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  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Private Grand Canal Gondola Ride, Walking Tour And Lunch

Product ID: 97470
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Tour Venice by private gondola tour with a professional tour guide. Float along the canals and then go on a walk through the city's squares and streets and learn about Venice's history before stopping for a delicious 3-course lunch.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Immerse yourself in the Venetian daily life
  • Experience a private gondola ride, floating along the Grand Canal
  • Take part in a walking tour to discover the most charming streets and the inner city
  • Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant
Full description
Without any doubt, the most romantic and unforgettable experience in Venice is enjoying a promenade by gondola, the typical Venetian boat used in the past by Venetian aristocrats. Aboard a private gondola glide along the Grand Canal, the most famous and elegant waterway in the world. Along the way, explore the small and secret canals to fully appreciate the peculiarity of this floating city. 

A specialized tour guide will pick you up at your hotel (if located in St. Mark’s or Rialto area) to accompany you to the gondola embarkation point. Once aboard enjoy a relaxing gondola ride of approximately one hour, while your tour-guide will tell you about the fascinating history of Venice.

After the gondola ride, led by your tour guide, enjoy a pleasant walk along typical Venetian streets and squares. At the end of the walking tour, enjoy an excellent 3-course lunch at a a renowned typical restaurant.

Lunch Menu:

First course

Gragnano spaghetti with clams in the shell

Baked lasagna with veal sauce
Homemade ravioli with spinach and cottage cheese with nut sauce

Ribbon noodles with wild salmon and zucchini

Spaghetti Carbonara

Second Course
Fillet of Gilthead Seabream Mediterranea style

Mixed royal fried fish with catch of the day

Chicken in curry sauce with apple and pilaf rice

Sliced beef with rosemary

Baked puff pastry with seasonal vegetables

With baked potatoes or mixed seasonal vegetables


(Drinks not included)
  • Specialized tour guide
  • Private gondola ride (without music) along part of the Grand Canal and along the minor inner canals (approx. 1 hour)
  • Three-course lunch (drinks not included) at restaurant Antico Pignolo
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks or snacks for children under 2 years (must be paid for on the spot)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office, San Marco 1130 second floor, 30124 Venice. To get there on foot: when in Saint Mark’s Square, leave the basilica behind you and proceed straight along the square, walking on the right-hand side. After the “Gran Caffè Quadri,” walk straight until the last street on the right, pass under the arches, and reach the Hard Rock Cafè. With Hard Rock Cafè on the left and the gondola station on the right, go straight on, past Zara and arrive at the first bridge but do not cross it. With the bridge on the right, go on the left (Calle Tron) and stop at the first door on your left and ring the bell. The local partner is located on the second floor.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• This is a private tour
• Comfortable shoes suggested
• The itinerary could change in case of exceptionally bad weather, wind and high/low tide
• To have the pick-up from the hotel, it must be situated in Saint Mark or Rialto area and you must provide the address and name of the hotel when making the reservation, at least 24 hours before the tour. Otherwise the meeting point will be at the Venice Tours office in "San Marco 1130" 1 minute from Saint Mark's Square

From US$ 726.96 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 97470