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Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

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USD 27.42
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    What to Expect
    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 fasinating 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 uknown to tourists. 

    At the end of the ride, the gondola will take you back to Piazzale Roma (next to the train station) where you can continue, on foot, your discovery of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Please present your voucher at the wooden stand "Servizio Gondole"
    Return Details
    Servizio Gondole wooden stand, Fondamenta Cossetti, 30100 Venezia
    • 30-minute private gondola ride
    • Transportation to the meeting point
    • Live guide
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    Additional Info
    • 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 6 people. Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    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.
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    This was an OK ride, however I feel that it doesn't have the spark needed like going out to the Grand Canal. It costs roughly the same amount without the wow factor
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    We had a lovely gondola ride with Roberto as our gondolier. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the area having been raised there. I would recommend this tour it was nice to ride privately with only my husband. Thank you Trip Advisor.
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    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.
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