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. Complement your tour with a relaxing 30-minutes gondola ride on the Grand Canal: here, you'll discover hidden waterways and amazing glimpses of the city.
Unusual and fascinating way to visit the secret corners of Venice and feel how time seems to have stood for centuries. You will enjoy a panoramic walking tour of the renowned area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge with a professional guide who will escort you through the labyrinth of little canals narrow street, passing in front of historical points of interest as Teatro la Fenice (“The Phoenix”), one of the most famous opera houses in Europe; 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 along the Grand Canal where you will admire Mozart’s house and the most important palaces on the Grand Canal as the magnificent Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Salute Church and Punta della Dogana. At the end you will fall in love in front of the overview of the St. Mark’s Basin with the S.Giorgio Island and the stunning view of the Bell tower 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