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  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Private Gondola Ride for Up to 6 People

Product ID: 169207
Soak up the romance of Venice on a 30-minute private gondola ride. Journey down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways of the city to see historic palaces and bridges from the water.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Venice by gondola
  • Glide down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways
  • See historic palaces and bridges by day or at night
Full description
Experience the romance of Venice aboard a traditional gondola for up to 6 people and enjoy a more intimate experience, exclusive to your group.

Depart from the Campo San Luca at a time to suit you. Gondola rides are available by day and at night, when you can marvel at the monuments illuminated after dark. Journey along the legendary Grand Canal to see some of the historic buildings from the water.

Venture down some of the smaller canals and get away from the tourist crowds. Pass the Gothic façades of palazzos at a gentle pace as your gondolier punts you through the historical center aboard the city's most traditional mode of transport. Glide back to the starting point for the end of your amazing gondola ride.
  • Private gondola ride of approximately 30 minutes
What’s Not Included
  • Serenade
  • Commentary
  • Guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the local tour operator's shop at Campo San Luca 4267/C.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• You are not allowed to bring alcohol on board the gondola for security reasons
• 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

From US$ 130.44 Per group up to 6

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 249 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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We weren't sure about doing this ride but really pleased that we did. We booked and paid for it online earlier in the day (about £100), went to the travel office in Campo san Luca at the allotted time, where we were issued with a voucher which we took to Bacino Orseolo to give to any of the gondoliers there. Three of us enjoyed having a gondola to ourselves (although we probably could have arranged a ride for just 3 of us on the spot earlier in the day at one of the quieter gondola stations), and booked for 6pm so we enjoyed sunset on the Grand Canal. The gondolier hardly spoke to us but that was fine, we just enjoyed the sights from the water.

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October 27, 2019

Hard to find meeting place - it's pretty much next to H&M - so just ask for directions for there & it's a couple of doors down. Gondola was not as "tricked out" as some were & gondolier didn't say one word to us. There were only 4 of us & I don't think we could have had 2 more join as there would not have been anywhere for them to sit. I would book again hoping I would get a better gondola. I will say that if you have any mobility issues the boats are very hard to get in and out of.

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August 14, 2019

it was a great time of year for a gondola ride. most of the canals we had all to ourselves.

January 19, 2020

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Product ID: 169207