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

1100 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 Square and admire its 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 (exterior)
  • 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
  • Gondola Ride
  • Headset

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

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Total Customer Reviews: 1100

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4.7 /5
based on 984 Walks’ customer ratings
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This tour was excellent! The meeting point and start was respected.Guiliano was amazing knowledgeable and entertaining.the best
Verified · Sami · Jul 08, 2024 · Canada · Male · 45 to 54 years
I'm sure the tour was great, but buyer beware. There is no way to join the tour at any point if you're late. A 20-minute train delay caused us to miss our tour.
Verified · Glenn · Jul 06, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Allesandro was amazing in Venice, very enthusiastic resident with a ton of knowledge and tips. Great tour and experience!
Verified · Steven · Jul 04, 2024 · USA
Virginia was absolutely wonderful tour guide! She had great knowledge, patient to answer questions, humorous and unconventional tour guide.
Verified · Ivetta · Jul 04, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
We took this tour in the past and loved it, however this time our guide was horrible. She had no knowledge and was not entertaining at all. Very disappointed
Verified · Tal · Jun 29, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years


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.
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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