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Venice: 30 Minute Private Nighttime Gondola Ride

1. Venice: 30 Minute Private Nighttime Gondola Ride

Enjoy the sound of silence and the gentle evening breeze coming from the water of Venetian canals while relaxing on a 30-minute gondola tour. Admire Venice at its best: coloured by the sunset and the reflections coming from the water. Take advantage of a private ride and choose who you would like to share it with up to a maximum of 5 people. Offer to the person you love the feeling of a romantic date on a gondola or share this thrilling adventure with your friends or family. Book in advance and schedule your tour when best suits you. You will save time and avoid negotiations on the spot. Make sure you arrive on time at the meeting point and get ready to start your tour! ITINERARY Starting from the Hotel Bauer gondola station, situated only 5-minute walk from St Mark’s Square, you will then ride the canals and follow the routes off the beaten path. Sit back and enjoy being surrounded by the play of lights on the water and the sound of the gentle swaying of the gondola when the sun sets. You will see the most well-known landmarks from the Grand Canal but you will also be fascinated by the lesser-known areas of the city at night.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride by Night

2. Venice: Private Gondola Ride by Night

Share precious moments with a loved one on a 30-minute gondola ride of Venice at night, and experience the city from a unique mode of transport. It has been estimated that there were up to 10,000 gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 still in active service. Get the opportunity to experience Venice like a local - of centuries gone by! Learn how each part of the boat has symbolic meanings, such as the significance of the 5 or 6 pettini (prongs) on the ferro (prow) to symbolize the sestieri (districts) of the city. Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the 'S' shape is said to evoke the flow of the Grand Canal.

Venice: Sunset Gondola Ride & Guided Walking Tour

3. Venice: Sunset Gondola Ride & Guided Walking Tour

Experience Venice from the water and marvel at its spectacular mansions aboard a traditional gondola. Sit back and relax as you are punted along the magnificent Grand Canal and venture down some of the smaller canals to escape the crowds. Get carried away by this ancient mode of transportation as a professional gondolier rows you along the romantic waterways. Get breathtaking views of the city at every step of the way. Pass under historic bridges and near famous attractions. Travel back in time and experience Venice as it should be enjoyed by everyone who visits. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice in the evening and get to know an alternative side of the city. Hear about the mysteries, secrets and ghost legends of Venice from your guide. Follow routes that are off the beaten path as you spend a fascinating 1 hour and 45 minutes experiencing the intimate and peaceful atmosphere of the city at night. The walk will take you through the Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello districts of the city.

Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

4. Venice: Late Afternoon Gondola & Walking Tour with Aperitifs

Take a sit and enjoy a comfortable late afternoon 30 minute gondola, while relaxing and admiring the charm and beauty of Venice. The second part of the experience will take you on a guided tour to discover the traditional Venetian aperitif. You will taste the famous "cicchetti" and sip two wines at the local bacari. The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” (glass of wine) and a “cicchetto” (small snack, like a fried meatball or a stuffed slice of French bread). Then, the guide will take you along an unusual walk. We all know how a city can completely change during day and night. This is particularly true in Venice, where a new, charming city seems to reveal once the sun goes down and the crowds leave as well. This is the right opportunity to explore Venice as you would never expect to, discovering its beauty not only with the charm of the night, but also delving into some of the less beaten tracks. Interesting tales and stories about Venice's present and past will accompany your walk throughout the night.

Venice: Gondola Sunset and Evening Walking Tour with Tasting

5. Venice: Gondola Sunset and Evening Walking Tour with Tasting

Experience Venice from the water and marvel at its spectacular mansions aboard a traditional gondola. Sit back and relax as you are punted along the magnificent Grand Canal and venture down some of the smaller canals to escape the crowds. Get carried away by this ancient mode of transportation as a professional gondolier rows you along the romantic waterways. Get breathtaking views of the city at every step of the way. Pass under historic bridges and near famous attractions. Travel back in time and experience Venice as it should be enjoyed by everyone who visits. Experience the 1000-year-old city of Venice when the twilight takes you into a new, surprising and different city. An expert guide will take you through the Venetian streets, where you will discover the local Venetian 'bacari' (bars) and sample 'cicchetti' (snacks) which are specialties of the Venetian cuisine. This fascinating itinerary will let you get to know a Venice enchanted by the lights and its unforgettable colors including 2 different types of cicchetti and a tasting of 2 different types of locally produced Venetian wines. Enjoy a fascinating evening walk discovering unusual routes accompanied by legends, anecdotes and tales of a secret Venice. The itinerary may change as you wish to avoid the tourist streets to let you feel the intimate and peaceful atmosphere of the city. The walk will be in the Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello district areas.

Venice: Guided Canals Taxi Boat Tour with Wine

6. Venice: Guided Canals Taxi Boat Tour with Wine

The gaze sweeps over the colourful facades whose feet disappear in the green depths of the canals. The water flows gently along the canals under the bridges, where the sun rays make the stone arches sparkle like diamonds. One of the luxurious taxi boats that usually accompany Hollywood movie stars around the city during the Venice film festival, will take you along a discovery journey "the traditional way" (from the water). You will discover the most beautiful part of the Grand Canal and the narrow side canals, whose facades are usually hidden from the visitors view during this 1-hour cruise. A licensed guide will introduce you to the history of the city during your drive and fascinate you with curious anecdotes while you sip your aperitivo. Your guide will also gladly give you suggestions for your stay.

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 25 reviews

This was perfect for our quick trip to Venice!! We wanted a gondola ride at sunset, and this took away the hassle of trying to figure out how to do this on our own, and it also guaranteed us a spot at the exact time we wanted. I was also so thankful we had a boat just for us (as we saw a lot of other people having to ride in boats along with others). We walked up, showed our printed reservation, and were immediately put onto a boat. Our driver was wonderful and sang as he pushed us through the canals. I wish i could post pictures!! This was really a great experience and my favorite part of our trip to Venice.

We were an hour late on a wed night in June because of traffic getting to Venice but they took us right away no problem (granted it was a slow night) and the guy gave a few bits of info about things as we went. If you go to Venice you’ll want a gondola ride.

We had a very fun gondola ride with Marco. She sang happy birthday to my friend in Italian. It was short for us.

Beautiful experience to live part of Venice in the most classic and famous way. Very kind el pope (gondolier).

A nice trip around with a little bit of history told.