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San Marco 3613, Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 528 5075
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I had the best gondola experience possible! Before going to Venice, I had done a lot of research. I noticed that many people had posted positive comments about a gondolier named "Luca." I know people don't prebook in advance but I thought...More

28  Thank Shirin R
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

I know that a visit to Venice, especially for the first time, seems incomplete without a Gondola Ride. But I want to make everyone that I can aware of the awful experience we had in the hopes it won't be repeated for you. Our guidebook...More

24  Thank Raemi G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit to Venice and our second gondola ride with Luca, we enjoyed it so much the first time! This is not the usual tacky, touristy ride. Luca is a third generation gondolier using his grandfathers gondola. He is very proud of...More

Thank karen h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is romantic. It is unique..you wont find all this experience elsewhere... Its worth with a good or with a bad gondolier...doesnt matter...the concept is still unique ...enjoy it people

Thank hollyfrankk1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 4pm boat ride. There was 6 of us on the gondola. Thankfully I was in the back. That is the ONLY good thing I can say. This gondola ride is 25mins (at that) long. You start off in a SMALL canal then make...More

Thank V9385RLrichardr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to enter a star just to write a review. I contacted Luca via email for a reservation for either Nov 4th or 5th. He replied promptly and informed me he doesn't work in November.

Thank refinedpalat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One name has cropped up for us over and over, Luca. Unfortunately he wasn't working on the days we visited Venice, another name cropped up and we found the contact details for another lady called Chiara (search here for her number). We messaged her but...More

2  Thank MattH5858
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, I would like to thank Luca for the most breathtaking and wonderful experience I had while taking his Gondola ride on three different districts: Cannaregio, Santa Croce and San Polo. We took his Gondola ride on October 9th, 2018 at 11am. He...More

Thank Mario305miami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a swindle in organized gang! You’ve never seen such a pricey activity for something requiering juste a boat and a paddle! We don’t know his name but the guy on the picture attached was everything but nice, being on his phone all...More

Thank KatZub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private Gondola ride with three course dinner through Expedia. We showed up on time. Manuel was (supposedly his name) very rude and our ride was a little uncomfortable because we would ask him questions and he was very rude with his answers....More

Thank Heather Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I would like to explain that I've been posting this past summer's vacation in pieces as I've had the time but the entire trip/tour was with Trafalgar. Yes, they were a bit pricey but I believe that the resulting experience was well worth the...More

1  Thank Carol H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

How can you go to Venice without going in a Gondola? We researched a lot about this in tripadvisor prior to the trip and the one name that kept cropping up was Luca. Due to the great reviews he has on here we decided to...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Stevehuddersfield68 | Reviewed this property |
You can get up to 6 people in but I would say 4 comfortably. The 80 euros is for the boat and that is the day time cost 100 at night . If you want to do the bridge of sighs then find the nearest boat point to that . We... More
Debbie H
19 March 2018|
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Response from laredo2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them at the spot where the gondolas are, its cheaper.
5 March 2018|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
We booked ahead..we knew we were there on a Monday so booked it for mid day..go on trip advisor and type in lucky Luca to get the guys e-mail...he is absolutely the best..he'll take you to the quieter canals and even sings... More