See the sights of Venice from the land and the water on a combined 3-hour walking tour and gondola ride. Marvel at the monuments of Piazza San Marco, and see some of the city’s most romantic bridges and palazzos of the Grand Canal.
What to Expect
Experience the magic of a city made of marble palaces built on water on a combined 3-hour walking tour and gondola ride of Venice. Learn the history of the Venetian Republic from a local guide, and explore the canals of the lagoon by gondola.
Stroll along alleys and backstreets of the "Floating City," breathing in the authentic life of Venetians. Departing from the railway station, you will explore the main sestiere (districts) of the city, hearing stories that the travel guide books never tell. Pass Renaissance and Byzantine churches, each with a unique story to uncover.
Learn about fascinating events from the past and present as you pass the former home of Marco Polo. See the statues of Goldoni, and revel at city scandals by famous and infamous former residents. Stop at Piazza San Marco to gaze in awe at St. Mark’s Basilica and the Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower). Learn about the former rulers of the Venetian Empire at the Doges’ Palace.
Then, see the city from a different perspective as you take a gondola ride across the Grand Canal.
- Hotel pick-up
- Local guide
- A glass of Italian wine and Venetian cicchetto in 5 different Venetian bars and taverns
- 3- hour walking tour with a local guide through the most typical Venetian districts
- Gondola ride across the Canal Grande