Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 153.67 US$ 138.31 per group up to 5

Enjoy a private gondola ride down the legendary Canal Grande. Share the sights of Venice with your friends or that special someone.

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Duration 30 - 40 minutes
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Float down the Canal Grande on a private gondola ride
  • Discover hidden gems only accessible by gondola
  • Admire the palaces of Venice
Full description

Board an authentic gondola and take a romantic journey along the Canal Grande in Venice. See the historic sights along the shoreline as you glide down the canal.

Set off from the departure point and admire marvelous palaces, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the secret waterways of Venice and soak up the city's atmosphere with your friends or your beloved. Travel by gondola close to St. Mark's Square, Fenice Opera House, Punta della Dogana and many other charming palaces. Pass under a small bridge as you discover the hidden spots reachable only by gondola. Enjoy commentary on your mobile app as you discover the stories and secrets of the city.

  • 30-minute or 45-minute private gondola ride
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the gondola station in front of Hotel Bauer, just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark's Square.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • The price is per gondola, not per person. 5 people can ride in 1 gondola.
    • Please note, this tour does not operate during bad weather, exceptionally high tides or strong wind. In these instances your ride can be postponed to the next day or refunded).
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 769 reviews

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    We thoroughly enjoyed this 30 min trip with panoramic views of the water canals in Venice just before sunset. The company was efficient and easy to interact with and our gondolier offered tidbits about the city in between whistling songs for us. This led to us exploring Il Fenice Opera house and attending an opera in Venice, which ended up being one of the highlights of our trip.

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    March 12, 2023

    My dream of riding a gondola on the Venice canals came true! Traveling during the cold season was not ideal but it does have it was a memorable and fun experience. Our gondolier was respectful and made our experience pleasant. The only improvement I would recommend is a safer and easier method of entering and exiting the gondola.

    February 19, 2023

    A gondola ride is romantic and is included in the program of any tourist. But there are nuances: it’s better to order in the daytime, in the evening you won’t see anything special when you ride along the canals, there is no lighting, only the Grand Canal is better. Well, time - it seems to me that any gondolier reduces the time of your trip by three to five minutes,

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    January 5, 2023

    Product ID: 283807