of a touring event. Just fill up the gondolas and go. Without explanation. But that was also nice and gave a different perspective.

May 2, 2022

Excellent experience walking around Venice and getting to know its history, habits and little curiosities. The gondola ride is a special moment to experience this unique city in the world. Excellent organization because on the day of our walking tour it was raining and we were able to catch up on the gondola ride at another time.

April 24, 2022

A must to get to know the beautiful city! The tour guide was also very lovely, we can only warmly recommend it. At the end of the tour came the emotional climax - the gondola ride! All in all for the price we give a VERY GUT with an additional star!

October 20, 2021

Product ID: 201655