Discover Venice Walking Tour and Shared Gondola Ride

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 Savour the charm of Venice in a single tour that combines two great classics: a walk and a gondola ride.
2 Take a walk led by a knowledgeable tour guide who will reveal a "minor Venice" and magical hidden gems.
3 You will be lulled by the gentle swaying of the gondola, while admiring enchanting views and famous architectural masterpieces from the water.

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This tour has been already booked by 4,015 people

Important information


All year

Departure point:

TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l'Ascension, near the St. Mark's Post Office, behind Correr Museum

Departure time

From 1 April to 2 November 2022
15.00 (gondola ride+walking tour)
15.45 (walking tour+gondola ride)

From 3 November 2022 to 24 March 2023
Friday and Saturday
15.00 (gondola ride + guided walk)

Languages available

1 April to 2 November 2022
English: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Spanish: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
French: Monday to Saturday
German: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Italian: Saturday

3 November 2022 to 24 March 2023
English: Saturday
Spanish: Saturday
German: not available
French: Friday
Italian: not available

Only for the walking tour. The gondola tour does not provide explanations.


Full: € 60.00
Children from 3 to 5 years: € 33.00
Children up to 2 years: free

approx. 2 hours
  • Guided walk
  • Gondola ride
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Entry tickets
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the boarding point, either printed or on your smartphone.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time. At the departure point, a member of staff will check your voucher and give you instructions.

  • This is a shared tour: both during the walk and on the gondola ride there may be other people. Each gondola can accommodate up to a maximum of 5 people: for bookings of more than 5 people, the group will be divided into two or more gondolas.

  • The tour guide will speak exclusively in the language you chose at the time of booking, without repeating again the same explanations in other languages.

  • In case of bad weather, the tour may be suspended. However, we ask you to present yourself at the boarding point to find out if the tour takes place or learn about any alternative options for the service you purchased.

  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • Bear in mind that this is a combined tour of 2 single tours: the guided tour is only during the walk, while there are no explanations during the gondola ride. Between the walk and the gondola ride there is a break.

  • Due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, some parts of the walk may not be accessible to people in wheelchairs and/or people with physical impairments.

  • The pictures on this page may not exactly represent the itinerary of the gondola ride.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Discover the most authentic side of Venice with this tour consisting of a walk and a gondola ride, an original way of seeing the city from two different perspectives: Venice on foot, with a guided tour of the area between St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, and Venice in a gondola from the Basilica della Salute to the minor canals around the Teatro La Fenice.

Venice on foot

The first part of the tour is a walk in “minor Venice”, less known but perhaps for this reason even more magical. You will discover some of the most striking places in Venice in the company of a tour guide who will tell you the city’s history and its anecdotes.

You will start from the Fenice in Venice, the famous opera house brought back to its ancient splendor after the restoration following the devastating fire of 1996. You will continue towards Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, to admire its elegant external spiral staircase, and then you will go towards Rialto, the oldest part of Venice. The center of the trading empire of the Republic, Rialto still preserves the most genuine habits and traditions of Venice. The heart of this area is the famous Rialto Bridge, with its unique staircase and its numerous shops.

Venice in a gondola

In the second part of the tour, aboard a typical Venice gondola, you will skirt areas that are not very well known to capture hidden views, picturesque corners and majestic architectural masterpieces from a new viewpoint.

You will start from the Basilica della Salute which stands out imposingly against the backdrop of St Mark’s Bay. You will then wander through the minor canals, where you can savor the silence, broken only by the sound of the water rippled by the calm swaying of the boat. Finally, the gondola ride will lead you back to the Fenice in Venice, which you will now admire from a new perspective, that of the water.

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Reviews for Discover Venice Walking Tour and Shared Gondola Ride

Based on 14 Reviews
Reviews in other languages (13) Reviews in italian (1)


Family with children

Booking No. 2123073

Reviewed on 04 Oct `21

'Great Tour'

Fully recommendable! The ride with the Gondola was very nice and at the following walk we learned a lot over Venice.


Good knowledge of German language.



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Mature couple

Booking No. 18211608

Reviewed on 26 Nov `18

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'secret venice and Gondolar Tour'

The Tour was taken by an extremely education and hilarious young man. He was information, witty and engaging. We learned many facts that are not in the guide book all with a pinch of humour. The Gondolar ride was albeit short and sweet but more than made up for by the banter and hilarity.


Brilliant Guide who had us laughing from start to finish


Gondola ride was short and sweet

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Mature couple

Booking No. 17186818

Reviewed on 20 Oct `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride'

Nice tour

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Sonia D

Solo traveler

Booking No. 17110113

Reviewed on 28 Jul `17

'Great Trou'

Elizabetha was a great tour guide! This was a really enjoyable and educational walk and the Gondola ride was very beautiful. Wear good shoes for walking, bring a hat if it is hot and keep in mind each Gondola seats 6 people, so you'll be probably be sitting with other.


Excellent value!



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Booking No. 1734547

Reviewed on 28 May `17

'Great experience!'

both aspects of this tour were wonderful- gondola tour is once in a lifetime, and the walking tour was great - our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Venice and shared many historical facts and stories about the city. Highly recommend

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Group of friends

Booking No. 1619047

Reviewed on 02 May `16

'Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride'

It was a good tour, however, the group was too big. The second guide didn't show up and I think we were about 50 people following one guide. But other than that, it was interesting. You get about 30 min gondola ride, which was good and, in my opinion, you don't need more.

Reply by Staff

Dear E,

thank you for appreciating the service despite the large number of participants in the tour. We apologize for the inconvenience with the guide who had suffered an unexpected health problem that prevented her from carrying out the tour regularly.

Best regards,
The staff
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Mature couple

Booking No. 1578033

Reviewed on 16 Oct `15

'Exactly what the tour title describes'

We enjoyed the tour and gondola ride very much and think it was good value for the money.

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Young couple

Booking No. 1533516

Reviewed on 04 Aug `15

'Not worth it'

I didn't enjoy this tour. We were like 50 people on this tour and the city is very crowded as it is, so ,it was very hard to follow the tour guide around, and we couldn't listen very well what she was saying because she was so far away because of the amount of people. The gondola ride was ok, but we had to wait in line for quite sometime and it was rather short.

Reply by Staff

Dear Sil,

we are sorry you were not satisfied with this service and we have already reported your comment to the company in charge with this service. We hope they will consider our client’s reviews in order to improve their service and to avoid other similar cases from happening again!

Best regards,
The staff
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Laura's mom

Mature couple

Booking No. 1526435

Reviewed on 31 May `15

'Great title - very good description'

This tour was a 10!!!! Our guide, Marco, was fabulous very knowledgeable and friendly with perfect English and a great sense of humor. We have been to Venice before but this tour took us places we hadn't known about and were fascinating.

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Group of friends

Booking No. 1464070

Reviewed on 01 Nov `14

'Finding the location.'

Well this time at first was very disappointing because of your rude staff. We did not know I'f we were at the correct location because other had do If fervent stickers. One of your male staff members who was seated down told D us just to give the paper to the lady and when we did not he states that he hate helping people who just don't listen. I was so offend by his comment. If he wanted to help us why didn't he get up off of his but and take us to the lady that was collecting the papers and giving out the stickers. He made his comment in front of other customers. The he made another when we return to give him the radio and did not say thank you he traged us like little children and I told the young lady that he was rude and I asked her for his name. I will not recommend this tour to others. Not to be spoken to in a rude manner

Reply by Staff

Dear Sherrie,

we are sorry you did not enjoy the tour due to the bad behavior of the staff. We have already reported your comment to the company in charge with this service in order to avoid other unpleasant situations from happening in the future.

Best regards,
The staff
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