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Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice provided by Venice Faberest

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Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 39613P164
Important information
Inclusions
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Additional information
  • 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 4 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that babies count as adults. You need to book a ticket even for them
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Departure details
  • Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 4 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that babies count as adults. You need to book a ticket even for them
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fondamenta Cossetti
    Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Venice Faberest
    Stop: 30 minutes
    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 fascinating 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 unknown to tourists.  At the end of the ride, the gondola will take you back to Piazzale Roma (next to the train station).
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
22 reviews
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antongunter
Shropshire, UK72 contributions
When in Venice, you have to go on a Gondola. Its part and parcel of the experience and yes it is a little expensive, but then what in Venice isnt.
Venice has loads of Gondolas touting for business and in some very busy parts the water in the canal is choppy and full of motorised taxis which are noisey and very busy.

We met Robert (our gondolier) at the bus stop side of Venice. There were only two Gondolas on the pier. Robert then took control and took us to the back canals of Venice even showing us where he was born. It was peaceful, tranquil and best of all we could talk with Robert to find out a locals perspective.
We even helped him to navigate under a bridge when the tide had risen by having to lean and make the boat lean to one side thus getting under the low bridge

this is so much better than the busy part so do book before hand and dont worry about not seeing the sites, this quiet journey will have you entertained
Written January 2, 2020
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dcamusaroundtheworld
Montreal, Canada220 contributions
I took this ride for my 2 daughters and I. Honestly I don’t see the interest. Walking the streets of the city is much more interesting. We went to places we had already seen - except one. Gondolier didn’t talk to us nor explained anything. The girls were happy to do it but not that much.
I’d say do it if you really want to otherwise it’s expensive and not that interesting.
Written December 30, 2019
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Bruce B
Boulder, CO62 contributions
I spent years thinking about have a ride with my wife on a Gondola in Venice. I was worried that this event would be a bust, something like a Disney ride. In fact our ride was better than expected!

After gentle bargaining for the price. Our gondolier focused on giving us a great experience. He was knowledgeable, attentive and skillful, he knew the history of the palaces of the area. The Venetian crowds vanished almost immediately.

Money well spent!
Written December 3, 2019
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Joandsarahjane
2 contributions
Couples
By law in Venice the gondola rides are 80 euros per approx 30 minute ride. This takes you round an industrial estate part and is not special at all. There are loads of gondolas to chose from when there that take you through really pretty parts of Venice! This is a complete rip off! Would not recommend! Bought for my birthday and was massively disappointed especially when I found out the prices over there! If the gondolier tries charging you more you can refuse and pay 80 its their law
Written January 11, 2020
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Stéphane E
21 contributions
This service is just a scam.

135€ for a ride where the official and fixed price for a 25 min gondola tour is 80€ is nothing else. (1 gondola is for up to 6 people and you just pay 80€, for the boat, even if you are 6).
And don’t believe you get something special, you just get the basic service on one of the most jammed tour.

Pre-booking is also totally useless: on a very busy day, Nov 1, with a city jammed with tourists, it was not difficult at all to get a tour for people who did not pre-book. We could easily observe it.

Last, even if this is of lesser importance: the gondoliere was rude, no hello, singing a stupid song in Spanish and answering/texting the whole time on his cell phone.

A shame!!! Avoid this « operator »!
Written November 2, 2019
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Bridget R
1 contribution
Family
The weather wasn't good but we embraced it due to the fact that they wouldn't let us change the day. We were literally on the ride for 20 minutes, £127 for 20 mins! Not good value for money and they didnt even have a record of our booking, the guy just by the off chance turned up at the kiosk.
Written November 1, 2019
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Jessica L
2 contributions
We had an amazing time on this ride. When we arrived there was a long line but this specific reservation got us priority and to the front of the line. The route was perfect and our gondolier was great! Highly recommend. It was private and only included my husband and three children.
Written October 14, 2019
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Kim N
8 contributions
The private gondola ride was awesome. My partner and I loved it. Even though we didn't see any of the big main attractions, going through the quiet canals on a private gondola ride together was still nice and peaceful. The gondoliere was also fantastic.
Written October 8, 2019
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Eloise S
Selby, UK14 contributions
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.
Written September 11, 2019
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Leigh M
9 contributions
Couples
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 the private ride that went down less crowded canals.
Written August 25, 2019
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By: Venice Faberest
Jet45773940510
Jet45773940510
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Poor customer service
We got stuck in 3 hours of traffic on the way from Milan, ran most of the way across Venice once we got there, show
Darren_Brooks
Darren_Brooks
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This is the most fun you can have on the side of volcano.
The Mount Enta buggy tour was noisy, smelly, dusty, bouncy and absolutely awesome!!! We set out from the meeting po
ajdavidson703
ajdavidson703
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Venice Must
Very nice to already have a time booked close to the hotel. Although you can walk up and ride this process was very
stevengI6215KV
stevengI6215KV
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Great experience!
It was an awesome trip, 4 hours of fun with a great Guide. The offroad party were real fun and challenging
Cathy D
Cathy D
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Bad experience on a private gondola ride
I booked a private tour for four adults. We arrived 10” early for our boat trip and were sternly told we were “late
bluebelle18354
bluebelle18354
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terrible organisation
I booked and paid for a Private gondola tour...it wasnt. 2 others were in it with my daughter and son in law! They
alextZ9003GR
alextZ9003GR
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Very cool ride, you get to the top of mount Etna and stop to admire and take pictures!
Really cool activity for a full day. The driving is a little intense but I loved it. Important to note that if you
MarcoLauraViaggio
MarcoLauraViaggio
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Una giornata perfetta alla Reggia di Caserta!
Spending the day with Annarita was absolutely incredible. Her knowledge of and passion for this magnificent part of
patricknQ2333VR
patricknQ2333VR
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Enjoyed the ride alot
Gondola was very nice and pointed out a lot of sites.fghuytredsa Hello get do the saw tide I have said plenty
796yazminb
796yazminb
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Such an amazing moment in Venice
The Gondola Ride was incredible!! it was magical! I will never forget it. Thank you! The Gondolier was Andrea! He w
Danielandmaribears
Danielandmaribears
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Noice one
Matteo was awesome, sexy and knowledgeable. Singing voice like honey for the ears - if ears liked honey. Very good
SamJ733
SamJ733
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Brilliant tour
3 hours walking tour that went by in flash. Our guide was very informative, he was mindful of the group he was lea
kadeejaa2019
kadeejaa2019
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Nice but not a must
Once the meeting point was found, we were allocated a Gondola quite quickly. The gondolier spoke to us a few times.
KimWF
KimWF
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Waste of Money
Ride is only 20 minutes and does not pass landmarks as mentioned. Silent gondolier who stopped trip to talk to pass
WarwickHart
WarwickHart
00
Haggle!
Got myself and partner for 60 EURS private ride. It is expensive but it was on my bucket list. We got on at south s
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