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Venice: 30-Minute Private Gondola Ride for up to 6 People

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Enjoy the privilege of having an entire gondola for just you, your friends and family. Start your ride close to St Mark’s Square away from the bustle. Cruise past famous highlights and hidden gems on the Grand Canal.
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Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Enjoy a must-do experience in Venice without wasting time
  • Have an entire gondola at your disposal for 30-minutes
  • Choose from 5 different departure times each day
  • Start your ride just a few steps from St Mark’s Square
  • Cruise past famous highlights of Venice overlooking the Grand Canal
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Start your tour from Santa Maria del Giglio gondola station, located not far from famous St Mark’s Square with the added convenience of being away from the regular tourist hustle and bustle. During your Gondola ride, you will have the entire Gondola at your disposal, perfect for group sizes of up to 6 people. This is truly a fantastic experience to be shared with loved ones. 

At the beginning of your ride, admire one of the most evocative sights of Venice, the 17th century Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, overlooking the Grand Canal. Then experience the magic of sailing past an exceptional showcase of the most elegant palaces of the Serenissima, such as the beautiful but equally cursed Ca’ Dario, whose owners all died in mysterious circumstances, or the unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now home to the prestigious collection of the great American patron Peggy Guggenheim.

Next, leave behind the usual congestion of the Grand Canal and immerse yourself in the peaceful silence of the inner canals, discovering some interesting hidden gems. Admire the scenic tall tower of the famous Gran Teatro 'La Fenice' and then glide underneath an elegantly carved stone bridge, dedicated to one of the most famous sopranos in the world, Maria Callas.
After an enchanting 30-minute gondola experience, you will be brought back to the same pier where you started your tour, full of unforgettable memories and wonderful pictures of this unique itinerary on the water.
  • Gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Explanations during the gondola ride
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

S. Maria del Giglio gondola stop, Campiello Traghetto, next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace and the vaporetto stop 'Giglio'.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• In the case of high numbers of visitors, waiting times could be up to 20-minutes
• The tour might be suspended in the event of bad weather. In this event, please travel to the departure point and arrange an alternative tour time
• The route of the gondola ride is subject to change depending on flood levels and other circumstances
• There are no refunds for no-shows

From US$ 145.94 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 321148