This exclusive VIP Venice walking tour with gondola ride is carefully designed to offer a full and enjoyable introduction to splendid Venice...its art, history and flavorful local fare.  So, why not discover Venice's soul led by the knowledge and charisma of a professional guide, and dive into its colors and flavors?

Meet your guide and set the scene for your tour by visiting a historic cafe.  While your guide introduces you to the city's unique features, you will start experiencing the characteristic lifestyle by enjoying a complimentary "colazione" espresso (or cappuccino) and delicious taste of patisserie.  After indulging your taste buds, set off to explore.  Energized by the espresso, enjoy a pleasant walk through the enchanting and mysterious cobble-paved alleys streets and bridges (Calli, Ponti, Rughette) admire sumptuous palaces and catch glimpses of eternity.  Discover the grandeur of St. Mark's Square, a showpiece which beautifully represents the splendor of Venice's past, crowned by the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St. Mark’s Basilica.  Follow your guide across the square and take in the gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace (once seat of the government), Palace of Justice, prison and home to the Doge, which also houses the haunting Bridge of Sighs.  Along the way enjoy the chance to join the locals for traditional "Cicchetti" - luscious Venetian tapas made with local products - and refreshments.

See the iconic Ponte di Rialto over the Grand Canal and learn why it was once said that this beautiful daring structure was bound to fall (it's still standing after more than 400 years!) and then see the fascinating Rialto Fish Market.  Crown your walking tour with yet another Venetian tasting in the market (or local cafe on days he market is closed) and an unforgettable 30-minute gondola ride which will allow you to savor uniquely romantic and unexpected views of the city.

For this tour without the gondola ride, please click this link:  VIP Small Group Art & Food Walking Tour with Traditional Tastings in Venice

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$118.82
Child Rate
(Ages 4-12):
$82.87
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 3 hours
9:00 am daily

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 12 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Protocols Updates

  • Currently, all European Community citizens must show the Green Pass, as well as a document of recognition at the entrance of the main Italian monuments and museums, as well as every indoor bar and restaurant
  • For guests arriving from outside Europe, the following items must be provided for entrance - 1) proof of Covid vaccination, or the negative result of the Covid test 48 hrs prior the museum entrance, and 2) a document of recognition.
  • Those who do not possess the specified documents will NOT be able to enter. No exceptions or refund will be made.
  • The wearing of a face mask is currently mandatory in all indoor public spaces in Italy.

 

Important Notes

  • Because this tour includes a considerable amount of walking, please specify any special need or impaired mobility during the ordering process so your hosts can do their best to accomodate them.
  • This tour is suitable for vegetarians but you must specify that when you place your order, along with noting any food allergies or intolerance.
  • During the ordering process, you must agree to provide specific emailed agreement to the guides' standard Rain Policy and Terms and Conditions, which will be sent to you along with your E-Ticket.

 

Included

  • Guided walking tour
  • Licensed, English-speaking guide
  • Small group experience limited to 12 participants
  • Italian breakfast
  • Local product tastings
  • 30-minute gondola ride

 

Not Included

  • Transportation to or from the tour meeting point in St. Mark's Square
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 12 persons per tour.  Tour does not include local hotel pick-up; the convenient meeting point will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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