“This was a fantastic tour! Our guide was full of interesting facts about Venice and really had a knack for telling stories about the history. We really got to see Venice and this tour gave us the starting point for exploring on our own. ...Karen L., Australia – See more reviews
What To Expect
During the first part of your tour, enjoy a guided tour including the highlights of the city and areas of the so-called "Hidden Venice." You will be visiting St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica (interior), the Doges' Palace (exterior)
Get an in-depth discussion about the political and religious center of Venice to understand why for many a centuries she was called "La Serenissima," the most serene of all Republics. Your guide will then take you through the backstreets to discover other gems of the city before concluding your tour by the Rialto Bridge.
You will then meet again with your guide for the second part of the tour, featuring a ride on a traditional Venetian gondola. During the journey, you will mostly travel through small canals where you will quickly realize the magic of Venice, as you admire the Venetian palaces and charming bridges that line these enticing waterways.
Highly qualified guide (for the walking tour)
Skip-the-line tickets to St. Mark's Basilica
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Apr 01 to May 08 2016: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00
May 09 to Jul 16 2016: Mon to Sun at 11:10, 13:45
Jul 17 to Sep 04 2016: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00
Sep 05 to Oct 15 2016: Mon to Sun at 11:10, 13:45
Oct 16 to 23 2016: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00
Oct 24 to Nov 12 2016: Mon to Sat at 11:10
Nov 14 to Dec 21 2016: Tue, Fri, Sat at 10:00
Dec 22 to Jan 05 2017: Mon to Sat at 10:00
Jan 07 to Feb 22 2017: Tue, Fri, Sat at 10:00
Feb 23 to 28 2017: Mon to Sat at 10:00
Mar 01 to 11 2017: Tue, Fri, Sat at 10:00
Mar 13 to 31 2017: Mon to Sat at 11:10 / Sun at 14:00
Apr 01 to Oct 24 2016: Mon to Sat at 15:00 / Sun at 13:00
Oct 26 to Nov 12 2016: Mon to Sat at 13:45
Nov 14 to Dec 21 2016: Tue, Fri, Sat at 13:45
Dec 22 to Jan 05 2017: Mon to Sat at 13:45
Jan 07 to Feb 22 2017: Tue, Fri, Sat at 13:45
Feb 23 to 28 2017: Mon to Sat at 13:45
Mar 01 to 11 2017: Tue, Fri, Sat at 13:45
Mar 13 to 31 2017: Mon to Sat at 15:30 / Sun at 13:00
Children 4 years old and below are free of charge for the walking portion of the tour, however they must pay for the child booster seat for the gondola ride. If you have an infant joining the tour, please indicate this upon booking and inquire for special rates.
There is a few hours gap between the walking tour and the boat tour.
Shoulders and knees must be covered in order to enter St. Mark's Basilica. Large bags are not allowed. Storage areas are also not available.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities or required the use of a walker or motorized vehicle.
St. Mark's Basilica may be closed due to ceremonies being held inside the church.
Gondolas can accommodate a maximum of 6 people each.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 hours and 15 minutes