A Gondola Adventure – Unique Guided Venice Gondola Tour
See Venice at its most sumptuous as we reveal the fascinating ancient allure of the Gondola.
Hear all about gondolas and the ancient craft, history and guild of rowing and making the gondolas. Find out why they became the famous iconic and unique boats they are today.
Highlights of A Gondola Adventure – Unique Guided Venice Gondola Tour include:
Enjoy a private Gondola ride with your very own guide to reveal the city’s secrets and mysteries
Learn about Venice whilst guided by a master of the archetypal gondola guild
Pass time with the gondoliers who have plied the waters of this marvelous archipelago for centuries
Experience Italy’s most mysterious city as the Venetians have for over a millennium
Be enthralled by tales of ancient rites, secret symbols, high drama and colorful characters – all amid stunning surroundings
Explore the labyrinth maze of Venice’s tiny hidden picturesque canals, tantalisingly mysterious byways and iridescent canals
Be enveloped by history while learning the traditional greeting of the gondoliers
Listen to the merry sing-song cadences of the gondoliers as the water faintly laps on moss-covered facades
1 hour* 30 minutes in the gondola and a 30 minute walking tour. Gondola time can be extended to one hour.
Times: Available upon request at 9.30am-6.00pm throughout April-October and 9.30am-5.00pm for the remainder of the year.
A private gondola ride with guide
Ends: Usually back at the starting point. If you would like the guide to walk you to another location, just tell us in the notes section of your booking.
In case of heavy rain or other bad weather, call us at +39 055 2645033 to confirm the status of your tour!
*The entire Guided Gondola Adventure Experience duration is 30 minutes. You may choose to have around 30 minutes on the gondola followed by approximately 30 minutes more of a short walking tour with your guide reaching St Mark’s Square. To extend the gondola ride to a whole hour, choose the optional extra 30 Minutes while making your booking. Please let us know your preference in the Notes section of your booking if you have chosen the optional extra 30 minutes time.
We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.
Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.
All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.
No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes. It’s important for everyone to bring their ID
We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.
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Price per person depends on the size of your private group
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