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Venice: Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Vexperio

Venice: Highlights Walking Tour with Optional Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Vexperio

From US$ 129.74 per person

Discover the beauty of Venice on a guided tour to top sights like the Rialto market, the Rialto Bridge, and St Mark's Square. Explore the city's veins on a gondola ride through the canals.

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Duration 1 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
You will be picked up by your guide on foot at your location of choice within Venice.
Private group


  • Travel back in time as you drift through the canals of Venice on a gondola ride
  • Deepen your knowledge of the city with facinating commentary from a local guide
  • Browse the colorful stalls at the lively Rialto Market looking for delicacies
  • See the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica while standing in St Mark's Square
  • Experience the excitement of crossing the Grand Canal on the Rialto Bridge
Full description

Experience the wonders of Venice on a guided walking tour past city highlights like the Frari Chapel, San Polo Square, and Doge’s Palace. Float through the city's dreamy canals and under charming bridges on a gondola ride. Select either a private or group tour and set out to discover Venice.

Meet your guide at Santa Lucia station for group tours, or at any location of your choice for our private tours, and begin your Venice adventure. Get your camera ready for your stroll through one of the world's most romantic cities. Walk across the first bridge and pass by the 15th-century San Rocco school and church.

Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at San Polo Square, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce.

Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink at the market, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. Be awed by the grandeur of the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza.

Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning St Mark's Basilica and its clock tower and the Campinale (bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region.

Hop aboard a gondola and step back in time on this mode of travel that was once regularly used by upper class Venetians. Take in views of the city from the water and pass under romantic bridges. Finish your tour in St Mark's Square.

  • Pickup and drop-off (on foot)
  • Private guide
  • 1-, 2-, or 3-hour walking tour (depending on option selected)
  • 30-minute gondola ride (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for group tours
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Elena was wonderful! It was so nice seeing the from a tour guide who’s ancestors were from Venice, and all of her stories were so much more interesting because they were personal growing up there in Venice. She was so nice and accommodating anything, and everything we needed. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! I would definitely recommend the tour and especially Elena!

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