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San Marco 3613, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience. The gondola ride is short about a half hour but there’s so many beautiful views during the way. The guide/person paddling tells you tidbits about the history of the things you see along the way. Absolutely loved it

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank alissaposh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luca was amazing! He sang for us and gave us a little tour, which was very interesting. My now fiancé proposed to me on the gondola, which he had discussed with Luca in advance, so it was perfect!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Valentino was our gondolier and he provided us with a lovely trip through the canals. He sang, told us many facts about the area we were going through and helped with pictures etc. Be sure to select the right gondolier as some we saw never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArkansasProfessor
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This was our second visit to Venice and our second gondola ride with Luca, we enjoyed it so much the first time! This is not the usual tacky, touristy ride. Luca is a third generation gondolier using his grandfathers gondola. He is very proud of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank karen h
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

It is romantic. It is unique..you wont find all this experience elsewhere... Its worth with a good or with a bad gondolier...doesnt matter...the concept is still unique ...enjoy it people

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a 4pm boat ride. There was 6 of us on the gondola. Thankfully I was in the back. That is the ONLY good thing I can say. This gondola ride is 25mins (at that) long. You start off in a SMALL canal then make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank V9385RLrichardr
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I had to enter a star just to write a review. I contacted Luca via email for a reservation for either Nov 4th or 5th. He replied promptly and informed me he doesn't work in November.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank refinedpalat
Reviewed October 26, 2018

One name has cropped up for us over and over, Luca. Unfortunately he wasn't working on the days we visited Venice, another name cropped up and we found the contact details for another lady called Chiara (search here for her number). We messaged her but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank MattH5858
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

First and foremost, I would like to thank Luca for the most breathtaking and wonderful experience I had while taking his Gondola ride on three different districts: Cannaregio, Santa Croce and San Polo. We took his Gondola ride on October 9th, 2018 at 11am. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mario305miami
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is such a swindle in organized gang! You’ve never seen such a pricey activity for something requiering juste a boat and a paddle! We don’t know his name but the guy on the picture attached was everything but nice, being on his phone all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Therisa1980 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the gondolas are per boat not per person, we had a party of five, 2 adults and 3 kids and it was just €80
March 18, 2018|
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Response from laredo2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them at the spot where the gondolas are, its cheaper.
March 4, 2018|
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Response from jarvis23sd | Reviewed this property |
We booked ahead..we knew we were there on a Monday so booked it for mid day..go on trip advisor and type in lucky Luca to get the guys e-mail...he is absolutely the best..he'll take you to the quieter canals and even sings... More