Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

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Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 65.21 US$ 52.17 per person

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Saint Mark’s Square and Venice's main highlights including Rialto and the Marco Polo house. Ride a gondola as you admire the Grand Canal and its picturesque minor waterways.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Discover the real soul of Venice on a walking tour
  • Explore off-the-beaten tracks with an expert guide
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal towards the Salute Church
  • Download the app to listen to your gondola audio guide
Full description
Start the tour in the historical heart of Venice with a morning promenade from Saint Mark’s Square to some of the most important monuments in Venice. See Santa Maria Formosa, the Teatro Malibran, the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more. Learn about the amazing history of these monuments from your professional guide. Pass through the main shopping street, until you reach Rialto Bridge. Stroll through the typical markets which were once the commercial center of Europe. Continue your experience with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, towards the Salute Church, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run along the canal like Mozart’s house, Gritti Hotel, and many others. Pass by Punta de la Dogana before making your way back to the start point in front of Campo San Moisè. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App onto your phone. The App will provide audio commentary to explain all about the magnificent palaces and attractions around you. Later, enjoy the audio guide with digital map to discover the five districts of Venice and their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.
  • Live guided tour with a qualified experienced guide
  • Audio-receiver devices for groups of more than 10 people
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Multilingual assistance for embarking
  • Mobile app with audio commentary for gondola
  • Mobile app with commentary for a self-guided tour of the 5 districts of Venice
  • Live guided commentary on gondola
  • Entrances fees
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The office is close to San Marco Square. With the Basilica of San Marco behind you, stay on the right side of the square, and go under the arches. Look for Olivetti Museum, and then turn right under the archways. Cross the little bridge and go straight on to Campo San Gallo, and Venice Tours Office is in the square.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • For the tour at 9:30 AM: the walking tour will be at 9:30 AM and the gondola ride at 2:10 PM. For the tour at 11:30 AM: the walking tour will be at 11:30 AM and the gondola ride at 2:10 PM. For the tour at 2:30 PM: the walking tour will be at 2:30 PM and the gondola ride at 6:00 PM
  • The gondola ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide, or local gondoliers strike (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 people
  • The gondolier will determine which seat you will sit in according to each guest's weight
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 66 reviews

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The tour was great! We walked (a lot!) and explored many roads, pontes and campos. The guide explained the History of the city and also the History behind the Monuments. We had almost 2 hours break before the gondola ride, and that was not expected. By the time we Started the gôndola ride, it was already very dark.

November 2, 2022

Experience to be recommended for those who want to wander around the city and learn many curiosities at the same time thanks to the presence of a guide. Right price/quality experience! Very kind and cordial. The only flaw: I booked the tour in Italian and during the tour the guide explained things in two languages: Italian/English. A lot of time is wasted that could be invested in more exhaustive questions or explanations.

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November 1, 2022

The walking tour wasn’t that great. The guide didn’t really give too many details on the sites we were seeing. Now Ricardo, we had for all of 10 minutes walking us to the gondola ride was FANTASTIC! He told us more in 10 minutes than our 1.5 hour tour! Request him if you can!!

October 28, 2022

Product ID: 201655