Private Overview of Venice & Gondola Ride

Private Overview of Venice & Gondola Ride

  • €370

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  • Duration:

    2-Hour and 30 min

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  • Suitable:

    Couples, Children, Groups, Business

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Why this Event?

You'll be escorted by your private guide during 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 is 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.
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 color of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you.

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.


  • Discover the area between Saint Mark's Square and Rialto;
  • External visit of the most popular Venetian sights and hidden corners: the Fenice Theatre, the Bovolo Staircase and Rialto Bridge;
  • Bring a camera, wonderful photo opportunities!


  • Private guide for the 2-hour walking tour;
  • Gondola ride along the Grand Canal and the minor canals (no guide);
  • Free Hotel pick up on request, if your hotel is in the Saint Mark’s Square area.


  • Food and drink;
  • Optional gratuities;
  • The tour does not include inside visits to museums or attractions;
  • The gondola ride is not guided;
  • Hotel drop off.

Essential Information

  • This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility;
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes;
  • This tour operates rain or shine.


  • Saint Mark's Square
  • La Fenice opera house
  • Palazzo Fortuny
  • Rialto
  • The gondola ride takes you along the Grand Canal near Hotel Bauer and through the inner canals around La Fenice theatre.


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Oct 05 2016
Sep 28 2016
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
Sep 11 2016
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
Aug 18 2016
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

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