Welcome to Venice: Walking Tour, St. Mark's Basilica & Gondola Ride

1166 reviews

3 hours

Max 18

Why take this tour?


  • Explore the neighborhood of Cannaregio, and familiarize yourself with its history

  • Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of St. Mark's Basilica

  • Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the city's canals

  • Sites Visited
  • St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
  • St. Mark's Basilica
  • Gondola ride
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Fish Market
  • House of Marco Polo (exterior)
  • Santa Maria dei Miracoli (exterior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip the line ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
  • Gondola Ride
  • Headset

Take some time to explore Venice from a local's point of view

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Total Customer Reviews: 1166

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Excellent tour! Helena (sp?) was wonderful! Her personal perspective and passion for her city came through as we learned about the city of Venice and made it special!!
Verified · Michelle · May 10, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Iole was a wonderful tour guide in Venice! We are a family of four with an 8 and a 10 year old. The kids loved the tour, interacted with Iole, our guide, and got to know Venice in a different way. Would definitely recommend!
Verified · Sarah · May 06, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent guides and tour sights with this company.
Verified · Jeff · Apr 25, 2024 · Canada · Male · 75 or older years
Very organized trip despite the pouring rain! Francescas very patient and knowledgable. My family enjoyed the tour immensely! Thank you Francesca!
Verified · Ester · Mar 30, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Great tour guide Really loved the gondola ride at the end Bucket list item and not having to worry about arranging myself
Verified · Renée · Dec 11, 2023 · Australia · Female · 35 to 44 years


Does St. Mark's Basilica have a dress code?
Yes. Because it is a holy place, St. Mark's Basilica insists that both men and women wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. They can and will refuse entry to anyone who does not meet this standard and we can't do anything about it, so come prepared.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Can I take a bag with me into St. Mark's Basilica?
You can only take small bags into St. Mark's. Anything bigger than a purse - backpacks or luggage - is prohibited. There is no coat check either, so do not bring any large bags with you.
Does this tour always visit the Rialto Market?
The Rialto Market is closed on Mondays. If you take the tour on a Monday we will still visit Rialto but you won't see as much activity around the market.
Does my guide accompany me on the gondola ride?
No. During your gondola ride you will be alone with maximum 5 other people and your Venetian gondoliere. This experience is much better as quiet time. Just sit back, relax and soak up the beauty of the city's canals.
Can I take a gondola ride if I use a wheelchair?
No. Unfortunately, gondolas are not wheelchair accessbile.

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