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Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride
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Tour snapshot
Guided walking tour of Venice with boat ride
Duration:
129–147 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    129–147 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Venice, Italy’s Floating City, sits on a network of 26 picturesque canals. Cars are banned on the winding, Renaissance-era streets, so you’re best off exploring by foot—or by water. This unique combination tour takes you on a guided stroll through Venice’s mythic cobbled Old City, topped off by an unforgettable gondola ride, undoubtedly the most traditional way to see the city. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 129-147 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Customizable itinerary determined by a guide
  • Tick off blockbuster sites: Teatro la Fenice, Rialto Bridge, Scala del Bovolo
  • See two sides of the city: on foot and by boat 
What to expect
Meet your guide at St Mark’s Square, where you’ll catch a glimpse of its world-famous basilica. Prepare for the city’s history to come alive as you learn about Venice’s past as a maritime superpower and legendary home to phenomenal Renaissance artists. Navigating the cobbled backstreets, you’ll come face-to-face with classic landmarks like the 18th-century opera house of Teatro la Fenice, Venice’s oldest bridge, and an under-the-radar antique staircase named after a snail for its unique spiral shape. You’ll get the perfect overview of the city’s must-see sites while also venturing off-the-beaten-path. End the tour with a one-of-a-kind view of the city from a spectacular vantage point: by boat. You’ll step into an iconic gondola and float down Venice’s turquoise waterways, admiring the majestic palaces that line the Grand Canal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 129-147 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Customizable itinerary determined by a guide
  • Tick off blockbuster sites: Teatro la Fenice, Rialto Bridge, Scala del Bovolo
  • See two sides of the city: on foot and by boat 
What to expect
Meet your guide at St Mark’s Square, where you’ll catch a glimpse of its world-famous basilica. Prepare for the city’s history to come alive as you learn about Venice’s past as a maritime superpower and legendary home to phenomenal Renaissance artists. Navigating the cobbled backstreets, you’ll come face-to-face with classic landmarks like the 18th-century opera house of Teatro la Fenice, Venice’s oldest bridge, and an under-the-radar antique staircase named after a snail for its unique spiral shape. You’ll get the perfect overview of the city’s must-see sites while also venturing off-the-beaten-path. End the tour with a one-of-a-kind view of the city from a spectacular vantage point: by boat. You’ll step into an iconic gondola and float down Venice’s turquoise waterways, admiring the majestic palaces that line the Grand Canal.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions
Duration
129–147 minutes
Departure details
  • S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
  • Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Gondola ride (30 minutes)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interior visits to Venice attractions
Departure details
  • S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
  • Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square
Duration
129–147 minutes
Return details
  • Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    S. Marco
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Alilaguna ticket office at the Royal Gardens gate, San Marco stop. Please refer to this information (don't look for Alilaguna office on Google maps). Strictly requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Canal Grande
    Ponte di Rialto
    Piazza San Marco
    Gondola Bacino Orseolo
  • You'll end at
    Bacino Orseolo
    Bacino Orseolo, 30124 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    The tour ends at Bacino Orseolo, right behind St. Mark's Square
    See address & details
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4.0
240 reviews
Excellent
107
Very good
60
Average
32
Poor
16
Terrible
25

Matthew G
United States28 contributions
First, you need to get your ticket at the ticket office located in Campo San Luca next to the H&M store. The tour was about an hour and half and our tour guide (Tall guy with slicked backed hair) was hilarious and we loved the tour. He showed us back alleys and secrets around Venice and luckily we had a small tour of only 4 people. The tour was 5 stars but the gondola tour is very basic and you share it with other people which is why it’s so much cheaper than taking the gondola by itself. I enjoyed it but wasn’t the full experience.
Written 20 February 2020
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Dear matthewgW7023NC, thank you for spending some of your time to write a review of our services. We are really happy that you loved our walking tour: our gides are all very well prepared and they really love to tell more about the city. As for the gondola ride, we are sorry that it didn't meet your expectations: our boat tour is in fact shared with other passengers and that is the reason for its competitive price. We believe that the Gondola Ride is a one in a lifetime experience and we are more than happy to offer it at an affordable price. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation, best regards,
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gabby m
London, UK181 contributions
Brilliant tour but felt I got ripped off buying online- I paid €45 for 2 people the day before our tour; if you go to the ticket office at S. Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy and buy it in person it's only €40. I tried to call the ticket office on trip advisor to ask how much it would be to buy one on the day and they quoted £55!! If I would have known I could have just bought tickets from the office that afternoon I wouldn't have wanted my time at phone bill.

Having said all of this the tour was good. However, when you buy your ticket for the tour at the office there is an option just to pay for the walking tour- I would recommend this as the gondola you have to share (boat of 6 people) and I didn't get to sit next to my husband so I would have rather saved on the tour and then paid separately for a private gondola.

Written 4 October 2020
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Dear gabbym680, thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi during your stay in Venice. We are sorry that you felt like you got "ripped off", but please note that we are just the supplier of the tour. Nevertheless, we are very glad to read that you enjoyed our Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride: this is the perfect combo if you desire to discover both the most authentic side of Venice and the most traditional one. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice, Best regards.
Written 22 October 2020
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qcompgreg
Greenville, WI19 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
We had a cold and rainy day. The tour guide was forced to take some short cuts to try to keep us dry. She did a nice job despite the weather. Maybe she really skipped a lot, but I thought the tour was very poor as there was very little of substance that we saw. I would have given 2 stars, but bumped it up to 3 because of rain.
Written 10 April 2022
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Sally Young
Braintree, UK187 contributions
This tour was excellent. We started where we collected the tickets earlier in the day and were provided with individual speakers and earphones.
The guide was excellent and the tour was at a great pace too .
On the tour were 20 plus people and inadvertently we had booked it on Italian independence day and St Marks day ...so it was extremely busy.

We wound our way through the streets and leant a great deal about why the areas were named such .

The gondola ride at the end was for Max 5 people and was for 30 minutes starting on the Grand Canal and passing through some back canals too.

Highly recommend this tour
Written 26 April 2022
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Arne E
Vancouver, Canada16 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Wonderful tour! An excellent introduction to beautiful Venice, with it’s narrow pathways and many bridges. A city steeped in history our tour guide Chiara was extremely knowledgeable on our 2.5 hour tour. Lucky for us we were a party of two which felt like a private adventure. Highly recommend!
Written 22 December 2021
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Dear Arne E, We thank you very much for this great review! We are happy to know that our walking guided tour & gondola ride has fully met your expectations. We recommend this tour especially for those who do not have much time to visit the city: in fact, in a few hours it is possible to explore the most authentic side Venice with our walking tour and the more traditional one with the classic gondola ride. A 360 ° experience in the heart of Venice. Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi! Best regards,
Written 7 January 2022
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Teresa S
2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide has the best sense of humour which made the tour even more enjoyable. I understand why people have trouble finding it and recommend that they state it’s on the water side and to find it well in advance but other than that we thought it was great. Gondola tour was great as well but thought the guide would speak to us about the history and he didn’t say anything at all. All in all it was great for the price.
Written 19 April 2022
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Annette S
Sidcup, UK8 contributions
I really enjoyed this tour, the guide was very good , friendly and knowledgable . Very informative and intresting , the Gondola ride at the end was lovely too. We were not prepared to pay the rip off prices of a Gondola ride for 2 at €80. You have to share with another couple on the ride. But we don't mind , as we like talking to people . The guide was either called Martao , Matthew in English.
Written 13 March 2022
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Dear annettesR46GZ, We thank you very much for this great review! We are happy to know that our walking guided tour & gondola ride has fully met your expectations. We recommend this tour especially for those who do not have much time to visit the city: in fact, in a few hours it is possible to explore the most authentic side of Venice with our walking tour and the more traditional one with the classic gondola ride. A 360 ° experience in the heart of Venice. We will also transmit this review to Matteo, who is always happy to receive feedbacks of his work :) Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi! Best regards,
Written 1 April 2022
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Keir L
London, UK21 contributions
Great walking tour. The guide was very knowledge and very VERY funny. It felt more like a comedy tour at times! He said how hard rock cafe was the best local cuisine you could find. Totally cracked me up! Gondola tour was ok-ish, a bit slow for me. But walking tour is definitely recommend. Short and sweet (and funny!!).
Written 4 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Keir L, We thank you very much for this great review! We are happy to know that our walking guided tour & gondola ride has fully met your expectations. We recommend this tour especially for those who do not have much time to visit the city: in fact, in a few hours it is possible to explore the most authentic side Venice with our walking tour and the more traditional one with the classic gondola ride. A 360 ° experience in the heart of Venice. Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi! Best regards,
Written 22 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

louisef431
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Dec. 2021
Marina, our guide, was great. Lots of contemporary details about Venice and great historical facts. brought Saint Mark's Square to life. Teenagers really enjoyed - always a good sign. Gondola Ride at dusk was magical - so quiet in parts.
(After walking tour, our guide showed us a cafe where we could use the toilets - very handy! We had lovely coffee / hot chocolate there)
Written 6 December 2021
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Dear louisef431, thank you so much for this 5 stars review! We are glad to hear that you & your teenagers enjoyed our Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride and that you learned something new about Venice and its history. Our guides, including Marina who will be informed of your kindest comment, are true Venetians and are very eager not only to make you learn the history of the city, but also to tell curiosities and interesting anecdotes that will make you fall in love even more with Venice. The Gondola Ride, well... it doesn't need to be praised! We hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice. Best regards,
Written 14 December 2021
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Vacationer164816
1 contribution
This is a very informative walking tour. Our guide was Mark and he was extremely good, and also funny. The pace was very manageable and the walking part lasted a little over an hour. The gondola ride was about 30 minutes. The group of about 20 split up into groups of about five for the ride.
Written 1 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Jenna M
Jenna M
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Bad
Couldn’t find the place to gather. It was really unclear. Tried contacting them but couldn’t get an answer so no re
Ian L
Ian L
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Cruse with value (Covid problem)
It was a really great tour, the trip is super value but I can’t give it 5 out of 5 because of the officious mask we
seemins2022
seemins2022
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Experience
Burano was the best stop and was given such less time and kept in the end. Suggest to reduce Torcello time and plac
Lyn R
Lyn R
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Good value
A nice afternoon trip visiting three islands. Whilst we might of been able to do it with our general boat pass, it
Extraordinary782232
Extraordinary782232
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Don't bother.
Don't bother with this tour, do it independently. We saw nothing of Murano, no walk around as advertised, literal
Julie C
Julie C
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Stunning islands, not enough time on them...
If you're looking for a relaxing, laid back amble of the islands, this trip is not for you! It's a bit full on, on
153michelet
153michelet
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Good to see what is around
For me I would have preferred to have had more time in Burano and Torcello But it is good if you have limited time
dirkhJ14TH
dirkhJ14TH
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Wrong language
We booked this tour in german language but the guide does't speak german. My husband doesn't speak a different lang
MicheldeJesus
MicheldeJesus
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The best gondola ride
Great experience! We were lucky to have a guitarist and a singer for ourselves who sang the best typical Venetian s
826bailey
826bailey
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Poor service on or gondola
Took a much long awaited trip on a gondola in Venice today. I have to say what a bitter disappointment. We picke
Chederman
Chederman
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Nice tour but a bit of a rush
It was a very quick tour of the two islands. It was nice to watch the glass blowing demonstrations but it left only
LRV13
LRV13
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Error
I had booked for a french guide. Finally All the comment were in english. Aniway It was pleasant to visit the islan
ingridb390
ingridb390
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Nothing was really included except the transportation to the islands
Nothing was really included except the transportation, which with a vaporetto day pass, we could’ve gotten to the t
284granth
284granth
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Glass shopping & lunch
The tour was fabulous with 50 mins spent on each island. Just enough time on Murano to see the glass factory and br
tctigger645
tctigger645
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Pleasant Gondola ride, beware of mosquitos
04/28/22 - Took a standard 30 minutes gondola ride in Venice. We walked right up to the gondola station located 5
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