Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
Water activity

Venice: Private Gondola Ride along Canal Grande

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 154.46 US$ 139.02 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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Skip the ticket line
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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 763 reviews

    Review summary

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    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!!

    March 26, 2023

    First time to Venice so pretty much mandatory to take the gondola ride. Line could be long as we passed by several times so always good to have a date and time secured before you go. 30 min ride through the canals, very cool route with other gondolas and boats. Some gondolas had people singing or accordion music, very special to see and hear. Definitely something you can’t miss when you visit Venice.

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    March 26, 2023

    The redemption process was easy, the location is easy to find as it already stated in the instructions. After we reached the place, we got our ride within 10 mins after arranged by the staff. The staff also patient in attend to our requests. The whole trip lasted for around 20 mins, the vibe was good as we went during the evening time. I only wish the staff could explain more about the iconic place during the gondola trip.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 283807