Private Gondola Ride - Venice

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Private 30 minutes Gondola ride (up to 6 people per gondola) through the Venetian romantic canals. Appreciate the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal and also the small canals. Wonderful photo opportunities. The best views for discovering the elegance of the Venetian Palazzi.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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Book your enchanting private gondola ride in Venice and glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi. The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you.

Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. Once upon a time the most noble and wealthy of families would have traveled around by gondola - the slightly eccentric Peggy Guggenheim was the last person to have her own private gondola in the 1960's.

On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola ride through the intricate waterways of Venice.

As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself. This charming gondola ride Venice tour will take you one step closer to the romantic facades of the city and will enable you to understand what it was to be truly Venetian.

Inclusions for Private Gondola Ride

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • 30-minute private gondola ride
  • Prosecco Tasting

Exclusions for Private Gondola Ride

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is not a guided gondola ride
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour is not guided, although the gondolier may chat and give you some local history

This activity is not wheelchair accessible

Check in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time

Tour runs rain or shine

Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point early, if you arrive late you could miss the tour

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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9 Traveler Reviews

  • Absolute dream come true. Our gondolier was very funny and pointed out interesting buildings along the way. Would definitely do this again.

  • You don't expect your gondolier to have a Mohican haircut, be on his I phone, be wearing phone earplugs and smoke during the trip, all of which he did.
    You do expect them to greet you, or at least acknowledge you, make you feel that you are going to experience a something special in Venice and say goodbye when you leave, none of which happened.
    I purchased this trip as a 40th anniversary gift for some special friends, I was embarrassed by the complete lack of any communication, I knew that it was not a narrated tour but I did expect some common courtesy and manners. I did not comment at the time because I did not want to ruin their time in Venice any more than this experience did. A once in a lifetime gift ruined by an individual who was clearly bored the whole time. The 1 star is for the fact that the tour representative was at the meeting place on time .

  • Very enjoyable start to our Venice stay! Enjoyed the ride and the wine!

  • The gondola experience was incredible but I felt as though we over paid. Probably not necessary to pre-pay and book a gondola ride that is only 30 minutes. Our gondolier texted, talked on the mobile phone, and I think even smoked while we were on our 30 min ride. I get it that it's not an amazing experience for him but come on.

  • Very good alternative to the expensive book-while-you and #39;re-there tours. It and #39;s short, but we used it just to get a feel for the grand canal. The prosecco was also good.

    They and #39;re very short tours, but the description of the location is accurate and is as easy to find as anything else in Venice is.

  • The gondola ride was fine and easy to find the booking leader at the assigned place. I only gave it a 3 stars because while our gondolier, Adriano, was fine, there wasn't much memorable or exceptional about it. It was a loop ride around a bunch of high priced hotels. Little commentary from him and no singing not that I expected it.

  • Classic Venice experience by seeing the sights via Gondola. Fun ride, excellent history, and drinking some Prosecco never hurts. FYI, the Prosecco tasting is two small bottles and two paper cups to drink while you ride, so don't expect anything too fancy there.

  • The Gondola trip was a birthday treat for my wife who has had it on her wish list for a number of years, so from that viewpoint it was perfect. However, it hadn't occurred to us quite how busy it would be, suffice to say that if I'm ever asked what the 'best' traffic jam I've ever sat in then this would win by a country mile.

    Overall, glad we did it once in our lifetime.

  • Excellent Experience! Short and sweet.

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