Private Tour

Hidden Venice by Night Private Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

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

Experience the hidden side of Venice on private tour at night away from the crowds. Stroll off the beaten path with a dedicated expert local guide before taking to the water for a relaxing nighttime gondola ride. The perfect experience to enjoy the secret corners and the rich heritage of Venice.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

Feel the intrigue after sunset when the daytime crowds leave on this Venice by night private walking tour of the less-visited side of the city. Pass quiet piazzas where locals sit out on benches, duck through beautiful residential courtyards and wind your way through a maze of canals and alleyways. As you wonder, your guide will share the history and culture of Venice, telling you some of the stories that bring the city to life.


Along the way, you’ll learn to spot the little details that give Venice its characters and decipher their meaning. Seek out the tiny slots used to slip accusations to the republic’s secret police and learn how early democracy thrived in this city of checks and balances. Exploring the hidden side of Venice at night, you will hear the tales and learn the history that makes this wonderful city so unique.


We’ve pre-booked your gondola ride so once the walking tour is over, your guide will leave you in the safe hands of a master gondolier. Relax and soak up the atmosphere as your gondolier punts along the Grand Canal and into the labyrinth of intimate inner canals, navigating his way between striking architecture and beautiful bridges.


  • Venice by land & water
  • Hidden alleys & canals
  • Sunset ride in a traditional gondola

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
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.
  • (April-October) Suggested starting time 6.30pm – (November-March) Suggested starting time 4.30pm.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
    All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
    In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
    Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the rules may apply to you, read here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.

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
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. 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 including the meeting point and phone number. 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.

Is this Venice by night private walking tour good for kids and teens?

Yes, one of the perks of a private tour is that they are personalized to you which means that we can pair your family with a suitable family guide.

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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Hidden Venice by Night Private Walking Tour & Gondola Ride