• Duration: 3 hours approx. (2 hours walking tour and 30 minutes gondola ride)

Discover the charm of Venice on a captivating walking excursion led by our expert local guide. Traverse the enchanting alleys surrounding Piazza San Marco and the iconic Rialto Bridge, immersing yourself in the city's rich history and artistic legacy.

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Indulge in a Fascinating Historical Stroll from Piazza San Marco to the Enchanting Rialto Bridge, Encompassing Venice's Most Significant Landmarks.

Embark on a captivating journey through time as you traverse the storied streets of Venice. Your adventure begins in the iconic Piazza San Marco, where you'll be immersed in history and legends that have shaped this enchanting square. Gaze in awe at the Palazzo Ducale, admire the architectural marvel of St. Mark's Basilica, and marvel at the intricate details of the Clock Tower. Take a moment to pause on the iconic Bridge of Sighs and let its history wash over you.

As you wander deeper into the city, you'll find yourself lost in the labyrinthine "calli," or narrow Venetian streets. These hidden gems reveal some of Venice's most treasured historical sites, including the picturesque Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Marco Polo's former abode, the revered Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, often dubbed the Venetian Pantheon, and the renowned Fenice Opera House. You'll also uncover lesser-known gems that only locals can guide you to.

In the afternoon, treat yourself to an enchanting gondola ride, a quintessential Venetian experience. Glide gracefully across the Grand Canal and explore the city's lesser-known waterways, accessible only by these iconic boats. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the city's palaces and share insights about the history of gondolas and gondoliers. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Fenice Opera House, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the serene Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. As the gondola navigates the waters, you'll be treated to an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Piazza San Marco from a unique vantage point.

At the conclusion of your gondola adventure, you'll receive a QR code, granting you access to a digital map featuring 2D images of Venice spanning from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. This immersive tour is essential for gaining a deep understanding of the captivating city of Venice and its rich history.

The price includes
  • 2-hour shared walking tour of Venice with local and expert guide
  • 15-minute introductory walking tour to the gondola experience
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride)
  • Access to the mobile app with a QR code to see Venice in the past.
The fee does not include
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Things to know before leaving
  • The gondola ride is NOT private but is shared with other participants.
  • The tour may be bilingual. 
  • The price is per person.
  • The tour for children under the age of 2 is FREE, only if children do not occupy their own seat in the gondola
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 5 people; the seat on board cannot be chosen, but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on the guests' weight.
  • Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested 
  • The itinerary may change in case of wind or bad weather. 
  • Pets are not allowed on board the gondola 
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to the staff at the meeting point)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1093/B, Venice Tours office, close to San Marco Square. Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time.


  • The office is located close to San Marco Square. Having the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square and go under the arches. Find Olivetti Museum, turn right passing under the archways, cross the little bridge and go straight on to “Campo San Gallo”, Venice Tours Office is located in the campo (small square).
Cancellation policies
  • No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs before the tour. On line customer service 7 days a week, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or exceptionally high/low tide (in these cases it will be rescheduled for the following day or refunded)