Secret Venice by Night Walking Tour with Gondola Ride

Elisabetta was incredible! A local with a very intimate knowledge of Venice that she was willing to share with us. The tour was insightful and enjoyable and we used the information she gave us the following day! ...GB ., – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Experience Venice at night and visit sites you wouldn't normally see on a classic day tour!

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Type:
Tours in Venice
Departs From:
Venice
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Duration:
2 hours and 25 minutes
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Product Code:
8706
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Description

Take a guided tour around the beautiful city of Venice, also popularly known as the "City of Water", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and the "City of Masks". Take the path less taken by most tourists as you explore the city's lesser known yet more romantic side. Walk across the corridors frequented by Casanova during his romantic conquests, the streets where famous Hollywood movies where shot in, and so much more!

Follow your knowledgeable English-speaking guide through the streets and piazzas of the city. Hear stories about some of the most historic places around the area such as the Ca'Dario, a popular haunted palace whose owners have continuously died in suspicious deaths. On your visit to the Fondamenta degli Incurabili Hospital, learn how street orphans were taken in and trained by monks to become nurses and world-famous musicians.

Visit the Redentore Church where your guide will educate you about the lively festivals that took place from there until the Piazza San Marco. Trace the steps of both the famous and infamous historical people of Venice. See Harry's Bar across the Grand Canal where the famous writer, Ernest Hemingway used to frequent after a whole day of writing. See the home of Peggy Guggenheim, the heiress who built one of the world's most interesting art collections. Be amazed by the interesting architecture of Desdemona's home where she lived before her story was told.

This tour will end with an unguided, relaxing gondola ride across the back canals of Venice. Six people may ride in each gondola.

Sites Visited

  • Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia)

  • Bridge of Wonders

  • Campo San Barnaba

  • Fondamenta degli Incurabili

  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum (outside visit)

  • Ca'Dario

  • View of Redentore Church and Giudecca Island

  • Punta della Dogana

  • Church of the Madonna della Salute

  • Gondola ride (no commentary included)

Includes

  • 35 minute shared Gondola ride

  • Headsets where necessary

  • Expert English-speaking guide for the walking portion of the tour

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Shared Gondolas contain a mixed group of up to 6 people while a private Gondola is just for your booking. There is no commentary on the gondola ride.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points. We recommend that customers who are not familiar with Venice give themselves ample time to find meeting points.

  • Please note that the Gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or adverse weather conditions.

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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