Venice - Gondola ride, Banksy and inner canals, no touristic sites

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Gondola ride, Banksy and inner canals, no touristic sites

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(139 reviews)
Piazzale Roma , Venice, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Starting from Piazzale Roma in Venice we will discover from the water the most famous graffito of Banksy in Venice, including the inner canals, we will see everydays life and no touristic places, a real hidden Venice direclty from the smallest canals.

Meet Igor


I’m Igor (that’s pronounced ee-gor, in case you are wondering!) and although you may not think it’s an Italian name, I am 100% Italian. I grew up in this area, between Treviso and Venice and I’m incredibly passionate about my region and 2 cities. I studied tourism, in Italy we have a special type of high school dedicated to tourism, and languages and I have been working in this sector since I graduated. I started in a hotel near Venice, then moved to one in London, which was an amazing experience. When I came back to Italy, I moved to with Globus and travelled all over Europe, from Portugal to Russia and the North Cape to Greece. Seeing so many places was great and I learned a lot meeting people from all over the world. In 2007, my grand tour ended, and I came home to Venice, where I qualified to work as a guide in the Veneto region (yes, in Italy you need a licence to work as a guide). I love taking my guests around this wonderful region, showing them all the fantastic treasures we have here. Whether you would like a tour of Venice, or a tailored, escorted experience with hotels, transfers and visits, let me be your Venetian expert! If you have questions you’d like answered or have no idea where to start planning your trip, get in touch with me and I will help you with suggestions, hints and bookings. I’ve been listed in Rick Steves’ guides to Venice, Italy and Europe since 2008, so I must be doing something right.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Venice with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Venice. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Carolyn P.

12 June 2021

I loved this tour of the 'back canals' of Venice, so quiet with beautiful views. Igor's enthusiasm is contagious, he was great fun, as was his banter with Said. I felt it was pitched just right for me, plenty of information but time to just look and listen as well. Turning out into the grand canal at the end is such an impressive sight, what a special place! Thank you Igor and Said ❤

Jackie W.

11 June 2021

Fantastic tour, knowledgeable guide. Interesting, beautiful & fun.

Ivan and Mary B.

10 June 2021

Need to share more knowledge, historical and culture of what we are rowing by. Too much time spent with camera on the Gondola Driver, rather than the Venice sights and back stories. We did not need the Driver to Wave at us every 5 minutes! Wasting a lot of time

Sheila (Detroit, MI, USA) W.

10 June 2021

Ohhhh Igor! What can I say? I love love love your humor! Thank you for a beautiful Gondola ride through Venice and please thank Siad for his Gondolier rowing skills, I didn't get motion sickness at all.

Bob S.

10 June 2021

Igor is great fun for these virtual LIVE tours during COVID. Terrific sense of humor, charming accent, full of facts and stories. I can't wait to get back to Italy where maybe I can take a LIVE tour with him in person!

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