Venice Hidden Gems Walking Tour Including Gondola Ride

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Tour description

Explore romantic Venice by daytime or night, and see a selection of the city's gems! During a relaxing walking tour, pass top Venice attractions such as Rialto Bridge, alongside the lesser-known spots that influence Venetian culture. Your tour ends with a serene Venetian gondola ride (maximum six people per boat) along the canals.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gallerie dell'Accademia, VenetoSpend a leisurely 2 hours exploring the world-renowned highlights and tucked-away delights of Venice. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule, and then meet your guide in central Venice near the Accademia Bridge. Follow your expert, English-speaking guide through the quieter streets and piazzas of Venice. As you walk, your guide will captivate you with histories of Ca’Dario, the cursed (and possibly haunted) house whose owners have continuously met untimely and often suspicious deaths. You’ll learn why music schools around the world are called ‘conservatories’ at Fondamenta degli Incurabili, the hospital where monks took orphans from the streets and trained them as nurses and world-famous musicians. And at Redentore Church, your guide will help you to imagine the huge festivals that once flowed from here to Piazza San Marco, gondolas filling every inch of the canals for huge firework shows. Along with local legends, you’ll hear some tales of familiar characters. You’ll see Harry’s Bar across the canal where Ernest Hemingway once kicked back after a long day of writing. You’ll see the home of Peggy Guggenheim, the heiress who lost her father to the Titanic but gained the means to build one of the world’s most interesting art collections. (Back in her day Peggy used to scandalize the locals by sunbathing naked on her roof and parading around town with a pack of tiny dogs on leashes.) Ever heard of Othello? You’ll see the house where Desdemona supposedly lived before her tale was transcribed by an Italian author and stolen by a man called William Shakespeare. For a romantic finish to your tour, climb aboard a classic Venetian gondola and enjoy a 35-minute ride through the city’s famed canals. As your expert gondolier navigates the watery ways, soak up the passing sights of historic palaces and homes that line the canals, and get a glimpse into daily life in this magical city. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Ponte di Rialto, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Scuola Grande di San Rocco, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Campo Santa Margherita, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Ponte dell'Accademia, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), VenetoWalking tourPass By: City Wonders, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Ente Gondola, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, VenetoWalking tourPass By: Arena di Campo San Polo, VenetoWalking tour

What's included

  • Local guide
  • 30 minutes gondola ride

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water