Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 154.96 US$ 139.47 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 747 reviews

    Review summary

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    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

    I wasn’t sure what to expect booking last minute, but the experience was amazing and meeting at the hotel Bauer couldn’t have been easier. Plus it was enough off the beaten path that we didn’t have long to wait before we were on our way. That app was fantastic and I will definitely book with confidence in the future!!

    January 2, 2023

    Maximum punctuality in the service. In fact, we got on the gondola a little earlier than the scheduled time. The gondolier, very friendly, and he was explaining to us in Spanish, the places where we were passing. All very beautiful and romantic, which makes the experience really worth it. The only bad thing is that the journey was somewhat shorter than agreed, being approximately 25 minutes. Still, it is a recommendable experience.

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    October 15, 2022

    Product ID: 283807