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Venice Afternoon Walking Tour and Grand Canal Gondola Ride

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This is the only way to visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice, off the beaten track and where time seems to have stood still centuries ago. Explore the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Then, relax with a quiet gondola ride along the Grand Canal.

Highlights
  • Cruise along the ancient canals of Venice in a charming gondola, already pre-booked for you
  • Explore the historic sites and typical shops by foot with your expert local guide
  • Expert and knowledgeable guide
  • Learn how to get oriented in the narrow streets

Description

Start with a panoramic walking tour accompanied by the Tourist Guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places: Teatro la Fenice, ("The Phoenix"), one of the most famous opera house in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres; Scala del Bovolo, a unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architectural icons of Venice.

After the walking tour, enjoy a relaxing and quiet gondola ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).

Available Languages

April to October Schedule (Summer)

  • English and French: everyday

  • German: Monday and Friday

  • Spanish: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (the visit could be bilingual)

November to March Schedule (Winter)

  • English: everyday

  • French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

  • German: Monday and Friday

  • Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (the visit could be bilingual)

Includes

  • 30-minute Gondola ride

  • English-speaking guide
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Discover Venice and Grand Canal Gondola Ride
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Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: 30-minute Gondola ride / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 15:30

    Check in at Calle Larga de l'Ascension in front of the Post Office

  • 15:45

    Guided Walking Tour

    Wander through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest from Piazza San Marco to the Rialto Bridge with your guide. See some special spots including Teatro La Fenice, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and more!

  • Gondola Ride (30 minutes)

    Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride on the Grand Canal and admire the charming sites along the area including the Desdemona’s House, Mozart’s House and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There will be no commentary while on the ride.

  • 17:45

    Tour Ends at St. Mark’s Area

  • (For Check-In) Calle Larga dell'Ascension (Poste Italiane Calle Larga de l'Ascension 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 15:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) St. Mark's Square (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy) Time: 17:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Calle Larga dell'Ascension (Poste Italiane Calle Larga de l'Ascension 30124 Venezia VE Italy) Time: 15:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) St. Mark's Square (St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy) Time: 17:45:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note the schedules of the following guided tours in other languages: - English (Daily) - German (Monday and Friday) - French (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) - Spanish (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)

  • The tour is shared by guests not belonging to the same party. Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests’ weight.

  • Please note that this tour may not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or local gondolier's strike.

  • Children between 0-2 years of age are free or charge provided that they do not require a seat.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 15:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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