Grand Canal by Gondola and Secret Venice Tour

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Venice

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An amazing experience (1 hour and 15) where you will get on a gondola for a lovely ride (30 minutes) along the Grand Canal and its quiet and picturesque waterways! After that, you will start the suggestive and unusual walking tour through the Venetian streets to discover its marvelous palaces and the secret artistic jewels! The visit is monolingual.
You will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride and you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the worldwide famous La Fenice Theatre proceeding along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe” leading into the most charming part of the Grand Canal, where you will admire the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace. Once you reach the Salute Church and Punta della Dogana you will enjoy a quick unique breathtaking view of S. Giorgio’s Island, Saint Mark’s with its Belltower and the  Doge’s Palace.After the gondola ride you will visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track and where time seems to have stood still for centuries. You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour with  a qualified guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, through a labyrinth of little canals, and sites of historic and artistic interest, passing by some special places: Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera houses in Europe, the site of many famous operatic premieres; Scala del Bovolo, a unique spiral staircase with a plethora of arches; Rialto Bridge and its typical shops, one of the architectural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the commentary on St. Mark’s Square.

What’s included

  • Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. The visit is monolingual.
  • 30 minutes shared gondola ride
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people during the walking tour

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick up
  • Entrance fees