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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

By Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
Venice, Italy’s Floating City, sits on a network of 26 picturesque canals. Cars are banned on the winding, Renaissance-era streets, so you’re best off exploring by foot—or by water. This unique combination tour takes you on a guided stroll through Venice’s mythic cobbled Old City, topped off by an unforgettable gondola ride, undoubtedly the most traditional way to see the city. 
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$47.61
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Ages 0-99, max of 25 per group
Duration:129–147 minutes
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Venice with boat ride
  • Customizable itinerary determined by a guide
  • Tick off blockbuster sites: Teatro la Fenice, Rialto Bridge, Scala del Bovolo
  • See two sides of the city: on foot and by boat 

  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions

Meet your guide at St Mark’s Square, where you’ll catch a glimpse of its world-famous basilica. Prepare for the city’s history to come alive as you learn about Venice’s past as a maritime superpower and legendary home to phenomenal Renaissance artists. Navigating the cobbled backstreets, you’ll come face-to-face with classic landmarks like the 18th-century opera house of Teatro la Fenice, Venice’s oldest bridge, and an under-the-radar antique staircase named after a snail for its unique spiral shape. You’ll get the perfect overview of the city’s must-see sites while also venturing off-the-beaten-path. End the tour with a one-of-a-kind view of the city from a spectacular vantage point: by boat. You’ll step into an iconic gondola and float down Venice’s turquoise waterways, admiring the majestic palaces that line the Grand Canal.

Departure details
  • C8MQ+24 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy Alilaguna ticket office is located at San Marco Giardinetti vaporetto stop, in front of Illy Caffè next to the Royal Gardens. Please don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps. Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495TOUR2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
How much is Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride price starts from $47.40. Discover and book Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride on Tripadvisor
What is the Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride cancellation policy?
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride?
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride is hosted by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l. on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495TOUR2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    C8MQ+24 Venice
    C8MQ+24 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Alilaguna ticket office is located at San Marco Giardinetti vaporetto stop, in front of Illy Caffè next to the Royal Gardens. Please don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps. Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Canal Grande
    Ponte di Rialto
    Piazza San Marco
    Gondole Stazio Danieli
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

zdanella
zdanella
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5 stars
If you want a low key experience. This is your trip. Burano was definitely my favorite; we were able to walk around
R3254YPkaten
R3254YPkaten
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Great Value and Price
Such a fun day trip! It really allows to see the most noteworthy of all three. Burano is my favorite and I definite
hughman439
hughman439
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Well run. Time enough for each site visit.
The Murano glass blowing demonstration was amazing. Torcello was very peaceful and Burano is utterly quaint. A grea
DaveBoland
DaveBoland
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Short stops
Did this tour as we had spare time before our flight. Started at 11.30, back at mark's Square at 3.45pm. Glass fact
caitlinbryantm
caitlinbryantm
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Great day
amazing tour. longer than a half day but extremely worth it. you will fall in love with venice. our tour guide was
michellemat
michellemat
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Day trip from Venice
Fab tour, guide very he,Paul and gave good over of what to expect at each place. One tip don’t sit outside on boat
richardmR9321YO0
richardmR9321YO0
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Great experience
We have done this tour before, but it is so interesting and well presented that we did it again. There are somer be
Irma A
Irma A
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Gondola
Gondola Ride No one knew where the place was. I walked for one hour and a half from one gondola to the next and n
kar808
kar808
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Nice tour but needs improvement
The tour itself was nice, we went to the first meeting point qat the train station and found the ticket office easl
249cathleenc
249cathleenc
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Expensive but absolutely worth it!
I surprised my husband with this tour and we both loved it! It was so special and magical! None of the other tour
Mayank1104
Mayank1104
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Great tour
Places were amazing and they sticked to the schedule. The voice of guide was not clear over the speaker, also it f
N6469WLdenisb
N6469WLdenisb
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Perfect trip
Well.prepared and profesional approuch by the organisators of trip. Lots of new thing to see and hear about history
hikinggirlchicago721
hikinggirlchicago721
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A BARGAIN TOUR TO 3 interesting islands
While it was a boat full of people, it went well. The guide was knowledgeable (in 4 languages) and it was very reas
Kate J
Kate J
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Lovely boat trip to Murano, Tocello and Burano
The trip to the 3 islands was absolutely fantastic, but the thing that made the day were the 3 people who drove th
25scarlet
25scarlet
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Hint of the Culture
great tour we did not have much time in venice in the first place and how much time can you spend in St Marks Squar
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Stuart H
Portsmouth, UK119 contributions
Sep 2022
Had a great time, the guide was really informative and spoke english very well. I believe her name was eleanora (spelling may be off) and we really enjoyed her leading us around for the 2 hour tour.
The gondola ride was really good, no interaction with the gentleman who was propelling us and we shared the gondola with another couple as it is not a private ride but that didn't bother us. What was a bit rubbish was the que for the ride as all the group and any other tour group at the same time will get taken at the same time for a ride and will then que altogether. We waited half hour in the que which was longer than the gondola ride.
Written September 11, 2022
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Departure83881
6 contributions
It’s not easy to find the meeting point. Once you are in San Marco square, walk past the cathedral, and through the 2 pillars in front of the sea and turn right. Walk about 50 yards and you’ll see the company name where you show your booking and they issue you with a ticket. Our guide was Ciara. She was knowledgeable but she kept us standing still for long periods of time in the sun while she described geographic details etc. The earpiece stopped working frequently throughout the tour. These types of tours are hit/ miss because they totally depend on the guide, which you have no control over when you book. The walking tour part was tedious. The gondola ride was substantially better even if the gondola man was nonchalant and borderline rude. But again, it’s the luck of your draw … many of them were of this disposition - at best bored by the constant steam of visitors, at worst full on racist (this is pervasive throughout Venice). You’d have a much better experience and value for money using smaller and younger outfits.
Written June 13, 2022
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mccabe4447
Cazenovia, NY119 contributions
Oct 2022
A good experience.... meeting with the tour guide was easy. The group was large (about 30). Tour guide was knowledgeable and took us to some less crowded locations . The large group made it difficult to stay together, and the quality of the sound on our devices was spotty when the group spread out. She was passionate about the city and its history, gave the right amount of info, and generally kept us moving. The gondola ride came t the end of the tour (although not for all 30 participants. We were only 4 in gondola, trip lasted about 30 minute through some side canals. No narration or discussion of any sort with our Gondola person.

Overall, for price, pretty good tour....size of group was the only negative.
Written October 6, 2022
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Sally Young
Braintree, UK190 contributions
This tour was excellent. We started where we collected the tickets earlier in the day and were provided with individual speakers and earphones.
The guide was excellent and the tour was at a great pace too .
On the tour were 20 plus people and inadvertently we had booked it on Italian independence day and St Marks day ...so it was extremely busy.

We wound our way through the streets and leant a great deal about why the areas were named such .

The gondola ride at the end was for Max 5 people and was for 30 minutes starting on the Grand Canal and passing through some back canals too.

Highly recommend this tour
Written April 26, 2022
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Jane
6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
This is an excellent tour. Andrea, our guide, was very knowledgeable, with an appropriate sense of humour. He went at a leisurely pace which allowed older people in the group to keep up. Having done many walking tours in other places I would recommend this one. We could clearly hear what Andrea said through the headset and he stopped at open areas which prevented us getting in everyone’s way and gave people the chance to see his pictures.
The gondola ride at the end was a perfect end to the tour.
I don’t agree with the comments about finding the meeting point being difficult to find as the instructions were very clear.
Written September 24, 2022
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Carol F
7 contributions
Oct 2022
I booked this tour as an introduction to Venice, its geography & history. It was without doubt, one of the worst tours I have ever booked.

The guide was like a robot, leading us, a party of 30, through ever narrower streets. The sound equipment, through which we were supposed to hear her speak, was abysmal & most of the time did not work, this combined with the guide herself, who had a very odd speaking voice, meant that my friend, for whom English is not her first language, could understand nothing & gave up.

I could just about understand, via this appalling equipment, but she told us almost nothing of any interest-in fact, afterwards, neither of us could remember anything she said.

Eventually, she cared so little for the group & our wellbeing, that she actually lost some of us & made no attempt to try to find us, leaving us in area with which we were completely unfamiliar.

We did manage to find our way back to the meeting place, where the guide had disappeared & then had to wait for about 45 minutes for the gondolas. These were the tattiest gondolas we saw all week, with gondoliers, once again, going through the motions. They did not speak to us at all, only to each other, making the experience very disappointing.

This tour may appear to be reasonably priced-but actually our experience was that it was a complete waste of money.
Written October 19, 2022
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Dottie S
Vancouver, WA16 contributions
Honestly not my best decision to book this tour at 3pm and prior to that walk miles shopping and sightseeing. But that’s what I did— so by the time the tour came up we were hot, sweaty and had tired feet already— I was maybe not so secretively wishing the gondola ride came first, but it didn’t. Our guide was good, it’s just unfortunate that it was so hot, crowded and sticky in the square and around gondolas— the ear pieces worked great so you could hang back in the crowd a little and still hear very well. I really loved hearing about the city’s architectural history (snail tour, water barriers, fresh water accumulation, how the city was built, gondolas etc) and less about who conquered this or that— even though it is important in how Venice came to be. The gondola ride was a family highlight! We throughly have enjoyed it— what a treat!!
Written June 22, 2022
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Adrian
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I will start with good stuff. The tour guide was really nice, he was happy to answer all questions, well prepared and introduced us to the interesting elements of venetian architecture and brief history of the city. The gondola ride was really peaceful and picturesque.

Now, the minuses. The location where we should gather was really confusing. There were at least two locations that were fitting the description - Alilaguna ticket office in front of royal gardens and alilaguna ticket office near Riva Degli Schiavoni St. Marco stop. We tried to contact Bucintoro Viaggi by phone 1,5 hour before our meeting to figure it out, but noone was answering the phone. We had only 50 minutes to get to the right place so this information was essential. Thankfully I assumed right and got to the right place somwhere about 15 minutes before the meeting. There was no guide waiting for us , no signs of the company or anything else when we arrived at the place. When I started asking around, I was first directed to the wrong ticket office (there are two - the one on the right wasnt selling tickets for this tour). After waiting in another line and begging people if we can come in, we managed to get a ticket and listening device one minute before planned departure. I was informed by the cashier to go to the right, than left, and just around the corner there should be our guide. We and couple other confused passengers did that but there was noone in sight. Than I started asking everybody as we were already late and we didnt know if the guide left without us. I saw a guy talking to the cashier that didnt have any visible description or sign if he is the guide. He said that he is but perhaps I should go to another guy who is waiting outside around the corner , just preparing to leave with the group. On verge of crying I had to run there just to hear that he isnt the guide for us and that actually first guide is our guy. At this point I figured he will not be leaving and that we managed to get on the tour. When we were walking with our group we encountered another two poor people who had bought tickets for our tour but were waiting in the other place. They didnt manage to join us on time. It was quite a logistical nightmare and stress I would prefer to avoid during vacation. Some small changes could easily fix it. I hope Bucintoro Viaggi will learn from that review and improve in future as they have really good guides. I will add it was my honeymoon, we are not rich and it was our only shot to get to know Venice during this trip, which was my wifes lifelong dream.
Written May 24, 2022
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jadeehedges
Bournemouth, UK5 contributions
Francesco our tour guide was a wonderful mix of good humour and history. She kept us entertained whilst walking at a leisurely pace through secret sheets and less known locations to catch views of famous spots such as Rialto bridge whilst avoiding the crowds. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
The gondola trip after was fabulous and just what you expect. It was short but sweet and a shared experience so if you're not lucky enough to get the best seats it's not quite the same sitting on the side. Worth paying the extra if you want to guarantee the best seats
Written October 30, 2022
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Gflounders
Amsterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
Excellent walking tour of venice. The guide was funny, informative and took us to some hidden gems that we wouldn’t have found by ourselves. Would definitely book this again. The gondola was very romantic and just long enough, worth every penny as to hire a gondola is around 80 Euros.
Written November 14, 2022
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