Private gondola ride off the beaten path in Venice

30 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
2 - 4
Mobile ticket


Stay away from the beaten tracks and enjoy an unusual and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen, with its hidden gems and picturesque architecture.


  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All Fees and Taxes

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Venice Faberest, Campiello Santa Maria Zobenigo, 30124 Venice Italy

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).

Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting point

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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience


  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
October 2021

Enrico was an excellent gondolier! He skillfully navigated through very narrow areas with great precision and even sang for us. 🤗

August 2021

A nice tour, but not very spectacular. Nice places around. The other side of Venice. Not so overcrowed. The captain gave some explanations (thank you), but did some phone calls during the tour (not soooo nice). Too expensive.

July 2021

Good cruise. Kind. Quiet gondolier but nice. Took picture. Clean boat. Close to the train station but far from our accommodations.

February 2020

Travelled with 2 friends. It was very easy to meet up with our gondolier and everything was arranged for us. The trip was really nice and there weren't many other gondolas in our path as well which was surprising considering it was summer. Would recommend this particular route to other travellers...

February 2020

Love the gondola ride! The meeting point was easy to find. Our gondolier was very kind and pleasant. The ride was not in a busy part of the city, so at times it was so quiet you can hear nothing but the water around you. It is a "must-do"!

January 2020

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 reco...

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