Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour guided Venice walk away from the main tourist sites and crowds. You then continue on to our enchanting gondola ride - The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you.
The Overview of Venice and Gondola Ride
is real favourite with our clients, and an absolute must for the first time visitor.
Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour guided walk away from the main tourist sites and crowds
. We make our way through the labyrinth of alleyways towards the famous Opera house La Fenice
which burned down and has now been rebuilt to its original glory, then a quiet walk towards Palazzo Fortuny
once known as Palace of the Orpheans
, we will see the ornate Bovolo spiral staircase
(known as ‘of the snail’) tucked away in a tiny courtyard, then onto a view of Rialto bridge
and Grand Canal
Discover the Hunch-back of Rialto
, Marco Polo’
s house and much more. Take advantage of our expert guides, and learn about the Venetian dialect. Hear the history of this enchanting city from our local guides.
Discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces and why they were built that way, learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes when the New World was discovered, leaving Venice medieval forever. Strolling along the narrow streets, “Calle” to encounter hidden away treasures.
Explore the particular difficulties Venice has to face. This tour will leave you knowing so much more about this not so practical but precious city!
You then continue on to our enchanting gondola ride
and glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi. The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you.
Relax and enjoy the romantic tranquillity of the Serenissima, unlock the secrets of Venice and her intriguing labyrinth of canals. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. Once upon a time the most noble and wealthy of families would have travelled around by gondola – the slightly eccentric Peggy Guggenheim was the last person to have her own private gondola in the 1960′s.
On this unique exploration of the Venetian canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers – as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself! This charming tour will take you one step closer to the romantic facades of Venice and will enable you to understand what it was to be truly Venetian.
- Highlights: Opera house La Fenice, Palazzo Fortuny, Bovolo spiral staircase, Rialto bridge and Grand Canal, Marco Polo’s house, Venice Canals
- What’s included: 2 Hour guided walking tour + 30min Gondola Ride
- Not included: Gondola ride is not guided.
- Available: from 1st March to 31st October; Tue., Thu., Sat.
- Not Available: 20 Apr, 21 Apr, 25 Apr , 01 May, 01 Jun, 02 Jun, 08 Jun, 19 Jul, 15 Aug + 07 Sep, 08 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 19 Jul
- Starting at: 2.00 pm
- Persons: Maximum onwalking tour 25 pax. Min. 4 pax, Maximum 6 pax per gondola