Secret Venice by Night Walking Tour and Gondola Ride

It‘s no secret – this tour is unique! Experience Venice at night, when its quaint streets and charming piazzas turn mysteriously quiet, and locals rush by a “haunted house.” Then, take your mind off your guide‘s dark tales with a relaxing gondola ride.

Duration

Duration
2.25 Hours

Operating Days

Operating Days
Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat

Start Time

Start Time
18:30

Meeting Point

Meeting Point
Accademia di Belle Arti
Details at Booking

Tour inclusions: you get all of this

  • 35 minute Venice gondola ride with six people or less per gondola
  • Expert, English speaking-guide for walking section of tour
  • Small groups of only 25 people or less for walking section of tour
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide  

What makes this tour special?

Experience a quieter, more mysterious side of the Floating City on our Secret Venice at Night Tour, leading you off the beaten path to explore mysteries and legends of the city, before taking to the water for a Venice gondola ride.

Allow us to introduce Venice in a new light on our Secret Venice walking tour. In the fading light of evening you’ll meet your guide, an expert, English-speaking storyteller. For an hour and a half you’ll join them on an exploration of the other, less-visited side of the Grand Canal. You’ll 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. With audio headsets for every guest and small group sizes of only 25 people or less, your guide will be easy to hear and interact with – and most importantly, difficult to lose.

As you walk your guide will teach you about the history and culture of Venice, telling you some of the stories that bring the city to life. At Ca’ Dario you’ll hear about the most haunted house in Venice; at Redentore Church they’ll build images of elaborate costumed festivals; you’ll see the house where Shakespeare’s real-life Desdemona once lived; while Fondementa degli Incurabli will come to life as a home for musically gifted orphans.

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 mysterious world of Venice at night, you’ll hear the tales and learn the history that makes this city so unique.

After our walking tour we’ll take to the water for the quintessential Venetian experience. We’ve pre-booked your Venice gondola ride and pre-organised a route so you don’t have to worry about negotiating astronomical prices or not getting what you paid for.

Travelling in groups of only six people maximum per gondola, your journey through the quieter canals of Venice will be peaceful and intimate. Relax and soak up the atmosphere as your master gondolier punts along the canal, navigating his way between extravagant palaces and, theaters and homes.

Dig a little deeper and get to know the mysterious Floating City a little better on our Secret Venice at Night Tour and Gondola Ride. Peeling back the layers of history, you’ll hear the legends and mysteries that give Venice its flamboyant character, bringing the quiet streets and canals of the Floating City to life.


Enjoy an Unforgettable Gondola Ride

Take part in the quintessential Venice experience when you navigate its canals on a traditional gondola ride. And with a pre-booked gondola and planned route, we remove all the hassle!


Hear Legends and Mysteries of Venice at Night

Our original storytelling tour wanders the quiet streets and piazzas of Venice telling you the legends and mysteries that keep Venetian kids up at night.


Wander off the Beaten Path

Exploring the other side of the Grand Canal, you’ll see the more authentic side of Venice, far from the crowds of St. Mark’s Square for a more original look at the city.

Last 5 Reviews out of 53 Reviews


KAREN 28 October 2016
Marie Therese was super knowledge about Venice and gave us an insider's view of life in the city.



DUC 26 October 2016
Very knowledgeable, great interaction with tour group, she had wonderful stories integrated into the tour.



MARIA 22 October 2016
Althought the weather was not so good I enjoied so much the tour learning a lot and making experience of the cozy athmosphere of Dorsoduro. The guide Maria Teresa not only speaks a perfect English, but she's friendly, knowledgeble and clear in her explanations. Thanks from Emilia



MARIA 22 October 2016
Althought the weather was not so good I enjoied so much the tour learning a lot and making experience of the cozy athmosphere of Dorsoduro. The guide Maria Teresa not only speaks a perfect English, but she's friendly, knowledgeble and clear in her explanations. Thanks from Emilia



DANIELLE 03 October 2016
Laura was very informative and had a lovely friendly manner. We really enjoyed learning more from her about a lesser known part of Venice. The gondola ride was a lovely way to finish - so quiet and peaceful. Probably best for people who have been in Venice for a couple of days as it was a very specific area.


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