Water activity

Venice: Gondola Ride in Hidden Canals

Venice: Gondola Ride in Hidden Canals

From $30.30 per person

Enjoy a unique gondola ride and discover a different side of Venice. Explore hidden canals, avoid the normal tourist routes, and get a peek at everyday life in the city.

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Duration options: 20 - 40 minutes
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English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available
  • Enjoy a traditional gondola through hidden canals in Venice
  • Get away from the main waterways and tourist sights
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with this unique experience
  • Avoid the crowds and glide through peaceful canals
Full description
Avoid the crowded waterways of Venice and experience a relaxing gondola ride through some of the city’s hidden canals. Immerse yourself in the local culture with this quintessential Venitian experience. Be taken away from the main water routes and tourist sights as your gondolier navigates you with expertise and precision through some of the narrower, quieter canals of Venice. Get alternative views of the famous bridges and buildings as you pass them by. Discover canals so small that you can actually touch the buildings as you glide down the canals. Experience the real atmosphere of the city by taking part in an ancient Venetian tradition and travel like the locals used to do in days gone by.
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  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet 15 minutes before in front of the Saint Mark's Square Post Office in Calle Larga Ascensione 1256 - San Marco (behind the Correr Museum). Look for the assistant holding a white "Tour Turive" sign.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the tour is subject to change
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 / 5

    based on 482 reviews

    Review summary

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    The saving is fantastic

    You think of Venice, you think of gondolas. The saving we made compared to if we had just turned up on the day was fantastic - my girlfriend has been to Venice seven times now but has never been able to afford a ride. Although half an hour seems like it might not be enough, you really get a feel for this unique city and end the ride with a short trip up the Grand Canal, so it is ample time and great value.

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    August 30, 2019

    Very fun experience and a good way to save on a gondola-especially if you’re alone! I was able to have a fun experience and still get my picture taken despite traveling solo!

    November 16, 2019

    disappointed because my 9 year old daughter paid the adult fare while she was sitting on a wooden board with no pillow underneath it so not comfortable at all and in the opposite direction of traffic. Besides she was not even sitting next to me I was in a chair and so we could not take at least one souvenir photo together on the gondola. disappointing performance and little info the gondolier did not stop talking with his colleagues or so and did not care about us ... not very romantic in these conditions. really disappointed

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    September 1, 2019

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    Product ID: 69766

    VA ID: 397229