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Venice: Gondola Ride in Hidden Canals

Venice: Gondola Ride in Hidden Canals

From £21.40 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 - 30 minutes
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  • 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
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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
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    • Wheelchair users

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      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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      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 492 reviews

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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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      30 August 2019

      Nice tour perfect for tourists and cheaper than most activities

      20 June 2021

      The gondolier was a bit bored, pointed twice to a building and otherwise talked to his colleague. The trip didn't even take 30 minutes. Still, it was a nice experience to see the houses from this angle.

      2 June 2021

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      Product ID: 69766

      VA ID: 397229