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Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

1. Venice: Private Rialto Bridge Gondola Ride

Start the gondola ride from Bacino Orseolo located behind St. Mark's. Float through the beautiful canals of Rio dei Barcaroli and Rio dell’Ovo until you reach the Grand Canal. From the Grand Canal, admire the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge and important buildings such as Ca’ Farsetti, the head office of the city hall. See Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. Continue the journey along the Rio San Luca where you can see Palazzo Manin, the residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, now home to the Bank of Italy.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

2. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: Private 40-Minute Gondola Ride

3. Venice: Private 40-Minute Gondola Ride

The best perspective to admire Venice is from the water, and a gondola is the most traditional and unique way to do this. Discover the city throughout a 40-minute tour, experiencing how Venetians moved from one district to another in the past. Your gondola journey begins a few steps away from St. Mark's Square, before crossing hidden inner canals which will allow you to admire views which go unnoticed to the eye when walking through the city center. This special ride will also let you marvel at the majestic Rialto Bridge, which is one of the most ancient and famous bridges in Venice. At the conclusion of your ride, return back to St. Mark's Square to disembark your vessel and bid your gondolier farewell.

Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

4. Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Explore Venice on a walking tour led by a professional guide. Learn about the city's history, experience its culture, and sample the local food. Start your tour with a traditional Italian breakfast. Enjoy your coffee and pastry while your guide introduces you to the legacy, culture, and history of the floating city. Stroll down cobblestone streets and across bridges as you make your way towards St Mark's Square, one of Venice's prime attractions. Admire the stately buildings that surround the square and see the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica. Follow your guide as you head to see Doge's Palace. Then, take a break from sightseeing to enjoy traditional Cicchetti and try some of the local specialties. The last stop on your sightseeing tour is the iconic Ponte di Rialto. Learn why this striking and daring structure was predicted to fall, and why it's still standing after more than 400 years. Finally, head to the Rialto Fish Market for one last taste of traditional Venetian fare. Top your experience off with an optional gondola ride and see the city from the water.

Venice: All-in-One Highlights Tour including Gondola Ride

5. Venice: All-in-One Highlights Tour including Gondola Ride

Experience the wonders of Venice on a guided walking tour past city highlights like the Frari Chapel, San Polo Square, and Doge’s Palace. Float through the city's dreamy canals and under charming bridges on a gondola ride. Select either a private or group tour and set out to discover Venice. Meet your guide at Santa Lucia station for group tours, or at any location of your choice for our private tours, and begin your Venice adventure. Get your camera ready for your stroll through one of the world's most romantic cities. Walk across the first bridge and pass by the 15th-century San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at San Polo Square, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink at the market, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. Be awed by the grandeur of the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning St Mark's Basilica and its clock tower and the Campinale (bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Hop aboard a gondola and step back in time on this mode of travel that was once regularly used by upper class Venetians. Take in views of the city from the water and pass under romantic bridges. Finish your tour in St Mark's Square.

Venice: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

6. Venice: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

The tour starts on Campo Santa Stefano, near the Accademia Bridge, in front of San Vidal’s Church. All the information you need for your challenge is available through your phone’s internet browser, the rest is up to you… The adventure takes you through the charming waterways of Venice as you solve puzzles and riddles to unlock clues to your next destination. Discover parts of the city that not even the locals know about, and see popular sights from a different angle, literally! Explore the fascinating and mysterious streets of Venice and learn about the balance between its old and new, traditional and modern, secrets and curiosities. Solve 10 riddles along the way and learn about the history, culture and lifestyle at the heart of this picturesque city. Discover local places surrounded by mystery or attached to popular legends, tales and myths, and reveal the stories of Venice as well as recommendations for the best spots in the city.

Venice: Hidden Corners of Rialto Guided Walking Tour

7. Venice: Hidden Corners of Rialto Guided Walking Tour

The tour starts at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and takes participants to the oldest and most important market in the city, the Rialto Market: It supplies not only the residents but also the local bacari (bars) and restaurants with fresh ingredients. Here at the market, the participants will discover numerous fresh products together with their guide and have some free time (about 15 minutes) to discover the market on their own. Afterwards, they will taste the products during a culinary break in the form of a cicheto (typical Venetian snack) and a glass of wine (or water as a non-alcoholic variant). Then the group continues on the traces of commercial history along the shady hidden side streets to the church of San Silvestro, where the guild of wine merchants was based. (It is not without reason that the adjacent bank along the Canal Grande is called "Riva del Vin", the "wine bank"!). At the end the participants will discover the place where luxury goods such as silk or gold were sold and end the journey through time with a view over the famous Rialto Bridge and its history. The tour ends again at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This tour is accessible as there are no bridges to cross during the route. Please note that there is only room for 1 wheelchair in the premises during the tasting. Please use line 1 to the “Rialto Mercato” stop to get to the meeting point.

Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

8. Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

The tour starts at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and takes participants to the oldest and most important market in the city, the Rialto Market: It supplies not only the residents but also the local bacari (bars) and restaurants with fresh ingredients. Here at the market, the participants will discover numerous fresh products together with their guide and have some free time (about 15 minutes) to discover the market on their own. Afterwards, they will taste the products during a culinary break in the form of a cicheto (typical Venetian snack) and a glass of wine (or water as a non-alcoholic variant). Then the group continues on the traces of commercial history along the shady hidden side streets to the church of San Silvestro, where the guild of wine merchants was based. (It is not without reason that the adjacent bank along the Canal Grande is called "Riva del Vin", the "wine bank"!). At the end the participants will discover the place where luxury goods such as silk or gold were sold and end the journey through time with a view over the famous Rialto Bridge and its history. The tour ends again at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This tour is accessible as there are no bridges to cross during the route. Please note that there is only room for 1 wheelchair in the premises during the tasting. Please use line 1 to the “Rialto Mercato” stop to get to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Rialto Bridge

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,116 reviews

The tour was so much fun. Loads of food to have so make sure you are not very full. Also Anna made sure that we all have choices to choose from so everyone was able to eat something. Highly recommend!

The Gondola trip was lovely, Lucy our gondolier, spoke great English and pointed out various buildings of interest

Excellent ! So relaxing. Beautiful photos. Travelled through small canals and the Grand canal.

Great to hear about Venice and its food from a local. Ana was a great guide.

Great tour with Lara! Fun and interactive. Would definitely recommend