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Piazza San Marco: walking tour & charming gondola ride

Venice, Italy
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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Start the tour with a visit to Piazza San Marco and Venice historical center with a expert guide: you will see the main highlights as Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, the marvelous Basilica of San Giovanni & Paolo and many other fascinating places.

The walking tour ends at Rialto with its imposing bridge and the traditional local markets. On the square, after the bridge, you’ll see San Giacometto of Rialto: the oldest church of Venice, built in the 1200. Listen to the incredible tales regarding Rialto that was the trade center of Europe in the last centuries.

Later, you will get on the gondola to float the Grand Canal: the gondolier will escort you along hidden and romantic corners reachable only by gondola.

During the route you’ll see Mozart’s house, Peggy Guggenheim collection, San Giorgio’s island and you’ll enjoy the stunning overview on Piazza San Marco.

The guide will explain secrets and stories about the marvelous Palaces around you durting the ride.

What's Included

  • Guided tour by a qualified and experienced guide.
  • 30 minutes shared Gondola ride
  • Audio-receiver devices are included during the walking tour in case of groups over 10 people.
  • Commentary on gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Vecchia Murano

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

An amazing walking tour to discover historical heart of Venice! The professional guide will explain you the main attractions of Piazza San Marco as Palazzo Ducale, the Basilica, Clock Tower and much more!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

After having seen the house of the legendary Marco Polo you will arrive to the Rialto

The Location

Where To Go

Venice Tours Assistance (NEWSSTAND), Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1257, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy


Venice, Italy

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (2)

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I wouldn’t recommend anyone to...

Rosalba_S | Sep 2021

I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this tour we had a terrible experience and now the company doesn’t want to refund our money, the tour guide was rushing all the time didn’t give us his number or any information we lost him in the next 10 minutes

Unremarkable, bored staff trying to...

Sandeepan_B | Dec 2017

Unremarkable, bored staff trying to do the minimum.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Each gondola can host maximum 5 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight.

Cancellation Policy

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


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