Hidden Venice walking tour & Gondola ride experience

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From $52.55

16 reviews   (4.44)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Already ticked off the main sights? Then get ready to explore Venice’s lesser-known spots during this off-the-beaten-track guided walking tour, which also includes a thirty-minute gondola ride.

Get to know exclusive insider and local tips on locations, such the world-renowned La Fenice Theatre and Marco Polo’s House, as you discover hidden gems and narrow canals.

• A behind-the-scenes guided tour of Venice under-the-radar locations, with gondola ride
• Combine two of Venice most quintessential experiences in one full-service excursion
• Discover the fabled art heritage as your guide points out special locations of interest
• Away from the crowds: Get to know a more relaxed side of the tourist-packed Renaissance city

What's Included

30 minutes shared gondola ride

Commentary on gondola

Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide.

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • For the tour at 09:15 AM (IF THIS OPTION IS SELECTED): the walking tour will be at 09:15 AM and the gondola ride will be at 11:10 AM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride.
  • For the tour at 11:30 AM (IF THIS OPTION IS SELECTED): the walking tour will be at 11:30 AM and the gondola ride will be at 2:10 PM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The itinerary may change in the event of wind or bad weather.
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in this case it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded).
  • • The tour could be bilingual: - English and Italian at 9:15 AM and 11:30 AM - English and Spanish at 2:00 PM - French and German at 11:00 AM
  • Each gondola can guest maximum 5 people
  • For the tour at 11:00 AM (IF THIS OPTION IS SELECTED): the walking tour will be at 11:00 AM and the gondola ride will be at 2:10 PM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride.
  • For the tour at 2:00 PM (IF THIS OPTION IS SELECTED): the walking tour will be at 2:00 PM and the gondola ride will be at 4:00 PM. Please consider the gap of time between the walking tour and the gondola ride.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The guide will be only on one gondola, the participants on the others gondolas will listen to her/him with the audio-devices
  • The seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guest’s weight
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Piazza San Marco
A morning walking tour to find out the real Venetian soul! The expert guide will explain you properly the main monuments of Saint Mark’s Square and take you around the unknown romantic Venice.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa di Marco Polo
Building believed to be the home of the famous explorer, marked by a white plaque and now used as a theater.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
Discover the Rialto Bridge, the first urban center of Venice, with a highly qualified guide.

• Admission Ticket Free

Teatro La Fenice
You will pass through a labyrinth of little canals, sites of historic and artistic interest and walk past by some special places like Fenice Opera House, one of the most famous opera houses in Europe, where many famous operas premiered.

• Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
After the walking tour, enjoy a relaxing gondola ride along the Canal Grande where you will admire Mozart’s house and the most important palaces the canal is lined with, such as the magnificent Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Salute Church and Punta della Dogana.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

San Giorgio Maggiore
At the end you will fall in love with St. Mark’s Basin and its S.Giorgio Island, but above all, you will love with the stunning view of the Bell tower and Palazzo Ducale.

• Admission Ticket Free


Excellent 2 hour tour- don’t hesitate, just book!
Jo_H, 17-08-2022
Our guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgable, responded readily to questions from the group, but was unobtrusive and so made us feel like visitors to the city rather than a group of tourists! She took us to the main points on San Marco square but also to some beautiful and off-beat parts of Venice in the very heart of the city. Her love for the city was evident throughout. Would heartily recommend.
C6263LQfrancescom, 26-05-2022
Unique experience, coming back home with something unusual and not the same old things. It was amazing
Sivan_L, 21-03-2022
Great explanations! Really felt like i understood venice more after this tour it was fantastic! would recommend
Venice Walking Tour
J9586TScarmenp, 05-11-2020
Nice walking tour around Venice and its main monuments, especially in St. Mark's Square.
Great guide and great price.
Venice walk and gondola ride.
Ellen_R, 14-11-2022
I have been to Venice before but not taken a Gondola ride. I am so glad I did this time. I would have liked it during the day and the description did not make it very clear that, although the walking part of the tour was during the day, the ride was after dark. If you want a daylight ride you should book a morning walk if they are booked together.
Below expectations
Lena_N, 05-01-2023
The tour was called hidden Venice but it did not meet our expectations, we spent half an hour on San Marco hearing very basic staff. The tour was combined Spanish / English and that is also not convenient. Gondola experience was short ( less than 30 min) but ok, the guide on gondola was perfect

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