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Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

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    What to Expect
    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 Information
    Departure Point
    Please present your voucher at the wooden stand "Servizio Gondole"
    Duration
    30m
    Return Details
    Servizio Gondole wooden stand, Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia
    Inclusions
    • 30-minute private gondola ride
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to the meeting point
    • Live guide
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    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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was an OK ride, however I feel that it doesn't have the spark needed like going out to the Grand Canal. It costs roughly the same amount without the wow factor

    Thank matthew s
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a lovely gondola ride with Roberto as our gondolier. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the area having been raised there. I would recommend this tour it was nice to ride privately with only my husband. Thank you Trip Advisor.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Safari A
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is a truly amazing experience you have to do in Venice! Our gondolier was so nice, very chatty telling us about Venetian culture and buildings. So glad I booked! Very easy to find with the co ordinates given on the email.

    Thank 993eloises
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our private gondola ride was better than I expected. Our Gondolier was knowledgeable and very friendly. We learned so much about Venice from him and he answered all our questions. This was the highlight from our time in Venice. I’m so glad we opted for...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Leigh M
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Me and my boyfriend booked this ride before we arrived in Venice as it was cheaper than what we had heard about the regular gondola rides which can cost 80-100 euros for half an hour, and this only cost £68 so we thought we would...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Livi_G123
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