Venice off the Beaten Track Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Venice

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Visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice, off the beaten track, with an art historian guide on a 1 hour and 15 minutes walking tour. Discovering the area next to St. Mark's Square, and feel how time seems to have stood still. Learning about the history and peculiarity of Venice. Complement your tour with a relaxing 30-minutes gondola ride on the Grand Canal: here, you'll discover hidden waterways and amazing glimpses of of the city.
The only way to visit the unusual and fascinating corners of Venice off the beaten track and feel how time seems to have stood for centuries. You will enjoy a scenic walking tour of the renowned area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge with a qualified and experienced guide, 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 most architectural icons of Venice. The tour does not include the commentary on St. Mark’s Square. At the end of the walking tour you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride and you will admire Desdemona’s House and Mozart’s House passing by the worldwide famous Theatre La Fenice 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. Once reached 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 Doge’s Palace.You will enjoy the Gondola Ride before the Walking tour during winter season (from November to March).

What’s included

  • Guided tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced guide. From April to October it is monolingual, From November to March the visit could be bilingual.
  • 30-minute gondola ride without commentary
  • Audio-receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people during the walking tour

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Led by an art historian
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water