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

  • 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
Welcome to Venice Small Group Walking Tour with Basilica San Marco and Gondola Ride
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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, you’ll 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’ll also explore areas of the city that many tour groups miss, from the sestiere of Cannaregio to the Rialto Fish Market.

What to Expect

This morning tour begins when you meet your guide at the Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. With only a small group for company, you’ll 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, you’ll 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very Good

Being this was our first trip to Venice, we enjoyed this tour very much. It was interesting learning about different areas and facts about Venice. The tour guide was excellent. The gondola ride was ok, but 6 people at a time is not as atmospheric—...More

Thank bannsmith73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect Introduction to Venice

Enjoyed every minute of this tour. Well planned well paced. Our guide Francesca was exceptional, I enjoyed all the details she pointed out in Rialto market and surrounding neighbourhoods and in St Mark’s Basilica; the anecdotes she shared throughout the tour, from Marco Polo to...More

Thank 523Mary
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile
First time in Venice

I can well recommend this tour. We were out for about 3 hours including 1/2 hour gondola ride. As well as learning some history, the tour helps you to get your bearings so you can revisit places later.

Thank John T
Reviewed 29 October 2017
Highlight of the trip!

Josie was amazing! She was super informative and patient with my family when my dad would fall behind. My favorite part of my Italy trip was this tour!

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 27 October 2017
Great experience with lots of interesting information

We found this tour very interesting. Mose was a great guide and gave us a great tour with lots of interesting facts that we wouldn't have otherwise known. Would definitely recommend. The gondola ride was a great way to finish.

Thank Kathy1761
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