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Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride/ t5-t4/t4-t8

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Venezia, Italy
Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride/ t5-t4/t4-t8

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Experience two of the most unique sides of Venice with a combination of a walking tour of hidden gems and a gondola ride on the Grand Canal. Join an experienced guide for the start of your 2-hour combined tour by exploring some less-visited parts of Venice on foot. See the famous La Fenice theater's facade and the elegant spiral stair of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Then enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal and some side canals, during which you'll see the magical city from a whole new perspective. Get to know some of the unusual areas of Venice.
  • 2-hourcombined Venice walking tour and gondola ride
  • Exploresome of the less-visited parts of Venice with a 1.5-hour walking tour
  • SeeVenice's most famous theater, La Fenice, which faces a small piazza
  • Marvelat the graceful external spiral staircase known as the Bovolo stair
  • SeeVenice from the water with a 30-minute gondola ride
  • Floatdown the Grand Canal and some side canals
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Guided tour (during the walk)
Gondola ride
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Departure Point

Calle larga de l'Ascension, 1255, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

The meeting point is ten to fifteen minutes before the start of the tour at the TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l' Ascension, near the post office, behind Correr museum.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
  • At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.
  • During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed. No explanations are provided during the gondola ride.
  • Please note that this is a combo tour of 2 single itineraries: a 1.5-hour walking tour, and a 30-minute gondola ride
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
  • This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
  • The gondola ride might be suspended in case of bad weather. In such cases you are required to go to the tour departure point in order to know whether the tour takes place or not and any alternative ways to use the service.
  • Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.
  • Languages available (only for the walking tour, as the gondola tour does not provide explanations)
  • A gondola can host up to 5 people, thus if your reservation includes more than 5 people, your group will be divided into smaller groups, or rather you will enjoy different gondolas.
  • This is a collective tour, so there might be other people enjoying your same gondola. In this case people belonging to your reservation can be divided into different gondolas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insidecom srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Secret Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride/ t5-t4/t4-t8?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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14 Reviews
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A great way to see Venice
, Nov 2019
This is a great experience and so glad we took the option with the walking tour and not just the Gondola Ride. Our walking guide was a true Venetian, very knowledgeable and i learned a great deal about Venice and it's history. Our Gondola guide also provided some local knowledge even thought he didn't have to. A great experience and well worth the money.
Don't waste your time
, Oct 2019
We had a lovely guide, but I would not recommend anyone pay for a walking tour of venice. It was slow and I could've done this on my own. Gondola ride was ok, wouldn't recommend a group one. Get a boat tour. This was very disappointing.
Skip the Walking Tour
, Aug 2018
Only good part of the tour was the gondola ride.Meeting point was chaotic, long wait for gondola ride, gondola ride very fun. Tour guide not engaging, personable or eager to share knowledge related to subject matter. To add insult to injury she chastised participants for walking on wrong side.
This tour was okay. The gondola ride...
Evan K
, Aug 2017
This tour was okay. The gondola ride was the highlight and a good value compared to other gondola options on Viator. The walking tour had some interesting info about the city that might not be covered on a more standard tour, but it was sometimes hard to hear and the stops selected were a bit random
This was well organized and we got...
Tessa F
, Jul 2016
This was well organized and we got exactly what was described , my only suggestion would be to keep the group a bit smaller, guide was informative and gondolier ride great
We ran out of time and could not do the...
, May 2016
We ran out of time and could not do the walking tour, but the gondola ride was amazing!
We are glad we did this. The only...
Anne C
, Jan 2016
We are glad we did this. The only negative was that there was one Spanish speaking guy in a group of maybe 20? So the guide had to repeat everything in Spanish after the English portion. All three of us discovered that we started zoning out while she was doing the Spanish translation and didn't realize some of the time when she switched back to English. So we missed a good chunk of what she was saying. Maybe the three of us have hearing ADD! The gondola ride was terrific.
The tour was in English and then...
Mrs A E M
, Jan 2016
The tour was in English and then German by one guide - more an 32 people on the tour which meant a lot of hanging around and very slow progress. Didn't help as it was a very cold day so we didn't finish the tour. I think it would have been much better to have two separate guides, one for each language. The size of the group was much too big as we also took a gondola ride, so again, lots of waiting around.
The gondola ride was crowded and...
Joan C
, Nov 2015
The gondola ride was crowded and tippy. The gondolier spent time checking his phone rather then telling us about anything around us. The tour was good, but it was cold and long because everything was repeated in English and then German. I thought there were 2 tours not one twice as long.
The gondola ride was longer than I...
elizabeth w
, Oct 2015
The gondola ride was longer than I expected and great fun! Our tour guide was not only very informative, but very funny. Exceeded expectations.

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