Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride by Night

3.8 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Faberest

Venice: Private Gondola Ride by Night

Activity provider: Faberest
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From US$ 184.73 per group up to 4

Likely to sell out

Experience the romance of Venice at night on a private, 30-minute gondola ride. Glide down the enchanting canals and see the city as it was meant to be seen - from the water. Admire the picturesque architecture from a different perspective.

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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Experience the romance and history of Venice on a private gondola ride
  • Explore the canals of the picturesque city by its unique mode of transport
  • Glide gently beneath some of the city's ancient and romantic bridges
Full description
Share precious moments with a loved one on a 30-minute gondola ride of Venice at night, and experience the city from a unique mode of transport. It has been estimated that there were up to 10,000 gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 still in active service. Get the opportunity to experience Venice like a local - of centuries gone by! Learn how each part of the boat has symbolic meanings, such as the significance of the 5 or 6 pettini (prongs) on the ferro (prow) to symbolize the sestieri (districts) of the city. Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the 'S' shape is said to evoke the flow of the Grand Canal.
  • Roughly 30-minute private gondola ride
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Fondamenta Cossetti, 30135 Venice, Italy. Please present your voucher at the "Servizio Gondole" wooden stand.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This activity takes place in good or bad weather, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of 4 people (children count as adults) larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • Animals are not allowed on the gondola
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Ilia was so friendly and whistled very well. He is an excellent gondolier and answered all our questions, took photos of us and even one with us aswell as referring us to one of the best pizza restaurants ever (1000 gourmet)! The experience was nothing short of magical and very romantic. I would 100% recommend it to everyone. The atmosphere was beautiful and it felt straight out of a movie scene.

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May 5, 2022

A real "must do" for any visit to Venice

Our gondolier was really good. The ride was an iconic, bucket-list experience. My only advice for other customers would be to ensure the meet-point works for you. We ended up with a 30 minute walk to and from - which was hard work in the heat and humidity. With the benefit of hindsight, we should perhaps have booked something closer to our hotel.

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August 7, 2017

Stefano was excellent - as soon as we started asking questions he told us all about his experience and training on the gondola. Very professional and entertaining!

June 12, 2022

Product ID: 99945