Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

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Stay away from the beaten tracks and enjoy an unusual and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Discover the city (...)

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Overview Location: Veneto, Italy
It is estimated that there were 8-10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service. Although most of the gondolas are used for touristic purposes, you'll be fascinated by the strong bond they continue to have with the history of Venice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Venice "off the beaten track": this 30-minute private gondola ride, which departs very close to the train station, will allow you to explore the most hidden and fasinating canals and monuments directly from the water.

Your "gondoliere" will take you to see some beautiful cultural treasures of the city, such as Torres House, Palazzo Gaffaro, the Carmini Church, Palazzo Zenobio, and many other views and perspectives mostly uknown to tourists. 

At the end of the ride, the gondola will take you back to Piazzale Roma (next to the train station) where you can continue, on foot, your discovery of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
What you can expect Stay away from the beaten tracks and enjoy an unusual and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen, with its hidden gems and picturesque architecture.

Practical information


What's inside

  • 30-minute private gondola ride

What's NOT inside

  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This activity takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of 6 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Please present your voucher at the wooden stand "Servizio Gondole"

Duration:

30 minutes

Frequency:

See Availability

Return details:

Servizio Gondole wooden stand, Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia

Reviews & ratings

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/11/08
    "We had our appointment at a later time, which was beautiful because we got to go on the Gondola while it was still light out and then got to see the sunset on the (...) "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/09/23
    "We really enjoyed the gondola ride. We went at 6pm and the time was perfect. We took our own glasses and wine and enjoyed the views for the ride. It does last right (...) "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/09/30
    "They were nearly 1 hour late, the gondola driver was on his mobile phone nearly the entire time and we found out that they were only charging 80 euro for a private (...) "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/11/27
    "The saving grace is the fact that Venice itself is beautiful and of course the experience is a once in a lifetime memory. Beautiful gondola and super peaceful going (...) "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2018/04/06
    "The guide was great very informative. "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2018/05/03
    "Very pleasant gondola driver and the route was what it promised to be. Not in the beaten path. : Calm and quiet route. Thanks! "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2018/07/21
    "Standard gondola tour. "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/05/06
    "The gondola, route and the guide were lovely. However I think it is still way too expensive for what you get "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/07/03
    "My only complaint is that I wish it was longer! Our guide was very nice - he didn't start off with being a tour guide, i think he was trying to feel out if we just (...) "

  • Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice | . | 2019/04/25
    "Great experience, easy to locate and well run, Gondolier was great guy who chatted through history of all the buildings and palaces we went past. (...) "

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