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

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Overview
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.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Go on a gondola ride, and enjoy this quintessential Venetian experience
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • Walking tour (maximum 18 people)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Venice gondola ride (maximum 6 passengers)
  • Headsets
  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Guide (during gondola ride)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Gondola rides can be subject to unforeseen closures due to the weather, an alternate activity will be provided in those circumstances
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Rialto Market closed on Sunday
  • No strollers allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases we endeavor to contact customers as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michelle P wrote a review Oct. 2019
121 contributions42 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I had been to Venice before but it was nice to see some places in detail as part of a walking tour and have a guide who I could ask questions. I really enjoyed this tour. I did find Doges Palace a bit boring, and I would have preferred to have
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
Responded 14 Oct. 2019
Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your Welcome to Venice tour with our guide and that they were able to provide you with excellent recommendations and ideas of things to do during your stay in Venice. We try to choose guides with extensive knowledge of the subject at hand, but we also take demeanour, performance and approachability into account to ensure maximum customer satisfaction, and are glad it shows!
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Sila wrote a review Oct. 2019
107 contributions69 helpful votes
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I am so glad I did this tour in Venice. In just a few hours you get a great overview of the city, including must-see locations such as Rialto market, Rialto bridge, the Basilica di San Marco and some very interesting back streets. And of course, views from the water as you
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
Responded 13 Oct. 2019
Hello SCV3, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your Welcome to Venice. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and we are so glad we were able to provide this for you, and hope you will get the chance to tour with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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Mortalmom wrote a review Sep. 2019
35 contributions
Being in Venice for 2 days and 1 night, we had to make the most of it. Having done Walks of Italy Tours in Rome, we knew they were the company to call when we wanted the best English tour for our money and our time. They did not disappoint. The guides we have had with this
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
Responded 2 Oct. 2019
Hello Mortalmom, What a pleasure to read your review - thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, it is much appreciated! We are delighted that you had a wonderful time in Venice with us, and that this tour enhanced your whole experience of what is such a unique and fascinating city. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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dispeaks wrote a review Sep. 2019
167 contributions36 helpful votes
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We only had 3 days in Venice and this tour was brilliant Susan our guide was exceptional funny professional engaging and so helpful She is from Britain but a Venice local and her passion was there from the start Just loved it great tour and gave us good understanding life in
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
Responded 25 Sep. 2019
Hello dispeaks, Thank you so very much for your kind review of our Welcome to Venice tour, and our terrific guide Susan. We are delighted that we were able to inspire such a great experience for you, and we can't wait to welcome you back to Italy - we are sure that you won't be able to wait very long until your next visit! Grazie mille, The Walks Team
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Susan E wrote a review Aug. 2019
133 contributions42 helpful votes
Roberta was excellent She was excited to tell us about the history and was very accommodating We even ran into her that evening and she helped us navigate the people mover . Would highly recommend
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Date of experience: July 2019
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