Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
The itinerary of this Gondola Ride will take you on the Grand Canal.
Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
During the Gondola Ride you will reach the Grand Canal and have a look at the Rialto Bridge
Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
The Gondola Ride leaves from Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square which you can visit by your own
Pass By: Gondola Station Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
You will get on the Gondola in Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square.
- Gondola ride (30 minutes)
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Interior visits to Venice attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
I will start with the great! The gondola ride is beautiful! You wait in a short line, and then head into your gondola. The gondola fits 6 people, unless you request a private one. You can get just the gondola tour from this agency as well, which I suggest. The tour was less than impressive. You basically go in a circle, and do not see any of the major highlights, no Dodge's Palace, no San Marco. Save yourself the money and just book a gondola tour. Our tour guide was not the nicest, walked way ahead of us, and kept talking about how you should not eat alot and you need to walk. Literally the tour started to keep count of how many times she said it.
Good tour and amazing gondola experience. I would recommend this to any first time visitors. Venice was moderate and not too humid when we were there, but it is vacation time for Italians so many of the local businesses were on holiday. Keep that in mind when scheduling
The guide was great and took you through the back streets of Venice and told you lots you wouldn't otherwise learn about how the city is structured and the history. Just didn't go to St Marks square so if you're wanting to know about that area this is not the tour. Gondola ride was excellent! They can be quite expensive if you don't know where to look so thought it was a good price for both the tour and ride.
It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes , takes you through back streets not the main attractions, you will need to do it all, the main attraction is the Gundola ride, which if you take alone will cost for 80 Euro. I think the cost for the tour is overrated.
Ifi took us to places where we could see how Venice developed as an unique city. She stated in the beginning this tour will not bring you to typical touristy places. She’s very knowledgeable and walks fast lol The gondola tour is a nice touch at the end!
The guide made all the difference. Gondola ride is shared. If you want your own individual gondola experience, book the gondola portion separately.
This tour was good, but I wouldn't want to do it again. Chiara was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and passionate about Venice. However, she was a bit preachy about her opinions on cruise ships and flooding in Venice. While I absolutely agree with her opinions, I didn't think this tour was the place to express them especially since some people might not agree with her. However, we did stop at some interesting places and she was very informative. I was also hoping to stop at some of the major sites like St. Mark's Square or Rialto Bridge, but we never made it there. After our walk, we went back to the tour agency and waited for our guide to the gondola ride. We joined up with a bunch of other groups. There were probably about 150 people waiting for the ride and only 6 people can fit in the gondola. So, we waited for a bit and luckily we were in the shade the whole time. Ok, I have to admit, the ride was really fun. It's just amazing how they can maneuver those boats down such small canals. If you're in Venice, you have to do a gondola ride, no matter how cheesy or touristy. It was fun.
Buyer beware…Absolutely ridiculously hard to find the tour guides easily! Asked many local residents to direct me to a certain street and even they couldn’t tell me the exact location for the tours... I don’t think I would ever book through you again unless you provide better guidance...too stressful!
Very knowledgeable guide ( sorry can’t remember his name ) Learnt a great deal about Venice very informative. Only negative was long wait for gondola ride.
The tour guide is nice and helpful. We’re very enjoying gondola. Nice walking tour. The meeting is clear and easy.
Unfortunately Venice was experiencing the coldest, wettest month of May in almost 70 years when we visited. In spite of the weather, our guide Andrea did his best to keep our walking tour in as many covered areas as he could find. Andrea was cheerful, knowledgeable and passionate about his home city and tried to make the tour as pleasant as possible. By the end of the tour we were cold and soaked, and gratefully we were able to reschedule our gondola ride for the next day when the sun came out. If it hadn't been for the rain it would have been perfect, but the weather was out of everyone's control. I definitely recommend this tour.
This was a great tour to get to know Venice and to experience a Gondola Ride. Julia was a wonderful guide and showed many things that we wouldn't have seen on our own. We highly recommend this tour for a great overview of Venice
Really nice walking tour of the not so popular sites in Venice. Gondola ride was amazing! They even let us store our stroller on the boat.
Iffy was an awesome tour guide! A native of Venice, she had a lot of detailed information to tell us about Venice (things I had NO idea about like how they block of canals to clean buildings, etc.!). The walking tour was great - I wish there had been more (but it was long enough... I would have loved to see a second tour with more places to visit). We get to see a lot of "nooks and crannies" though! The gondola ride was cool! Our gondolier did not talk throughout the ride so if you are looking for a "guided" ride, this is not it But we did go quite a way through canals and out (briefly) in to the sea. It was a great way to see the city!
Her very strong accent made it very difficult to understand her. She repeated the same thing over and over again and have since found out that some information was incorrect. My sister asked her s question before we left and she told her to go to the office to register when in fact we had already done this and had our little walker talkies on. K did not find her very professional at all.
Interesting as the tour was in terms of history I didn’t expect a walk in a circle around narrow streets and thought we’d see more major attractions. There were 35 on the trip - too many and if at the back you couldn’t hear the guide as her microphone was out of range. Goldola was good but we did the singing!!
This tour is highly recommended. We had an awesome guide who showed us Venice- away from the crowds - the parts of Venice where the locals go Gondola ride was wonderful!
First, the local tourist office was not very friendly nor helpful. Told us to wait outside in the rain for the guide. The walking tour only went around the piazza de Campo San Luca through the alleys.The gondola ride with six people and in the evening was not very attractive, ciuldn't see much.A different guide took us there and she gave very little instructions where to go to wait for the boats.After the ride, she disappeared and didn't help anyone to get back to the office or home.The entire operation appeared as though they didn't care.I don't recommend this tour.
Our guide was very informative and spoke excellent English. The only disappointment we have is that we did not see (even from the outside) St Mark's Basilica nor the Doges palaces both of which were supposed to be included in our tour.
Our tour guide was fantastic, very informative and engaging. It was lovely to explore more of the unique beauty of Venice, as it was our first time, and be able to learn some of the history. We also loved the gondola ride, it's got to be done at least once, and was a fun, iconic way of ending the afternoon. Thank you for such a great experience.
Great tour through the streets of Venice. Informative guide and a great gondola ride. Great way to start learning about the city of Venice.
The guide was excellent. Gave us good history. The Gonfola was the only atttraction that was poorly managed and felt like it was rush,too many people and it would have been better to get the ride yourself. Only disappointment so far.
Very fun and informational!