Hidden Venice with gondola ride

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A ride in the most romantic “boat” in the world is certainly an experience not to be missed: it encompasses the full spirit of the Venetians and their love of the Lagoon.



This tour begins with a nice walk starting from the heart of the city, at the foot of Rialto Bridge and includes the popular market, the old financial and business center of the Republic of Venice, the amazing cloister of the ancient Convent San Salvador, the beautiful Scala del Bovolo and the Gran Teatro la Fenice, our famous opera house – one of the most important lyrical stages of the world, that like the mythological bird, has risen twice from its misadventures.

The walking tour will end at a gondola station near St. Mark’s Square. After your boarding, I will leave you to enjoy some relaxing time alone in a dreamlike atmosphere, on the most photographed boat in the world, with the discreet presence of an expert gondolier.

Duration: 2 hours (about 35 minutes by gondola)


The suggested itinerary of the walking tour can be customized according to your specific needs and interests.

For different itineraries please visit a stroll in Venice.


Morning tours start at 9 am or 11 am and last 2 or 4 hours. Afternoon tours can be scheduled at your convenience.

  • AT YOUR HOTEL/APARTMENT: We are glad to come and pick you up at your hotel lobby if you stay downtown. Otherwise see the other pmeeting points in google maps:

At the exit door of the Doge’s Palace (Porta della Carta).


Campo San Bartolomeo, just at Carlo Goldoni’s statue. 


Outside the railway station, on the stairs under the clock on the left hand side.


    Near the Alilaguna desk (public water buses)

€ 80,00 € per hour up to 9 persons. If you want to book more than one tour, for larger groups, or for special tour, rates upon request. Fares do not include admission tickets for Museums/Churches or transportation fees.

Suppelent pick up far from St Mark’s Square or at the railway/cruise terminal €25/30.

Please note the tour will run, rain or sunshine and even in case of a flooding event.
Cancellation in the previous 72 hours prior to the tour departure will be charged 100% via PayPal.

Within 3 days before the tour no penalty.

From 3 to 2 days before the tour, 50% penalty

Less than 2 days before the tour and no show, 100% penalty.

The tour can be considered confirmed after you receive the Confirmation Form with all practical information.

We are not legally responsible for services provided by other business partners. In case of circumstances beyond our control or unforeseen events, we might not be able to lead the tour.  Pre-paid tours will be fully refunded.

Remember that even during the tour parents are responsible for their children’s actions: don’t relax too much!

Since we are not a tour operator, according to the Italian Law we are responsible only for the quality of our service: we strongly recommend to arrange a travel insurance covering any kind of accidents that might occur during your trip (including a medical and personal insurance).


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