Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

Venice: Private Gondola Ride

Activity provider: Venice Events srl

From US$ 134.31 per group up to 5

Take a relaxing gondola ride through the tranquil canals of Venice. During your private 25 to 30-minute ride, you'll escape the hustle and bustle of tourist areas as you glide along the quieter canals in the city.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Host or greeter
Italian, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private gondola ride
  • Get away from the main waterways and tourist sights
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with this traditional experience
  • Choose from morning, afternoon or evening departure times to suit your schedule
Full description

Feel like part of the ancient Venetian tradition, and experience the city as the locals have for more than a thousand years, on this private gondola ride. On your 25 to 30-minute journey, be taken away from the main waterways and tourist sights, as your gondolier navigates you with expertise and precision through some of the narrower, quieter canals of Venice. As you sit back and enjoy the scenery, you'll inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers and their particular Venetian dialect, which is as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself. Pre-book your trip and avoid having to negotiate with the gondolier or stress about details.

Includes
  • Private gondola ride
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Additional food or drink
  • Guide (the gondolier is only a driver)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio. The gondola station is next to the Hotel Gritti Palace. Please show your voucher directly to the gondolier.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • In cases of exceptionally bad weather, the gondola ride will be canceled. If this happens, your departure time will be re-scheduled to the next available time
  • 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
  • There are no refunds for late arrivals or no-shows
  • If you are late, the duration of the gondola ride will be less than 30 minutes
  • This tour is not guided, although the gondolier may chat and give you some local history
  • In case of high numbers of visitors, waiting times could be up to 20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 246 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.1/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The walk does not reach 30 minutes. yes, no queues. The price is higher than there because the gondola service has a standard price. 30 min cost 80 eu during the day per gondola for up to 5 people, and 100 eu at night from 7:00 p.m. for 35 min. There are gondola services everywhere, so perhaps it is better to catch it here on site and next to the hotel instead of going to another of the gondola stops.

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June 26, 2022

It is exactly as described. It takes about 26 minutes and you sit in the gondola for a total of 30 minutes (boarding and alighting). You drive through the Canal Grande and smaller Rios (side canals). There is no sparkling wine, as some claim. Currently (October 2021) you can also buy the tour directly on site, it costs 80€. Since little is going on, even 60 € are offered.

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October 20, 2021

A gondola ride in Venice is a quintessentially local experience that you must do. A way to see Venice from the water that belongs to this fantastic city. An unforgettable experience. Absolute value for money. A must that we did not use is a host who tells you everything about the city and where you pass. Nevertheless, our host did his best to tell something.

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August 8, 2021

Product ID: 22361