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Venice: 1-Hour Private Gondola Ride

Product ID: 178580
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The opportunity to admire Venice for 1-hour from the most exclusive and authentic Venetian way of a gondola ride.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 1 hour
Starting times 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM
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  • Experience a 1-hour private ride on a traditional Venetian Gondola
  • Be presented with amazing photography opportunities
  • Get assistance with boarding and disembarking your gondola
Full description
The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bound to that of Venice.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats in the world, it is built through unique techniques and each part of it also has symbolic meanings. For example, its multi-pronged ferro, or prow, does have five or six “pettini”, symbolic of the six “sestieri” in which Venice is divided into. The function of this part made of iron is to balance the gondoliere’s weight, and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande.

Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colors, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breathe the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on water can give you. Can you imagine a better experience to share with the people you love? Just take your smile and beloved one with you, and the timeless beauty of Venice seen from the gondola will do the rest.
  • 1-hour ride on a private traditional Venetian gondola
  • Boarding assistant
What’s Not Included
  • Explanations during the ride (no guide)

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Meeting point

Under the two big white columns (the column of the winged lion) in Saint Mark's Square

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This is a 1-hour private gondola ride for up to 6 passengers per boat
• Infants up to 1 year old can ride for free if seated on their parent's lap
• Each gondola can accommodate up to 4 people (plus the gondolier)
• No refund is available for no-shows or late arrivals
• The gondola ride operates in the event of rain, in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, it may be cancelled by the local operator and you will get a refund

From US$ 372.18 Per group up to 6

Organized by

Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 178580