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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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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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Venice with boat ride
  • 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Venice with boat ride
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2495TOUR2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
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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Popular mentions

4.0
210 reviews
Excellent
94
Very good
55
Average
29
Poor
14
Terrible
18

louisef431
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Lively; interesting for teenagers
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Larry S
2 contributions
Excellent tour, well worth it.
Nov 2021
We had an excellent experience. Our guide was very personable, entertaining, and knowledgeable. The tour was the perfect way to see the city and learn about its history and why they built the way they did.
Written 8 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear larryR2498KP, thank you so much for this 5 stars review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride and that you learned something new about Venice. Our guides 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 our beautiful island. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice. Best regards,
Written 24 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phillip J
4 contributions
Great walking tour
We loved the walking tour experience, and enjoyed the thorough walking tour! Our guide gave us so much information, and provided a relaxing pace to the walk.
Written 22 October 2021
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Dear phillipj414, thank you for spending some of your time to write such a great review of our Walking Guided Tour. We are really happy that you enjoyed the visit: our gides are true venetians and they really love to tell more about the city's lifestyle, the culture, the art and the history of Venice. We hope to see you again in your next visit, Best regards,
Written 23 November 2021
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John H
Tonbridge, UK180 contributions
Venice Vision
First class guide, route and areas to walk. Would highly recommend. 90 minutes seems too short but both of us thought it was excellent.
Written 13 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John H, 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 and that our guides did an excellent job. 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 18 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynda1111
ireland18 contributions
First day
Sep 2021 • Solo
Great tour for first day in Venice to get your bearings and see some famous sights, shared gondola trip was very nice
Written 29 September 2021
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Dear Lynda1111, 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 1 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Will
3 contributions
Wonderful
Sep 2021
Our guide was inspiring and oh so helpful being a native Venitian. She helped us understand the ever-changing culture over the centuries.
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear willl409, thank you so much for this 5 stars review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride and that you learned something new about Venice and its history. Our guides 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. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Venice. Best regards,
Written 1 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gaspare S
1 contribution
Nice walk, ok Gondel ride
Sep 2021 • Couples
The walk with the guide Elena was great. She was very friendly and could tell us alot of things about this great city
The gondel ride was ok, they say its 30min. But actually its more naar 20min so the time was shorter.
Written 18 September 2021
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Dear Solidus1984, thank you so much for this great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride and that you learned something new about Venice and its history. Our guides 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. Thank you for choosing Bucintoro Viaggi! Best regards,
Written 22 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RustySpoonsTravels
9 contributions
Wow…just wow…
Aug 2021 • Couples
Satisfactory tour of Venice. Meeting point difficult to find as the directions given do not bring you to the correct place on google maps. Despite this, the tour was a great way to learn about the history of Venice and even discover hidden gems which we never would have found on our own. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable. The gondala tour was breath taking. Overall, would recommend this tour.
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gabby m
London, UK180 contributions
Don't buy online- cheaper in person!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keir L
London, UK21 contributions
Lovely
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.

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Anonymom2405
Anonymom2405
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Worth it for lazy travelers who don’t want to plan, but probably better to DIY if you are self-motivated
It’s possible to visit the islands on our own via the public water bus, but this tour makes it idiot proof. In exc
Dana A
Dana A
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Good for the money, but was left stranded.
Pros: We got to learn some fun facts about the area and it was nice to have time to look around and shop on the isl
jessmortimer97
jessmortimer97
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Would recommend to everyone!
The islands were absolutely stunning! Especially Burano, they definitely saved the best until last. We had about 45
elisar162
elisar162
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Great excursion
Excellent trip, easy to book and very well organised. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, the whole famil
Roving55602284396
Roving55602284396
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Too fast-paced for me
For me, I felt like you see too much in 5 hours. An hour per island means you have time for a quick peek & some ph
conorh
conorh
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Rushed
Pretty poor experience. Acoustics so poor on the boat that you couldn’t hear the guide. Way to short in each loca
andressat764
andressat764
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100% recommend!
Great!!!! I think it was a great price for such an amazing experience. I recommend it. Worth the price
Expedition826622
Expedition826622
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Not worth it, just purchase gondola ride when u arrive.
We had tickets, gondola gentleman sent us to ticket booth, after we stood on line, we missed our reservation. Tick
ianwebb75
ianwebb75
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Good way to see the three islands
This is a very good way to see the three islands with the glass blowing the highlight of the tour. Amazing to watch
Marquezadri
Marquezadri
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Good experience for a great price
Good and affordable way to spend half of your day around Venice. Out of the three islands, Burano was our favorite.
Nashville_brent_65
Nashville_brent_65
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Inexpensive way to see 3 neat islands
We're so glad we chose to do this. For 20 euros each we got to take a boat to see all 3 of these islands. You see a
Lordmvarder
Lordmvarder
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Gondola ride
A lovely little trip on a Gondola around a part of Venice which after the hidden tour you understand that these wer
Avril R
Avril R
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Amazing tour and great value for money
This half day trip will show you around some unique Islands near Venice. This trip was quick, with around 50 minute
heatherlW7402ZE
heatherlW7402ZE
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Terrible Information from TripAdvisor created a Stressful Experience
The worst part about this tour is that information provided through Tripadvisor is unnecessarily confusing. Here is
Getaway09869611994
Getaway09869611994
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Nice experience that could be better
The tour itself was quite nice and for €20 not a bad deal at all. However, the meeting point and St. Lucia station
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