Venice is a real jewel boasting wonders at every corner and the best way of visiting it and experiencing its beauty is exploring its most famous squares and hidden corners with a local insider and a real Venetian experience: a Gondola ride. Discover the best of Venice during just a 2.5-hours tour.
Max 12
Local guide
Gondola ride
All year round

Your experience

Meet the guide in Venice city center and, with your local insider, discover the magic of Venice in a 2.5 hours tour and a magic Gondola ride. The expert will tell you everything about the typical features of Venice, such as the navigation, the unique lifestyle, the most authentic places, the delicious food and wine and the city’s glorious past.  Admire the most beautiful places of Venice, walk through the picturesque “calli”- tiny and fascinating streets -, see the Gondoliers sailing in the canals and arrive at the Rialto area. Here, you’ll admire the local market and the center of Venetian business since the year 1000. Merchants coming from all over the world went to Rialto Market to exchange spices, fabrics, salt and gold. Now you can still see the ancient fruit and fish market with Sant'Erasmo first fruits.  Finally, reach the Ponte di Rialto,  the first bridge built on the Grand Canal. Don’t forget your camera! This is one of the most photographed places in Venice. Beautiful palaces, built in the so-called Venetian style embellish the canal that cuts Venice into two. Keep following your local insider through the "sestieri" - Venetian name for neighborhood - until the majestic and world-famous Piazza San Marco, the stunning square that hosts St.Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s palace. Here your Gondolier will be waiting for you. Sail through the Venetian canals with the Gondola, the most famous boat in the world, discover the beauty of the city from the water and see how Gondoliers communicate with each other using a special dialect.  Live the best of Venice in just a few hours and discover the magic beauty of this unique city.

Highlights

  • Get an overview of the city with a local insider 
  • Enjoy an iconic Gondola ride
  • See the best of Venice during a relaxing 2.5-hours tour
  • Discover the local heritage and Venetian authentic traditions

Details

  • Availability
    All year round
  • Timing
    Everyday at 10:00 AM
  • Duration
    2,5 hours
  • Meeting Point
    Venice, outside Santa Lucia train station, to the right side by the statue of Maria Immacolata
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  • Language
    Double language (English and Italian)
  • Inclusions
    Licensed guide, Gondola ride
  • Group
    From 2 to 12 people
  • Important notes
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum number of 2 participants
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes in advance
    • In case of delay, contact the emergency number +39-327-4674179
  • Cancellation Policy
    Full refund for cancellations received at least within 24 hours before the activity, read more
  • Rain Policy
    This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.

Guides

Isabella

Hi, I am Isabella and I live in Verona, but I lived in many Italian cities. My mum is from Venice and my dad from Verona, so I feel 100% Venetian. I studied to be a teacher and a journalist, but then my passion for travel has prevailed. I love travelling and I have always traveled a lot, near or far. I love seeing places, meeting people, trying new experiences. Japan thrilled me, I would like to go to Kamchatka. Here I specialized becoming a tour leader and a tour guide to tell people about the beauty of my homeland. To this I combine my other two passions: food and wine. What to say? Italian DOC!

Adult
€69

+18 years old

per person

Youth
€59

14-17 years old

per person

Child
€59

6-13 years old

per person

Kid
€0

0-5 years old

per person

Do you prefer a private experience? You can book it just for you or your group.
For a party of 2
€195

per person