Discover Venice and Grand Canal gondola ride guided tour (skip the line)!

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Discover Venice with this gondola ride combined with a walking tour! The only way to visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track where time seems to have stood still at centuries ago.

You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour  with a specialized local guide of the area of Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places


  • Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera house in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres;
  • Scala del Bovolo, an unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches;
  • Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architecural icons of Venice. 
  • Piazza San marco:

At the end of the walking tour you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride  on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area). 

  • Meeting point: Calle Larga del' Ascension - In front of the post office (POSTE ITALIANE). On the left of the entrance of Museum Correr in St. Mark's Square. Our assistant will wait for you with the signboard in which is written “TOUR”
  • Ending point: Saint Mark’s area
  • Availability & operation: from 1st April 2021 until 31st March 2022.  Tour does not operate on 25th December and 1st January
  • Departure and meeting: From 1st April to 31st October 2021 every day at 3:45 PM.Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure.
  • Inclusion: Shared guided walking tour by a qualified and experienced guide - 30 minutes shared gondola ride without commentary - Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people during the walking tour.
  • Duration: 1 hours and 45 minutes (30 minutes for gondola ride). It ends at 5:45 PM (April-October) or at 5:00 PM (November-March)
  • Languages: the visit is monolingual From 1st April to 31st October: English and French every day  - German: Monday and Friday – Spanish: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Gross price public rate:  56,00 € 53 p.p. adult - € 33 from 2 to 5,99 years old - FREE under 2 years old.
  • Sale & reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide or bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded) 
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”.  Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm


Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. -  Comfortable shoes suggested –  Each gondola can guest maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending of guests weight – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”



Take line #1 and get off at “San Marco Vallaresso” stop. Proceed straight on to the end of “Calle Vallaresso”. At the end turn right until you arrive up to a colonnade. At the end turn right until you arrive at a collonade located in front of a post office. You will find the assistant waiting for you with a signboard TOUR.


Calle Larga del Ascension is located near Saint Mark's Square. Once by Bell Tower leave the Basilica behind you, proceed straight on to the colonnade with Museo Correr's entrance. Pass under the portico and in front of it you will find the Post Office:the assistant will be waiting for you with a signboard TOUR. 


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  • Romantic, relaxing gondola ride through picturesque canals
  • A walk along the bridges & meandering streets of Venice
  • Teatro La Fenice—one of Europe’s most beautiful opera houses
  • A stroll over the Rialto Bridge & splendid canal views
  • Local guide provides expert history & anecdotes
  • Book the tour and The Magic Art of Glassblowing experience is FREE


  1. Calle Larga Ascensione
  2. Gondola's mooring point