Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi
Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Cruise for up to 5 Passengers

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

From US$ 124.98 per group up to 5

Soak up the romance of Venice on a 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.

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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Private group


  • 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
  • Serenade
  • Commentary
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Meet at Alilaguna ticket office in front of the Royal gardens gate.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • 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

4.1 /5

based on 563 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This was a nice way to end our day exploring Venice. The boat and gondolier were excellent. However we were there in what is not considered peak season and there were much cheaper fares on offer than we paid (we would have got it for half the price if we booked while there). However in peak season (April - June) this deal would have been worthwhile.

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April 2, 2023

We booked the private tour because my partner and I also brought our children along (2 and 3 years old). I would definitely recommend this. The guide doesn’t talk much (we didn’t book a guided tour) but he did point out the major places along our trip. Everyone involved in the process (redeeming our tickets, boarding the gondola, and the actual gondolier) was very friendly. I loved it

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April 2, 2023

This was well organized and the gondolier was clearly experienced. The timing was excellent (5:30pm) because the sun was going down and it was beautiful. It was all over quite quickly, not sure we got our 30 minutes, but it was still worth it. Thoroughly enjoyable.

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 169207