Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

30 min

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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...
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!
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Important Details

Included
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
Not Included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Departure Point
Please present your voucher at the wooden stand "Servizio Gondole"
Return Details
Servizio Gondole wooden stand, Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia
Additional Info
  • 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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.3
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Based on 21 reviews

Reviewed: February 24, 2020

Karen J

Love the gondola ride! The meeting point was easy to find. Our gondolier was very kind and pleasant. The ride was not in a busy part of the city, so at times it was so quiet you can hear nothing but the water around you. It is a "must-do"!


Reviewed: February 24, 2020

Michael T

Travelled with 2 friends. It was very easy to meet up with our gondolier and everything was arranged for us. The trip was really nice and there weren't many other gondolas in our path as well which was surprising considering it was summer. Would recommend this particular route to other travellers to Venice.


Reviewed: November 27, 2019

Bhavani

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 through the quiet canals with calm water and it was great having the canal to yourself unlike the traffic in the Grand Canal.

However, the gondolier was really bad. He did not interact with us at all, and spent most of the time using his phone! Since it was quiet down most of the small canals he just drifted along talking on his phone or texting. In fact in some of the selfies we took you can clearly see him on the phone. We were planning to tip him after but chose not to given the poor service. Lucky only that the city itself if beautiful enough to make up for it.


Reviewed: November 8, 2019

Felipe A

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 gondola and saw Venice at.night while still on it. We literally went to Venice just to go on the Gondola and it was worth every penny! Thanks Nicolo for the ride!


Reviewed: November 4, 2019

Rodney M

Great tour, we saw the canals that the locals use as well as the locals houses, the police station (complete with boats). It was nice to get away from the hustle of the Grand Canal and just enjoy the quite canals of Venice.