Private Tour

Secret Venice Private Tour with Gondola Ride

Off the Beaten Path
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH, RU

Unlock the secrets of Venice on this private tour of its lesser-visited backstreets and bridges away from the crowds with the firsthand knowledge of your personable local guide. Discover the history of the Floating City and the mysteries forever captured in its architectural marvels and canals. This private walking tour topped by a private gondola ride will capture the hearts and minds of first-timers but also seasoned visitors who love going off the beaten track.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

Discover a more authentic side of Venice, far from the crowds that overwhelm the city’s major landmarks, on this secret Venice private tour with gondola ride. Designed to take you deep into the heart of  the city's colorful past this experience provides excellent insight into the real Venice. With a carefully-crafted itinerary combining the iconic sights of Venice with its off the beaten path areas and a few unexpected surprises, our Venice private tour with gondola ride offers you an opportunity to get a true taste of the Floating City.


Your expert guide will take you to the lesser-visited secret alleys and bridges away from the crowded tourist spots with insider stories that unveil the true Venice. First, you will see and learn about St. Mark's Square then head through the narrow streets, over tiny hump-backed bridges and through secluded courtyards to the exquisitely elaborate Rialto Bridge, the best place to take photos of the Grand Canal.


Once you've seen the part of Venice that belongs to the tourists, let your Venetian guide show you the city that belongs to the natives. Stroll down side streets, alongside narrow canals, over the enchanting bridges you've seen in movies, through the spacious campi where the velvety echo of Venetian dialect replaces the chattering crowds of tourists. This is the Venice that lies just out of reach of most visitors.


For the quintessential Venetian experience, we’ve pre-booked your 30-minute private gondola ride. At the conclusion of your walking tour, your guide will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. As if in a dream, glide through the city's most secluded waterways, slipping under small bridges as you appreciate how totally unique this Floating City is.


  • Venice by land & water
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • St. Mark’s Basilica (from outside)
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Hidden alleys & canals
  • Gondola ride

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide for 2-hour walking section of tour
  • 30-minute private gondola ride (unguided)

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation during the 2-hour guided walking tour portion
  • Interior visits. All buildings will be viewed from the exterior only.
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or in the city center. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day, and January 1.

Good to Know

  • Each gondola can accommodate up to a maximum of 5 people so with bookings of more than 5 people, your party will be divided into two or more gondolas.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

Are there any entrance fees included?

No. There are no entrance fees included on this private tour with gondola ride because you will visit St. Mark’s Basilica from the exterior only.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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