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Hidden Venice by Night Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

  • When does it run?

    1 Apr  to 26 Oct  : Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun

  • Start time

    1 Apr to 30 Sept  : (Meeting time: 18:15  Departure time: 18:30)

    1 Oct  to 26 Oct  : (Meeting time: 16:30 Departure time: 17:00)

    So there's no rush, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

  • Duration
    2 hours 15 minutes (including 30 minutes gondola ride)
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • 30-minute gondola shared ride
  • Headsets when appropriate
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • Unlock the secrets of Venice and her intriguing labyrinth of canals
  • Venture off the beaten track in the evening and experience life like a local
  • Hear rollicking tales of badly behaved old-time Venetians
  • End your tour with a mesmerizing gondola ride
  • Glide serenely through centuries of history
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - no need to print!

Overview

If you think Venice is romantic in the day time, just wait until you experience it at night!

On this enchanting evening tour, you’ll leave the tourist places behind and go off the beaten track to discover the real Venice. Your guide will lead you across lively piazzas, explaining why so many locals choose to eat and drink outdoors and describing the traditions that bind this modern community together.

And you’ll learn about Venetian life in the olden days too. In one of the world’s oldest republics every road and building has a tale to tell. As you stroll through the narrow alleys you’ll hear scandalous stories of the aristocrats and rich merchants who indulged in all kinds of excesses in these very streets.

After the walking tour, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the ultimate Venice experience – a gondola ride. Relax as your gondolier, in his iconic striped shirt, smoothly ferries you along the canal. Admire the evening light on the water, the soft colours of the old buildings, the majestic palaces and the elegant bridges.

This tour operates during summer. If you are travelling during the winter, we have an alternative version that operates during the daytime. Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    1 Apr  to 26 Oct  : Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun

  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes (including 30 minutes gondola ride)

  • Start time

    1 Apr to 30 Sept  : (Meeting time: 18:15  Departure time: 18:30)

    1 Oct  to 26 Oct  : (Meeting time: 16:30 Departure time: 17:00)

    So there's no rush, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

  • Meeting Point

    The tour begins in front of the white marble Accademia di Belle Arti (Venetian Academy of Fine Arts) near the Accademia Bridge and the Accademia vaporetto (waterbus) stop. Your guide will be waiting here wearing a blue Dark Rome/Guideman polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.

  • Ending Point

    Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola point in Campiello Traghetto near the Gritti Palace hotel, San Marco side.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • 30-minute gondola shared ride
  • Headsets when appropriate
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals and beverages
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

Please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or adverse weather conditions. In this case either an alternate date or a partial refund will be provided to clients.

Shared gondolas contain a mixed group of up to 6 people.

Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary.

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on this tour.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Great introduction to Venice
    Lucinda Coombs, United States 06/05/2018
  • Leinhel Antonio, Canada 10/03/2017
  • Tour is a must in Venice
    Mrs J E Jenkins, United Kingdom 10/01/2016

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