• Duration: 2 hours

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Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice.
A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city.

After the stunning walking tour relax yourself on a gondola which brings your through the labyrinth of Venetian canals!

An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!


  • Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
  • Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The "Pantheon" of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice.
  • Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
  • At the end of the walking tour enjoy a relaxing gondola ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).
The price includes
  • 1 hour and an half shared guided walking tour with a qualified and experienced guide
  • 30 minutes shared gondola ride without commentary
  • Audio receiver devices in case of groups over 10 people
The fee does not include
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Things to know before leaving
  • Unfortunately the tour is not totally accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes suggested
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard will be assigned by the gondolier
  • The itinerary could change in case of wind or bad weather
Meeting Point
  • at the brown wooden newsstand with the yellow sign where is written "MEETING POINT", Calle Larga de l'Ascension, in front of the Post Office. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.