Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Veneto, Venice

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  • 3 hours
  • Venice
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


If you’ve always wanted to explore enchanting Venice on foot and from the water, the Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride is the perfect introduction to this magical city. You’ll enjoy Venice’s finest sights and hidden gems with a local insider, and to top it off you’ll take a relaxing, all-inclusive gondola ride through Venice’s gorgeous canals.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy


Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Admire 4,000 square meters of mosaics in St. Mark’s while you hear the improbable story of its construction and how it came to house all its treasures.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

Learn the secrets of the architectural marvel that is the Rialto Bridge.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casa di Marco Polo, Calle Scaleta, 30121 Venice Italy

Explore a maze of charming alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the house of Marco Polo

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice Italy


Pass By: Cannaregio, Venice Italy


Stop At: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Campo Dei Miracoli, 30121 Venice Italy

Explore a maze of charming alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the Church of Miracles

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, 5263, 30122 Venice Italy


Stop At: Mercati di Rialto, Campo della Pescaria Vicino il Ponte di Rialto, 30125 Venice Italy

See the world-famous Rialto Fish Market and learn about the famous cuisine of Venice.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello, Venice Italy


Pass By: Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy


Pass By: Scuola Grande di San Marco, Campo dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 6777, 30122 Venice Italy

Explore a maze of charming alleyways, bridges and palaces, with stops at the Scuola Grande di San Marco (Venice’s main hospital),

  • Walking tour (maximum 18 people)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Venice gondola ride (maximum 6 passengers)
  • Headsets
  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Guide (during gondola ride)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Gondola rides can be subject to unforeseen closures due to the weather, an alternate activity will be provided in those circumstances
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Rialto Market closed on Sunday
  • No strollers allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases we endeavor to contact customers as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • 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 12 travelers
Departure Point

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Peter M

24 Mar, 2018

Our guide Susan was wonderful,very knowledgable and we were delighted with our gondola ride.


23 Oct, 2017

This tour was amazing!


02 Oct, 2017

Sarah was an excellent guide - this is a great tour to introduce you to the history and beauty of Venice.


30 Jun, 2017

Highly recommended!

Christine B

15 Sep, 2016

This was a very informative and interesting way to get your feet on the ground in Venice. Although the tour was only three hours long, we covered a lot of ground. The tour guide used a headset that transmitted her narrative to earphones worn by the tour participants, so we could hear her even when large crowds were around. A couple of downsides to be aware of: it appears that all the tour groups congregate at St. Mark's at the same time in the morning, so it's extremely crowded and noisy. Also, th gondola ride was a little uninteresting would have been nice to have had a gondolier who wanted to explain what we were seeing as we moved along. But that was minor, I guess. I can't say enough about our guide, Marie Therese. She was fabulous knowledgable and passionate about the city and imparted lots of little-known and interesting tidbits throughout the tour. Highly recommend her.

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