1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Private Gondola Ride for up to 6 People

Product ID: 72159
Experience an exclusive and romantic 25-30 minute private gondola ride on the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and enchanting Venetian architecture and share the ride with a loved one.
About this activity
Duration: 25 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic and history of Venice on a private gondola ride
  • Explore the canals and admire the picturesque city from the water
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
Full description
It is estimated that there were 8-10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these icons on a private 25-30 minute ride.

During the ride, you’ll enjoy the majesty of the Grand Canal as well as the silence and the mystery of the smaller canals, through some of the most beautiful locations that Venice has to offer. You will see the Rialto Bridge, the palace Papadopoli, the home of Mozart, Santa Maria della Salute, the Phoenix and the home of Desdemona and Punta della Dogana.

All of this, from the best and most fascinating point of view in the city - directly from the water!
Includes
  • 25-30 minute private gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2093, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. Go to the Gondola Service wooden kiosk and show them your voucher with the tour company's name and your booking number.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This activity takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
• Each gondola carries a maximum of 6 people (children count as adults). Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
• Please note that animals are not allowed on the gondola
• Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 275 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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I have mixed feelings. The ride itself was professionally carried out but in a very ‘sterile’ environment. Gondolas passing each other in silence. The gondolier was very disengaged. He was not too interested to answer the few questions we asked. It would make a pleasant difference if gondoliers can provide a few simple commentary along the canals we passed.

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27 September 2019

It was a quiet ride and very beautiful. We enjoyed the scenery and the comfy seats. Our guide didn’t say one word to us. Not sure if this is normal but we didn’t like that part of the ride. It would have been nice to have information about the city and some cool facts. Overall would recommend

27 August 2019

This was all we could hope for a special private gondola treat for my partner and I. From booking the trip to the experience itself. The pickup point was easy to find with email and text reminders being sent the night before with all details reiterated was very helpful. The trip through the labyrinth of side canals was leisurely and we were treated to the music being serenaded in other gondolas with our gondolier joining in! He was as friendly as we wanted him to be and even pointed out some of the sights we passed by including Mozart’s Venetian residence. We finished with him taking some photos of us and one with him. Magical and special from beginning to end.

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10 August 2019

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Product ID: 72159