Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Faberest

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Faberest

From US$ 97.30 per person

Experience an exclusive and romantic 25-30 minute private gondola ride on the canals of Venice. Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and enchanting Venetian architecture and share the ride with a loved one.

About this activity

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Duration 25 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
English, Italian
Private group


  • Experience the magic and history of Venice on a private gondola ride
  • Explore the canals and admire the picturesque city from the water
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
Full description

It is estimated that there were 8-10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these icons on a private ride. During the ride, you’ll enjoy the majesty of the Grand Canal as well as the silence and the mystery of the smaller canals, through some of the most beautiful locations that Venice has to offer. You will see the Rialto Bridge, the palace Papadopoli, the home of Mozart, Santa Maria della Salute, the Phoenix and the home of Desdemona and Punta della Dogana. All of this, from the best and most fascinating point of view in the city - directly from the water!

  • 25-30 minute private gondola ride
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The gondola starting point is in between Hotel Violino D'Oro and Salvatore Ferragamo shop, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2093, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy. Go to the Gondola Service wooden kiosk and show them your voucher with the tour company's name and your booking number.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity takes place rain or shine, but please note that in the event of exceptionally high tides or heavy rain, the tour may be canceled by the local supplier and a full refund will be provided
  • Each gondola carries a maximum of four people plus the gondoliere (children count as adults). Larger groups will be divided between multiple gondolas
  • Please note that animals are not allowed on the gondola
  • Please note that 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

4.2 /5

based on 277 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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We had to wait a bit but didn't mind as we were able to watch the gondoliers at work, very interesting. The ride was great. Our gondoliers kept singing a few beats and explaining things to us, and at the end we had a race in another gondola! For us it was perfect and romantic. If you get sick easily, you should know that it rocks a lot ;)

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January 1, 2020

I have mixed feelings. The ride itself was professionally carried out but in a very ‘sterile’ environment. Gondolas passing each other in silence. The gondolier was very disengaged. He was not too interested to answer the few questions we asked. It would make a pleasant difference if gondoliers can provide a few simple commentary along the canals we passed.

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September 27, 2019

It was a quiet ride and very beautiful. We enjoyed the scenery and the comfy seats. Our guide didn’t say one word to us. Not sure if this is normal but we didn’t like that part of the ride. It would have been nice to have information about the city and some cool facts. Overall would recommend

August 27, 2019

Product ID: 72159