Venice Walking Tour and Venice Gondola Ride

1 Day

Encounter the best Venice has to offer with an enchanting Venice walking tour. Then join us lovely Venice gondola ride to explore the city by water.


  • Discover Venice from two unique perspectives
  • Interesting facts about Venice’s history and present
  • Characteristic “campo”, Venice’s little and picturesque squares
  • A glimpse into ordinary life of Venetian people
  • The truly beauty of Venice and its peaceful canals

Venice Walking Tour + Venice Gondola Ride

Our tour of Venice will bring you right into the core of Venice, visiting the renowned water town from two distinctive angles: first, a walking tour of Venice that will take us among some of the most lovely and hidden places around St Mark’s Square. Then, through a Venice gondola ride that will make us marvel at the reflections and majestic façades that dot the channels in front of us. A distinctive way to explore and admire Venice from the crowded alleys.

Our walk among Venice’s beauties will bring us to explore some of Venice’s most popular locations and hidden gems.

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We will migrate to Campo Santa Maria Formosa from St. Mark’s square, where we will admire the SS. Church of Giovanni and Paolo with the renowned Pantheon. Follow the Scuola Grande di San Marco (the Captains of Fortune), also known as the “Great School of Charity.”

Last but not least, go back to St. Mark’s and admire the Malibran Theater, walk through the famous Mercerie, once the pulsating heart of commercial life back in time, now the main shopping district of Venice between Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

The second portion of the trip literally allows us to slide into Venice’s deepest corner, admiring it from a distinctive view: the water.

Perhaps not individuals understand that the gondola is one of Venice’s primary symbols, as emblematic as mysterious in its roots of the renowned water town. Not many individuals understand that this distinctive ship was distinct from the one we can admire today at the start, altering over time with the town to which it is connected. Of course, the gondola’s history is deeply bound up with Venice’s.

Not only then elegance and beauty, but nowadays the symbol of Venice represented a whole world in this ship. Let yourself experience the gondola through this tour in the first individual.

An enchanting and relaxing way of enjoying Venice’s colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty. We’ll admire elegant palaces on the bank side, distinctive bridges, and breathe the charming and magical atmosphere that only a water-built town can provide.

Board support, no comment included during the ride, will be given. We’re going to take a position on the gondola (max 6 people per gondola, one shared) and let the local gondolier bring us along the hidden channels of Venice with his unique blue and white striped shirt.

Please notice that it is a shared gondola (up to six individuals each) so you can share the gondola with others.

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Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Tours Editor @