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Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride

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A first-timer to Venice, or don’t know where to begin your explorations? Over the course of this small-group tour, experience many of the city’s top highlights: see the Rialto Bridge, visit St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Cathedral, and enjoy a relaxing gondola ride. You also explore areas of the city that many tour groups miss, from the sestiere of Cannaregio to the Rialto Fish Market.
You'll start at
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, ItalyAt the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
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  • 1
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Casa di Marco Polo
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyIn St. Mark's Square.
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  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to discover the city
  • See many of Venice’s most famous landmarks in a single tour
  • Discover locals-frequented areas of the city many tour groups miss
  • Go on a gondola ride, and enjoy this quintessential Venetian experience
What to Expect
This morning tour begins when you meet your guide at a central meeting point. With only a small group for company, enjoy a personal discovery tour of Venice. Your first stop is the Rialto Bridge: built in the 16th century, it’s the oldest bridge over the Grand Canal, and one of Venice’s most recognizable landmarks. While you’re there, peek into the Rialto Fish Market, and learn about the city’s one-of-a-kind culinary traditions. Next, head to an area of the city many tour groups miss: the district (sestiere) of Cannaregio, home to picturesque, winding streets. Wander by Marco Polo’s House and continue onwards to the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, among other noteworthy sites. The tour continues with a stop at St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Cathedral. As you go, learn from your guide about Venice’s past as a medieval powerhouse, and how the city has evolved today. Finally, finish the tour with a lengthy gondola ride along the Grand Canal, as well as the city’s quieter waterways.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Walking tour (maximum 18 people)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Venice gondola ride (maximum 6 passengers)
  • Headsets
  • Tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Guide (during gondola ride)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Gondola rides can be subject to unforeseen closures due to the weather, an alternate activity will be provided in those circumstances
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Rialto Market closed on Sunday
  • No strollers allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, occasionally St. Mark's Basilica is closed to the public, without previous notice, due to high tides or particular festivities. In these cases we endeavor to contact customers as soon as possible to arrange a suitable alternative.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Walks
London, United Kingdom
excellent tour
our guide Susan was so informative and passionate. im not really one for city walks but this really is worth it,
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Legendary Venice
Superb tour with Susan who really knew her stuff and also kept children included and engaged . Having a
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Kuismin A
Great tour in Venice
The tour was brilliant. Our guide, Julietta, was friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was very informative
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Chris M.
Great context to beautiful architecture
This was our 3rd city on our trip to Italy, after visiting Milan and Florence. We had been given tours to all the
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Eddie D
Venice tour of San Marco and doges palave
The whole tour was fantastic.. 10 out of 5 stars at least.. Finding the start point really easily, then the
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Brilliant tour and guide
Sabrina was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and Venice generally. All arrangements
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Graciela Wehrenfennig
Competa, Spain
We had a great time and a wonderful tour with a great guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It is a pity it got
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Adelaide, Australia
Well worth the Money
We had Moses who was an incredible guide. He had some much enthusiasm and obvious love for the history of Venice
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Fantastic tour — so interesting
We took this tour today with Elena. We were tired from a great deal of walking and the thought of a 3 hour tour
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Marketa S
Pardubice, Czech Republic
Great tour with great guide
First, the organization was very good. Agency representative was waiting for us already 15 mins in advance and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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