Discover Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Discover Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Discover Venice Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

First, you will see the famous Fenice Theatre from the outside. Fenice Theatre is the world renowned opera house, which was completely destroyed on 29th January 1996 by an uncontrollable fire, which entirely burned down the building. Venecians still mourn this dreadful day. However, the theatre was reconstructed in the time between 1996 and 2003 following the motto "the way it was, where it was". In order to celebrate the re-opening of Fenice, the city of Venice organized a series of special events and concerts in 2003. Most notably, Riccardo Muti opened the Inaugural Week in the newly renovated La Fenice Theatre, with the Orchestra and Choir of La Fenice theatre on December 14th 2003. In the audience among others was the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and the event was broadcasted on national television.

Following, we will pass by the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, which is a Gothic construction in Calle della Vida. The building shows a high variety of arcades and a parapet with little columns that follow the salient line of the staircase. Due to its wonderful exterior, the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is often considered to be one of the architectural jewels of Venice. Intriguingly, the Palazzo is hidden at the interior of a small courtyard very close to Campo Manin. It dates back to the year 1499. It reflects the typical Venetian character of the period, where first elements of Renaissance merge with the techniques of Gothic-Byzantine.

You could not have a walk through Venice, without seeing the Rialto Bridge, which is the most famous bridge across the Grand Canal and possibly one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Rialto Bridge in its present form was constructed from stone arch by Antonio da Ponte between 1588 and 1591. Its structure is formed by two inclined ramps, which are flanked with shops on each side and covered by a portico. There were severe difficulties during the construction of the bridge, mostly deriving from the statically instability of the construction and the height of the sea bottom.

Please Note: During the summer period the tour will have first the walking tour and after the gondola ride while during the winter period tour will have first the gondola ride and after the walking tour.

Departures (Local Time)

9:30 AM (Hours: 2)

10:30 AM (Hours: 2)

12:30 PM (Hours: 2)

2:30 PM (Hours: 2)

Duration:

Hours: 2

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(Prices Vary by Group Size)

Adult

$99.00

Total Cost
$99.00

Activity Level:

5

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • 30 minute shared Gondola Ride

Tips

Remember to bring your camera. Please Note: During the summer period the tour will have first the walking tour and after the gondola ride while during the winter period tour will have first the gondola ride and after the walking tour. You will need to buy a ticket for the people mover for 1 Euro each way to arrive at the meeting location. Gondola ride is semi-private depending on the group and is 30 minutes long. Following completion of your tour you will be provided with directions on how to return to your ship via the people mover either by walking or by water taxi (cost of water taxi and people mover not included.)

Departure Location

The specific meeting location will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
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  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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