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Alexandra Hai Gondola Tours

Venice, Italy
+39 388 588 8355
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Highly recommend

We booked a private photo gondola tour through Alex. Correspondence was excellent and was right on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taryn L
via mobile
A wonderful tour....

We heard Alex's story on radio lab and decided to book our tour with him. It was wonderful, most... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Hamiltoncs
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Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private photo gondola tour through Alex. Correspondence was excellent and was right on time. Claudia was the photographer and captured the moment beautifully. It was a 60 min tour, that captured the beautiful views and atmosphere of Venice. Alex was very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We heard Alex's story on radio lab and decided to book our tour with him. It was wonderful, most of the tour was through quiet waterways passed amazing architecture and all wonderfully explained, he loves his profession and his adopted city hands down a highlight...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A significantly better option than the touristy gondola ride. Firstly, Slex’s gonfola is newly renovated and a far cry from the tacky and somewhat tired looking ones taking tourists around. It was €140 for a full hour for four though she can make it six...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The tour took us through the narrow canals throughout Venice. Amazing how some of the buildings look well kept and others are falling apart with concrete cancer and lack of fresh paint. Generally run down and in need of a good facelift, to continue to...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I booked a gondolatour with Alex by email for last 23th of September for myself, my boyfriend and our two friends. The contact by email was very pleasant and we all were looking forward to the tour - however on Saturday 23th we waited for...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Alex was very nice and prompt when responding to my emails. I thought the price was fair. We rode with Alex today- family of four. He was on time at the meeting location and pointed some things out to us along the ride. He also...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was great! Booking via email is normally annoying but Alex responded so quickly that it wasn't an issue. The ride started on time and Alex took us away from the million other gondolas which is so important. Otherwise you're just stuck in...More

Thank dannyx14
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

When you imagine a gondola ride in Venice, you imagine a happy "driver", ours was the absolute opposite, more interested in having his cigarette than chatting to us. When we got on the boat I wanted to sit with my fiance, but he would not...More

1  Thank Bec2809
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is Defiantly a CERTAIN must do when you visit Venice. My wife and i had a gondola ride whilst we were in Venice and you CANNOT get a more romantic feel to an holiday as this i tell you.You just sit back, relax, enjoy...More

2  Thank alan1948-12
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Definitely recommend taking this quintessential Venetian experience. It was fun going through the narrow canals and passing under the bridges. The boatman has to duck for many of them. It's also fun as people on the shore or bridge are waving at you. You also...More

Thank John C
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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
...More
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lisa p
24 May 2018|
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Response from 53MSG | Reviewed this property |
The rates are on Alex's website. Cannot post the link on tripadvisor for some reason so you will have to google it. We had taken the sunset cruise at 5:30 or 6pm. It was March so the timing would be different from the... More
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gwynston
16 May 2018|
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Response from 53MSG | Reviewed this property |
check tour timings and send an email to alex.
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graymer2018
23 April 2018|
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Response from 53MSG | Reviewed this property |
We met Alex outside the Opera House and walked a short distance to her gondola. It's not in the highly tourist areas, but on a small canal. You return to the same place.
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