Private Evening Gondola Ride Venice & City Stroll
LivTours Private Evening Gondola Ride in Venice is an ideal way to explore this unique city, especially for first time visitors. Listen to the legends and intriguing stories of Venice from days past as your local private guide takes you on a part walking and part gondola tour. You will learn about the stories of the city’s past as your guide accompanies you through the complex maze of streets and introduces you to famous sites like Marco Polo’s house, the well story of Corte Lucatelli and the mysterious death of Antonio Canova, a world-renowned sculptor.
Your Private Evening Gondola Ride continues but now gliding along the narrow canals as our guide continues to tell you about the mysteries of Venice while you silently glide by the sites. Picture yourself floating through the ancient canals as the sunsets, with just the sound of the paddles touching the water and the reflections of the grand palaces on the surface.
This tour is a unique way to experience Venice in the evenings without having to worry about organizing a thing!
- Enjoy a romantic pre or post dinner private gondola on the small canals of Venice
- Listen to the dark stories as you wind your way through the darkened streets
- Experience Venice like a local after dark when the crowds have dissipated for the day
- Soak up the enchanting history of the city’s many canals with your private guide
- Discover the mysterious and beautiful canalside palaces with thousands of stories
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Your Private Evening Gondola Ride Venice starts from the picturesque square of Campo San Giacometto where you will meet your local guide. This square is home to the oldest church in Venetian history, dating back to 421 AD. This continues to be a bustling part of the city and where Venetians come to buy fresh groceries at the nearby fresh food market, the Rialto Market, located next to the Grand Canal.
This area gave the name to the famous Rialto Bridge, known for its unique architecture due to the nearby market. Your LivTours private guide will give you more details during your tour as you stroll across this iconic bridge to discover other parts of the city.
You will continue your stroll in the calmer evening air of Venice, through the small streets without the daunting crowds, and walk across the charming bridges and discover hidden piazzas. Your guide will make plenty of stops along the way to tell you more about this city’s history, its anecdotes and, of course, to allow you to take as many photos as you please.
On this tour, you will reach the heart of the political and religious center of Venice, Saint Mark’s square. Reaching this beautiful square at this time of the early evening allows you to admire the Basilica of Saint Mark completely lit, along with the Bell Tower and the Doge’s Palace. Surely an unforgettable moment as your guide shares with you the stories and history of the buildings that surround you.
Just a stone’s throw away a gondola is waiting to take you on a peaceful and romantic ride through the canals. Your LivTours private guide will make sure you are comfortable and take some photos of you in the gondola before waving you off. For 30 minutes you will enjoy the gentle and very classical way to see Venice, from its narrow canals!
- Campo San Giacometto
- Grand Canal
- Rialto Bridge
- Campo Santa Maria Formosa
- Palazzo Querini Stampalia (from outside)
- Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
- St Marks Square
- St Marks Basilica (from the outside)
- Doge's Palace (from the outside)
- Private 30 min gondola ride
- LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, you are required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the tour. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
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See Venice at its best
"We are so happy we took this evening walking tour while in Venice. The city is so much more peaceful in the evening and the views and monuments at night are simply enticing. Our guide Sara was a lovely person and very excellent guide. The gondola ride at the end was the perfect way to end our Venice experience. Very romantic!!"
Ann G. - USA
"Venice at twilight is enchanting. We really enjoyed the stroll and then ngondola ride around the canals. We came home with so many beautiful pictures and we'll remember Venice for the rest of our lives."
Jessica - USA
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