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

  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to discover the city
  • See many of Venice’s most famous landmarks in a single tour
  • Discover locals-frequented areas of the city many tour groups miss
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
USD 82.60

A first-timer to Venice, or don’t know where to begin your explorations? Over the course of this small-group tour, you’ll experience many of the city’s top highlights: see the Rialto Bridge, visit St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Cathedral, and enjoy a relaxing gondola ride. You’ll also explore areas of the city that many tour groups miss, from the sestiere of Cannaregio to the Rialto Fish Market.

What to Expect

This morning tour begins when you meet your guide at the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. With only a small group for company, you’ll enjoy a personal discovery tour of Venice.

Your first stop is the Rialto Bridge: built in the 16th century, it’s the oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, and one of Venice’s most recognizable landmarks. While you’re there, peek into the Rialto Fish Market, and learn about the city’s one-of-a-kind culinary traditions.

Next, you’ll head to an area of the city many tour groups miss: the district (sestiere) of Cannaregio, home to picturesque, winding streets. Wander by Marco Polo’s House and continue onwards to the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, among other noteworthy sites.

The tour continues with a stop at St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Cathedral. As you go, learn from your guide about Venice’s past as a medieval powerhouse, and how the city has evolved today.

Finally, finish the tour with a lengthy gondola ride along the Grand Canal, as well as the city’s quieter waterways.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tour With A Local Expert

This was a great way to get an overview of the unique features of Venice, a skip-the-line entry into St. Mark's Basilica with a knowledgeable guide, plus a pre-arranged gondola ride. Well worth the cost.

Thank EvelynHamilton_NJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best money we spent in Venice

My husband and I essentially had a private tour (only 2 of us signed up!) When they say small groups, they mean it! And the price of a gondola ride alone was €80 per person so the way I see it, the amazing tour was...More

Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Simply Pefect! Thank you Marie-Therese!

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Marie-Therese! She was a fabulous, patient and informative guide. The tour exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Venice. Thank you very much!

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great 3 hour guided tour

Very good 3 hour tour and covered a lot of ground. The Guide Iole was very knowledgable and amusing. Also great that it was a small group which meant you moved around quicker compared to some of the larger groups I saw. This is a...More

Thank Duncan L
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Excellent Way to Start a Visit to Venice

This walking tour and gondola ride was an excellent start to our time in Venice. It was just the right amount of history and points of interest, before setting out on our own to explore the city. Along the way, our guide pointed out local...More

Thank Derek K
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Terri M
21 August 2018|
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About 2.5 hrs